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Firefox 5 is slow, unresponsive, hangs constantly

Ever since I upgraded my Windows 7 desktop to Firefox 5 it has been a nightmare! It hangs, freezes, is unresponsive more often than working. I have to us my laptop, still… (read more)

Ever since I upgraded my Windows 7 desktop to Firefox 5 it has been a nightmare! It hangs, freezes, is unresponsive more often than working. I have to us my laptop, still on FF4, to post this or risk being totally grey before I could finish posting. I see by the comments that I am not alone in having this problem, but do not see any offered solution. Do I have to revert to FF4 to use my desktop or is a solution forthcoming?

Asked by slywlf 9 years ago

Last reply by py2k66 8 years ago

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Mozilla Firefox 3.6.6 won't play Adobe Flash 10.1 media, video. Given this has been a continual problem (for years) between Mozilla and Adobe, what is the current solution for users to enable Flash 10.1 to operate within Firefox (it works well in IE and

Adobe Flash 10.1 won't load media when using Mozilla Firefox 3.6.6. There are no errors. Both IE and Opera operate well with Flash 10.1. I contacted Mozilla chat suppo… (read more)

Adobe Flash 10.1 won't load media when using Mozilla Firefox 3.6.6. There are no errors. Both IE and Opera operate well with Flash 10.1. I contacted Mozilla chat support, but to no avail (person disconnected session after I mentioned that Flash 10.1 works well with my other browsers). Also, I've noticed Mozilla and Adobe have had similar problems after each upgrade of either Firefox or Flash (the internet has a long track record of user complaints going back to 2007 and later).

The key point is Mozilla bears the effects of the problems because users transition to other browsers (e.g., I now have configured my Opera browser as my primary browser, IE is second, and Firefox is on hold until Mozilla resolves Flash 10.1 compatibility issues).


This happened

Every time Firefox opened

In past two weeks, when Firefox no longer recognized an older version of Adobe Flash and requested I upgrade to 10.1.

User Agent

Opera/9.80 (Windows NT 5.1; U; en) Presto/2.6.30 Version/10.60

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by GetGlobalExposure 9 years ago

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My Adobe flash player plug in keeps crashing, i have uninstalled and reinstalled and restarted and rebooted and it is still coming up with the message that it has crashed, please can anyone help...

Every time i try to go into a game in facebook it comes up that my Adobe Flash player plug in has crashed, i have updated everything i possibly can. this only started las… (read more)

Every time i try to go into a game in facebook it comes up that my Adobe Flash player plug in has crashed, i have updated everything i possibly can. this only started last night and i have had no trouble with it in the past. please help i love my games

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Just once or twice

== last night

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by cuayicra 8 years ago

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Recordiing manager from RealPlayer SP 1.1.4 no loger works with new Firefox 3.6.6. Any solution?

Firefox 3.6.4 updated and I lost video download to Real Player. I updated real player to SP 1.1.4 and still no download. (Works fine in IE) Then Firefox updated to 3.6… (read more)

Firefox 3.6.4 updated and I lost video download to Real Player. I updated real player to SP 1.1.4 and still no download. (Works fine in IE) Then Firefox updated to 3.6.6 and still does not work

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by hookanson 9 years ago

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I updated Firefox and now Realplayer can't download any videos( download button in upper right corner of video don't pop up and there is no download option if I right click) if I use Internet explorer it works fine, I also went in to make sure I had it ch

I updated Firefox and now Realplayer can't download any videos( download button in upper right corner of video don't pop up and there is no download option if I right cli… (read more)

I updated Firefox and now Realplayer can't download any videos( download button in upper right corner of video don't pop up and there is no download option if I right click) if I use Internet explorer it works fine, I also went in to make sure I had it checked to pop up it is?! So it's not just youtube for me its all videos!

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Every time Firefox opened

== the last firefox update

locking due to the age of this thread

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by roderick74 8 years ago

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Error while syncing

Locking due to the age of this thread. Receiving a new Win7 box at work. I installed Firefox sync 1.4 and could not sync. I uninstalled and reinstalled with version 1.3… (read more)

Locking due to the age of this thread.

Receiving a new Win7 box at work. I installed Firefox sync 1.4 and could not sync. I uninstalled and reinstalled with version 1.3.1.

