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Every few minutes firefox hangs for 2 or 3 seconds, why? How do I fix this?

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Since 4-5days, Firefox just freeze for a few sec (from 5 to 20 ~ ) without crashing or something. I just can't do a thing for a few sec and everything goes back to normal.

Now it's quite frustrating :/

i don't use too much add-on (Adblock, Exif viewer and that's it)

Since 4-5days, Firefox just freeze for a few sec (from 5 to 20 ~ ) without crashing or something. I just can't do a thing for a few sec and everything goes back to normal. Now it's quite frustrating :/ i don't use too much add-on (Adblock, Exif viewer and that's it)

Additional System Details

This happened

A few times a week

This started when...

4-5 days ago

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r183
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_27 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • 4.0.60531.0
  • Google Update
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.0

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:6.0.2) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/6.0.2

More Information

Paramètres de base de l'application
Nom
Firefox
Version
6.0.2
Agent utilisateur
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:6.0.2) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/6.0.2
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Plugins activés
about:plugins
Configuration de compilation
about:buildconfig
Extensions
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Version
Activée
ID
Adblock Plus
1.3.9
true
{d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}
Exif Viewer
1.65
true
exif_viewer@mozilla.doslash.org
United States English Spellchecker
5.0.1
true
en-US@dictionaries.addons.mozilla.org
Java Console
6.0.27
false
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0027-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
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Nom
Valeur
accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar
0
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.startup.homepage
http://www.netvibes.com/
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID
20110902133214
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:6.0.2
browser.tabs.warnOnClose
false
extensions.lastAppVersion
6.0.2
general.useragent.locale
en
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.database.lastMaintenance
1316431846
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages
128795
privacy.clearOnShutdown.cookies
false
privacy.clearOnShutdown.downloads
false
privacy.clearOnShutdown.formdata
false
privacy.clearOnShutdown.history
false
privacy.clearOnShutdown.sessions
false
privacy.cpd.cookies
false
privacy.cpd.siteSettings
true
privacy.donottrackheader.enabled
true
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
privacy.sanitize.sanitizeOnShutdown
true
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false
Accélération graphique
Description de la carte
NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
ID du vendeur
10de
ID du périphérique
0622
RAM de la carte
512
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nvd3dumx,nvwgf2umx,nvwgf2umx nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
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8.17.12.8026
Date du pilote
8-3-2011
Direct2D activé
true
DirectWrite activé
true (6.1.7601.17563)
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Paramètres ClearType introuvables
Rendu WebGL
Google Inc. -- ANGLE -- OpenGL ES 2.0 (ANGLE 0.0.0.686)
Fenêtres avec accélération graphique
1/1 Direct3D 10

m-wynn 15 solutions 204 answers

This could be a problem with one of your settings. Does it still happen in Safe Mode?

This could be a problem with one of your settings. Does it still happen in [[Safe Mode|Safe Mode]]?

Question owner

i didn't try Safe Mode (yeah i'm dumb ><) I'll try, and tell you :p

i didn't try Safe Mode (yeah i'm dumb ><) I'll try, and tell you :p

Question owner

So i just reset my config (except bookmark) i hope it will fix that issue :p

So i just reset my config (except bookmark) i hope it will fix that issue :p

Modified by pataya

Question owner

No :| Still freeze :/

No :| Still freeze :/
m-wynn 15 solutions 204 answers

What if you run in safe mode (don't make changes). Safe mode also turns of Hardware Acceleration, which is a common cause of problems.

What if you run in safe mode (don't make changes). Safe mode also turns of Hardware Acceleration, which is a common cause of problems.

Question owner

Same in safe mode, that why I tried to reset all my settings.

Here I tried to uninstall/install and backup pass|bookmarks|history with Sync.

I'll see but seems to work fine ATM, so I still don't know why Firefox did this, but a clean install can't hurt :p

Same in safe mode, that why I tried to reset all my settings. Here I tried to uninstall/install and backup pass|bookmarks|history with Sync. I'll see but seems to work fine ATM, so I still don't know why Firefox did this, but a clean install can't hurt :p
gcmartin@shaw.ca 0 solutions 2 answers

In a way I am glad I am not the only one having the problem. I tried everything mentioned here and in system/window 7/anti virus/malwares/Java troubleshooting. Mozilla Firefox wll have have to come out with a solution or we'll switch to another browser for good. I am using IE for now and all is fine.

