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Firefox very slow to close (2 - 4 minutes).

I have used Firefox for Mac for several years. I have always had my pref set to "Clear History when Firefox closes" Up until version 32, Firefox would close in a few se… (read more)

I have used Firefox for Mac for several years. I have always had my pref set to "Clear History when Firefox closes" Up until version 32, Firefox would close in a few seconds. Now it takes 2 - 4 minutes to close. I have to quit Firefox separately before choosing "Shut Down", otherwise the shut down is stopped.

I have read articles here that suggest that unchecking the preference for clearing history is a "solution". Giving up the automatic clearing of history may solve this problem, but now there is a new problem. Do I need to manually clear history every time before quitting Firefox? That is not a true solution.

In my case, why did this problem start with v. 32?

Asked by Joe_Heller 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Certain embedded YouTube Videos won't play in FireFox 23

I have YouTube videos embedded on my website and some of them will play and some will not. This happens on both PC and MAC so is not OS specific and all the embedding cod… (read more)

I have YouTube videos embedded on my website and some of them will play and some will not. This happens on both PC and MAC so is not OS specific and all the embedding coding on the website is the same. When I first embedded the videos they all worked, now only certain ones play. The ones that will not play have a black screen and audio only plays.

Asked by lajollacreative 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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Firefox 24 and 25-b always hangs when starting up on mac Osx 10.8.5 despite trying everything suggested on support pages. Reverting to firefox 22 works. Help?

I have tried everything on support yet it keeps crashing. My macbook pro has the same software (10.8.5) yet firefox 25.0 works like a dream. My desk top is part of an off… (read more)

I have tried everything on support yet it keeps crashing. My macbook pro has the same software (10.8.5) yet firefox 25.0 works like a dream. My desk top is part of an office network with 10.8 server.

Question title edited by moderator to change "keeps crashing" to "always hangs", since Firefox isn't crashing - it's not responding. aw

Asked by SamK 6 years ago

Last reply by Xavier Kreiss 6 years ago

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"Reload" has disappeared from "View" dropdown in navbar. How can I get it back?

In Firefox navbar at top of screen, when I click on "View" I no longer see "Reload page" as an option. I don't see any reload icon either. This just started happening tod… (read more)

In Firefox navbar at top of screen, when I click on "View" I no longer see "Reload page" as an option. I don't see any reload icon either. This just started happening today. I restarted Firefox, then restarted computer, but "Reload" is still gone from "View" dropdown. Is there some magic trick I've missed? Thanks.

Asked by Toni126 6 years ago

Last reply by oldtymeffuser 6 years ago

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bookmarks dropdown menu disappeared

I have a row of icons visible that are in my bookmarks toolbar. And this row "used" to have a drop-down arrow for the bookmarks toolbar and another for all my other bookm… (read more)

I have a row of icons visible that are in my bookmarks toolbar. And this row "used" to have a drop-down arrow for the bookmarks toolbar and another for all my other bookmarks. As of this morning, the arrow for the bookmarks has disappeared.

How do I get it back?

Asked by cmoore 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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Constant crashing on Mac OSX

Hi, My firefox is crashing a lot over 12 times this month. I have no idea why. It just slows to a complete stop and shows the beachball. MAC OSX. Also I get alot of flas… (read more)

Hi,

My firefox is crashing a lot over 12 times this month. I have no idea why. It just slows to a complete stop and shows the beachball. MAC OSX.

Also I get alot of flash crashes I have updated and followed the instructions for that and no luck as of yet. Below is the info of my last 7 crashes. Please help thank you.

Report ID                                 Date Submitted
bp-4bebfd35-f575-4387-972d-199f62130912 12/09/2013 03:07 
bp-48039fce-6e10-482a-9ef0-c3c9c2130912 12/09/2013 03:01 
96F990AA-EBA7-4517-B23D-9808FC7FCE59 31/08/2013 17:47 
2EE96712-8C33-4696-AC4E-CDB01B62901A 28/08/2013 15:32 
D091AA88-8642-42AD-9332-5AAC8749E918 27/08/2013 16:27 
7B0C8E0D-3B12-4278-A709-FC1EE72FB6D5 26/08/2013 15:46 
972943BD-1735-4CB2-BF1E-2713A645C8B1

Asked by realizment 6 years ago

Last reply by Xavier Kreiss 6 years ago

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CNN website video hangs. Only CNN.

