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Firefox CLOSES (no crash message) when websites with streaming video are loaded.

Before it is suggested, I have fully updated the browser, and updating flash more times than I can count. In addition, this has been going on through many firefox updates… (read more)

Before it is suggested, I have fully updated the browser, and updating flash more times than I can count. In addition, this has been going on through many firefox updates, so it is not limited to just the recent update.

I run Firefox on OSX Tiger, and for about a year now firefox has about a 50% chance of randomly closing whenever I view a website that has streaming video content. Some examples are ESPN, Hulu, MLB.tv and YouTube.

It is NOT an official crash though. No crash reports are registered, no error messages are given, Firefox simply closes completely with not so much as a "terminal error" pop-up. I usually have to watch content from sites that use steaming content on Safari just because Firefox is so unstable on my system when loading ANY video content.

This issue is NOT limited to flash, as Firefox will do the same thing with non-flash video with pretty much the same regularity.

PLEASE don't just tell me to update again, I've done that countless times for each and every update of Firefox in the last year. It has NEVER worked. Although I'm 95% sure that flash is installed fine, because I never have any problems with it on Safari.

Thank you for any help you can give me.

Currently Using Firefox 3.6.7 OSX 10.4.11

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Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_4_11; en) AppleWebKit/533.16 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.1 Safari/533.16

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

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I have a half screen horizontal split on Firefox and dont know why!?!

Every time Firefox is opened, the Firefox screen is split in half horizontally, with the status bar half way up the page and the bottom of the screen rendered useless. Ha… (read more)

Every time Firefox is opened, the Firefox screen is split in half horizontally, with the status bar half way up the page and the bottom of the screen rendered useless. Have checked other forums, and there is no issues with plug-ins or bookmarks, and was wondering if anyone knows how to fix this?

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

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After the upgrade to Firefox 3.6.6 for Mac I can't view/hear Flash files

I upgraded to 3.6.6 last night and now this morning I can't see Flash-based files - YouTube videos, embedded YouTube videos, sound files from DivShare, etc. On the YouTub… (read more)

I upgraded to 3.6.6 last night and now this morning I can't see Flash-based files - YouTube videos, embedded YouTube videos, sound files from DivShare, etc. On the YouTube site itself the sound kicks in when you open a video page, but just a blank space where the video should be; same with embedded videos on web pages - just a big blank space. Is there a fix for this?

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

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Only in Firefox, Google Calendar won't let me verify login/password

Hello, for some reason, all of a sudden and just in Firefox, Google Calendar is asking me to verify my password and login. I enter correctly, but just keeps going back t… (read more)

Hello, for some reason, all of a sudden and just in Firefox, Google Calendar is asking me to verify my password and login. I enter correctly, but just keeps going back to same page to verify again. I've gone in to clear cache, but each time I click 'clear', nothing seems to happen (though I don't know if there's a way to verify that). I CAN login to my google email fine on Firefox, and I CAN login to my calendar on Safari... but can't on Firefox. Running Firefox 3.0.19, Mac OSX10.4.11. THANKS!!!!!

URL of affected sites

https://www.google.com/accounts/Reauthenticate?service=cl&continue=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Fcalendar%2Frender%3Ftab%3Dmc

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

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Pop up disabled fire fox, and the box says "The Page at http://w7a-defence.com says: Attention! Your PC is in Danger Your system requires AV check! AV Center will preform a quick and free scan of your PC. and OK button.

working on a mac, multiple tabs were open, clicked on a link through a google search, the pop up appeared, the whole browser and application won't shut down, no options t… (read more)

working on a mac, multiple tabs were open, clicked on a link through a google search, the pop up appeared, the whole browser and application won't shut down, no options to close the pop up or cancel the scan are given, the only active buttons are max min and ok.

5/13/2010 only happend once

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Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X 10_4_11; en) AppleWebKit/531.22.7 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Safari/531.22.7

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by rjohnson19 11 years ago

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When trying to start Firefox I keep getting message saying "A copy of Firefox is already open. Only one copy of Firefox can be open at a time." I've started a new Profile but Profile Manager keeps telling me the Default one is still in use.

