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Computer hangs while typing in Firefox

I have a new HP Intel Core2duo computer that has 4 gigs of ram with Windows 7 64bit and the video card reads Quatro 1500FX. While typing anywhere on the net (search bars,… (read more)

I have a new HP Intel Core2duo computer that has 4 gigs of ram with Windows 7 64bit and the video card reads Quatro 1500FX. While typing anywhere on the net (search bars, forms, logins, emails...etc) it will hang for a minute or two and then slowly add each letter that was typed. This causes the screen to freeze until it's done. It's incredibly annoying. It looks like it only happens in Firefox, I've reset Firefox but it hasn't helped. I tested in IE and it seems fine. I prefer using Firefox though. No malware or viruses found either as my computer is still new. Doesn't happen offline at all, I usually have to write in notepad first and copy & paste into whatever I'm doing online to avoid the problem. This happened on my other computer too, exact same machine except that one has 7 gigs of ram but when I deleted an add-on and reinstalled it, it seemed to do the trick. Things I've already tried for this computer are...

-Complete system scan for adware and malware -Resetting Firefox -Uninstalling Firefox and re-installing -Clearing cache and cookies -Un-checking "use hardware acceleration" in the options menu -Disabling all add-ons and plugins

I know it's a Firefox issue because every other browser works just fine. I've posed on numerous forums and no one knows what to do about it. Any help/suggestions would be highly appreciated, thanks.

Asked by mack56 7 years ago

Last reply by mack56 7 years ago

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Mozilla.org causes hang on restart w/ restore

Got one message saying something about the server connection being broken during the page loading. Then I force quite FF and tried again, and got a runaway script popup … (read more)

Got one message saying something about the server connection being broken during the page loading. Then I force quite FF and tried again, and got a runaway script popup box -- but the buttons were non-functional so I could not stop the stupid script. Had to vorce quite again.

firefox is proving to be a real piece of shit software.

Asked by VerizonSucks 7 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 years ago

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What is going on, Firefox is crashing, Freezing, and now using all my ram.

First thing, why is there no "register button" on the forums, tell your UI guys this IS confusing, not might be confusing, you have to go through this question submission… (read more)

First thing, why is there no "register button" on the forums, tell your UI guys this IS confusing, not might be confusing, you have to go through this question submission to register at the forums. Been on the Web since I started hosting a BBS in 1988, I should not be confused. I should be browsing the forums right now looking for the right thread to get some help in. Wonder where this will be posted? I don't know, because this is confusing.

As I'm typing this my characters are freezing ever 15 seconds or so. Is there something wrong with the current build? I've had crashing and "not responding" problems for the last month and a half. Have removed all plugins and Add-ons (not cool at all) and then re-installed, twice if you include today. You see, since the last update, which I thought might be a bug fix, Firefox is now using most all of my ram, usually about 3.2 GB of it, no matter if there is 4 tabs or 15 (which I would NORMALLY have in my browsing, so I no there was a point where Firefox had no problem with this). That sounds like a memory leak to me. My question is: Is there something wrong with Firefox right now? Seccurity Essentials and MBAM both say I"m virus and malware free, which would make 4 years of being virus and malware free, I make an effort to browse smart, so I'm pretty sure that's not it. I'm attaching a link to a Screenshot I put in my dropbox of the threads tabs of Process Explorer, what are all these threads? Why is firefox running all these Threads at once. Is this normal? I cannot use Firefox right now, is there something wrong on my end or your end?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8jtofcfn0wfybor/FFThreadsOpen.JPG?dl=0

Thank you, Adam.

Asked by Spladam 6 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 years ago

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Firefox load-time steadily increasing. No change of Add-ons

Hi to all readers ! I have been running Firefox as my browser on a Linux PC system for many years. I do a lot of web searching for scientific information, so I have many … (read more)

Hi to all readers ! I have been running Firefox as my browser on a Linux PC system for many years. I do a lot of web searching for scientific information, so I have many Add-ons installed. Over the years, the boot-up time has steadily increased to around 25 secs so, about a month ago, I systematically tested the Add-ons to find which was slowing things down and discovered that AdBlock Edge was the culprit. I replaced this with plain AdBlock and my boot-up time dropped to about 4 secs --- which was fine. However, over the past week or two it has begun to creep up again even though nothing in the configuration has changed. I am running Firefox Ver:36.0.1. for Linux Mint Ver 17 ("Qiana") on a Dell GX-520 tower with 2 GB of memory. Firefox is the only app running on this machine. All the up-dates for "Mint" have been installed. Boot-up time is now averaging about 11 secs with variations between 7-13 secs. Can anyone please explain why the boot time varies when nothing on the system has been changed and why it is apparently increasing from an average of 4 secs. Many thanks and best regards to all readers -