48.0.2 on Mountain Lion 10.8.5. Fullscreen video on the CNN site plays initially, then stops with a circling round arrow. Lately it has started to do this with that vi… (read more)

48.0.2 on Mountain Lion 10.8.5. Fullscreen video on the CNN site plays initially, then stops with a circling round arrow. Lately it has started to do this with that video on the side as you scroll down the screen, as well. Very maddening. No problems on other sites. If I cannot fix this quickly and simply I will have to go to Chrome. Updated flash yesterday, no joy. Suggestions welcome. Thank you

Asked by KS555 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Firefox 25 still has memory leaks

It seems that Firefox still hasn't fixed it's memory leaks. I'm on Firefox 25.1 on Mountain Lion with 16 gigs RAM on a macbook pro with Retina. I've disabled all plugins … (read more)

It seems that Firefox still hasn't fixed it's memory leaks. I'm on Firefox 25.1 on Mountain Lion with 16 gigs RAM on a macbook pro with Retina. I've disabled all plugins and all add-ons and memory still seems to creep up as long as firefox is open. I also notice that CPU is always pretty high. In comparison to chrome and safari it's pretty ridiculous how much CPU and real and virtual memory Firefox needs. I do like the browser though.

Is anyone else having this problem still?


Please Note

For those sticking with Firefox

  • see this helpful advice post 505646 down thread by Wesley Branton
  • or for investigating a solution or needing your own fix see my post 521852 down thread

Thanks John, (A forum moderator.)

Asked by lance000 6 years ago

Last reply by jpdemers 6 years ago

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Firefox 18 retina support issue

I have an issue with the new retina support in FF18. I have a setup with a Retina MacBook 13" linked to a desktop monitor, which is my main screen. When I open a new wind… (read more)

I have an issue with the new retina support in FF18. I have a setup with a Retina MacBook 13" linked to a desktop monitor, which is my main screen. When I open a new window from the main (non-retina) screen and the window is opened on the MacBook (retina) screen, the font is illegible small and/or the screen turns black.

When I drag a window from my monitor screen to my MacBook screen, it gets properly adjusted.

Besides this, FF look great on Retina!

Asked by Pieter 7 years ago

Last reply by John99 7 years ago

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I've read through this entire thread but none of this is working for me. If I right click (control-click on mac) to customize, there is nothing to drag to the t

If I right click (control-click on mac) to customize, there is nothing to drag to the toolbar to re-populate it. I dragged the dark star on the white rectangle but it had… (read more)

If I right click (control-click on mac) to customize, there is nothing to drag to the toolbar to re-populate it. I dragged the dark star on the white rectangle but it had no effect. (Not sure what that icon is supposed to do.)

The only way I can see the toolbar bookmarks is to put them in a sidebar, which takes up an inordinate amount of space.

Asked by sheilakc 6 years ago

Last reply by pootz10 6 years ago

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New tab shows browsing history

Hi, I have a thing that's been bugging me for a while. I have Firefox locked down pretty tight. Do not track, no browser history stored and no cookies etc etc. HOWEVER, … (read more)

Hi, I have a thing that's been bugging me for a while. I have Firefox locked down pretty tight. Do not track, no browser history stored and no cookies etc etc.

HOWEVER, whenever I open a new tab I get the blocks of "previously visited websites to chose from" with some sites I have visited in the past (though not all) even though I'm basically running in private mode all the time. I can go to the security settings and select "clear history" and they go away and I get blank boxes again. But every time it builds up and they come back. How do I stop this from happening? Because clearly it's saving my browsing history somewhere, somehow even though I'm asking it not to.

Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by kailoi 7 years ago

Last reply by rulatir 6 years ago

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firefox os x 20 tries to restore session at every start up

Im using firefox 20 beta and os x 10.8.2, Ive been on beta channel for a long time but with 20 beta every time I start firefox it says "well this is embrassing..." and tr… (read more)

Im using firefox 20 beta and os x 10.8.2, Ive been on beta channel for a long time but with 20 beta every time I start firefox it says "well this is embrassing..." and tries to restore couple of tabs I visited before..problem just started after first update of beta ,

I tried; reset firefox complete uninstall by deleting profile folder also deleting org.mozilla.firefox.plist file in preferences folder in library

made clean instal but nothing changed. Im sure firefox closes normally as I checked on activity monitor and my homepage is about:newtab. "show tabs from last time" is not selected from preferences.

same problem continues on aurora 21 too, it just started after first update of 20 beta, I used 20 beta without such problem for a week, but since first update of beta its broken even on aurora too.

btw java is disabled and problem occurs when flash is not working..

Asked by oxtx 7 years ago

Last reply by glaze182 7 years ago

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How do I turn off notifications that keep interrupting my work!?

