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Firefox browser constantly lagging and not responding

It does it on any site I visit. I have tried clearing my cashe and cookies. It has gotten to the point I can't do anything becasue it stops responding. This started when … (read more)

It does it on any site I visit. I have tried clearing my cashe and cookies. It has gotten to the point I can't do anything becasue it stops responding. This started when I had version 3.5 and has continued since I upgraded to the newst version. It is only Firefox and not my other browsers so I don't see how it is my computer. Anything I can do to make it stop and work properly?


The reason mine was doing it was becasue of the add-ons. I deleted them all and only reinstalled AdBlock Plus, no script, request policy, and the video downloader. I have not had a problem since. It was either Mr Tech Toolkit or the personas. :(

Asked by ika_hinotama 9 years ago

Last reply by Paul Hubert 8 years ago

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Firefox has extreme memory leak

After using Firefox for several hours, it begins consuming more than 500mb of memory. This happened Every time Firefox opened == I began using Firefox 3.3.6 … (read more)

After using Firefox for several hours, it begins consuming more than 500mb of memory.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== I began using Firefox 3.3.6

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by Marco Lopes 8 years ago

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Firefox 4 seems to have a memory leak.

I have used Firefox 3.x for some time on a XP machine. Never any problems. It is a machine that I keep running for weeks on end without rebooting. It is a workstation but… (read more)

I have used Firefox 3.x for some time on a XP machine. Never any problems. It is a machine that I keep running for weeks on end without rebooting. It is a workstation but rather old.

After upgrading to Firefox 4 I get problems with memory. The machine has 2Gb of RAM. I have four tabs open in FF4, about the same as I usually have had in the past. Two of them are now pinned.

When I reboot Firefox it take about 90Mb. But after half a day that is up to 400Mb. I open and close tabs during the day. After another reboot cycle memory usage is again down.

Looks like a memory leak.

Asked by JAC@Mozilla 9 years ago

Last reply by jajones 8 years ago

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Why did you add plugin-container.exe it causes crashes on the computer runs without firefox running and uses 3.5 gigs of my memory

why did you start using plugin-container.exe. It is constantly causing crashes on my computer proven by when I install firefox 3.6.4 or .5 or .6. the program also freque… (read more)

why did you start using plugin-container.exe. It is constantly causing crashes on my computer proven by when I install firefox 3.6.4 or .5 or .6. the program also frequently uses 3.5 gigs of memory. When I remove firefox and install an older version that doesn't use it I have lots of memory left and no crashes.

This happened

Not sure how often

== when I installed firefox 3.6.4

Asked by AnonymousUser 9 years ago

Last reply by nwerle 9 years ago

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Firefox 4 is unusable due to excessive Memory usage - when is the fix?

There are just so many people complaining about Firefox 4 - all with the same basic problem - Firefox 4 consumes far-too much memory and appears to increase memory usage … (read more)

There are just so many people complaining about Firefox 4 - all with the same basic problem - Firefox 4 consumes far-too much memory and appears to increase memory usage over time.

So far I have heard NOTHING from Mozilla regarding this problem.

Have Mozilla identified the problem? Is there a work around? When will there be a permanent fix?

Asked by IanSeale 9 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 8 years ago

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Would it be wise to download v3.6.3 and downgrade? (plugin-container.exe issue)

Due to Firefox loading plugin-container.exe and taking up to 40% more resources (in version 3.6.4), would it be wise to download v. 3.6.3 here: http://releases.mozilla.or… (read more)

Due to Firefox loading plugin-container.exe and taking up to 40% more resources (in version 3.6.4), would it be wise to download v. 3.6.3 here: http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.6.3/win32/en-US/ and downgrade? if so, would i need to completely uninstall 3.6.4 first? thx

== Upgrading to version 3.6.4

Asked by AnonymousUser 9 years ago

Last reply by vanlenning 9 years ago

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Plugin-container.exe ate my CPU and my goldfish

After installing Firefox 3.6.4 and version 3.6.6 respectively, there was a process running in the background, called plugin-container.exe. It immediately began to eat my … (read more)

After installing Firefox 3.6.4 and version 3.6.6 respectively, there was a process running in the background, called plugin-container.exe. It immediately began to eat my CPU, my RAM and my goldfish. I have a fish tank in my room and after installing the FF update, my goldfish disappeared. Can I get a new goldfish from Mozilla?

