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firefox running in the background

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I've noticed that Firefox often hangs and keeps running in the background even after I closed the browsing windows, which is quite annoying.

I'd like to use a VPN but it's kind of pointless given such an error; I'd switch it off thinking Firefox is down but it's running. I've had problems with constant error messages and slow performance.

I'm sure there are ways to work around this, such as shutting down the process in task manager each time or changing this and that setting, but can we expect a version that does not contain this error in the first place?

That would be so much easier.

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I have noticed that sometimes I suspect, but it has been either explainable, or on other persons machines where I have not been able to troubleshoot

Before starting any further troubleshooting I suggest you try updating to the current version of Firefox

As a first troubleshooting step then try Firefox in its safe mode. That is a temporary and reversible troubleshooting stage with some features shut down

You mention error messages please paste them into your next reply, (or attach as a screenshot) and say what you were doing at that time.

As an Aside I would also point out there is a reported but unfixed bug (or was last week) on what was the Aurora channel and is now called Developer Edition, that some times causes this, but even worse as it crashes and locks profiles.

Unusual that, common bugs breaking through form Nightly to Aurora.