Firefox 20.0 has added an infuriating feature that causes notification windows to pop up alerting me to whatever it feels like whenever it feels like. This telemarketing… (read more)

Firefox 20.0 has added an infuriating feature that causes notification windows to pop up alerting me to whatever it feels like whenever it feels like. This telemarketing-style interruption is absolutely pointless and 100% in my way, and there HAS to be a way to disable it. Please, someone help! I don't want to have to drop Firefox—I've dealt with all kinds of ridiculous changes over the years—but I can't live with these interruptions.

I'm using Mac OS X 10.8.2.

Also, if anyone knows how to turn off that animated downloading arrow, that would be great, too.

Asked by SunSpirit13 7 years ago

Last reply by John99 6 years ago

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restoring deleted history

I am on a MAC. I had my LIBRARY window open because I use it daily, mostly for bookmarks. I wanted to delete some specific history links in the large window (with column… (read more)

I am on a MAC. I had my LIBRARY window open because I use it daily, mostly for bookmarks.

I wanted to delete some specific history links in the large window (with columns like Name and Location, Visit Date etc). I did not notice that the highlighted place was in the left toolbar under History so I accidentally deleted HISTORY--- Today, Yesterday and ALL of April. This is a business computer and this is a BIG problem. I tried several times under Edit to hit UNDO but it did nothing.

Why would Firefox not have some warning box to tell you you are about to delete a large amount of info? And why is it not reversible?

Also I am on my computer EVERY day for hours and the most recent bookmark backup point was today AFTER the large deletion of info mentioned above. And then the next previous one was April 23. So 2 more questions-- 1--why has it not auto backed up in almost 10 days? I don't do any manual backups. 2--does this restore point also restore history?

Asked by pezdude1 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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New Firefox upgrade limits my drop down options & I don't want to move browsers!

Ever since I upgraded to the new Firefox, my drop down options are limited for example when I need to select a birth date it only shows up to the 20th. Makes it really di… (read more)

Ever since I upgraded to the new Firefox, my drop down options are limited for example when I need to select a birth date it only shows up to the 20th.

Makes it really difficult for me to do everything especially for university.. I have to use another computer or browser but I really don't want to move from Firefox so I'm holding on!

I have tried taking off add ons, uninstalling and safe mode. Nothing worked. It only happened after I updated.

Please help!

Asked by Tinkatoe 6 years ago

Last reply by ovann86 6 years ago

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Twitter is currently not working on Firefox (most updated beta version)

Twitter cannot load fully at all on Firefox, and has been operating extremely slowly for hte last few days. Ohter browsers (non-Firefox) seem to be working fine with it. … (read more)

Twitter cannot load fully at all on Firefox, and has been operating extremely slowly for hte last few days. Ohter browsers (non-Firefox) seem to be working fine with it.

Asked by Heia 6 years ago

Last reply by KixPanganiban 6 years ago

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Firefox crashed when I go on Facebook EVERY TIME even in Safe Mode... Help!?

For some reason, today, every time I go on Facebook, Firefox crashed and I'm unable to do anything. I get a multicoloured loading wheel (I'm running OSX Lion) and must fo… (read more)

For some reason, today, every time I go on Facebook, Firefox crashed and I'm unable to do anything. I get a multicoloured loading wheel (I'm running OSX Lion) and must force-quit. Any ideas?

Asked by yakuzakitty 7 years ago

Last reply by John99 7 years ago

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our wordpress site no longer works in firefox

Since last week our wordpress site no longer appears properly in firefox. CSS elements are no longer loaded such as the patterned background. Images which where hidden wi… (read more)

Since last week our wordpress site no longer appears properly in firefox.

CSS elements are no longer loaded such as the patterned background.

Images which where hidden within a slider are all visible and images which are sitting on another sister server are not shown. Our flowplayer no longer works and in the backend on the wordpress dashboard certain functionality no longer appears.

I'd say that Firefox is no longer allowing any javascript elements to wok but I'm no expert.

Firefox is easily my browser of choice but our site appears perfectly normally in all other browsers.

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Asked by Roniart 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Firefox crashes several times during the day

Hello everyone: I have a big issue with Firefox; the browser crashes several times during the day. I re-started it, re-installed it but nothing works… I use Mac OSX 10.8.… (read more)

Hello everyone:

I have a big issue with Firefox; the browser crashes several times during the day. I re-started it, re-installed it but nothing works… I use Mac OSX 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion).

Thanks so much for your time!

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Asked by Halman 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago