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Why does firefox ask me to refresh several times a day

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It seems that every few times I open Firefox it is now asking me to refresh?

I have a new laptop and it never did this on my last one.

It seems that every few times I open Firefox it is now asking me to refresh? I have a new laptop and it never did this on my last one.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Foxit PhantomPDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • Shockwave Flash 18.0 r0
  • WildTangent Games App V2 Presence Detector

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64; rv:39.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/39.0

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user936563 1 solutions 11 answers

Do you mean that it says something like "Firefox version 39.0 available. Apply downloaded update"?

Do you mean that it says something like "Firefox version 39.0 available. Apply downloaded update"?
cor-el
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You can set this pref to false on the about:config page:

  • browser.slowStartup.notificationDisabled = false

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I'll be careful" to continue.


Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem.

  • Switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance
  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window
You can set this pref to false on the <b>about:config</b> page: *browser.slowStartup.notificationDisabled = false You can open the <b>about:config</b> page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I'll be careful" to continue. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/about:config ---- Start Firefox in <u>[[Safe Mode|Safe Mode]]</u> to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem. *Switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance *Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Safe+Mode *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Troubleshooting+extensions+and+themes