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Every time Firefox opened

== Today

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by firefox.13b 9 years ago

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Single word address bar searches resolve with bing search results, not google

I've installed all updates recently (win7/x64) apart from Windows Live Essentials. In firefox (umm... 3.6.3), a single word search in the location bar, eg; "facebook", re… (read more)

I've installed all updates recently (win7/x64) apart from Windows Live Essentials.

In firefox (umm... 3.6.3), a single word search in the location bar, eg; "facebook", results in a bing page, not going to facebook.com, or showing google results like it used to.

Multi-word searches resolve with google.

I don't have any tool bars installed. Google is my default search engine. About:config keywordURL is set to google. "search helper extension" doesn't appear in add-ons, nor does zugo or bing bar. I've disabled all add-ons, restarted. Same result. I started in safe mode Same result.

I've removed bing from IE8, set google as default. There are no toolbars installed.

I've searched my programs list. Nothing mentioned appears, everything seems fine. I looked at recent updates, nothing related to "search". I've looked in program files/program files (x86) for Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\ but no such folder exists. I searched regedit for "bing", few results, but nothing that seemed linked with FF.

Why is bing showing up? I don't want it, I didn't ask for it, and I can't get rid of it.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== not sure. Recently.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by mhorvitz 8 years ago

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After 5 Releases, Why Doesn't Mozilla Care About Memory Leaks?

I'm baffled as to why this is still a problem. After a few hours of use, my memory usage while using Firefox 5.0 is at 1.5GB. I've followed every FAQ, disabled every ext… (read more)

I'm baffled as to why this is still a problem. After a few hours of use, my memory usage while using Firefox 5.0 is at 1.5GB. I've followed every FAQ, disabled every extension, done everything to stop the memory leaks when using this browser and I'm growing very tired.

I have a Core i7 MacBook Pro with 4GB RAM and Firefox still manages to bring it to it knees. I've been a devoted Firefox user since 2002-3 and I've just about lost my faith in this browser.

Chrome is a featureless, ugly, dinky browser that I hate to use, but it leaves Firefox in its dust performance-wise. Where is the happy medium? I don't get it.

My favorite answer is always, "disable your extensions." Here are the problems with that:

1. Without extensions, Firefox is nothing. I might as well use Chrome. 2. It never seems to help, and when it does a little, it is difficult to figure out which extensions are doing the most damage. Why doesn't Firefox provide a way to look at which extensions are using the most memory? 3. Firefox should lay that smack down on extensions that could potentially leak memory, and yet, nothing. It should at least steal memory back when it gets out of control, regardless of what extension is using it. 4. Mozilla recommends some extensions that are supposed to help reduce memory usage, but none of them work on OS X.

I'm exhausted. I shouldn't have to restart my browser a million times day to get anything done. Where are the real solutions? How do years go by with problems like this still getting worse? Firefox 5 was supposed to be better at handling memory, but it's only gotten worse for me.

When will the madness end? We don't want new features, we want performance! I've always loved this browser, but is it really a surprise that Chrome is taking over?

To sum it up, if your browser is slower than Internet Explorer, you need to hurry up and fix the problem or pack it up and go home.

Asked by powerdoesntrun 9 years ago

Last reply by RonnieBoy 8 years ago

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I can no longer open .pdf files in Firefox 4

Ever since I moved to the beta version of Firefox 4, I have lost the ability to view .pdf files in Firefox. I was convinced this was a problem totally with Firefox, but a… (read more)

Ever since I moved to the beta version of Firefox 4, I have lost the ability to view .pdf files in Firefox. I was convinced this was a problem totally with Firefox, but at around the same time I upgraded from an old G4 PPC laptop to a new Macbook Pro. Now I find I can't view .pdf files in Safari either. Is this a problem with Firefox, or a problem with the way I have configured my new computer?

Asked by drtork 9 years ago

Last reply by sdhaliwal63 8 years ago

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flash player 10.1 will not work on firefox 3.6.8 on mac os 10.6

I updated my Firefox to 3.6.8 on Mac OS 10.6 and added flash player 10.0. It will not open up flash player at all and this only happened with the latest update. This hap… (read more)

I updated my Firefox to 3.6.8 on Mac OS 10.6 and added flash player 10.0. It will not open up flash player at all and this only happened with the latest update.

