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Firefox does not start for very long after clicking!!If another browser is opened Firefox opens after that.

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Firefox does not open after clicking on the Firefox icon on my desktop. Occasionally it opens after a very long time and that also a number of pages open at the same time equal to the number of times hat I clicked the icon trying to open. If I open another browser like Google Chrome after trying to open Firefox then Firefox follows it to open much quicker after Google chrome opens.

Firefox does not open after clicking on the Firefox icon on my desktop. Occasionally it opens after a very long time and that also a number of pages open at the same time equal to the number of times hat I clicked the icon trying to open. If I open another browser like Google Chrome after trying to open Firefox then Firefox follows it to open much quicker after Google chrome opens.

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Hello,

Try Firefox Safe Mode to see if the problem goes away. Firefox Safe Mode is a troubleshooting mode that turns off some settings and disables most add-ons (extensions and themes).

(If you're using an added theme, switch to the Default theme.)

If Firefox is open, you can restart in Firefox Safe Mode from the Help menu by clicking on the Restart with Add-ons Disabled... menu item:
FirefoxSafeMode

If Firefox is not running, you can start Firefox in Safe Mode as follows:

  • On Windows: Hold the Shift key when you open the Firefox desktop or Start menu shortcut.
  • On Mac: Hold the option key while starting Firefox.
  • On Linux: Quit Firefox, go to your Terminal and run firefox -safe-mode
    (you may need to specify the Firefox installation path e.g. /usr/lib/firefox)

Once you get the pop-up, just select "'Start in Safe Mode" Safe Mode Fx 15 - Win

If the issue is not present in Firefox Safe Mode, your problem is probably caused by an extension, and you need to figure out which one. Please follow the Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems article to find the cause.

To exit Firefox Safe Mode, just close Firefox and wait a few seconds before opening Firefox for normal use again.

When you figure out what's causing your issues, please let us know. It might help others with the same problem.

Thank you.

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It is possible that your security software (firewall, anti-virus) blocks or restricts Firefox or the plugin-container process without informing you, possibly after detecting changes (update) to the Firefox program.

Remove all rules for Firefox and the plugin-container from the permissions list in the firewall and let your firewall ask again for permission to get full unrestricted access to internet for Firefox and the plugin-container process and the updater process.

See:

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Each time you try to start something, even if it's the same program, the computer saves the starting commands and assumes that you want the same program opened multiple times.