This happened

Not sure how often

== after installing v3.6.4 and higher

Asked by AnonymousUser 9 years ago

Last reply by NedMartin 8 years ago

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realplayer won't download videos

I downloaded Firefox 3.6.4 today, and am not able to go to various sites as i did prior to the download, to successfully access the "download this video" in realplayer SP… (read more)

I downloaded Firefox 3.6.4 today, and am not able to go to various sites as i did prior to the download, to successfully access the "download this video" in realplayer SP. It works fine in IE8, but i like to use FireFox. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== i downloaded the latest version 3.6.4

Asked by AnonymousUser 9 years ago

Last reply by DBerry 8 years ago

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After most recent update, Firefox keep hanging intermittently with "Not Responding".

After the most recent update, my Firefox browser begins to hang intermittently with "Not Responding". I have checked the extensions and plug-in like Java, all of them are… (read more)

After the most recent update, my Firefox browser begins to hang intermittently with "Not Responding". I have checked the extensions and plug-in like Java, all of them are the latest updated ones. Everytime I open a new site or click on links to load another page, it happens. Every single time.

Asked by AnonymousUser 9 years ago

Last reply by fleuro 8 years ago

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cannot open a pdf

Hi I am having problems opening a pdf file in Firefox. I have Firefox v4.0.1. When i attempt to open the file it gives a blank page. I can open the file successfully in I… (read more)

Hi

I am having problems opening a pdf file in Firefox. I have Firefox v4.0.1. When i attempt to open the file it gives a blank page. I can open the file successfully in Internet Explorer 8. I am using Windows XP Professional. I have had problems with Adobe Plugins in Firefox in the past so i use Foxit Reader to open PDFs. I can open the pdf file successfully in Foxit Reader. I have the Foxit Reader Plug-In for Mozilla 1.0.1.1117 enabled.

thanks

Asked by richlaughlin 9 years ago

Last reply by Hasan 8 years ago

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Firefox opens two icons in dock when I launch it. Why?

Whenever I launch Firefox 4, two Firefox icons appear in my dock. Why does this happen and how can I have just one icon launch? I'm using a Mac. This happened Every ti… (read more)

Whenever I launch Firefox 4, two Firefox icons appear in my dock. Why does this happen and how can I have just one icon launch? I'm using a Mac.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== I installed Firefox 4 on my iMac

Asked by AnonymousUser 9 years ago

Last reply by blueskies238 9 years ago

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Annoying siren sound comes on when I open Firefox and won't shut off.

When I open Firefox, an annoying siren sound comes on that I can't disable. What do I do, other than no longer use Firefox? This happened Every time Firefox opened == T… (read more)

When I open Firefox, an annoying siren sound comes on that I can't disable. What do I do, other than no longer use Firefox?

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== This AM

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by druidux80 9 years ago

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very slow downloading webpages with Firefox 3.6.8; no problem with IE;

Firefox is very slow loading web pages. Was OK with the old version. This happened after I downloaded latest upgraded version 3.6.8 This happened Every time Firefox open… (read more)

Firefox is very slow loading web pages. Was OK with the old version. This happened after I downloaded latest upgraded version 3.6.8

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== after loading new version of Firefox, 3.6.8

Asked by AnonymousUser 9 years ago

Last reply by megatronky 9 years ago

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Open letter, FireFox 4 is a mistake!

I've been a FireFox user since the original Mozilla 0.9something beta, and I have been happy with it. Until now. FireFox 4, it seems, was rushed and released long before … (read more)

I've been a FireFox user since the original Mozilla 0.9something beta, and I have been happy with it.

Until now.

FireFox 4, it seems, was rushed and released long before it was ready. It locks up. Frequently. In all sorts of different circumstances (downloading, browsing, watching video streaming, restoring after a crash, attempting to clear the download list, etc..). More often than not, I have to close it using the Windows Task Manager. It eats memory. Seriously, do you really expect a browser to consume up to and over 1 GB of memory and people to keep using it? The little add-ons are nice, but with the core functions so flawed, they are of little use.

