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Firefox craashes computer

Firefox crashes and restarts my computer all the time. What happens: Suddenly the screen just goes black and my PC boots up again. Like the power was cut for a second. W… (read more)

Firefox crashes and restarts my computer all the time.

What happens: Suddenly the screen just goes black and my PC boots up again. Like the power was cut for a second.

When does it happen: It started in the last quarter of last year. It happens randomly when firefox is open and multiple times a day! It does not matter whether there is heavy load on the system or just few pages are open and I'm not even doing anything. I think it has happened only once while gaming (but the firefox was open that time). And generally with heavy workloads (gaming/solidworks) the PC runs just fine. Since it started I have done two clean installs of Win 10, "refreshed" the firefox, tried disabling all extensions, disabled hardware acceleration. The crash still happens.

The crash: The windows event has two errors after reboot: Event ID 6008 and 41. The crash happens so suddenly, there are no crash logs when windows boots up. It seemed so odd that I started to suspect my PSU is broken. BUT THEN I used edge browser and my computer didn't crash for a WEEK.

I miss using firefox to sync my stuff between mac, android and windows without having to log into big corporation account. But since starting to use firefox again, the crashes are back just as before.

Any Ideas how to fix this?

Asked by toores 6 days ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 2 days ago

WidevineCdm plugin crashing

Hello, since the last automatic update of the Widevine Content Decryption Module (updated today, automatically) the plugin keeps crashing when I want to watch "TV" waipu… (read more)

Hello,


since the last automatic update of the Widevine Content Decryption Module (updated today, automatically) the plugin keeps crashing when I want to watch "TV" waipu.tv. I have already re-installed firefox etc, it just won't work.

I have submitted several crash reports, this is the latest: bp-7bc4b8a4-e59b-4f7e-a840-7c0720210422

See screenshot of "crashed"-notice below.

What can I do to fix this?

Asked by Kat 2 weeks ago

Last reply by reinaartdevos 4 days ago

Mint 19.3+Firefox 88 crashes in Yahoo

System locks-up when I go to Yahoo start page and try to scroll, though I'm able to get to email. This is the only site that crashes. Have to do a hard shutdown since HD … (read more)

System locks-up when I go to Yahoo start page and try to scroll, though I'm able to get to email. This is the only site that crashes. Have to do a hard shutdown since HD and cursor are frozen. This has been going on since last FF update, maybe even the one before. Plug-ins are uBlock Origin and Video DownloadHelper. Anyone else experience this?

Asked by ron.press 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 days ago

firefox files flagged by malwarebytes as a problem

Lately Malwarebytes is flagging firefox files for quarantine. I get messages like these daily now when I never saw any in the past many years of using Firefox and Malware… (read more)

Lately Malwarebytes is flagging firefox files for quarantine. I get messages like these daily now when I never saw any in the past many years of using Firefox and Malwarebytes.

PUP.Optional.DefaultSearch, C:\USERS\LNERE\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\BH0PRP7I.DEFAULT-RELEASE\PREFS.JS, No Action By User, 330, 932426, 1.0.39845, , ame, , 298C1EFCC1B7E44E4B7FEF6B0A790457, E4B41F7AB9BEE2D2A4FC8EB93718CC35F6F70DBCF08B84F65ED2E5C4A56A7BEB

PUP.Optional.DefaultSearch, C:\USERS\LNERE\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\BH0PRP7I.DEFAULT-RELEASE\PREFS.JS, No Action By User, 330, 932427, 1.0.39845, , ame, , 298C1EFCC1B7E44E4B7FEF6B0A790457, E4B41F7AB9BEE2D2A4FC8EB93718CC35F6F70DBCF08B84F65ED2E5C4A56A7BEB

Asked by lnerenbu 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Uploading files caused Firefox to stop responding and it never recovers

Anytime I try to upload a file (like a resume) to a website using the file upload dialogue, opening the file causes Firefox to completely stop responding. closing the dia… (read more)

Anytime I try to upload a file (like a resume) to a website using the file upload dialogue, opening the file causes Firefox to completely stop responding. closing the dialogue box at that point causes Firefox to close. If I wait it out, Firefox does not recover.

