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When i close firefox it does not close the task.

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When i close firefox it does not close the task, the process is still running. I have to manually close it every time with the taskmanager and i have no clue why this is like that. I already repaired firefox but this didnt change anything. Im not sure if this is a Windows problem or a Firefox problem but i think its Firefox because this error occur on a Windows 7 and a Windows 10 System.

When i close firefox it does not close the task, the process is still running. I have to manually close it every time with the taskmanager and i have no clue why this is like that. I already repaired firefox but this didnt change anything. Im not sure if this is a Windows problem or a Firefox problem but i think its Firefox because this error occur on a Windows 7 and a Windows 10 System.

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link}

A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh).

Let the browser sit for a few minutes. Then close it. Is the problem still there?

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FredMcD
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https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/update-firefox-latest-version?cache=no Did you update Firefox to the latest version 66.0.3 April 10, 2019

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/update-firefox-latest-version?cache=no Did you update Firefox to the latest version '''66.0.3''' April 10, 2019
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cor-el
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Use one of these to close Firefox if you are currently doing that by clicking the close X on the Firefox title bar to see whether that works better.

  • "3-bar" menu button -> Exit (Power button)
  • Windows: File -> Exit
  • Mac: Firefox -> Quit Firefox
  • Linux: File -> Quit
Use one of these to close Firefox if you are currently doing that by clicking the close X on the Firefox title bar to see whether that works better. *"3-bar" menu button -> Exit (Power button) *Windows: File -> Exit *Mac: Firefox -> Quit Firefox *Linux: File -> Quit
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Yes i did. But this didnt change anything.

Even alt+f4 dont help. Only shut down the task.

One thing i detected was when i wait about 10-20 seconds the task will close by itself. But this is way to long.

Yes i did. But this didnt change anything. Even alt+f4 dont help. Only shut down the task. One thing i detected was when i wait about 10-20 seconds the task will close by itself. But this is way to long.
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Same problem.

Same problem.
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FredMcD
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Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link}

A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh).

Let the browser sit for a few minutes. Then close it. Is the problem still there?

[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode Start Firefox in Safe Mode] {web link} A small dialog should appear. Click '''Start In Safe Mode''' (not Refresh). Let the browser sit for a few minutes. Then close it. Is the problem still there?
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Bill H 1 solutions 31 answers

I have the same problem, especially when I come off a VPN. I close all active tasks, then there are always three background tasks, one of which can only be closed by rebooting the computer. This has been happening for weeks. I just literally downloaded the latest version of Firefox after a clean removal using Revo. About fed up with Firefox and it's constant problems.

I have the same problem, especially when I come off a VPN. I close all active tasks, then there are always three background tasks, one of which can only be closed by rebooting the computer. This has been happening for weeks. I just literally downloaded the latest version of Firefox after a clean removal using Revo. About fed up with Firefox and it's constant problems.
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