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When I close my laptop and then reopen it, my Firefox browser (already open) would need to be restarted b/c it was moving so slowly - Force Quit - Solution?

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This doesn't happen all the time, but enough times where it's annoying and shouldn't happen. I normally click force quit because everything is going so slowly and not functioning properly. HELP!

Additional System Details

This happened

A few times a week

This started when...

Not very long after I initially used Firefox, i think

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.4 r402
  • Displays Java applet content, or a placeholder if Java is not installed.
  • iPhoto6
  • Facebook Video Calling by Skype
  • Garmin Communicator Plug-in Version 3.0.1.0
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • Garmin Communicator Plug-in Version 2.9.3.0

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0

More Information

have not tried anything yet, except to reboot firefox, which has not solved the problem

Tyler Downer
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The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
  3. Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
  4. Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.


Further information can be found in the Reset Firefox – easily fix most problems article.

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