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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 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 14 hours 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

Last reply by gleb.bodrug99 1 year 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)

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 hamburger for menus because screen readers couldn't process it. That has not happened. Hamburgers, paper airplanes, icons instead of text, triple dots, and selector switches to turn settings on and off are all anti-accessibility. I don't like any of those features anyway. What is wrong with words like, "Menu," "Submit," or "Send"? This has been getting worse and worse over time. I don't know if the developers for FF are simply oblivious to the problems that they are causing or if they know but don't care. Gmail is worse but it seems like FF is following Google. What a horrible thing to do for accessibility, among other things. At least, though, Gmail on my phone can use the pinch technique to make the text larger. Firefox on my Android phone will not allow that. I cannot enlarge text in any window in the native FF phone app. This anti-accessibility is to pervasive it seems deliberate. Why is this being done????

Asked by drduncan 2 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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My Browser deleted itself and left a folder of old files on my desktop, WHY?

My Firefox Browser deleted itself somehow and microsoft edge took over as the default browser. I clicked on the browser in my task bar and a grey error box came up and s… (read more)

My Firefox Browser deleted itself somehow and microsoft edge took over as the default browser. I clicked on the browser in my task bar and a grey error box came up and said the short cut needed to be removed because foxfire.exe was not found. Then on my desktop I had a new folder called "Old Firefox Data".

I had a issue yesterday where I downloaded 2 Viruses (in a zipped folder) off the firefox secure transfer app because I thought it was a contract for work. My virus scan software removed the 2 trojan viruses and corrected the unauthorized changes to my computer.

How did the entire Firefox.exe disappear? Do I still have a problem? Thanks in advance!

Asked by nytxalamo 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Latest update

Since downloading the latest version, the browser stops functioning after the first site. It won't even allow me to quit, without the 'force quit'. Plus, while in the fir… (read more)

Since downloading the latest version, the browser stops functioning after the first site. It won't even allow me to quit, without the 'force quit'. Plus, while in the first site (my local newspaper) it stops recognising key strokes and mouse clicks. In fact, everything stops working.

I'm sending this through Chrome.

Any fixes?

Thanks, Stan Nikolic

Asked by eatsonnyeat 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year 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 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year 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

Last reply by cor-el 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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Secure Connection Failed with no error code

After a successful 2-way TLS handshake, I was able to browse my website for 1-2 times, subsequent requests failed with the "Secure Connection Failed" message and there is… (read more)

After a successful 2-way TLS handshake, I was able to browse my website for 1-2 times, subsequent requests failed with the "Secure Connection Failed" message and there is no error code to understand what the error is. In Network tab, it showed that Firefox didn't send the request to the web server (request_not_make_to_webserver.png). In Console tab, there was a message of "This error page has no error code in its security info" (console_show_no_error_code_msg.png). There is no issue to connect to my website using Chrome.

Did anyone face this issue before? What could be the cause for such problem?

Thanks, Tuan

Asked by tuansoibk 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox crashes regularly for different reasons

Hi, my firefox started to crash regularly for a few months. I have seen it crash while on idle, while changing tabs, while opening ne tabs... i.e. no repetable pattern. M… (read more)

Hi, my firefox started to crash regularly for a few months. I have seen it crash while on idle, while changing tabs, while opening ne tabs... i.e. no repetable pattern. Morever, I couldn't figure out the reason since all the crash reports turned different reasons for each crush. It has now become hourly crashes which really started to affect my workflow. Could you please help?

Latest crush reports: Report ID Date Submitted bp-4c03cc23-f6bf-4abd-a5b0-3a1ff0200708 08/07/2020, 13:27 bp-74dbd9b4-40b9-47b5-9387-f6d8e0200708 08/07/2020, 13:27 bp-d1cbf208-6c0d-44f1-95f2-a8aec0200708 08/07/2020, 13:27 bp-813c83c1-c29a-4103-84b5-5e68d0200708 08/07/2020, 13:27 bp-29f78130-e294-4fcd-8720-5b8010200708 08/07/2020, 13:27 bp-2e6980b2-b53e-473a-b9e3-9e1ee0200708 08/07/2020, 13:27 bp-363a7969-8b98-43ea-a26b-f32350200708 08/07/2020, 13:27 bp-df78d49e-6209-4a7e-96c9-533e90200708 08/07/2020, 13:27 bp-4d388808-7043-440e-b7a3-d29b60200708 08/07/2020, 13:26 bp-aa3c3296-6b5d-4300-a441-4a6890200708 08/07/2020, 13:26 bp-007af789-587d-45df-87f8-da78c0200708 08/07/2020, 13:26 bp-0f5a3710-3098-4d73-ace8-c1df10200708 08/07/2020, 13:26 bp-fc10b542-d37d-4ca9-8a54-0acf50200708 08/07/2020, 13:26 bp-2eb3fafe-370e-4145-bda4-acc120200702 02/07/2020, 10:30

Asked by u.yilmaz91 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox keeps crashing when trying to print

Hi! I've switched to Firefox quite recently and I love pretty much everything about the browser. The only problem I've been experiencing is that whenever I try to print a… (read more)

Hi! I've switched to Firefox quite recently and I love pretty much everything about the browser. The only problem I've been experiencing is that whenever I try to print a page the whole browser crashes. I've tried removing all the settings for printing in prefs.js but that didn't seem to help in any way and the crashes don't turn up in the about:crashes tab. Has anyone else been experiencing this and perhaps knows how to fix it?

Asked by Lord Questionmark 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Automatic scrolling to the bottom of the page

After updating this morning (I'm not sure if firefox was upgraded at this point) and restarting my computer firefox now exhibits a strange behavior. Every page I open it … (read more)

After updating this morning (I'm not sure if firefox was upgraded at this point) and restarting my computer firefox now exhibits a strange behavior. Every page I open it automatically scrolls through every scroll bar on the page. Thankfully most pages have only the one, down. However, if I get on a page with lots of iframes it will automatically scroll through each one of them in turn as well as scroll to the bottom of the page. I can't seem to interrupt this process until it's completed. Once it's done I can scroll back to the top, or correct any horizontal/vertical iframes and continue on as normal.

I've followed the instructions at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-and-diagnose-firefox-problems to no avail. I've opened firefox in windows as well and it doesn't seem to have this behavior. I've started in safe mode and it still does it. I manually turned off each plugin as well one by one and still, this problem persists.

For reference: Kernel version: 5.7.7-arch1-1 application.architecture: x86-64 application.buildid: 20200701193652 application.version: 78.0.1

Asked by cptnwinky 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Can't log in my Firefox support account

I extremely triggered of this extremely incomfort Mozilla support. Recently I log in in f****n@ya.ru account and wrote a 2 massages to one of users. Now I want to log in … (read more)

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Asked by Титан 2 1 year ago

Last reply by Kiki 1 year ago

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computer won't turn on since upgrading Firefox

I got a message on my iMac running High Sierra, to upgrade Firefox this am, It upgraded to v. 78.0.2 on restart, getting message that cannot load OS. It will load in sa… (read more)

I got a message on my iMac running High Sierra, to upgrade Firefox this am, It upgraded to v. 78.0.2 on restart, getting message that cannot load OS. It will load in safe mode. but can't connect to internet or mail. Please help! Thank You, Scott Mandel MD

Asked by drscottmandel 1 year ago

Last reply by Roland Tanglao 1 year ago

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Synch firefox bookmarks, history, logins & passwords & preferences

I just received my new MacBook Air and am trying to use the synch to synch the above-referenced items from my old MacBook Pro. I am NOT synching to a phone. Each time I c… (read more)

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Asked by ddirving 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago