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This isn't a question, it's a statement. I have figured out how to cause Firefox to lock up at will.

It has to do with having multiple tabs open and going to a specific web site. If anybody cares (nobody has yet) you can contact me for details. If not, that's OK too, I'm… (read more)

It has to do with having multiple tabs open and going to a specific web site. If anybody cares (nobody has yet) you can contact me for details. If not, that's OK too, I'm switching to Chrome.

Asked by sgpettis 5 years ago

Last reply by John99 5 years ago

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Firefox v34.05 on Desktop (Windows 7) "Not Responding" after "resuming Windows" - takes 2-3 minutes (or more) to be able to click ANYWHERE or do ANYTHING. Why??

BRAND NEW COMPUTER. Asus M32AD, i5m 8GB, 1T, Windows 7 factory-installed. I have current version of FF 34.05. When I come back to my desktop after the screen has gone … (read more)

BRAND NEW COMPUTER. Asus M32AD, i5m 8GB, 1T, Windows 7 factory-installed. I have current version of FF 34.05. When I come back to my desktop after the screen has gone black, and I click the mouse to get that "Resuming Windows" screen, if I have left any FF windows open, the computer is essentially dead in the water for up to several minutes - FF will do nothing: no new windows, no closing old windows, no clicking on a tab, no ability to get a cursor in a field -- and if I try ANYTHING, I get the swirly cursor and "(Not Responding") appears in the title bar. This goes on for no fewer than 2 minutes or so, and as long as 3, 4 or even 5 minutes. It takes longer for the computer to become usable coming out of Resume than it does when I first start the darn thing up. Old threads address this issue on versions of FF as far back as 21, 22, 23, but I haven't seen any that address it in the newest versions of FF. Is it hopeless? (p.s. I'm really not terribly tech savvy, so use small words LOL)

Asked by elprofesor2112 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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My speed test in firefox is 4.5 mbps chrome runs at 36.5 mbps I hate to use chrome but can't understand why firefox is so slow?

Long time Firefox user 8:00 am worked fine 10:00 am slow to load,speeds down from 22.5 mbps to 3.5-4.3 mbps checked for virus none found. Refreshed firefox no change did… (read more)

Long time Firefox user 8:00 am worked fine 10:00 am slow to load,speeds down from 22.5 mbps to 3.5-4.3 mbps checked for virus none found. Refreshed firefox no change did speed test using chrome 22.7 mbps back to fire fox 3.9-4.1 mbps don't know what to do other start using chrome which I don't like. HELP

Asked by Doc0717 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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After updating, Firefox hangs and doesn't respond upon opening.

After updating Firefox in the most recent update it hangs upon opening. I would try the other fixes for hanging but Firefox is unresponsive and I can't access anything wi… (read more)

After updating Firefox in the most recent update it hangs upon opening. I would try the other fixes for hanging but Firefox is unresponsive and I can't access anything within it to fix it.

Asked by antoinethegreat 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Unresponsive firefox. Won't close so I can't uninstall it. Unable to shutdown or restart computer because it will not close and is completely unresponsive. Help

I used to stand by firefox; now I've been forced to use Google Chrome; which is insanely xxxxxx compared to Firefox (That is, when Firefox ISN'T A xxxxxxx UNRESPONSIVE BL… (read more)

I used to stand by firefox; now I've been forced to use Google Chrome; which is insanely xxxxxx compared to Firefox (That is, when Firefox ISN'T A xxxxxxx UNRESPONSIVE BLACKHOLE THAT RUINS MY BRAND NEW COMPUTER).

Thank you

and sorry for the profanity but xxxx mozilla

Asked by sam.salinas 6 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 years ago

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can,t shutdown ff 34.05 on all of my 3 pc's. tried all options. problem remains.

After an update of FF, all of my 3 computers have the same bug. I can't shut down FF. Remains working in the background. The internet is full of the same complaint. Only … (read more)

After an update of FF, all of my 3 computers have the same bug. I can't shut down FF. Remains working in the background. The internet is full of the same complaint. Only way to close ff is through proces elimination. Tried all of the options given by Mozilla and users like remove parent.lock or re-initializing etc. etc. Nothing works. Should reinstall an older version or move to Chrome? Hope some wizzard can let me see the light. Frank Amsterdam

Asked by xerollo 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Why does firefox not allow me to click anywhere but the minimize or close out buttons but does not show not responding? this happens at various times.

I can go to say facebook or google or to check my email weather it's on my desktop computer or my laptop and firefox will freeze up. after it does i can't click on anythi… (read more)

I can go to say facebook or google or to check my email weather it's on my desktop computer or my laptop and firefox will freeze up. after it does i can't click on anything and i do not get the not responding message at the top of the screen. my father has the same problem on his computer. all 3 computers are different builds.

Asked by tmbstne284 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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Unable to delete and reinstall Firefox. Continues to hang on startup.

I have a Mac running OS X 10.9.5. Firefox began to hang on start up. After going through all the troubleshooting solutions suggested I attempted to delete and reinstall. … (read more)

I have a Mac running OS X 10.9.5. Firefox began to hang on start up. After going through all the troubleshooting solutions suggested I attempted to delete and reinstall. Problem continues. When I checked the Trash basket after deleting Firefox the icon does not appear. The only software loaded around the time of Firefox beginning to hang was perhapss Skype. My laptop running OS X 10 10.10.2 is able to run Firefox fine. It is not enabled for Skype. Could there be issues with Skype?

