Where did you install Firefox from? Help Mozilla uncover 3rd party websites that offer problematic Firefox installation by taking part in our campaign. There will be swag, and you'll be featured in our blog if you manage to report at least 10 valid reports!

Search Support

Avoid support scams. We will never ask you to call or text a phone number or share personal information. Please report suspicious activity using the “Report Abuse” option.

Learn More

Firefox processes are not shutting down properly.

  • 2 replies
  • 1 has this problem
  • 1 view
  • Last reply by cor-el

more options

They show up under Processes on Task Manager in quantity and l have to close them manually which is a nuisance. How do l make them disappear when l close the window?

Please bear in mind that l am an untrained senior and need step by step instructions! Thank you for your help.

They show up under Processes on Task Manager in quantity and l have to close them manually which is a nuisance. How do l make them disappear when l close the window? Please bear in mind that l am an untrained senior and need step by step instructions! Thank you for your help.

All Replies (2)

more options

Try quitting using the menu command or the keyboard shortcut.

more options

Are you closing Firefox or merely closing some tabs or some windows but keep Firefox running ?

You can check the about:memory and about:processes pages for info about all processes. See also the about:unloads page for info about the tabs.