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Firefox on Windows 10 crashes every time it is closed (last 6 months or so).

In making this post I am following instructions found at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-crashes-closing-or-quitting, which include the statemen… (read more)

In making this post I am following instructions found at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-crashes-closing-or-quitting, which include the statement "Fill out the Details section of the next page..." which seems to refer to THIS page, but I see no Details section here, so I'll just put the details where they seem to apply.

Firefox Version 102, installed today, shows the same symptom I've been seeing for several weeks, perhaps months: whenever Firefox is closed, a crash report popup appears on the screen (after a minute or two). I've been submitting these on a regular basis and hoped that Version 102 would contain a fix, but the issue continues.

So today I've created some minimum-to-reproduce examples, in each case using the same setup, but closing Firefox in a different manner:

Setup: Firefox for Windows V 102 installed today. Windows 10 is up to date. I open Firefox in troubleshooting mode, which displays my home page, located on a shared server that I use for a website and other stuff I want to be able to access from anywhere. Nothing exotic, just a list of links. That works.

Then, without doing anything else (for purposes of these tests), I close Firefox via one of the following (with associated report ID):

  • Click on large X in the upper right corner of the window.
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  • In the window menu, select File > Exit.
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  • On the task bar, RMB on Firefox, then select 'Close window'.
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My system is an HP laptop with AMD Vision A6 processor. My wife uses a Dell all-in-one on the same wired network and does not experience the crash-on-close symptom. This makes me suspect my hardware, but just tested with other browsers:

Chrome - Blocked my home page (never saw that before, but I use Firefox...) until I removed the block from Settings. Closed without crashing. Edge - Updated itself, then gave me the same "Not secure" warning as Chrome, but displayed the home page anyway. Closed without crashing.

In all cases, the link to my home page is specified as http://, not https:// My wife's system is set up the same way.

My question: How can I get Firefox to close gracefully, without spitting out a crash report 1-2 minutes later? Note that I can OPEN Firefox and use it for hours without incident, but if I close it and do something else, when I close THAT, there's the Firefox crash report window underneath.

I just ran the w3.org validator on my home page and I see that a few errors have crept in,. mostly unencoded ampersands. I'll fix those, but if that caused a problem for Firefox, would it wait until much later to crash? And why only on my system, not my wife's?

Suggestions?

Asked by Chris Beall 6 days ago

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problem authentication proxy

at work we use a proxy network with authentication ONLY with the firefox browser i have proxy problems. I see the page access denied by the proxy server, the only solutio… (read more)

at work we use a proxy network with authentication ONLY with the firefox browser i have proxy problems. I see the page access denied by the proxy server, the only solution is to close and open the application.

Asked by marco26 2 years ago

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When clicking “Play” on Roblox, it just opens a new tab and brings me to the homepage of Roblox.

So basically when I click “Play” on the Roblox website, it brings me to a new Roblox homepage tab. I know this isn’t really the place to be complaining about this, but I … (read more)

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Asked by Conrad Jordan 2 years ago

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How do I default spellchecker to the primary Mac OS dictionary?

The built-in Firefox spellchecker is woefully inadequate. It's tagging very common words as misspelled. How do I point the spellchecker to the primary dictionary used by … (read more)

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Asked by jwearley 2 years ago

Last reply by jwearley 1 year ago

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Almost every site is broken in Firefox 77

I just upgraded to Firefox 77, x64, Windows 10 2004. Firefox 76 already broke LockWise - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1287008 Now Firefox 77 breaks 99% of … (read more)

I just upgraded to Firefox 77, x64, Windows 10 2004.

Firefox 76 already broke LockWise - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1287008

Now Firefox 77 breaks 99% of all websites. (See attached screenshot.) www.example.com www.google.com www.wikipedia.org etc

Somehow, support.mozilla.org works, UNTIL I try to log in.

I've tried incognito mode, safe mode, etc. When I change charset of the page, the text displays differently, but it's still a useless mishmash.

--- BUT --- when I open developer tools, click the HTML request and click the Response tab, the HTML renders correctly there.

Asked by milan2 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Firefox 77 opens to newtab page instead of homepage

When opening firefox it opens to newtab instead of my homepage which is Yahoo. If I click on the home button it will go to my homepage but I shouldn't have to do that eve… (read more)

When opening firefox it opens to newtab instead of my homepage which is Yahoo. If I click on the home button it will go to my homepage but I shouldn't have to do that every time. I have cleared the cache and it will work once or twice only then back to the newtab page.

