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Why is Firefox constantly saying (not responding) in the tab while browsing?

There are constant pauses since updating to Firefox 6. It stops loading pages and says (not responding). This can be up to 10 to 15 seconds each time. I have disabled ad… (read more)

There are constant pauses since updating to Firefox 6. It stops loading pages and says (not responding). This can be up to 10 to 15 seconds each time.

I have disabled add-ons one at a time, and have seen some improvement but it is still happening. Is there another fix? I now only have one add-on and think this is not the solution. From a post an another website, I have heard from others about having this same issue.

Please help!

Asked by DDDS 9 years ago

Last reply by Viper 8 years ago

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Firefox is freezing everytime I do something, like opening a link in a new Tab. I have this problem since I updated to FF6.

It feels like FF is loading something and freezes. I have only four Addons installed: Adblock Plus All in One Sidebar Firebug Web Developer Even when scrolling down… (read more)

It feels like FF is loading something and freezes. I have only four Addons installed:

  • Adblock Plus
  • All in One Sidebar
  • Firebug
  • Web Developer

Even when scrolling down a page it happens sometimes. It just freezes and I have to wait... I don't have this problem with the IE and Chrome.

Asked by dave42 9 years ago

Last reply by fposkett 8 years ago

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Printing problems. Missing 2nd page or wrong scale.

When I try to print a web page ie an article from the NY Times or other newspaper, the first page prints properly with correct scale then the 2nd page is either blank or … (read more)

When I try to print a web page ie an article from the NY Times or other newspaper, the first page prints properly with correct scale then the 2nd page is either blank or comes out in double or triple scale so that much of the page is missing. I have tried with both "Ignore Scaling" checked and unchecked. As an end-run, I chose a very small font and when the entire article is printed on one page, it comes out correctly. Just the 2nd and 3rd pages are affected. I have already downloaded another copy of Firefox 6.0.1 and have replaced printer drivers. I am using Mac OS 10.6.8 on a MacBook Pro.

Asked by JCEJackson 9 years ago

Last reply by documental 8 years ago

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blue background when I type and typing not shown on google

Entry boxes turn blue when I type and when searching on google I can't see what I am typing at all. The subject line on Yahoo email turns blue but I can see what I am ty… (read more)

Entry boxes turn blue when I type and when searching on google I can't see what I am typing at all. The subject line on Yahoo email turns blue but I can see what I am typing there.

Asked by ceastbrook 9 years ago

Last reply by doitall 8 years ago

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firefox 6 does not load facebook with three columns everythng is to the right of screen

FF is not loading facebook pages properly - everything is to the right of the screen. I have tried IE and Chrome - no problems - it is a definite FF issue that needs add… (read more)

FF is not loading facebook pages properly - everything is to the right of the screen. I have tried IE and Chrome - no problems - it is a definite FF issue that needs addressed. Also - it is NOT a font size issue - and it is ONLY on facebook - please help ASAP!! I am about to switch browsers....

Asked by hollydolly 9 years ago

Last reply by dek1957 9 years ago

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firefox doesn't remember username and password

Just installed firefox in a new Lenovo laptop with Windows 7. Firefox is not asking to save password for sites. I have checked all the proper tabs and all is ok. I have t… (read more)

Just installed firefox in a new Lenovo laptop with Windows 7. Firefox is not asking to save password for sites. I have checked all the proper tabs and all is ok. I have the business Lenovo laptop with W7 as well, same firefox, and works well there.

Noticed also that Slingbox application on installation is supposed to show a yellow bar asking permission to install a driver (or something like that), it is not happening and stuck there waiting for input.

It looks like the requests pop ups are no happening on this new pc.

I am sure the options/security/remember pass is checked and the options/privacy is not set to clear passwords

Asked by denicolo 9 years ago

Last reply by eriktorbjorn 8 years ago

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Facebook columns are shifted to the right

This happens only on facebook, all the columns are shifted to the right side of the page. I've check FB's web site for help but its hard to find any answers. Im using m… (read more)

This happens only on facebook, all the columns are shifted to the right side of the page. I've check FB's web site for help but its hard to find any answers. Im using most updated XP Home, and running FF 6.0.1. This does not happen when I use I.E. however. I listed my profile address but not sure you can view it.

Asked by eb1959 9 years ago

Last reply by peapodjojo123 9 years ago

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Unable to set Hotmail as mailto application

Unable to set Hotmail as default mailto application. Tried opening about:config, setting gecko.handlerService.allowRegisterFromDifferentHost = true then executing jav… (read more)

Unable to set Hotmail as default mailto application. Tried opening about:config, setting

  gecko.handlerService.allowRegisterFromDifferentHost = true

then executing javascript:window.navigator.registerProtocolHandler('mailto','http://hotmail.msn.com/secure/start?action=compose&to=%s','Hotmail') which does not seem to do anything. The "Add Hotmail" Add Application thing does not show up.

Hotmail should have been included as part of the default webmail applications for the mailto links.

Asked by henglon 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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Firefox did an automatic update to 6.01, and now my middle mouse button is not working in the browser. It doesn't close tabs, it doesn't open new tabs by middle clicking a link, it doesn't allow me to middle click to scroll the page...

Firefox did an automatic update to 6.01, and now my middle mouse button is not working in the browser. It doesn't close tabs, it doesn't open new tabs by middle clicking … (read more)

Firefox did an automatic update to 6.01, and now my middle mouse button is not working in the browser. It doesn't close tabs, it doesn't open new tabs by middle clicking a link, it doesn't allow me to middle click to scroll the page..

