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Tabs crash constantly on Youtube

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Recently (within the last few days) tabs have began crashing on youtube. Specifically if a video player page is loaded, but the player itself is paused for any length of time.

I have tried and successfully reproduced the issue with safe mode, I've also successfully reproduced the issue with a new profile. I've also successfully reproduced the issue with an entirely new ~/.mozilla directory.

It appears (based on what I can see) something on the page is triggered, then memory spikes and the tab crashes.

What else should I try to resolve this?

Recently (within the last few days) tabs have began crashing on youtube. Specifically if a video player page is loaded, but the player itself is paused for any length of time. I have tried and successfully reproduced the issue with safe mode, I've also successfully reproduced the issue with a new profile. I've also successfully reproduced the issue with an entirely new ~/.mozilla directory. It appears (based on what I can see) something on the page is triggered, then memory spikes and the tab crashes. What else should I try to resolve this?

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Hi,

Since reporting this bug the issue has since been resolved. I'm honestly not sure what resulted in resolving the problem, I can only guess that at some point an update swapped out, or make unavailable some function firefox was relying on, after rebooting I was back in a sane environment and things started working fine.

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Can you try downloading another version and just running it from the extracted folder? I'm running 3 version on my laptop and have not seen that issue.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release


Operating System: openSUSE Tumbleweed 20201223 KDE Plasma Version: 5.20.4 KDE Frameworks Version: 5.77.0 Qt Version: 5.15.2 Kernel Version: 5.10.1-1-default OS Type: 64-bit Processors: 8 × Intel® Core™ i7-4810MQ CPU @ 2.80GHz Memory: 31.0 GiB of RAM Graphics Processor: Mesa DRI Intel® HD Graphics 4600

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Or just download the same version and run it from the folder.

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Chosen Solution

Hi,

Since reporting this bug the issue has since been resolved. I'm honestly not sure what resulted in resolving the problem, I can only guess that at some point an update swapped out, or make unavailable some function firefox was relying on, after rebooting I was back in a sane environment and things started working fine.