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Firefox stops responding or becomes really slow. Only fix is a restart. Other browsers ok

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Firefox will work great. Then when reopening it, no response. Maybe 3 minutes to load the home page, and then too slow to use. I tried a refresh, which deleted stuff I wanted and had to set back up. I was thinking it was the internet connection, but 2 other browsers worked fine. Only thing that seems to get FF working is a system restart. I hoped that FF 73.0 would be the fix, but it wasn't.

Firefox will work great. Then when reopening it, no response. Maybe 3 minutes to load the home page, and then too slow to use. I tried a refresh, which deleted stuff I wanted and had to set back up. I was thinking it was the internet connection, but 2 other browsers worked fine. Only thing that seems to get FF working is a system restart. I hoped that FF 73.0 would be the fix, but it wasn't.
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FredMcD
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Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link}

A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?

[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode Start Firefox in Safe Mode] {web link} A small dialog should appear. Click '''Start In Safe Mode''' (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?
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I'll try that at the next time it stops responding, I'll never use refresh again.

I'll try that at the next time it stops responding, I'll never use refresh again.
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