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After most recent update, Firefox keep hanging intermittently with "Not Responding".

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After the most recent update, my Firefox browser begins to hang intermittently with "Not Responding". I have checked the extensions and plug-in like Java, all of them are the latest updated ones. Everytime I open a new site or click on links to load another page, it happens. Every single time.

After the most recent update, my Firefox browser begins to hang intermittently with "Not Responding". I have checked the extensions and plug-in like Java, all of them are the latest updated ones. Everytime I open a new site or click on links to load another page, it happens. Every single time.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • -3D Life Player(5.0.0.10). For more information, visit the 3D Life Player web site.
  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • np-mswmp
  • npdivxplayerplugin
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • 1.9.0009.1
  • DivX Web Player version 1.5.0.52
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Default Plug-in
  • Provides additional functionality on Facebook. See our web site for details.
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5
  • GEPlugin
  • Yahoo Application State Plugin version 1.0.0.7
  • 4.0.50524.0
  • Office Live Update v1.5
  • NPWLPG
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • Google Updater pluginhttp://pack.google.com/
  • Google Update
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_20 for Mozilla browsers

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.2.6) Gecko/20100625 Firefox/3.6.6 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

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Question owner

Lori, go Chrome. I'm enjoying my time on the internet now.

Lori, go Chrome. I'm enjoying my time on the internet now.

Question owner

Found a solution that has worked for me (two hours and not a single hang) and also cured another problem!

Right click on the Firefox desktop icon....

Properties...

Compatibility...

Tick run this program in compatibility mode for: Windows Vista (SP2)...

Save.... and fingers crossed:-)

Jude

Found a solution that has worked for me (two hours and not a single hang) and also cured another problem! Right click on the Firefox desktop icon.... Properties... Compatibility... Tick run this program in compatibility mode for: Windows Vista (SP2)... Save.... and fingers crossed:-) Jude

Question owner

come on firefox guys, fix it!

come on firefox guys, fix it!

Question owner

This problem has been around since 3.6.3.

When I start it up for the first time of the day, it hangs. After forcibly shutting it down and restarting it, it doesn't hang again for the rest of the day.

This tells me that the problem is related to firefox losing the focus during startup and not being able to re-start for that lag.

This problem has been around since 3.6.3. When I start it up for the first time of the day, it hangs. After forcibly shutting it down and restarting it, it doesn't hang again for the rest of the day. This tells me that the problem is related to firefox losing the focus during startup and not being able to re-start for that lag.

Question owner

I have had the same problem since updating AND downloading the newest version a day ago. Now it effects even my Internet Browser. Takes forever. What is going on? Until two years ago I never had a problem with Firefox and now they have ruined it!!

I have had the same problem since updating AND downloading the newest version a day ago. Now it effects even my Internet Browser. Takes forever. What is going on? Until two years ago I never had a problem with Firefox and now they have ruined it!!

Question owner

This worked for me: Install the firefox 4.0 beta, its working for me but some of my addons are disabled, the 3.6.6 is still instaled.

My laptop is using 3.6.6 without problems so far but my sister changed to IE in hers im wondering if RAM is involved somehow (my laptop is using win7 with 1GB of ram and my desktop with 4gb can use 3.6.6)

Luck with the beta :)

This worked for me: Install the firefox 4.0 beta, its working for me but some of my addons are disabled, the 3.6.6 is still instaled. My laptop is using 3.6.6 without problems so far but my sister changed to IE in hers im wondering if RAM is involved somehow (my laptop is using win7 with 1GB of ram and my desktop with 4gb can use 3.6.6) Luck with the beta :)

Question owner

Please, i have been having the same problem for a while now and can't take it anymore. What a waste of time. Are you guys even going to acknowledge the problem? Seems like you will lose many customers if you pretend there is nothing wrong. including me and my entire family.

Please, i have been having the same problem for a while now and can't take it anymore. What a waste of time. Are you guys even going to acknowledge the problem? Seems like you will lose many customers if you pretend there is nothing wrong. including me and my entire family.