Asked by densyl93 2 years ago

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Malwarebytes reports Firefox.exe as a trojan attempting to contact a separately reported bad IP address

Malwarebytes interrupted with a pop-up alert saying Firefox was trying to connect to IP address 167.71.99.170 (https://urlhaus.abuse.ch/url/348428/), which apparently mi… (read more)

Malwarebytes interrupted with a pop-up alert saying Firefox was trying to connect to IP address

167.71.99.170 (https://urlhaus.abuse.ch/url/348428/),

which apparently might be bad?

Interestingly, the above urlhaus link initially reported the hit on the IP address per a Pascal Geenens (@geenensp on twitter) who writes for a security blog at

Thanks to any and all who might be able to help!

-Log Details- Protection Event Date: 6/4/20 Protection Event Time: 4:18 PM Log File: 920f76a0-a6a0-11ea-9633-00ffc7e81200.json

-Software Information- Version: 4.1.0.56 Components Version: 1.0.920 Update Package Version: 1.0.25022 License: Premium

-System Information- OS: Windows 10 (Build 18362.836) CPU: x64 File System: NTFS User: System

-Blocked Website Details- Malicious Website: 1 , C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe, Blocked, -1, -1, 0.0.0

-Website Data- Category: Trojan Domain: IP Address: 167.71.99.170 Port: 443 Type: Outbound File: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe


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Asked by thompson.g 2 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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Why is FF so set against accessibility?

For the last at least 25 releases, FF has gotten continually more hostile to someone like me who is visually impaired. I had read that FF was going to stop using the hamb… (read more)

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Asked by drduncan 2 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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Laggy Firefox

I am facing two issues with Firefox. I am using Firefox on Macbook Pro 2017 with i7 processor and 16GB Ram, but after importing all my bookmarks from chrome its laggy lik… (read more)

I am facing two issues with Firefox. I am using Firefox on Macbook Pro 2017 with i7 processor and 16GB Ram, but after importing all my bookmarks from chrome its laggy like when i move mouse hover the bookmarks its animation response time is slow ie :- Moving cursor up and down the blue animation strip its bit delay comparatively mouse cursor movement.

Secondly i am having issue with YouTube, when i am double click on YouTube video to full-screen its give blank screen for a sec its bit annoying i think it need to fix.

Asked by Iqubal Singh 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox 78.0.1 hangs trying to access websites but other browsers can

I have been using firefox for years and am very happy with it. I have a Dell optiplex 7010 desktop. I am running Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. I do not have a firewall turned on.… (read more)

I have been using firefox for years and am very happy with it. I have a Dell optiplex 7010 desktop. I am running Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. I do not have a firewall turned on. Apparently, my desktop browser was updated to Firefox 78.0.1 (64-bit) on 7-1-2020. Since that time, I have been unable to access any websites from Firefox including mozilla.org. I am connected through WiFi. After downloading the Opera browser I have been able to access any website with no problems. I read community troubleshooting on this issue and tried various fixes including turning off IPv6. I read the community article about turning off my personal firewall. I was unaware of using any firewall so I installed Gufw Firewall 18.04.0. Running this program shows my firewall status is "OFF". I checked my AT&T modem and could not find any firewall settings that specifically mentioned Firefox. I would like to continue using Firefox since I use it on my phone and laptop also use it.

My laptop is a Dell Vostro 1520 running Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS 64 bit. It also accesses the internet through the same WiFi. It currently has no problems loading web sites with Firefox version 78.0.1

Please help.

Asked by charles.goodrich 2 years ago

Answered by charles.goodrich 2 years ago

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Can Someone Guide Me About My Website Flora Terra Issue?

I have noticed that my Flora Terra Website (https://floraterraca.com) sometimes open perfectly but often not. Should I include some extra code to make it compatible? Rega… (read more)

I have noticed that my Flora Terra Website (https://floraterraca.com) sometimes open perfectly but often not.

Should I include some extra code to make it compatible?

Regards Usman

Asked by Arslan Goraya 2 years ago

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Logitech M325 Mouse and Bookmark menu

When I select "Show your Bookmarks (Crtl+Shift+H)" buy just clicking the icon, the main bookmark menu opens. I can move the cursor down the list. But if I try to use th… (read more)

When I select "Show your Bookmarks (Crtl+Shift+H)" buy just clicking the icon, the main bookmark menu opens. I can move the cursor down the list. But if I try to use the scroll wheel, as soon as the wheel moves, the bookmark menu list closes (disappears).

I like the small size of this particular mouse since this is my travel laptop.

I have tried all the Logitech SetPoint software mouse option with no luck.

Is there any appropriate about:config option that would affect the bookmark menu list?

Thanks

Firefox v78.0.1 and Logitech Setpoint 6.69.123

Asked by Roxie2401 2 years ago

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cut and paste with right mouse click in discord web app pastes text twice.

When I cut and paste text into the chat edit window in the discord website app, the text I am pasting appears twice. This started happening within the last month. I am … (read more)

When I cut and paste text into the chat edit window in the discord website app, the text I am pasting appears twice. This started happening within the last month. I am using Firefox 78.0.1. This does not happen in chromium, for example, nor in pasting info to other applications. I am running the latest Linux Mint OS as well.

Asked by Stephen 2 years ago

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I can't find help for "Find Help". 「ヘルプを探す」への入力が正常に出来ない

At the top right hand corner of the page at https://support.mozilla.org/, you can find Help When you type a character in the "Find" box, the page layout changes automatic… (read more)

At the top right hand corner of the page at https://support.mozilla.org/, you can find Help When you type a character in the "Find" box, the page layout changes automatically to search for help articles, but the In this case, the page transitions in the middle of the character conversion process, so you can't enter characters correctly. For example, if you type "印刷"="print", the page will transition to the first letter of "い"="i", and the content of the page will be displayed as It is not converted to "い"+"んさつ"="i"+"nsatsu". I'm having trouble finding the right help.

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https://support.mozilla.org/ のページ右上にある[ヘルプを探す]に文字を入力すると、自動的にページのレイアウトが変わりヘルプ記事を検索するが、この際、文字変換の途中でページが遷移するため、正常に文字入力ができない。 たとえば「印刷」と入力した場合、最初の文字「い」の時点でページが遷移し、入力内容は「い+んさつ」となってしまい変換されない。適切なヘルプを探せなくて困ってしまう。

Asked by タスクマ 2 years ago

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Adblocker Extensio

We provide a free adblocker to our customers. In previous versions of FireFox we could install the extension with our provided MSI installation file. But with the rece… (read more)

We provide a free adblocker to our customers. In previous versions of FireFox we could install the extension with our provided MSI installation file. But with the recent updates to FF, it no longer works. What do we need to add or do in order for the MSI to continue to work?

Asked by devops2 1 year ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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browser.startup.homepage

When I open Firefox, I receive the following: Firefox can’t find the file at jar:file:///C:/Program Files/Mozilla Firefox/browser/omni.ja!/chrome/en-US/locale/branding/b… (read more)

When I open Firefox, I receive the following: Firefox can’t find the file at jar:file:///C:/Program Files/Mozilla Firefox/browser/omni.ja!/chrome/en-US/locale/branding/browserconfig.properties. I have seen the help that suggest I go to "about:config" and the browser.startup.homepage, which I have done. But the suggestion doesn't state what I should do once there. What do I do to the browser.startup.homepage?

Asked by rand9149 1 year ago

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Unable to Login

I am unable to login to firefox accounts . I have the correct Email and Password, but it keeps asking me for the conformation code sent to the email for login, but i dont… (read more)

I am unable to login to firefox accounts .

I have the correct Email and Password, but it keeps asking me for the conformation code sent to the email for login, but i dont have access to the Email as the password is saved in sync server.

I mean the Lockwise Sync server. No i don't have any device currently logged in to Sync. I recently Formatted my PC, So all files for password manager were lost(I synced the logins to the server before formatting my pc hoping that the Login id and Password for the Accounts would be enough to retrieve them ) and am trying to retrieve the logins.

No luck with the login links i can login but cannot change anything in the settings, it says :

" NOTE: Before you can view or make changes to this section, you will need to verify your email address. "

So any way i try it is asking for the conformation code sent to my Email address Whose password is stuck in my sync server.

So its like


can't access the sync server -------because------- can't access my email for code------because--------can't access my firefox lockwise -------because-------can't access sync server

Need Help ASAP Please.

Asked by 029gautam 1 year ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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Firefox 78.0.1 Tab Crashing

After updating from 77 to 78.0.1, I've experienced a large number of tab crashes ("Gah. Your tab just crashed.") across multiple sites. No crash logs are available in abo… (read more)

After updating from 77 to 78.0.1, I've experienced a large number of tab crashes ("Gah. Your tab just crashed.") across multiple sites. No crash logs are available in about:crashes. I've tried:

  • Starting in safe mode
  • Refreshing Firefox
  • disabling security software (Webroot SecureAnywhere)
  • Disabling hardware acceleration
  • Making sure latest drivers and Windows updates are installed
  • Run Windows system file checker tool (no errors found)

I use Firefox with screen reading software, so it is possible the issue may be accessibility related. I've tested with JAWS and Windows Narrator and experience the tab crashes under both.

OS is Windows 10 Version 1909 (OS Build 18363.900)

Asked by acawai 1 year ago

Answered by Roland Tanglao 1 year ago

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Recover user data missing after Firefox update

After updating to the latest Firefox version, Firefox messed up my older version and I couldn't recover my previous settings and quite a lot of passwords. It is very tedi… (read more)

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Asked by jalnet1 1 year ago

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