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firefox hangs once each morning but at no other times of the day

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I innitially thought that this was due to problems with the places directory, so i forced the creation of a new one (as detailed here

Unfortunately as they are hangs rather than crashes I don't have crash reports or equivalent. Does anyone have any idea how i can fix this?

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When does this happen? When you start Firefox? As the browser is loading? When it loads your homepage?

Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link} by holding down the <Shift> (Mac=Options) key, and then starting Firefox.

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

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Typically within the first 20 minutes of me using Firefox. Generally, I have YouTube, Facebook and emails opens. I've now updated to Firefox quantum - and the same thing happens, and I've also tried using chrome. Weirdly the same thing happens.

I had this mornings crash at 5 am when i was working on some late night emails. I'll try starting it tomorrow in safemode

Modified by alethiadoxy

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In the address bar, type about:crashes<enter>. Note: If any reports do not have BP- in front of the numbers/letters, click it to submit them.

The crash report is several pages of data. We need the report numbers to see the whole report.

Using your mouse, mark the most recent 7 - 10 crash reports, and copy them. Now go to the reply box and paste them in.


For more help on crash reports, see;

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Do you have any (cleanup) software on your computer that is scheduled to run during the night and that might check files in the Firefox profile folder?

You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page.

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Here are my crash reports:

Report ID Date Submitted bp-bd395354-ba0c-4cce-a763-11d0d0171213 13/12/2017 10:04 bp-a0535ad6-5f57-46e6-933b-ce82d0171213 13/12/2017 10:04 bp-37000e25-2457-4aa0-b750-a89f70171213 13/12/2017 10:04 bp-4c3b98b0-453a-42b3-a41e-d48b00171213 13/12/2017 10:03 bp-524f9122-574d-4624-91da-703a10171213 13/12/2017 10:03 bp-b176ab68-600c-4ad0-b7b0-4120a0171213 13/12/2017 10:03 bp-b30cd0f9-d713-4ab9-b7f2-a10e40171213 13/12/2017 10:03 bp-7688dfa4-2679-4d32-97b1-03e210171213 13/12/2017 10:02 bp-969be261-bbcd-4768-87f6-c6ec80171213 13/12/2017 10:01 bp-99e3cc7c-b21f-4664-a418-ff42b0171213 13/12/2017 10:01 bp-e357331c-057d-4eec-8b22-2de6b0171213 13/12/2017 10:01 bp-ff11d85b-f80b-4a39-853d-fc0d00171213 13/12/2017 10:00 bp-419d35d9-3a1f-4311-9afc-4f3620171213 13/12/2017 10:00 bp-3928c3a4-185a-4fab-85c9-5b8890171213 13/12/2017 10:00 bp-9bcc98c5-644a-4d9f-b026-086920171213 13/12/2017 10:00 bp-13eb2aac-dae9-452b-8422-e98000171213 13/12/2017 10:00 bp-e57fb053-1125-4760-929a-3c2830171213 13/12/2017 10:00 bp-cd654859-aa91-4c41-9e86-a25bf0171213 13/12/2017 09:59 bp-ceb1cf7d-1468-4efe-a2b2-6f77a0171213 13/12/2017 09:59 bp-61c28a92-d5cc-4c9c-a0a2-0b4a00171213 13/12/2017 09:59 bp-407067c4-3598-4423-91ca-1d0f70171213 13/12/2017 09:59 bp-d7699860-70c7-4775-9525-5bd690171213 13/12/2017 09:58 bp-d0f5b12f-ddab-4869-b875-060040171213 13/12/2017 09:58 bp-785b28c5-45e4-4a69-9c4d-4d8590171213 13/12/2017 09:58 bp-e013c4e6-2872-49bd-b93f-2a22e0171213 13/12/2017 09:58 bp-184a87a0-dbd6-4fed-9bfe-e809c0171213 13/12/2017 09:58 bp-fd75cc9d-77f6-4f70-9b65-1ebde0171213 13/12/2017 09:56

(i think the ones at the bottom are the more recent, because i submitted them in the order they on my screen - newest to oldest)

These don't include many of the hangs I've had (so far I had one this morning)- so I am not sure if they will be helpful

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I have been running in safe mode, largely hang free.

(I've had one hang whilst in safe mode, but that may have been caused outside firefox, by Latex processing a big document)

my add ons are: ADB helper Grammarly for Firefox, IBM Security Rapport and McAfee WebAdvisor

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Only submit last 3 crashes, never look at the others.

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