If you google "i hate firefox 4" you get over 16,900,000 results! That's a public relations nightmare for any company! Do the devs here realize or even care about the damage being done now to their reputation? With extreme dissatisfaction numbers like that, they're going to be bleeding market share, if they haven't already! Even as I was typing this, with the Ask a New Question page the only thing I have open, FireFox locked up for a few moments.

After over a decade of using and support FireFox and it's ancestors, I'm going to be giving IE 9 a try.

Asked by Fitzstewart 9 years ago

Last reply by frog_belly1 8 years ago

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Back Button not working in FireFox 4

Is anyone else having trouble with the back and forward buttons not working in FireFox 4? I installed 4 on an XP desktop and a Vista 64 laptop, and the forward and back b… (read more)

Is anyone else having trouble with the back and forward buttons not working in FireFox 4? I installed 4 on an XP desktop and a Vista 64 laptop, and the forward and back buttons don't work on either installation. Does anyone know a fix for this? I tried deleting the "places" files in the profile and that does not help.

Asked by sydwdn 9 years ago

Last reply by hendra.cuber 8 years ago

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Firefox 5 is slow, unresponsive, hangs constantly

Ever since I upgraded my Windows 7 desktop to Firefox 5 it has been a nightmare! It hangs, freezes, is unresponsive more often than working. I have to us my laptop, still… (read more)

Ever since I upgraded my Windows 7 desktop to Firefox 5 it has been a nightmare! It hangs, freezes, is unresponsive more often than working. I have to us my laptop, still on FF4, to post this or risk being totally grey before I could finish posting. I see by the comments that I am not alone in having this problem, but do not see any offered solution. Do I have to revert to FF4 to use my desktop or is a solution forthcoming?

Asked by slywlf 8 years ago

Last reply by py2k66 8 years ago

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My Adobe flash player plug in keeps crashing, i have uninstalled and reinstalled and restarted and rebooted and it is still coming up with the message that it has crashed, please can anyone help...

Every time i try to go into a game in facebook it comes up that my Adobe Flash player plug in has crashed, i have updated everything i possibly can. this only started las… (read more)

Every time i try to go into a game in facebook it comes up that my Adobe Flash player plug in has crashed, i have updated everything i possibly can. this only started last night and i have had no trouble with it in the past. please help i love my games

This happened

Just once or twice

== last night

Asked by AnonymousUser 9 years ago

Last reply by cuayicra 8 years ago

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Mozilla Firefox 3.6.6 won't play Adobe Flash 10.1 media, video. Given this has been a continual problem (for years) between Mozilla and Adobe, what is the current solution for users to enable Flash 10.1 to operate within Firefox (it works well in IE and

Adobe Flash 10.1 won't load media when using Mozilla Firefox 3.6.6. There are no errors. Both IE and Opera operate well with Flash 10.1. I contacted Mozilla chat suppo… (read more)

Adobe Flash 10.1 won't load media when using Mozilla Firefox 3.6.6. There are no errors. Both IE and Opera operate well with Flash 10.1. I contacted Mozilla chat support, but to no avail (person disconnected session after I mentioned that Flash 10.1 works well with my other browsers). Also, I've noticed Mozilla and Adobe have had similar problems after each upgrade of either Firefox or Flash (the internet has a long track record of user complaints going back to 2007 and later).

The key point is Mozilla bears the effects of the problems because users transition to other browsers (e.g., I now have configured my Opera browser as my primary browser, IE is second, and Firefox is on hold until Mozilla resolves Flash 10.1 compatibility issues).


This happened

Every time Firefox opened

In past two weeks, when Firefox no longer recognized an older version of Adobe Flash and requested I upgrade to 10.1.

User Agent

Opera/9.80 (Windows NT 5.1; U; en) Presto/2.6.30 Version/10.60

Asked by AnonymousUser 9 years ago

Last reply by GetGlobalExposure 9 years ago