I have reset Firefox. I have cleared my startup cache. I have restarted my computer. The problem has persisted for weeks despite numerous attempts at fixing it.

I can't upload a screenshot for obvious reasons.

Asked by cmcatiemay 1 week ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 1 week ago

Why, there is no support for ' CSS Backdrop Filter' ?

Hello, I'm on the way to be a web developer. But, when it comes to add Glassmorphism effect, it seems like firefox doesn't support CSS property called "backdrop-filter". … (read more)

Hello, I'm on the way to be a web developer. But, when it comes to add Glassmorphism effect, it seems like firefox doesn't support CSS property called "backdrop-filter". Will there be any support for this in near future?

I'm using Firefox For Linux v88.0 (64-bit).

Asked by abir.sheikh.4044 1 week ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 week ago

Widevine CDM 4.10.2209.1 update April 21, 2021, crashes every time in Firefox 78 browser

The Widevine CDM 4.10.2209.1 plugin crashes every time in Firefox 78 browser. Was updated on April 21, 2021, maybe it's a bug? I'm not able to uninstall the plugin. Any h… (read more)

The Widevine CDM 4.10.2209.1 plugin crashes every time in Firefox 78 browser. Was updated on April 21, 2021, maybe it's a bug? I'm not able to uninstall the plugin. Any help would be appreciated, thank you!

Asked by drewmmm 2 weeks ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 1 week ago

Firefox is broken

After having installed the latest Firefox update Firefox starts but it does not react to any link inserted for display. If have tried all three help solutions provided bu… (read more)

After having installed the latest Firefox update Firefox starts but it does not react to any link inserted for display.

If have tried all three help solutions provided but it does not react, also a new installation changed nothing

The error message is: Starter process deactivated after error.

Could someone please help to make run it again

P.S. It was not possible to get the Troubleshooting information as I could not write this request on Firefox but had to use another browser

Asked by bluetenlicht 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

Firefox launching problems

Some time ago, firefox stopped launching. I tried everything. I refreshed, reinstalled, clean reinstalled, reset windows, deleted possibly interfering programs, and clean… (read more)

Some time ago, firefox stopped launching. I tried everything. I refreshed, reinstalled, clean reinstalled, reset windows, deleted possibly interfering programs, and clean reinstalled windows (that was for other problems). I am running windows 10 home build 10.0.19042 (currently the latest) on a omen HP laptop 15-dc0xxx. It is x64 bit device with a intel core i7 8 gen cpu and a nvidia 1050 ti mobile. It does not seem to be a hardware issue as a linux kernel that I have dual booting with windows 10 runs it like a champ.

    When launched the application load for a period of ~7 seconds and for a frame or two there is a small window with either nothing on it or a safe mode window that goes away after a frame. When the problems started I closed firefox and reopened it a small bit later and the problems above happened. Windows safe mode will run firefox. Opera has very similar problems if that helps any. Google chrome, microsoft edge, microsoft internet explorer are all unaffected.

Asked by seth.grissman 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

Firefox Browser shuts unepectedly and all settings are lost

Hello, since a few month the browser is shutting unexpectedly every couple of hours and all settings like starting page or prefered search engine are lost. There is no er… (read more)

Hello, since a few month the browser is shutting unexpectedly every couple of hours and all settings like starting page or prefered search engine are lost. There is no error message or error report. I'm using lates MAC OS and Firefox version (it happened also with the last couple of versions)

Asked by markusfeil 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

who decides these terrible ideas to change the basic way FF works?

