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Firefox 18.0.1 often freezes, at random times, since about 31 Jan 2013

2 Feb 2013 Concerns: Firefox 18.0.1 often freezes, at random times, since about 31 Jan 2013 I am using Mozilla Firefox 18.0.1, Windows Vista, PC, Desktop. My Mozilla Fi… (read more)

2 Feb 2013 Concerns: Firefox 18.0.1 often freezes, at random times, since about 31 Jan 2013 I am using Mozilla Firefox 18.0.1, Windows Vista, PC, Desktop. My Mozilla Firefox freezes since about 31 Jan 2013 at random times quite often, when I do see TV or videos, also with YouTube videos. It freezes especially when I do start TV or a Video, sometimes also it freezes when the video is running for some time. I do use Firefox mostly only for TV and videos, so else I do not see. Some days earlier (26 January 2013), I had installed the upgrade of the new Norton Internet Security 2013. The two Norton add-ons on for Firefox, I have both deactivated. I can get out of the freezing, when I do click to end the Internet connection. After I have waited for about 5 seconds, the Mozilla Firefox browser can be moved again with the cursor. After I click to close the Firefox, and wait for about 5 seconds, the freezing also does end. I did do two Windows restores, one to 1 week ago and the next to 2 weeks ago. After the restore, when I started Mozilla Firefox, it was at first Firefox 17. But to my very bad luck, Firefox started immediately to update to Firefox 18.0.1 I had seen this updating on Help – About Firefox. There were good times, when people could choose themselves which version of Firefox they wanted. After the restore, I had also downloaded the latest Adobe Flashplayer version (about version 11.5), but the freezes have remained the same. Is there a possility to prevent the automatic update of Firefox? So that I could choose which version of Firefox, I do want. When there is a serious bug in Firefox, I could nevertheless use Firefox instead of changing to the Internet Explorer. I know I myself am responsible to prevent hackers from entering my computer. I have read that 80% of users in Germany do not have any Internet Security against hackers at all. My Internet Explorer until now does not freeze.

Asked by Volker2 7 years ago

Answered by user633449 7 years ago

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Crashing, and restored session missing some tabs that were open.

I happen to get frequent crashes of Firefox. It may have to do with having many tabs opens at once. (Maybe 150 or more). Is there a way you can verify if too many open t… (read more)

I happen to get frequent crashes of Firefox.

It may have to do with having many tabs opens at once. (Maybe 150 or more). Is there a way you can verify if too many open tabs is causing crashes?

Then when I restart, and indicate to Firefox to do a restore, many times I will find that new tabs recently opened are not all restored.

Likewise, when I delete tabs, many times on a restore those 'deleted' tabs are 'restored' also!

I have tried to go though the tabs to delete them, thinking that fewer tabs might mean less crashes. But I have given up on that seeing that I often crash in the midst of doing deletions.

It's like a going in a circle.

Asked by mnalep 6 years ago

Last reply by mnalep 6 years ago

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why doesn't FF 3.6.4 support real player downloads

recently underwent FF 3.6.4 auto update. now FF 3.6.4 and real player downloads have not connection. This happened Every time Firefox opened == when i allowed auto upda… (read more)

recently underwent FF 3.6.4 auto update. now FF 3.6.4 and real player downloads have not connection.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== when i allowed auto update of windows vista with FF 3.6.4

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

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My firefox is huge all of a sudden, why?

My firefox has been fine, then all of a sudden last night i went ot open it and everything is huge, i goto facebook and the facebook logo is half cut off, the font is hug… (read more)

My firefox has been fine, then all of a sudden last night i went ot open it and everything is huge, i goto facebook and the facebook logo is half cut off, the font is huge, and its annoying, how can i fix this?

Asked by jcit89 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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Firefox freezing showing frozen image of recently viewed flash objects, and repeatedly crashing

Firefox repeatedly freezes after 30 minutes or so of use, and strangely when freezing it shows a blank page but with freeze frames recently opened YouTube videos and othe… (read more)

Firefox repeatedly freezes after 30 minutes or so of use, and strangely when freezing it shows a blank page but with freeze frames recently opened YouTube videos and other flash objects, although it may not be all specific to flash. I can't remember exactly but there may have been some non-flash things showing too, but as far as I'm aware it was flash. It keeps doing this repeatedly and finally crashes. If I could give a number of how many times I've had to go through these repeated crashes, they have happened about 500-1000 times in the last 6-ish months. I can't go a day without them. They happen numerous times a day.