Asked by ryanVT 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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When I try to start Waterfox, Firefox loads anyway. I have them both and want to use Waterfox when I don't need my Norton Toolbar. How do I make it work?

I suppose I need two profiles, one for Firefox, one for Waterfox. What is the best way to accomplish this without creating a mess. I have installed both, and want to b… (read more)

I suppose I need two profiles, one for Firefox, one for Waterfox. What is the best way to accomplish this without creating a mess. I have installed both, and want to be able to use both, simultaneously if possible.

I did find the article on Using the profile manager to create.... at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles

but it's not enough to move forward confidently. Right now, the default seems to be firefox. attempts to load waterfox load firefox.

Thank you. BTW, I have all my plugins on "Ask first". Incredible change in speed, and no more 'hang's' and crashes.

Asked by Tom 6 years ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 6 years ago

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Flash animation doesn't display on firefox

I have three flash banners embedded with swfobject in a javascript slider (jquery bxslider plugin). Each banner has three ActionScript ExternalInterfaces: calling resta… (read more)

I have three flash banners embedded with swfobject in a javascript slider (jquery bxslider plugin). Each banner has three ActionScript ExternalInterfaces:

  • calling restartBanner() from JavaScript restarts the animation so that I can restart it whenever the slide is selected
  • calling stopFlash() stops the animation
  • on the last frame of each banner, bannedEnd() is called so that I know when to proceed to the next banner

Everything seems to be working correctly in Safari and Chrome, but in Firefox the last (third) banner doesn't seem to start playing. The weird thing is that even though you can't see the animation (it simply displays the first frame), at some point bannerEnd() is called, so internally the flash animation is working.

At first I thought it's because the container with the banner is not visible and tried modifying the slide's DOM in hope of triggering a re-render and forcing the browser to start the animation (as seen in onSlideAfter method), but that didn't help. I don't have much experience with flash and couldn't find any relevant solutions or similar problems online, so I don't really know where to look.

It's also not the issue of the one particular banner - if you change the order, the problem persists with the last (third) banner.

I isolated the code from the rest of the page and it can be seen here: https://pang.fraktal.ee/~stepan/flash_banner_issue/

As I said, the issue seems to only be with the Firefox browser, so it seemed appropriate to seek help here.

Asked by Stalaryn 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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Firefox slow, can't type it right , strange print at top of Firefox page

I been having problems with Firefox not working right it makes it impossible to type, it's very slow , strange dark print at the top of the page resembles Asian language… (read more)

I been having problems with Firefox not working right it makes it impossible to type, it's very slow , strange dark print at the top of the page resembles Asian language i have factory reset my computer i got McAfee security on my computer i am running Windows 7 64 bit laptop , just this morning appears firefox reset itself without me doing it .

Asked by Cybertoothtiger 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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After watching Netflix for 1 minutes computer screen goes white.

After watching Netflix for a last 30 seconds to a minute my whole computer screen goes white and then restarts itself and asks me to type in my password. After that scree… (read more)

After watching Netflix for a last 30 seconds to a minute my whole computer screen goes white and then restarts itself and asks me to type in my password. After that screen my icon and name are on the screen with a bar below it which looks like its trying to load or update possibly. After this screen my computer goes back to the desktop like normal. This only happens when i use Firefox (38.0.1). I have tried watching Netflix in Safari and it works just fine there. Its weird that this is effecting my whole computer.

Asked by bjennings 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Firefox is slowing down tremendously. How do I fix it?

I am currently have trouble with Firefox slowing down, idling and or not able to connect to the page that I am clicking to. I have done virus scans on my computer to make… (read more)

I am currently have trouble with Firefox slowing down, idling and or not able to connect to the page that I am clicking to. I have done virus scans on my computer to make sure that there isn't any Malware or Spyware. What do I need to do in order for Firefox to connect to pages and to run quickly?

Thank you!

Asked by etphonehome 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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I keep getting a "firefox not responding error" when accessing certain websites.

On certain websites I try to access I will get a "firefox not responding error" message. I am able to access these websites on internet explorer and google chrome. I have… (read more)

On certain websites I try to access I will get a "firefox not responding error" message. I am able to access these websites on internet explorer and google chrome. I have tried a variety of possible fixes but nothing has solved the problem. I am eventually able to get on these sites but after waiting a long time. One of these sites is important for me to access quickly. Please help.

Asked by skpaul77 4 years ago

Last reply by LostGod 4 years ago

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FF not responding on every computer with Windows 10

ever since I have upgraded to Win10, all the laptops/PCs of my family are unable to run FF properly. on each page the browser stalls freezing the pagemakiog it impossible… (read more)

ever since I have upgraded to Win10, all the laptops/PCs of my family are unable to run FF properly. on each page the browser stalls freezing the pagemakiog it impossible to use. pls help me. the idea of going back to IE depresses me but don't see any other option if things don't start working again thanks

Asked by loukaa 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago