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I have this problem that firefox always gets stuck for at least like 20 seconds each time when I close another firefox window. I usually have several firefox windows open at the same time. When I close one of them, the rest of them get stuck for seconds before they can do anything, sometimes crashed (not common). I notice that firefox crashing usually has to do with some firefox windows were running online video, like youtube or others. It can be any advertisement on any website that is in the form of moving pictures. But crashing is really not common. Just getting stuck every single time when I close one firefox window among others.

I thought it was because my computer is old but Internet Explorer doesn't have this problem on my computer. I even downgraded firefox to version 28 ( I used to have the latest, 36?) That did not solve the problem. I am running on windows 7. I would like to keep using firefox because it allows add-on so I don't want to switch to IE. Does anyone know what the problem is? Thanks.
I have this problem that firefox always gets stuck for at least like 20 seconds each time when I close another firefox window. I usually have several firefox windows open at the same time. When I close one of them, the rest of them get stuck for seconds before they can do anything, sometimes crashed (not common). I notice that firefox crashing usually has to do with some firefox windows were running online video, like youtube or others. It can be any advertisement on any website that is in the form of moving pictures. But crashing is really not common. Just getting stuck every single time when I close one firefox window among others. I thought it was because my computer is old but Internet Explorer doesn't have this problem on my computer. I even downgraded firefox to version 28 ( I used to have the latest, 36?) That did not solve the problem. I am running on windows 7. I would like to keep using firefox because it allows add-on so I don't want to switch to IE. Does anyone know what the problem is? Thanks.

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Taking all your suggestions, I updated Adobe flash player. Checked but there is nothing to update on graphic card. Checked the extensions you mentioned (and disable and enable as suggested), ok, once I disabled this extension "dictionary tooltip 1.7," firefox worked just fine. No lagging on closing firefox windows anymore.

(But updating adobe flash player seems to be a bad idea. Now Firefox, in general, is running a little slower more often. But I figure I can always downgrade flash player and it doesn't seem to cause problem with running firefox on my computer.) Anyway, do I have to disable this "dictionary tooltip" to fix this problem?

Awww, too bad. I looked hard for a good English dictionary add-on. I am a foreigner and really need a somple English dictionary surfing any website. Most English dictionary add-on is too fancy. Click on the word and it will show up like, which one do you want, dictionary, thesaurus, or something else, or which dictionary do you want your definition from etc.

I just want a simple English dictionary add-on that will give me definition right away. With that fancy dictionary add-on, my clicking on one page doubles or triples. It's really bad when I have to click twenty times, now becoming forty times (or sixty times) just for one page. So does anyone have suggestions about what simple English dictionary add-on there are?

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  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.1.7.157
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  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
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I forgot to mention. This only happens to firefox. If I am running other programs and firefox at the same time, only firefox gets stuck.

I forgot to mention. This only happens to firefox. If I am running other programs and firefox at the same time, only firefox gets stuck.
cor-el
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You can check for problems with the sessionstore.js file in the Firefox profile folder that store session data.

Deleting sessionstore.js will cause App Tabs and Tab Groups and open and closed (undo) tabs to get lost and you will have to recreate them (make a note or bookmark them if possible).


Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem.

  • Switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance
  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window
You can check for problems with the sessionstore.js file in the Firefox profile folder that store session data. *Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder (Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder) *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Multiple_profile_files_created Deleting sessionstore.js will cause App Tabs and Tab Groups and open and closed (undo) tabs to get lost and you will have to recreate them (make a note or bookmark them if possible). ---- Start Firefox in <u>[[Safe Mode|Safe Mode]]</u> to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem. *Switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance *Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Safe+Mode *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Troubleshooting+extensions+and+themes

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Hi, I can't find "Profile Directory: Show Folder." (Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder). Is it under "application basics" or something else?

Hi, I can't find "Profile Directory: Show Folder." (Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder). Is it under "application basics" or something else?

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And there is no "Tool" when opened in safe mode. (Switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance ).

And there is no "Tool" when opened in safe mode. (Switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance ).
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Separate Issue; Update your Flash Player Version 17.0.0.169
https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html
Shockwave Director Version 12.1.7.157 http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/


firefox001 said

Hi, I can't find "Profile Directory: Show Folder."

Type about:support in the address bar and press enter.

Under the page logo on the left side you will see Application Basics. Under this find Profile Folder. To it’s right press the button Show Folder. This will open your file browser to the current Firefox profile. Now Close Firefox.