And here's the bit that stumps me. I've did the normal extension troubleshooting procedure, but even when every single plugin has been disabled at one point, it still crashes, so no extension can be the problem (also these crashes started about a year ago and the plugins and extensions hadn't been causing many problems before then). I also tested plugins, disabling any I didn't need and thought could be causing a problem, but it still crashed. I have even uninstalled and reinstalled flash, and updated it numerous times in the hope that the crashes would stop. But they haven't. I have EVEN switched from Firefox Beta (which I was in when it started) to Firefox (which still caused crashes) and now to Aurora, which, as you guessed it, STILL causes crashes. I can be on any page at all and it will crash. I have sent hundreds and hundreds of angered crash reports, no update or fix has been given that has helped the problem. I'm pretty desperate for answers at this point.

Below are all the crashes that have happened this month.

bp-3cf15d06-0af3-4c27-af30-fab682140408 08/04/2014 5:24 PM
bp-993c4891-3988-4041-900c-a229c2140408 08/04/2014 2:46 PM
bp-60010b1f-0c6c-4c5a-bd55-306962140407 07/04/2014 8:37 PM
bp-224b5e85-e936-413c-bf51-4bf6b2140406 06/04/2014 8:58 PM
bp-hr-20140406-d20e5ab4-457e-41d5-86b6-f9da20581a1c 06/04/2014 8:38 PM
bp-3a88b0a5-9c23-4f5e-a0b9-47ff62140405 05/04/2014 8:05 PM
bp-d9ee2ea8-de92-4e3a-8ae7-d36492140405 05/04/2014 11:37 AM
bp-ba89ab53-3934-4909-9e5e-70d492140404 04/04/2014 11:11 PM
bp-2555d35d-d58f-4460-bff3-02d3c2140404 04/04/2014 9:19 PM
bp-ccc842cb-eeb1-4897-8115-3577b2140403 03/04/2014 11:27 PM
bp-fefea139-37c7-476e-924b-eddbc2140403 03/04/2014 4:25 PM
bp-hr-20140402-e73f3f8f-bed7-4ae0-b8e2-821a73ab9520 02/04/2014 6:31 PM
bp-5c00902a-526c-4b76-95df-a08dc2140401 01/04/2014 10:45 PM
bp-4d355b0b-0701-4870-bf26-fbd732140401 01/04/2014 5:39 PM

(If you find these on Mozilla crash stats, beware of strong language in the user comments. I was pretty angry when they happened.)

Please help, thanks.

Asked by SpikeballUnion 6 years ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 6 years ago

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VLC player add-on is not showing correct version.

I downloaded the latest version of VLC Player today which is 2.0.8 but in my list of plug-ins, the version stayed the same at 2.0.6 and Firefox is saying it is vulnerable… (read more)

I downloaded the latest version of VLC Player today which is 2.0.8 but in my list of plug-ins, the version stayed the same at 2.0.6 and Firefox is saying it is vulnerable and needs to be updated.

My OS is Vista Home Premium.

Thanks for any help.

Asked by Booky 7 years ago

Answered by alewis7428 7 years ago

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Problems with Plugin Container after upgraded to firefox 3.6.4

I upgraded to Firefox 3.6.4 and when I opened the browser a window came up: Plugin Container for Firefox stopped going on. If I close that window,the firefox closes immed… (read more)

I upgraded to Firefox 3.6.4 and when I opened the browser a window came up: Plugin Container for Firefox stopped going on. If I close that window,the firefox closes immediately,If I dont close it,i can use it on several websites but not every! How could I fix this plugin container thing?

Operating system

windows vista

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by AliceWyman 10 years ago

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Firefox Causes "BLUE SCREEN CRASH"

Hello There. To my utter dismay I am forced to use Chrome to access this forum. The reason is the moment I use Firefox (3) my computer crashes and I get the dreaded wind… (read more)

Hello There. To my utter dismay I am forced to use Chrome to access this forum. The reason is the moment I use Firefox (3) my computer crashes and I get the dreaded windows blue screen. I have been using ff for a long time now without problems. Yesterday I updated adobe flash player, but have now uninstalled flash player in the hope that the problem is resolved. No luck. I can use my computer in normal manner without problems, but the moment I use ff it crashes

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by buccarru 8 years ago

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Firefox 29.0 opens new windows from clicking links that are in a smaller window, should open as maximized window. How to change?