Asked by hatrack 6 years ago

Last reply by hatrack 6 years ago

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Firefox hangs. Doesn't give a clean crash. Doesn't give report. Cannot restart. Removed completely (even Mozilla Maintenance) and re-installed: same problem.

Firefox has been my browser of choice for about 6 years. On 3/16 /15 it stopped working. I tried all of the suggestions. I then completely uninstalled Firefox and Mozill… (read more)

Firefox has been my browser of choice for about 6 years. On 3/16 /15 it stopped working. I tried all of the suggestions. I then completely uninstalled Firefox and Mozilla Maintenance. I restarted and checked my disks and memory. All other browsers: IE, Safari, Chrome & Opera work fine. I installed from Firefox Setup 36.0.3.exe this morning. Same problem. Works for about 5 minutes and then hangs.

Firefox hangs. Doesn't give a clean crash. Doesn't give report. Cannot restart. Removed completely (even Mozilla Maintenance) and re-installed: same problem.

What can I do?

Asked by iskeen 6 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 years ago

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Pages slow to load, "busy" icon constantly spins even when page loaded.

This is a new PC, running Win7, with a fresh install of FF39.0 - pages are very slow to load, and sometimes need to be refreshed in order to load. Even when they appear t… (read more)

This is a new PC, running Win7, with a fresh install of FF39.0 - pages are very slow to load, and sometimes need to be refreshed in order to load. Even when they appear to have loaded, the "busy" icon in the tab title keeps spinning. Sometimes the icon stops spinning after a few minutes, other times it never stops spinning.

I have had to go back to using Internet Explorer (after more than 7 years using FF) because of this problem.

Asked by Madscanner 6 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 years ago

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firefox video update window will not cease. how do i cancel erase or ignore

every time i enter firefox and click on a window the update window pops up and will not go away. tried accepting and rejecting the update. cannot access any bookmark. thi… (read more)

every time i enter firefox and click on a window the update window pops up and will not go away. tried accepting and rejecting the update. cannot access any bookmark. this is quite absurd

Asked by nomozfan 6 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 years ago

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Why does Firefox fail to load pages correctly? No problems with Chromium.

It is getting to where FF doesn't load most pages correctly or at all, with or without plugins installed, and regardless of whether the cache is cleared or not. FF is ex… (read more)

It is getting to where FF doesn't load most pages correctly or at all, with or without plugins installed, and regardless of whether the cache is cleared or not. FF is extremely slow too, even after a fresh install. FF is also not sandboxed. I have no such problems with Chromium.

Tech folks are telling me FF is dying. I was hoping FF would beat Google because I hate Google. I'm finding myself using Chromium most of the time and I hate how its preferences and plugins are limited compared to FF and it doesn't load the home page I specify, instead loading a useless mess of preset links I don't approve. But I have to say I'm at the point of ditching FF completely, which is a disgusting feeling of defeat because now it seems Google dominates the PC browser and it's not even customization-rich and I don't even get to assign my home page to the home button.

If I had to give FF a grade, it would be F. It's like an old car that only goes 25mph and only drives on a rapidly decreasing number of roads where upon the instrumentation fails to light up or the engine might stop altogether. What kind of legacy is this? I'm tired of google maps not displaying correctly. Missing fields, maps, buttons, and graphics all the time. What's the deal? FF used to be great but now it's useless to me; I don't understand why it's still around. Are there plans to redo FF to address all these issues?

If pages would just load correctly I'd even tolerate slower program loading. Sandboxing would be a huge plus and I don't think it's that difficult to achieve. Much has been done to beautify the FF gui while its basic ability to display pages properly and securely is heavily neglected. May I ask where this is going? Give me reasons to stick with FF... Isn't FF worth fixing up?

Thanks, A user concerned about browser monopolies and diminished ability to browse the web productively and in alignment with my computing needs.