When trying to start Firefox again I got a message saying "Close Firefox. A copy of Firefox is already open. Only one copy of Firefox can be open at a time." This quest… (read more)

When trying to start Firefox again I got a message saying "Close Firefox. A copy of Firefox is already open. Only one copy of Firefox can be open at a time." This question is addressed in Mozillazine but nothing I've tried from there seems to work. I started a new Profile from the Profile Manager which at least gets me up and functioning, but weirdly enough the Manager also tells me the old (Default) profile is still running, though I can't find a way to close it. I also can't find the Default profile in my profile manager. can anyone help?

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Just once or twice

== i thought I'd exited Firefox and was going in again.

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Answered by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

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I accidentally toggled off the bar at the foot of the browser that shows URLs when you mouseover them, how to get it back??

I'm sure there used to be a function - maybe a bar at bottom left of my firefox browser that showed the URL when I moused-ovr any link. I seem to have toggled it off - I … (read more)

I'm sure there used to be a function - maybe a bar at bottom left of my firefox browser that showed the URL when I moused-ovr any link. I seem to have toggled it off - I only just noticed its absence - and can't find a way to switch it back on.

Asked by tony_london 11 years ago

Answered by cor-el 11 years ago

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How do I stop Firefox from automatically opening on startup since last update on Macintosh running Tiger?

Firefox automatically starts itself on start-up every time. I don't want it to. If I want it on, I'll click on it. I don't go on the internet every single time I start… (read more)

Firefox automatically starts itself on start-up every time. I don't want it to. If I want it on, I'll click on it. I don't go on the internet every single time I start up my computer and don't like having to WAIT for it to start up so I can quit it. I don't know why it does this - never did before - and it is EXTREMELY annoying! HELP! I'm on a Macintosh operating with Tiger OS.

Asked by Epree 10 years ago

Answered by TonyE 10 years ago

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The website www.aimsperform.co.uk doesn't work in firefox, and I can't use IE, what can I do?

I have searched for all the relevant information (i.e. yahoo answers who were pretty useless) but I cannot remember how to make the site show the log in box. Possible pro… (read more)

I have searched for all the relevant information (i.e. yahoo answers who were pretty useless) but I cannot remember how to make the site show the log in box. Possible problem with the script. There was a help page for this problem but it doesn't exist now. At the moment, www.aimsperform.co.uk just shows up a blank page. I have made it work before - cant remember how. Can't use IE as I am not using windows. Help!

Asked by jessiejane36 10 years ago

Last reply by titusd 9 years ago

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why is there no warning that firefox 4 doesn't run on a powermac? where can I find firefox 3.6 to reinstall?

So I responded to a prompt (while running Firefox 3.6 on my powermac) to download and install Firefox 4. Great! Well, the install and over-write of 3.6 ran smoothly, bu… (read more)

So I responded to a prompt (while running Firefox 3.6 on my powermac) to download and install Firefox 4. Great! Well, the install and over-write of 3.6 ran smoothly, but trying to open Firefox 4 there was a message saying the hardware didn't support it. OK fine. But now I have no firefox. Where can I find 3.6.16 to install?

The Firefox 4 beta from a few months ago DID run, so this is curious.

thanks

Don

Asked by dmckgbear 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Pre-fetching of website stopped working, yet I have it selected as enabled

Hi, Until today, every time I used firefox, once I'd start writing the address of the website, the address would come up entirely and I'd just have to select it. I think… (read more)

Hi,

Until today, every time I used firefox, once I'd start writing the address of the website, the address would come up entirely and I'd just have to select it. I think it's called pre-fetching of website? Today, it just stopped working but I have not changed any of my settings.