How do I click a link on a web page, and not have to maximize the window every time? Firefox 29 seemed to add this additional click annoyance and I can't see how to chang… (read more)

How do I click a link on a web page, and not have to maximize the window every time? Firefox 29 seemed to add this additional click annoyance and I can't see how to change that. I do not want full screen mode which is what Firefox calls it when it removes an additional row of menu items. I mean maximizing the window so I don't have to do it each time! Please tell me how to change the settings and restore this normal feature.

Asked by cyberpainter 6 years ago

Last reply by cyberpainter 6 years ago

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Firefox 24 with up to date vista fails to display icons on new Yahoo Mail and other web sites - especially icons like facebook, twitter WHY?

Web sites like murraystivoli.com that display the facebook and twitter icons and especially the new Yahoo Mail interface fail to display the icons. I see only a little r… (read more)

Web sites like murraystivoli.com that display the facebook and twitter icons and especially the new Yahoo Mail interface fail to display the icons. I see only a little rectangle. On Yahoo Mail there is a little number inside but instead of this it should be displaying arrows,, or pictures of envelopes or icons that mean "send". The new interface is unusable without proper icon translation - can't see the arrows for "reply" "reply all". It works on Internet explorer on Vista; it works on Firefox on Windows XP (that is way back level) so why do we see this problem with up to date Vista and Firefox (we're at 24.0 but I've seen problems on web sites that I don't care about that much on other levels of Firefox also.)

PLEASE HELP!!

Asked by justaskbarb2@yahoo.com 7 years ago

Answered by orbiter 7 years ago

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firefox 3.6.3 Google search stopped working on googles web site

Firefox Google search not working? firefox 3.6.3 Google search stopped working. When I hit the search button nothing happens. The query suggestions in the search box also… (read more)

Firefox Google search not working? firefox 3.6.3 Google search stopped working. When I hit the search button nothing happens. The query suggestions in the search box also stopped working. If I hit the feeling lucky button it works and when I hit the back button and go back the search button will then work but the query suggestions still won't. If I go to advanced search I can search. Tried turning off add-ons and safe mode, no luck. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated

URL of affected sites

http://www.google.com/

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

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When I download a program, It appears as downloaded in the download box, but when I click it, It says it's a Binary File & won't open it, When I try to search for the program, nothing appears, How do I get Firefox to allow me to run other programs?

This problem fails for EVERY Program I try to download. In the download, it shows it has been downloaded. It gives the size, the website where I got it from. When I ri… (read more)

  • This problem fails for EVERY Program I try to download.
  • In the download, it shows it has been downloaded. It gives the size, the website where I got it from.
  • When I right click, it just gives me options to delete it off the list
  • When I first try to download it, it will cancel automatically, I have to go back and click refresh on the download.

Asked by samwaida 9 years ago

Last reply by Xircal 9 years ago

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How do I resolve incompatibility of Adobe Flash with Firefox 13.0?

As of 6/10/12, Adobe flash 11.3 would NOT work in Firefox 13. On any web site. I had no problems with IE. I run Vista, latest update. None of the posted answers on this s… (read more)

As of 6/10/12, Adobe flash 11.3 would NOT work in Firefox 13. On any web site. I had no problems with IE. I run Vista, latest update.

None of the posted answers on this site solved my own particular problems.

This is how I successfully addressed the issue:

1) I removed all Adobe Flash caches as directed in http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/flash-player-games-video-or.html#main_6__Remove_Flash_Player_cache .

2) I uninstalled all instances of Adobe Flash through Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

3) I restarted my computer and Firefox.

4) I opened YouTube in Firefox. It directed me (automatically) to install Adobe Flash 11.2.202.235. Though I was aware of that version as the version previous to the current version (11.3), I was unable to locate it for download on the Adobe site.

Flash then worked again in Firefox 13.0.

Asked by Projgeekette 8 years ago

Answered by Projgeekette 8 years ago

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firefox hangs after last update, after closing with task manager shows msg "plugin container for firefox stopped working"

firefox hangs after last updates regularly, after closing down with task manger the msg "plugin container for firefox stopped working" appears. other problem after last u… (read more)

firefox hangs after last updates regularly, after closing down with task manger the msg "plugin container for firefox stopped working" appears. other problem after last update occurs when i open firefox - nearly always it shows the msg "Well, this is embarrassing. Firefox is having trouble recovering your windows and tabs. This is usually caused by a recently opened web page." No matter if I open firefox completely new or if I do it after closing down via task manager. (virus scan is running on a daily and detailed on a weekly basis)

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by petercf 10 years ago