After creating a script that included closing a firefox tab and hiding the window I realized I could not open firefox and just got a “Firefox is already running” error every time after running this script once.

I tried running the command:

As there may have been some hidden windows however this didn’t work.

Then I tried reinstalling firefox:

$ sudo apt-get install --reinstall firefox

This didn’t seem to work either.

Note: This command will remove all personal data from firefox, run at your own risk.

After some research I found this:

$ sudo rm -fr /home/"USERNAME"/.mozilla

This worked and I could open firefox again however I don’t believe its the best way of solving this problem.