Question owner

This pisses me off, mine was working just yesterday. Now I can't even access Microsoft site to download internet explorer. I used to love Mozilla used to work great but now it is terrible.

This pisses me off, mine was working just yesterday. Now I can't even access Microsoft site to download internet explorer. I used to love Mozilla used to work great but now it is terrible.

Question owner

What is the solution

What is the solution

Question owner

chrome is the solution :)

chrome is the solution :)

Question owner

BYE FIREFOX! thanks for ruining my favorite browser!!!!!!!!!!

BYE FIREFOX! thanks for ruining my favorite browser!!!!!!!!!!

Question owner

Last update, 3.6.8 seems to have resolved the hangup issue.

Last update, 3.6.8 seems to have resolved the hangup issue.
jam 0 solutions 1 answers

dont think so. im using 3.6.9 and thats when the problem occured. think im going to switch to chrome now, but the thing about chrome is without all the add-ons i get on firefox.

dont think so. im using 3.6.9 and thats when the problem occured. think im going to switch to chrome now, but the thing about chrome is without all the add-ons i get on firefox.
prestonjohn 0 solutions 1 answers

Firefox has been unstable since the 3 series came out a couple a years ago.Mozilla dont give a toss whether its unstable or not because the criticism comes only from a small minority of its customers and because its free.Some people point to Quick time as being the problem, some to the OS being used.No its because it was originally hashed together from Netscape and you can see this as the 2 series of FF is quite OK.The 3 series just eats up your processor and memory and i think that's the problem and the arrogance of the code jockeys who keep innovating instead of inventing.Just laziness really.Im dumping the piece of crap and going to Chrome.Fed up with waiting for back room boys to sort out the problem.F**k em !

Firefox has been unstable since the 3 series came out a couple a years ago.Mozilla dont give a toss whether its unstable or not because the criticism comes only from a small minority of its customers and because its free.Some people point to Quick time as being the problem, some to the OS being used.No its because it was originally hashed together from Netscape and you can see this as the 2 series of FF is quite OK.The 3 series just eats up your processor and memory and i think that's the problem and the arrogance of the code jockeys who keep innovating instead of inventing.Just laziness really.Im dumping the piece of crap and going to Chrome.Fed up with waiting for back room boys to sort out the problem.F**k em !
rpjanaka 0 solutions 1 answers

From few months ago, Firefox is sending an unnecessary updates (at least for me) frequently. After getting this updates we will get problems free of charge.

In an earlier update i couldn’t use Firefox to visited Facebook.

Now i am having a new one with Gmail. This is the message i get. Browser will never get back into working position after this. I am using the Firefox 4.0.1

" A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the script now, or you can continue to see if the script will complete.

Script: https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&view=js&name=main,tlist&ver=TzWrcfWOfMA.en.&am=!Vc_JqYlUIXy7Qv3hwuA5ImCf3LLhBYIwAcpufTPzbG-zBNzNyVt3MBMibT4&fri:664

From few months ago, Firefox is sending an unnecessary updates (at least for me) frequently. After getting this updates we will get problems free of charge. In an earlier update i couldn’t use Firefox to visited Facebook. Now i am having a new one with Gmail. This is the message i get. Browser will never get back into working position after this. I am using the Firefox 4.0.1 " A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the script now, or you can continue to see if the script will complete. Script: https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&view=js&name=main,tlist&ver=TzWrcfWOfMA.en.&am=!Vc_JqYlUIXy7Qv3hwuA5ImCf3LLhBYIwAcpufTPzbG-zBNzNyVt3MBMibT4&fri:664
fleuro 0 solutions 2 answers

I have been having the same issue for some time now. After looking at these post there doesn't seem to be a fix for this situation and my frustrations are mounting so it might be time for me to make the move back to IE although this is the reason I left IE several yrs ago..

I'm running Windows 7

I have been having the same issue for some time now. After looking at these post there doesn't seem to be a fix for this situation and my frustrations are mounting so it might be time for me to make the move back to IE although this is the reason I left IE several yrs ago.. I'm running Windows 7