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Switch to the DEFAULT theme

Type about:addons<enter> in the address bar to open your Add-ons Manager. Hot key; <Control>(Mac:<Command>)<Shift> A)

On the left side of the page, select Appearance.. Then Default.

Separate Issue; Update your Flash Player '''Version 17.0.0.169<br>https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html''' Shockwave Director '''Version 12.1.7.157 http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/''' ------------------------ ''firefox001 [[#answer-721239|said]]'' <blockquote> Hi, I can't find "Profile Directory: Show Folder." </blockquote> Type '''about:support''' in the address bar and press enter. Under the page logo on the left side you will see '''Application Basics.''' Under this find '''Profile Folder.''' To it’s right press the button '''Show Folder.''' This will open your file browser to the current Firefox profile. Now '''Close Firefox.''' ''firefox001 [[#answer-721243|said]]'' <blockquote> Switch to the DEFAULT theme </blockquote> Type '''about:addons'''<enter> in the address bar to open your Add-ons Manager. Hot key; '''<Control>''(Mac:<Command>)''<Shift> A)''' On the left side of the page, select '''Appearance..''' Then '''Default.'''

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Thanks. Now I think I have pinpointed the problem. When I disable half of extensions, this problem is solved. And when firefox is running on safe mode, it doesn't have this problem. Now, how do I solve this without disabling any of the extensions?

Thanks. Now I think I have pinpointed the problem. When I disable half of extensions, this problem is solved. And when firefox is running on safe mode, it doesn't have this problem. Now, how do I solve this without disabling any of the extensions?
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firefox001 said

how do I solve this without disabling any of the extensions?

The only way to tell what extension is causing the issue is to turn it off.

firefox001 said

When I disable half of extensions, this problem is solved

Good. Now turn the extensions on One By One until the problem comes back. Now you know the problem. Disable that one, and re-enable the others. Then restart Firefox.

''firefox001 [[#answer-721441|said]]'' <blockquote> how do I solve this without disabling any of the extensions? </blockquote> The only way to tell what extension is causing the issue is to turn it off. ''firefox001 [[#answer-721441|said]]'' <blockquote> When I disable half of extensions, this problem is solved </blockquote> Good. Now turn the extensions on '''One By One''' until the problem comes back. Now you know the problem. Disable that one, and re-enable the others. Then restart Firefox.
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If you have many extensions then first enable half of the extensions to test which half has the problem. Continue to divide the bad half that still has the issue until you find which one is causing it.

If you have many extensions then first enable half of the extensions to test which half has the problem. Continue to divide the bad half that still has the issue until you find which one is causing it. *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Troubleshooting+extensions+and+themes

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I tried disabling them one by one and figuring out which one. But none of them alone caused the problem. That is, when I disabled only one of the extensions (any of them), that didn't fix the problem. It was when I disabled the first half of all extensions was the problem solved. So I think it is because of that half of the extensions altogether that cause the problem? Is that possible?

I tried disabling them one by one and figuring out which one. But none of them alone caused the problem. That is, when I disabled only one of the extensions (any of them), that didn't fix the problem. It was when I disabled the first half of all extensions was the problem solved. So I think it is because of that half of the extensions altogether that cause the problem? Is that possible?
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Yes. It has happen that two or more add-ons don't like each other. Can you post what you have disabled for us to look over?

Type about:support in the address bar and press Enter. Under the main banner, press the button; Copy Text To Clipboard.. Then in the reply box at the bottom of this page, do a right click in the box and select Paste. This will show us your system details. No Personal Information Is Collected.

Yes. It has happen that two or more add-ons don't like each other. Can you post what you have disabled for us to look over? Type '''about:support''' in the address bar and press '''Enter.''' Under the main banner, press the button; '''Copy Text To Clipboard.'''. Then in the reply box at the bottom of this page, do a right click in the box and select '''Paste.''' This will show us your system details. '''No Personal Information Is Collected.'''