Thanks to terrible, productivity-sucking changes in the basic functions of the FF browser, I have started using other browsers. First - FF updates far too frequently - al… (read more)

Thanks to terrible, productivity-sucking changes in the basic functions of the FF browser, I have started using other browsers. First - FF updates far too frequently - almost daily. No option to block update notifications. Never know if it's something trivial, an important security fix, or a major interface change. The 'what's new' page is always incomplete. 2nd - FF downloads software surreptiously through the sneaky "normandy" back door and inserts feature changes irregardlessly. Doesn't matter if you explicitly selected NO to enrolling in studies. Users can't get a straight answer on how to disable Normandy. Named after the Allied stealth invasion of Europe, it does the same thing to our computers. 3rd- FF caters to fringe techie desires with an onslaught of unwanted or unsuable additions that bloats the software, uses up CPU, or inserts intrusive attention-seeking diversions. I am forced to spend too much time after each update to investigate how to shut off unwanted surprises as well as unannounced alterations to my option settings. For example, if I press the mute button on my keyboard a very large media window pops up and takes over a sizeable chunk of my computer screen. It cannot be resized. It has no close button. Took hours to find out how to disable this. 4th-FF developers seem to expect users to have the newest computer equipment, huge display screens, and lot's of extra memory. If not, too bad. 5th - the recent puzzling, arrogant changes to the basic print function is evidence of that mindset. FF developers say they aren't going to let users revert to the normal "classic" small foot-print pulldown menu on the left side of the screen to preview, set up headers, etc. Too bad if the open window is too narrow to view this new intrusive, real estate consuming right hand display. Too bad that you can no longer simply seamlessly interact and accomplish the task. Too bad that the FF developers think they know better than you that you should change the way you work. 6th Reader view is an obscure feature. I do not want to be forced to use it. I do my best to strip out or ignore the overwhelming number of pictographs competing for my attention, 7th - I can no longer see URLs in the address bar. You've truncated them. I am forced to cut and paste them into a text editor to see them in their entirety. 8th - Firefox hangs video streaming sites like peacocktv.com. Windows Taskmanager shows that FF forces CPU and hard drive usage to 100%. 9th -There is no mechanism to escape, break, or interrupt FF's failed video stream. How sad that Microsoft's obnoxious Edge browser is better at video streaming. It uses far less system resources on the same video streaming site. AND doesn't hang the OS. It's likely FF's new unwanted capability to launch multiple picture in pictures - which I don't use - hogs resources. 10th- How about beta testing using 'normal' non-super techie /gamer users? 11th -FF disabled user Feedback. I stopped updating Firefox. Not trustworthy.

Asked by plew29881 1 month ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 1 week ago

Firefox not rendering Draftkings Lineups page correctly...

Please go to https://au.draftkings.com/lineup You can see that Google Chrome v90.0.4430.85 (64-bit) loads it correctly. Firefox v88 (64-bit) does NOT load the page correc… (read more)

Please go to https://au.draftkings.com/lineup

You can see that Google Chrome v90.0.4430.85 (64-bit) loads it correctly.

Firefox v88 (64-bit) does NOT load the page correctly.

Please refer to attached images for more information.

Could others please comment if they get the same issue or not?

How can I solve the issue?

Thanks all....

Asked by da4ig 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

WidevineCdm Crash

When I try to use a platform like Netflix i get repeated error messages that WidevineCdm has crashed. This happens also in other browsers. I am not very tech savvy, but I… (read more)

When I try to use a platform like Netflix i get repeated error messages that WidevineCdm has crashed. This happens also in other browsers. I am not very tech savvy, but I've tried all the solutions I was able to understand on here and through Google, but nothing seems to fix the problem. Can any one advise?

Not sure if this helps, but here is one of the many crash reports I've sent: https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/75e61622-4282-4a83-b86e-9861a0210422

Asked by jennifer.juba 2 weeks ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 1 week ago

When uploading huge files, does FF timeout and try to resend?

I'm seeing some weird behavior in FF. I have an HTML page that allows the user to click on a link to trigger a file upload to a remote server. The file being uploaded is … (read more)

I'm seeing some weird behavior in FF.

I have an HTML page that allows the user to click on a link to trigger a file upload to a remote server. The file being uploaded is usually > 2GB and takes a LONG time to upload (sometimes > 1.5hrs due to slow link to remote server).

What we see is the remote server ends up with multiple corrupted versions of the same file.

Could it be that FF is silently timing out waiting for a HTTP response and then retrying to upload the file? I can't think of any other explanation for the multiple files, since the user only clicks once on the hyperlink.