Best, Sandrine

Asked by massalia5 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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have tried the various suggestions in Lost Bookmarks but they still get lost

Bookmarks don't get saved, or get saved then disappear again, and changes to bookmarks don't get saved or get saved then disappear again. I've tried the suggested remedie… (read more)

Bookmarks don't get saved, or get saved then disappear again, and changes to bookmarks don't get saved or get saved then disappear again. I've tried the suggested remedies on firefox help (unlocking sqlite etc). Running firefox 3.6.3 on an imac G5 OSX 10.4.11

Asked by jhnwrkmn 10 years ago

Last reply by jhnwrkmn 10 years ago

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How do you delete saved pass names?

I didn't quite remember my pass name, and so I had it changed, but the old ones keeps coming up. I was able to get rid of the old password that kept coming up also by go… (read more)

I didn't quite remember my pass name, and so I had it changed, but the old ones keeps coming up. I was able to get rid of the old password that kept coming up also by going into preferences and getting it deleted, but there's no place to do that for pass names.

Asked by llerner 9 years ago

Answered by llerner 9 years ago

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How can I move bookmarks to new Mac when the Sync page says "this add-on has been removed by its author"?

I tried to move bookmarks by creating a Sync profile but it gave me the message "the add-on was removed by its author" and I don't know what that means. Within the forum … (read more)

I tried to move bookmarks by creating a Sync profile but it gave me the message "the add-on was removed by its author" and I don't know what that means. Within the forum I found a message indicating I can do this by first updating to Firefox 9 or something, but my current OS is stuck with the Firefox 3.6.26 version and won't upgrade beyond that until I upgrade my OS on my newer computer. So how can I save and move bookmarks to my new computer, a Mac with 10.6?

Asked by tjphoto 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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Cannot comment or like on Facebook using older version of Firefox.

Whenever I try to Like something on facebook, nothing happens, and when I try to comment, if I write further than the small existing chatbar, it will not scroll to allow … (read more)

Whenever I try to Like something on facebook, nothing happens, and when I try to comment, if I write further than the small existing chatbar, it will not scroll to allow me to see what I'm typing. When I hit Enter to make the comment, nothing happens.

I'm concerned that Facebook simply won't work properly for me because of my old version of firefox (3.6.28), however I cannot upgrade to a newer version because of the age of my computer (running OSX 10.4.11), and I'm not in a position to get a new computer right now, so I'd like to see if I can find a fix.

I have already tried clearing my cookies and cache, I've checked my plugins for problematic ones, including "Effective Measure Community Plugin 3.1.0 (by Effective Measure Pty Ltd)" mentioned in another thread (it wasn't there) and disabled those it listed as being known to cause problems. I've checked to make sure my JavaScript is up to date and enabled. I've tried turning off all add-ons, and the possible combinations of some on, some off. I've tried adding a cookie permission for Facebook. So far, none of these fixes have been effective. I haven't been able to try troubleshooting in Safe Mode, because the option to run in Safe Mode is not listed under the Help dropdown menu.

Is there anything I haven't tried that anyone knows of for fixing the issue, or is my browser simply too outdated?

Asked by SDon 8 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 8 years ago

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My back button is 'greyed out' and only worls intemittantly

I have erased and re- uploaded and installed firefox on several occasions now but it does not rectify. I'm on OS 10.4.11 and firefox version it the latest with all flash … (read more)

I have erased and re- uploaded and installed firefox on several occasions now but it does not rectify. I'm on OS 10.4.11 and firefox version it the latest with all flash updates installed.. Sometimes I can go back, most of the time I cannot.. Please help.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== a few months ago

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by BizAnswers 10 years ago

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Right click menus are transparent, even in Safe Mode. Other menus are fine.

When I right click on a webpage, all of the menu backgrounds are transparent and I can see the webpage beneath the menu. I can still use the menus because text and border… (read more)

When I right click on a webpage, all of the menu backgrounds are transparent and I can see the webpage beneath the menu. I can still use the menus because text and borders still appear.

The transparency problem is limited to those menus; drop down menus, the toolbar, and main menu item backgrounds are normal.

The menus are clear everytime Firefox starts, on every page, regardless of whether its in Safe Mode. Please help, thanks!

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by zoom314 9 years ago