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firefox task will not terminate

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I hit youtube and FF locks up completely

I have to kill the task HOWEVER the last instance is not killable

TO FIX IT I HAVE TO REBOOT

EXAMPLE URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEPTlhBmwRg

if i try to start FF again I get a message about it being unable to find my profile

AFTER THE REBOOT I HAVE TO CATCH ff WHEN IT STARTS OR IT LOADS THE PAGE AGAIN AND LOCKS UP IF I DON'T CATCH IT AGAIN I HAVE TO REBOOT AGAIN

this happens over and over at this point i have removed FF as my default browser since the only solution is to reboot the pc

I remember when FF worked

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ThatGuy said

. . . . since the only solution is to reboot the pc

Create a batch file and put this inside;

Echo Off Echo. Echo TASKKILL /T /IM Firefox.exe Echo. TASKKILL /T /IM Firefox.exe


If the above does not work, create another batch file and use this;

Echo. Echo TASKKILL Forced Echo. TASKKILL /T /F /IM Firefox.exe


The first program sends a shutdown command to the program. The second sends a Forced Shutdown command

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I had no problem using YouTube in general, or the link you provided. Let's try this:

https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Clear+Recent+History#w_how-do-i-remove-a-single-website-from-my-history

Remove History For One Site

Open the History Manager <Control><Shift> H. In the search bar, enter the name of the site. Right-click on one of the listings and select Forget About This Site. This should remove all information, including any passwords / settings.

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tried all of that before reporting it none of it worked

The only option is to reboot

its not always the same video

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What about other websites? Any problems? Have you tried Firefox Safe Mode? Computer Safe Mode?

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ThatGuy said

example url https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEPTlhBmwRg

Sometimes people can have issues with YT videos using VP9 codec that can peg older slower hardware. That example video uses VP9 as you can see in stats for nerds in right-click.

This h264ify Extension for Fx may help. https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/h264ify/

https://www.youtube.com/html5/

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Only happens with latest FF Does not happen on chrome or chromium browsers

I found the same issue reported in 2013

Nothing helps Always have to reboot when it occurs

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ThatGuy said

Only happens with latest FF Does not happen on chrome or chromium browsers I found the same issue reported in 2013 Nothing helps Always have to reboot when it occurs

So in this vague reply you are saying you have tried the Extension I suggested above and it did not help?

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Its not older slower hardware its a brand new laptop

This only happens with Firefox so I just stopped using most of the time. I only use it for forums like this.