In a way I am glad I am not the only one having the problem. I tried everything mentioned here and in system/window 7/anti virus/malwares/Java troubleshooting. Mozilla Firefox wll have have to come out with a solution or we'll switch to another browser for good. I am using IE for now and all is fine.

Question owner

uninstall & re-install solved my problem.

Maybe becaus of Java, i noticed that the 'java console' thingy was tagged as 'incompatible with Firefox 6.0.2' but after the reinstall Java was working fine.

Don't know why :p

(it might be something else but it's the only thing who changed)

Oh no, i switch Firefox language too. It was in French (my native language), i did install the English version this time.

I don't know if it can help you gcmartin :/

And thank you for trying to solve my problem Matt2 :-)

Pataya

uninstall & re-install solved my problem. Maybe becaus of Java, i noticed that the 'java console' thingy was tagged as 'incompatible with Firefox 6.0.2' but after the reinstall Java was working fine. Don't know why :p (it might be something else but it's the only thing who changed) Oh no, i switch Firefox language too. It was in French (my native language), i did install the English version this time. I don't know if it can help you gcmartin :/ And thank you for trying to solve my problem Matt2 :-) Pataya

Modified by pataya

ALafya 0 solutions 2 answers

I have this issue all the time. FF 9.x/Ubuntu freezes for a few seconds every once in a while. It seems related to networking operations, e.g. fetching something from a slow server or perhaps DNS resolution. UI freezes, the turning circle thingy stops, Ubuntu marks it as 'unresponsive'. Then, a few seconds later, everything comes back to life.

This happens in safe-mode too. Can you resolve this please?

I have this issue all the time. FF 9.x/Ubuntu freezes for a few seconds every once in a while. It seems related to networking operations, e.g. fetching something from a slow server or perhaps DNS resolution. UI freezes, the turning circle thingy stops, Ubuntu marks it as 'unresponsive'. Then, a few seconds later, everything comes back to life. This happens in safe-mode too. Can you resolve this please?
cor-el
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Create a new profile as a test to check if your current profile is causing the problems.

See "Basic Troubleshooting: Make a new profile":

There may be extensions and plugins installed by default in a new profile, so check that in "Tools > Add-ons > Extensions & Plugins" in case there are still problems.

If that new profile works then you can transfer some files from the old profile to that new profile, but be careful not to copy corrupted files.

See:

Create a new profile as a test to check if your current profile is causing the problems. See "Basic Troubleshooting: Make a new profile": *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Basic+Troubleshooting#w_8-make-a-new-profile There may be extensions and plugins installed by default in a new profile, so check that in "Tools > Add-ons > Extensions & Plugins" in case there are still problems. If that new profile works then you can transfer some files from the old profile to that new profile, but be careful not to copy corrupted files. See: *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_data_to_a_new_profile_-_Firefox
ALafya 0 solutions 2 answers

It happens on a new profile as well as in safe-mode. strace seems to show that Firefox was stuck on futex() call for 28 seconds and then did a lot of madvise() calls. The status line showed as if it was reading information from the site in question http://forums.nasioc.com . This is not limited to this site, only an example. I suspect this has to do with network library access, or perhaps proxy operations.

Could you address this problem?

It happens on a new profile as well as in safe-mode. strace seems to show that Firefox was stuck on futex() call for 28 seconds and then did a lot of madvise() calls. The status line showed as if it was reading information from the site in question http://forums.nasioc.com . This is not limited to this site, only an example. I suspect this has to do with network library access, or perhaps proxy operations. Could you address this problem?
LStranger 0 solutions 4 answers

I have this problem on Linux too (both Ubuntu and Debian) so it isn't OS-specific. It eats one of CPU (100% CPU load) at that time. And that is still present in Firefox 11. Please, fix it at last, not be such ignorant!

I have this problem on Linux too (both Ubuntu and Debian) so it isn't OS-specific. It eats one of CPU (100% CPU load) at that time. And that is still present in Firefox 11. Please, fix it at last, not be such ignorant!

Modified by LStranger