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Firefox 119.0 on Ubuntu 22.04 has started to freeze which requires killing all Firefox processes

My apologies if I am being a numpty, but I have been using Firefox for many years without issue, and recently (possibly after an update, but I cannot be certain), it has … (read more)

My apologies if I am being a numpty, but I have been using Firefox for many years without issue, and recently (possibly after an update, but I cannot be certain), it has started to randomly freeze. I am running Ubuntu 22.04, and Firefox 119.0. I have demonstrated to myself that if I open a web page with links (but not always), and click on the link, I may still scroll up and down the page, but the mouse cursor never seemed to recognise the hotlink, and doesn't jump to it. The links will work on Chromium. I initially tried resetting the browser, thereby losing all my open pages, but that didn't work. That also removed all extensions ("all" two of them) and that didn't work. Firefox is now pretty much unusable. Any help to resolve this would be appreciated, as I cannot find any solutions online, and it seems I am not alone with this issue! Many thanks,

Asked by trevortmanson 3 weeks ago

Last reply by trevortmanson 4 days ago

Move to Firefox ESR (Windows 7)

I currently have a Windows 7 PC with Firefox version 112.0.2 and normally use the EXE files from Mozilla's FTP site (ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases) to upgrade Fire… (read more)

I currently have a Windows 7 PC with Firefox version 112.0.2 and normally use the EXE files from Mozilla's FTP site (ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases) to upgrade Firefox.

With Mozilla's decision to move Windows 7 users on to the ESR branch of Firefox I was looking for the best way to install the ESR version using EXE/MSI files. In this regard I have the following questions:

1) Is it best to first install the standard Firefox 115.0.3 EXE (last standard Firefox for Windows 7 users) and then the 115.1.0 EXE (first Windows 7 ESR Firefox)?

2) Would doing the above method cause any conflictions?

3) I read a while ago that the ESR version is a separate install that can run in parallel to the standard version, if this is true would it be ok to uninstall the standard version after the ESR install to not leave vulnerable versions on the system?

4) As the latest ESR version is 115.5.0, if the above method is ok. After installing the standard 115.0.3 should I still install 115.1.0 ESR or move straight to 115.5.0 ESR?

5) When moved onto the ESR branch can you jump versions or do the updates have to be installed in order?

Asked by ffx_user 2 days ago

Random extreme keyboard & typing lag

Yo, Linux sysadmin here and been using Firefox forever.  Surprisingly I have this ancient 12 year old System76 laptop that I use for nearly everything (got a newer Lenovo… (read more)

Yo, Linux sysadmin here and been using Firefox forever.  Surprisingly I have this ancient 12 year old System76 laptop that I use for nearly everything (got a newer Lenovo that I been meaning to switch to but no time).

Using Debian 12/13 with Gnome 43.6/X11.  Can't quite figure out this issue though.  Besides being a sysadmin, can have other side jobs/projects going on as well, so can have 5-10 windows open in different workspaces, sometimes with hundreds of tabs all together (big fan of the Auto Tab Discard add-on and about:memory Minimize Memory Usage to keep performance up and resource usage low).

Been noticing this issue for the last few versions where suddenly, after random amount of Firefox uptime (can be after days of perfect performance) my keyboard input aka typing gets extremely laggy, like 30 seconds behind for all keystrokes, except: Ctrl-F instantly brings up the Find in Page bar, and Ctrl-C instantly copies to clipboard.  Ctrl-V, however, 30 seconds lag, Ctrl-A also....  Mouse is fine though and can right-click and paste instantly or use other menu options.  Happens anywhere in Firefox too: in address bar, in the find text box, in the preferences, in my saved passwords, haven't found a place with no lag.

Have searched around for some hours now and only found suggestions to disable accessibility service, but accessibility service has already been disabled for a while now.  Everything else in my Gnome desktop session is running fine.  Restarting Firefox temporarily solves the issue but is highly annoying and interruptive with as much as I have going on sometimes.  Due to timing randomness, starting Firefox without certain add-ons is impossible as I can't spend days at a time without any of them.  Just have to open a text editor and type what I need to in there, then paste with mouse, until I can find a good stopping place to restart Firefox.

Have included most of the info from about:support in the Troubleshooting Information.  Spent quite a bit of time looking at all my modified preferences, nothing popped out but if there's something you think I could include to help, let me know. Thanks

Asked by taka 4 days ago