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Firefox freezes when using Find in Page

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Recently when I try to use Find in Page (Control F) function on Firefox PC Browser, the whole browser freezes for some seconds. When I change the search word it freezes again. This issue only started to appear recently, and it doesn't appear on any other browser. My Computer has 16GB of RAM, so I don't think that's the issue here. I would be very grateful if anyone has a clue how to fix it.

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link}

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

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FredMcD said

Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link} A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?

The problem doesn't happen on safe mode. Any idea what might cause it then?

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Hi Kild,

The problem is with your extensions or add-ons because when you start it in safe mode(disabling add-ons or extensions), it gives you good result. So, you acn fix this problem by refreshing the browser:-

  • Click the menu icon, then click on “Help”. Click on Firefox's main menu button, represented by three horizontal lines.
  • Click “Troubleshooting Information”.
  • Click on “Refresh Firefox”.
  • Confirm.
  • Click “Finish”.

It will work for sure. Thanks for raising your question in Mozilla Support Forum.

Modified by Shashank Shekhar

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If it works in Safe Mode and in normal mode with all extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) disabled then try to find which extension is causing the problem by enabling one extension at a time until the problem reappears.

Close and restart Firefox after each change via one of these:

  • "3-bar" menu button -> Exit (Power button)
  • Windows: File -> Exit
  • Mac: Firefox -> Quit Firefox
  • Linux: File -> Quit

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