FF 40.0.3 for Linux / Ubuntu 13.04

Asked by linx255 6 years ago

Last reply by alan_r 6 years ago

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Crash reports not showing up - crashes often

Firefox has been crashing about every 20-30 minutes. It freezes and I eventually have to kill it, but no crash report messages pop up. I tried "about:crashes", but nothi… (read more)

Firefox has been crashing about every 20-30 minutes. It freezes and I eventually have to kill it, but no crash report messages pop up. I tried "about:crashes", but nothing was there. I am using Windows 8.1, freshly installed on a new PC with very minimal programs. I would really like to continue using your Browser. Thanks for the help.

Asked by moonfaze 6 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Why is FF lagging like hell on some full screen video players?

Full screen mode on this website: http://www.azubu.tv/gameshow_d2en is like image scrolling, lags like hell. I can't fucking watch a video at all in full screen. I'm usin… (read more)

Full screen mode on this website: http://www.azubu.tv/gameshow_d2en is like image scrolling, lags like hell. I can't fucking watch a video at all in full screen.

I'm using win 10 64bit, with Intel i3330 cup with the IGP, 4gb DDR3 ram

Asked by SlickR 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Why do I have to refresh firefox everytime I close the firefox browser.

Beginning this week, Nov 8/9, 2015 performance with Firefox is incredibly slow. Refreshing will fix it, but I have to refresh every time I reopen the browser. Is this … (read more)

Beginning this week, Nov 8/9, 2015 performance with Firefox is incredibly slow. Refreshing will fix it, but I have to refresh every time I reopen the browser. Is this related to the version update to 42.0? Is there a permanent fix?

Thanks

Asked by sdpratt 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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My brand new Dell laptop with Windows 10 is slow with Firefox but not Microsoft Edge

I just got this laptop delivered today. I've tried downloading all my programs I need using Firefox but it takes about 10 mins for any website page to load. I thought tha… (read more)

I just got this laptop delivered today. I've tried downloading all my programs I need using Firefox but it takes about 10 mins for any website page to load. I thought that it might be the internet connection (hotspot from my phone), but as soon as I started using Microsoft Edge, it worked perfectly fine. I would still like to use Firefox, but if there isn't a solution, I'll be forced to revert to using Egde.

Asked by telletelle 5 years ago

Last reply by telletelle 5 years ago

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newest update kills FF... tried everything downloaded old version and it works fine... your ball

Firefox 49.0.1 update seems to load, shows brief busy icon .. shows loaded in files, shows as running in task mgr. Removing and reloading does nothing even with shutdown … (read more)

Firefox 49.0.1 update seems to load, shows brief busy icon .. shows loaded in files, shows as running in task mgr. Removing and reloading does nothing even with shutdown between... safe mode, administrator run... nothing. Reloaded old 48 ran without a pause.

Hints

Asked by blackcrow8 5 years ago

Last reply by assistance-multi 5 years ago

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In Firefox 55 (2017) does it still make sense to move the cache to RAM?

I refer to the classic case where I have an SSD and don't want to "consume" it by watching endless videos on YouTube (and/or other sites) that are being buffered to the d… (read more)

I refer to the classic case where I have an SSD and don't want to "consume" it by watching endless videos on YouTube (and/or other sites) that are being buffered to the disk. Or does the buffering of such videos occur in RAM by default in Firefox?

I also want to speed up Firefox at the maximum.

What are the downsides of having the entire cache in RAM and, if none, why isn't the default instalation with no cache at all on the disk (browser.cache.disk.enable = false) ?

What is the best configuration of Firefox (regarding cache) on a laptop with the an SSD and 4 GB of RAM?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by PopStarWannabe 4 years ago

Last reply by user633449 4 years ago

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Firfox running slow

Firefox slow after last update as title shows, i have issue with fire fox almost grinding my pc to a halt seems to have hapened after last update. Enclosed is a screen sh… (read more)

Firefox slow after last update as title shows, i have issue with fire fox almost grinding my pc to a halt seems to have hapened after last update. Enclosed is a screen shot of "Task manager" showing "6" instances of FF running at the same time yet with only one window open. I also use the micro soft widget that shows the cpu and memory usage as as i type cpu is showing10% and memory 63% tried other browsers and all is good (except i dont like em) Since taking the screen shot earlier i have removed firefox and reinstalled it and its still the same.

Mike

Asked by Mike1200GSa 3 years ago

Last reply by Mike1200GSa 3 years ago