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Here is the list of the extensions I disabled (then the problem is gone): Adblock plus Classic Theme Restorer Default full zoom Dictionary tooltip Netvidoehunter

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Application Basics


Name: Firefox Version: 36.0.1 User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:36.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/36.0 Multiprocess Windows: 0/2

Crash Reports for the Last 3 Days


All Crash Reports

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Name: Dictionary Tooltip Version: 1.7 Enabled: true ID: {C6128004-4838-4708-9A97-BB172D17767D}

Name: NetVideoHunter Version: 1.18 Enabled: true ID: netvideohunter@netvideohunter.com

Name: NoSquint Version: 2.1.9 Enabled: true ID: nosquint@urandom.ca

Name: RightToClick Version: 2.9.5 Enabled: true ID: {cd617375-6743-4ee8-bac4-fbf10f35729e}

Name: Youtube Video Replay Version: 35.1 Enabled: true ID: {e1aaa9f8-4500-47f1-9a0a-b02bd60e4076}

Name: 新同文堂 (New Tong Wen Tang) Version: 0.4.0.9.1 Enabled: true ID: {22870005-adef-4c9d-ae36-d0e1f2f27e5a}

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I use Adblock plus and Classic Theme Restorer. Restore these and restart.

If there is no issue, restore one of the below. If no problem after restarting, add another and restart. Let us know how you are doing.

Default full zoom Dictionary tooltip Netvidoehunter

I use Adblock plus and Classic Theme Restorer. Restore these and restart. If there is no issue, restore one of the below. If no problem after restarting, add another and restart. Let us know how you are doing. Default full zoom Dictionary tooltip Netvidoehunter
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I just noticed; Security Issue: Update your Flash Player Version 17.0.0.169
https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html

See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

I just noticed; Security Issue: Update your Flash Player '''Version 17.0.0.169<br>https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html''' See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration
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You need to disable all extensions as a start and then enable them one by one and leave the ones that are already enabled in enabled state. Close and restart Firefox if the extension needs a restart and check if it still works.

You need to disable all extensions as a start and then enable them one by one and leave the ones that are already enabled in enabled state. Close and restart Firefox if the extension needs a restart and check if it still works.

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Taking all your suggestions, I updated Adobe flash player. Checked but there is nothing to update on graphic card. Checked the extensions you mentioned (and disable and enable as suggested), ok, once I disabled this extension "dictionary tooltip 1.7," firefox worked just fine. No lagging on closing firefox windows anymore.

(But updating adobe flash player seems to be a bad idea. Now Firefox, in general, is running a little slower more often. But I figure I can always downgrade flash player and it doesn't seem to cause problem with running firefox on my computer.) Anyway, do I have to disable this "dictionary tooltip" to fix this problem?

Awww, too bad. I looked hard for a good English dictionary add-on. I am a foreigner and really need a somple English dictionary surfing any website. Most English dictionary add-on is too fancy. Click on the word and it will show up like, which one do you want, dictionary, thesaurus, or something else, or which dictionary do you want your definition from etc.

I just want a simple English dictionary add-on that will give me definition right away. With that fancy dictionary add-on, my clicking on one page doubles or triples. It's really bad when I have to click twenty times, now becoming forty times (or sixty times) just for one page. So does anyone have suggestions about what simple English dictionary add-on there are?

Taking all your suggestions, I updated Adobe flash player. Checked but there is nothing to update on graphic card. Checked the extensions you mentioned (and disable and enable as suggested), ok, once I disabled this extension "dictionary tooltip 1.7," firefox worked just fine. No lagging on closing firefox windows anymore. (But updating adobe flash player seems to be a bad idea. Now Firefox, in general, is running a little slower more often. But I figure I can always downgrade flash player and it doesn't seem to cause problem with running firefox on my computer.) Anyway, do I have to disable this "dictionary tooltip" to fix this problem? Awww, too bad. I looked hard for a good English dictionary add-on. I am a foreigner and really need a somple English dictionary surfing any website. Most English dictionary add-on is too fancy. Click on the word and it will show up like, which one do you want, dictionary, thesaurus, or something else, or which dictionary do you want your definition from etc. I just want a simple English dictionary add-on that will give me definition right away. With that fancy dictionary add-on, my clicking on one page doubles or triples. It's really bad when I have to click twenty times, now becoming forty times (or sixty times) just for one page. So does anyone have suggestions about what simple English dictionary add-on there are?
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That was very good work. Well Done. Please flag your last post as Solved Problem so others will know.

Disable or remove that add-on. Then contact their support site.

Go to the Mozilla Add-ons Web Page {web link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for what you want.

That was very good work. Well Done. Please flag your last post as '''Solved Problem''' so others will know. Disable or remove that add-on. Then contact their support site. Go to the '''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/ Mozilla Add-ons Web Page]''' {web link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for what you want.