Asked by pdxwill 9 years ago

Last reply by Taarruz 9 years ago

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firefox losing internet connection

Hi, ever since updating to version 6, I started to experience connection lost from time to time. This never happen to me prior to version 6. As an attempt to fix this, in… (read more)

Hi, ever since updating to version 6, I started to experience connection lost from time to time.

This never happen to me prior to version 6.

As an attempt to fix this, in outpost firewall, I allow all activity for firefox (this is not even needed before this).

I then run firefox in safe mode, with all plugins disabled. It appears to fix it but then the problem is back after few minutes.

I do a clean reinstall of firefox but nothing seems to change.

On my side, I am able to reproduce this by visiting deviantart.com

I am sure my internet connection is still on because I can browse while using IE.

I am going to switch to others, the only reason I am giving this so many chances because of few extentions that I use. But then, losing connection periodically driving me nuts

By the way, restarting the browser temporary fix this, also the reason I can finally post this.

Asked by operafansnow 9 years ago

Last reply by sundiver2000 8 years ago

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Every 6-7 minutes, Firefox spends about 1 minute hanging. No consistent cause for this, and it occurs in safe mode.

I'm on Windows 7, and it hangs and turns grey and goes into "not responding" mode. This does not happen because of any reliably consistent reason, like Flash or the us… (read more)

I'm on Windows 7, and it hangs and turns grey and goes into "not responding" mode.

  • This does not happen because of any reliably consistent reason, like Flash or the use of an extension. It occurs regardless of what I am doing, whether that is YouTube or entering text into a box or reading a simple text-only page.
  • These hangs are very, very frequent. They occur every few minutes and last for around one minute.
  • Running in safe mode has not mitigated the problem.
  • This has been happening since I installed Firefox 5 on this computer, but continue to experience it in 6.0.1. The first installation of Firefox on this computer happened within a day or two of having purchased it.

If I get Windows to prompt me whether I want to force close Firefox, this is the information about the hang it provides:

Description:

 A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.

Problem signature:

 Problem Event Name:	AppHangB1
 Application Name:	firefox.exe
 Application Version:	6.0.1.4259
 Application Timestamp:	4e5d3a4c
 Hang Signature:	0ea9
 Hang Type:	1
 OS Version:	6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
 Locale ID:	1033
 Additional Hang Signature 1:	0ea93cd24df519fbbba8efb93bad60ae
 Additional Hang Signature 2:	16d2
 Additional Hang Signature 3:	16d2dd5962b5484a1700bae65f5995d9
 Additional Hang Signature 4:	95ea
 Additional Hang Signature 5:	95eaad3d9f445fe69ce2230df2ab3503
 Additional Hang Signature 6:	ac2e
 Additional Hang Signature 7:	ac2e762b451aef19f88209add0b06e24


If I do choose to force Firefox to close, I will always receive the "Well, this is embarrassing" error upon restart, and can have it restore my tabs from there.

System specs: Dell XPS L502X, Intel i7-2720QM CPU at 2.2 GHz, 8GB RAM. I notice when the hangs happen, 2 of my 8 cores will become busier.

Asked by josephjacir 9 years ago

Last reply by John99 8 years ago

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How do I turn off/disable the plugin check? Java is not installed.

How do I disable the plugin check at Firefox start up? All of my plugins are up to date and I do not have Java installed on my system (thus, do not have the Java plugin).… (read more)

How do I disable the plugin check at Firefox start up? All of my plugins are up to date and I do not have Java installed on my system (thus, do not have the Java plugin).

I'm running FF 12 and have already set plugins.update.notifyUser to False.

Asked by current_resident 7 years ago

Last reply by jetlover 7 years ago

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Why did my iGoogle homepage detail vanish?

I received updates for Firefox 6 this morning on my laptop, running XP. After it was done, i found my iGoogle homepage had gone. The correct setting are in the "Options" … (read more)

I received updates for Firefox 6 this morning on my laptop, running XP. After it was done, i found my iGoogle homepage had gone. The correct setting are in the "Options" settings, but the detail is missing from the page. The page loads ok in the IE browser, but nothing I do can make my page appear. I also tried deleting cookies, and history etc, still no page..

Asked by The-Phil 9 years ago

Last reply by gedaliab 8 years ago

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Since the recent Firefox update my Facebook page is distorted and rearranged, I've tried all possible solutions and ready to switch to safari!

Since Firefox's recent update, my FB page is off center and rearranged awkwardly. On Safari and Chrome this doesn't happen so I'm certain it's FF. I've tried clearing the… (read more)

Since Firefox's recent update, my FB page is off center and rearranged awkwardly. On Safari and Chrome this doesn't happen so I'm certain it's FF. I've tried clearing the cache, reseting the page in safe mode, checking page style etc etc and nothing has changed.

Asked by lynlord 9 years ago

Last reply by Pacdoc 9 years ago

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Firefox freezes for me, every few mintues.

Every few minutes, Firefox (version 6.0.1) freezes. I get the swirling circle for a couple mins, and then it goes back to normal for a little while. I've tried updatin… (read more)

Every few minutes, Firefox (version 6.0.1) freezes. I get the swirling circle for a couple mins, and then it goes back to normal for a little while. I've tried updating my plug-ins. Updating Firefox. I tried starting Firefox without add-ons. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling it. Nothing has helped so far, except for using IE instead. Which I don't want to do. I checked my task manager to see if I was running anything that has a lot of usage (Firefox is using like... 600,000k) there's nothing unusual there either. I'm at a loss on what else to do, other than change browsers.

Asked by Jazaray 9 years ago

Last reply by LStranger 8 years ago