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My Firefox constantly Lags and gives me the white screen with "Not Responding". I am pissed with Firefox, fustrated and not happy with the browser lagging constantly and being a huge memory hog.

My Firefox constantly Lags and gives me the white screen with "Not Responding". I am pissed with Firefox, fustrated and not happy with the browser lagging constantly and being a huge memory hog.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.17 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/24.0.1312.56 Safari/537.17

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{
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"isActive": true,
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{
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{
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{
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"id": "omnibar@ajitk.com"
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{
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"version": "1.4.0",
"isActive": true,
"id": "openinchrome@griffeltavla.wordpress.com"
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"version": "1.4",
"isActive": true,
"id": "openinie@wittersworld.com"
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"name": "Open With",
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"id": "restartless.restart@erikvold.com"
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Tyler Downer
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1245 solutions 8212 answers

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 Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.

Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

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: #Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information. #Click the "Reset Firefox" button. #Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish. #Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied. Further information can be found in the [[Reset Firefox – easily fix most problems]] article. Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

Question owner

I tried that and it still didn't work. My flash is updated, Java is updated but the lagging and "Not responding" crap is still happening. I am frustrated, pissed and angry that Firefox is not working right.

I tried that and it still didn't work. My flash is updated, Java is updated but the lagging and "Not responding" crap is still happening. I am frustrated, pissed and angry that Firefox is not working right.
cor-el
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A possible cause is security software (firewall,anti-virus) that blocks or restricts Firefox or the plugin-container process without informing you, possibly after detecting changes (update) to the Firefox program.

Remove all rules for Firefox and the plugin-container from the permissions list in the firewall and let your firewall ask again for permission to get full unrestricted access to internet for Firefox and the plugin-container process and the updater process.

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A possible cause is security software (firewall,anti-virus) that blocks or restricts Firefox or the plugin-container process without informing you, possibly after detecting changes (update) to the Firefox program. Remove all rules for Firefox and the plugin-container from the permissions list in the firewall and let your firewall ask again for permission to get full unrestricted access to internet for Firefox and the plugin-container process and the updater process. See: *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Server+not+found *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Firewalls