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FF 18.0.1 not responsive when system returns from standby. WinXP 64 bit. Disabling addons/extensions and reset no help.

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if firefox is open and system goes into standby, whe I return from standby (press power button on front of machine and then log in) firefox is unresponsive. Sometimes it will go to a new web page if I click a link in the open page, but the link fails to change color. And it is very slow. Other times it is completely unresponsive. I have to close it and then restart it to get it to work. All open tabs are then lost. Tried resetting and disabling all add ons/extensions. problem began when updated to v18.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Package Installer & Install Conduit

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.2; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
18.0.1
User Agent
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.2; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
BetterPrivacy
1.68
true
{d40f5e7b-d2cf-4856-b441-cc613eeffbe3}
Show my Password
2.0
true
{cd617372-6743-4ee4-bac4-fbf60f35719e}
avast! WebRep
7.0.1474
false
wrc@avast.com
Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant
1.0
false
{20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}
Important Modified Preferences
Name
Value
accessibility.blockautorefresh
true
browser.cache.disk.capacity
358400
browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run
false
browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max
false
browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value
358400
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
4
browser.sessionstore.restore_on_demand
false
browser.startup.homepage
http://boulder.craigslist.org/
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID
20130116073211
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
18.0.1
browser.tabs.loadInBackground
false
browser.tabs.onTop
false
browser.tabs.warnOnClose
false
dom.mozApps.used
true
extensions.lastAppVersion
18.0.1
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.database.lastMaintenance
1358722937
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages
104858
privacy.donottrackheader.enabled
true
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false
Graphics
Adapter Description
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS
Adapter Drivers
nv4_disp
Adapter RAM
Unknown
Device ID
0x00c0
Direct2D Enabled
no information
DirectWrite Enabled
false (0.0.0.0)
Driver Date
4-7-2011
Driver Version
6.14.12.7061
GPU #2 Active
false
GPU Accelerated Windows
1/1 Direct3D 9
Vendor ID
0x10de
WebGL Renderer
Google Inc. -- ANGLE (NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS )
AzureCanvasBackend
cairo
AzureContentBackend
none
AzureFallbackCanvasBackend
none
JavaScript
Incremental GC
true
Accessibility
Activated
false
Prevent Accessibility
0
Library Versions
Expected minimum version
Version in use
NSPR
4.9.4
4.9.4
NSS
3.14.1.0 Basic ECC
3.14.1.0 Basic ECC
NSSSMIME
3.14.1.0 Basic ECC
3.14.1.0 Basic ECC
NSSSSL
3.14.1.0 Basic ECC
3.14.1.0 Basic ECC
NSSUTIL
3.14.1.0
3.14.1.0

cor-el
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Try to boot the computer in Windows Safe mode with network support (press F8 on the boot screen) as a test to see if that helps.

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nothing worked, including some extremely meticulous re-installs. I then uninstalled (completely) once again and backed up one version at a time until the problem went away. I had to go back to v15.0 to get it working again.

I seldom update things (the developers are usually into creeping featurism and the programs get steadily worse) so I had probably updated to v18 from something before v15. This tells me the problem has been around awhile.

From the rubber-stamp and wild guess answers here I figure no one really knows what's going on. (I do appreciate the replies however). On the other hand XP64 is sort of an oddball OS and I don't think a lot of people use it.

I also installed the latest version of Opera and it works fine. probably time to change browsers. In the course of researching this issue I see a lot of dissatisfaction out on the web with Firefox....comments like "it used to be good..." I can see why. More interface garbage, less stability. What I personally want is something simple that just always works. no changes, nothing new to learn, no gizmoz or bleeding cutting edge (I use an old flip phone that has no features, not even the idiot camera)...I just want to be productive---and that means that things shouldn't change.

coocie 0 solutions 3 answers

I face the same problems. Due to the problems I keep my cache clean, also the download box empty. All plugins show the latest version and I check them for updates on regular base. But still I am having the problems - and it doesn´t help to read the only solution is to reset the system, a bit uncomfortable .. Any tip is more than welcome.