Thank you, Dan

Asked by musca999 2 weeks ago

Last reply by HenricuzHotmail 2 weeks ago

Tabs, browser crashing and occasionally computer bluescreening

My tabs are frequently crashing and some strange behaviors occur with firefox after these crashes (adblock failing to work until browser restart, browser going blank for … (read more)

My tabs are frequently crashing and some strange behaviors occur with firefox after these crashes (adblock failing to work until browser restart, browser going blank for a split second). My browser also occasionally crashes, and even more infrequently my entire computer will crash which usually happens after series of tabs crashing in a row. It may be a ram issue but I have no problems with any other programs on my computer so I doubt that.

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Asked by bobalbertisntmyrealname 2 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

Firefox is being updated by another instance

All the family use my PC with their own user accounts. Frequently Firefox goes slow and whenever I check 'About Firefox' I see 'Firefox is being updated by another insta… (read more)

All the family use my PC with their own user accounts. Frequently Firefox goes slow and whenever I check 'About Firefox' I see 'Firefox is being updated by another instance'. This means that I have to log off all other users and then let my Firefox run an update check which, of course, normally just comes back with 'up to date'.

The problems are normally evidenced by Firefox just being very slow and/or only showing parts of the page and those parts changing as and when the page is scrolled.

This is a real problem with Firefox and makes it very unpopular with my family due to its unreliability.

Could not Firefox be set to only do an update check when it can actually complete the check and/or update.

Any advice appreciated.,

thanks,

Rob

Asked by buy 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Firefox crashes because low free left RAM!

I have many tabs like 200-300. Firefox crashed today. I also have 4GB page file on top of that. Strange! After I restarted Firefox it was using only 6.8GB RAM. Perhaps me… (read more)

I have many tabs like 200-300. Firefox crashed today. I also have 4GB page file on top of that. Strange! After I restarted Firefox it was using only 6.8GB RAM. Perhaps memory leak. BTW if I have browser.cache.disk.enable set to false. Is page file still used?

Thanks for help.

Asked by empleat 1 month ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 3 weeks ago

HIgh memory usage seems to continually increase!

I realise that Firefox uses up a lot of Memory (particularly as it tries to run each Tab separately). However, my Firefox seems to keep increasing its usage! I can start … (read more)

I realise that Firefox uses up a lot of Memory (particularly as it tries to run each Tab separately). However, my Firefox seems to keep increasing its usage!

I can start with a number of Tabs open & (after refreshing each Tab - to ensure it is "lice" & "active") I will get (according to Windows Task Manager) about 1,300MB in use.

Without opening up any more Tabs & without trying to run any Web-Based Videos, over a period of a few hours it will increase & increase & increase - perhaps getting up to 4,000MB!

I've cross checked with "about:performance" (to open FF's own Task Manager), to show the individual Tab usage, & that NEVER totals up to anywhere near the figures shown by the Windows Task Manager!!

Obviously, my FF is fully up to date!

Any comments!

Asked by John-B 5 months ago

Last reply by oidldb 3 weeks ago

Firefox support site (this site) does not autosave or protect writing

I had a different issue I came here for, but I discovered a very serious bug while I was writing my question, so I want to make sure this gets addressed first. After writ… (read more)

I had a different issue I came here for, but I discovered a very serious bug while I was writing my question, so I want to make sure this gets addressed first.

After writing my question, I clicked the "share data" button below. I got a message "We can't automatically get your browser's troubleshooting data, please try these manual steps. " Without thinking, I clicked the link to the "manual steps." Unfortunately, instead of opening a new tab, which would be the expected behavior, clicking the link took me off the get help form page (the page I'm on as I write this). What's worse, when I used the back button to return to the previous page, everything I'd written was gone. Obviously, the expected behavior would be to not take the user off the page in the first place, but if for some reason it did, to autosave the writing so it can be restored when the user returns.

This kind of bug used to be a lot more common in the early days, when I first started using the web, 25 years ago. I used to have a boilerplate describing the problem because I was sending reports of the bug so frequently. I've only encountered it twice, to my recollection, in the last 5 years. Firefox's website would have been one of the last places I'd ever expect to find a bug this glaring and elementary.

Thanks!

Asked by MorelliNet Global Firefox Sync 3 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 weeks ago