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Why does FF, since update 59, always freeze

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Why does FF, since update 59, always freeze when I am trying to save web pages? Most times the download fails and I have to retry until it works. I can't use the browser until the download is complete. Sometimes the download is not the same as the web page. Looks totally different like a word document,

Why does FF, since update 59, always freeze when I am trying to save web pages? Most times the download fails and I have to retry until it works. I can't use the browser until the download is complete. Sometimes the download is not the same as the web page. Looks totally different like a word document,
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FredMcD
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Is this with all websites/pages, some, a few?

Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link}

A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?


This download manager works separately from the browser. The browser tells it what to download, and off it goes.

http://www.freedownloadmanager.org It is a powerful modern download accelerator and organizer for Windows and Mac.

Is this with all websites/pages, some, a few? [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). Is the problem still there? ---------------- This download manager works separately from the browser. The browser tells it what to download, and off it goes. http://www.freedownloadmanager.org It is a powerful modern download accelerator and organizer for Windows and Mac.
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The problem is with saving web pages not downloading files. Download manager does not save web pages. Why should I have to start in safe mode every time I want to save a web page? Silly idea.

That also will not solve the problem of FF freezing when the download of the page is going on. Another thing. What is with the constant updates? Getting really annoying now.

The problem is with saving '''web pages''' not downloading files. Download manager does not save web pages. Why should I have to start in safe mode every time I want to save a web page? Silly idea. That also will not solve the problem of FF freezing when the download of the page is going on. Another thing. What is with the constant updates? Getting really annoying now.
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FredMcD
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https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode

Safe Mode is a troubleshooting mode that temporarily turns off hardware acceleration, resets some settings, and disables add-ons (extensions and themes). If the problem goes away, that tells us one thing. If it does not, that tells us something else.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode Safe Mode is a troubleshooting mode that temporarily turns off hardware acceleration, resets some settings, and disables add-ons (extensions and themes). If the problem goes away, that tells us one thing. If it does not, that tells us something else.
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