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Every time Firefox opened

== Now

Asked by AnonymousUser 9 years ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 8 years ago

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how to save tabs when closing firefox 4

I have just upgraded from Firefox 3.6.x to Firefox 4. I had assumed that the new version would use the same settings as the previous one but it doesn't The previous one a… (read more)

I have just upgraded from Firefox 3.6.x to Firefox 4. I had assumed that the new version would use the same settings as the previous one but it doesn't

The previous one always asked if I wante tabs saving when I closed it but this version (4) does not.

Is there a way of making it ask?

Asked by chriscs62 9 years ago

Last reply by MacNimer 8 years ago

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When I download a program, It appears as downloaded in the download box, but when I click it, It says it's a Binary File & won't open it, When I try to search for the program, nothing appears, How do I get Firefox to allow me to run other programs?

This problem fails for EVERY Program I try to download. In the download, it shows it has been downloaded. It gives the size, the website where I got it from. When I ri… (read more)

  • This problem fails for EVERY Program I try to download.
  • In the download, it shows it has been downloaded. It gives the size, the website where I got it from.
  • When I right click, it just gives me options to delete it off the list
  • When I first try to download it, it will cancel automatically, I have to go back and click refresh on the download.

Asked by samwaida 9 years ago

Last reply by Xircal 9 years ago

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FF 3.6.7, Flash 10.1 -- flash crashes EVERY TIME I try to view a video.

FF 3.6.7, Flash 10.1 -- Any time I try to view a video from FaceBook - either directly linked to YouTube or inside FB, Flash either crashes with the annoying error messag… (read more)

FF 3.6.7, Flash 10.1 -- Any time I try to view a video from FaceBook - either directly linked to YouTube or inside FB, Flash either crashes with the annoying error message or hangs forever. I have reloaded, unloaded, disabled all other plugins and add ons etc, etc. I can get it to sort of work by loading Flash 10.0.12.36

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Every time Firefox opened

== I think it started with 3.6.6

Asked by AnonymousUser 9 years ago

Last reply by Moses 9 years ago

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how do I uninstall firefox 5

The time has come to lock this thread, due the language used deteriorating to below standards for this forum. If you need help with a similar Firefox support issue, pleas… (read more)

The time has come to lock this thread, due the language used deteriorating to below standards for this forum. If you need help with a similar Firefox support issue, please Ask a new question, and provide the requested information. Please read the Forum Rules & Guidelines before posting. Thank you from a moderator.

I am an old man. I installed firefox 5 and lost my Zynga toolbar. firefox 5 won't let me install it. so i want to go back. no where does it show me an uninstall. articles don't help. just show me what to click on to get rid of it.

Asked by kurtwendt 9 years ago

Last reply by Redwine 8 years ago

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Firefox 3.6.4 uses a custom google search??

I updated Firefox and now it's using a google custom search in the built in box instead of a standard google search. This fills the top half of the page with an adsense b… (read more)

I updated Firefox and now it's using a google custom search in the built in box instead of a standard google search. This fills the top half of the page with an adsense block, removes all the menu navigation from the left side (as seen on the new google search) and kills the top menu bar as well (for image searches, etc.) How can I get around this and get back to a normal google search again?

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Every time Firefox opened

== I updated firefox an hour ago

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by ADCX_Rob 9 years ago

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Scrolling in Firefox 4 i slow and unresponsive and sometimes just stops working. Why?

It's way more choppy and unresponsive (ie I scroll, and there is a delay before the scroll actually happens) than before and quite often the scroll function just stops wo… (read more)

It's way more choppy and unresponsive (ie I scroll, and there is a delay before the scroll actually happens) than before and quite often the scroll function just stops working and I have to close and re-open the page to get it working again. Mouse actions actually feel more sluggish overall.

Asked by cabooze 9 years ago

Last reply by hardon 8 years ago

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Firefox downloads window gets closed when closing webs

Hello. I'm used to close Firefox's actual window when only downloading a file, and usually the downloads window never closed when I closed the main window. Suddenly it do… (read more)

Hello. I'm used to close Firefox's actual window when only downloading a file, and usually the downloads window never closed when I closed the main window. Suddenly it does. What can I do to keep it open?

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Every time Firefox opened

== PRobably when I updated, not sure.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by 504plan 9 years ago