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Firefox freezes when loading a PDF, the tab will freeze and cause Firefox to become unresponsive.

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I have 10 tabs open. I click on a hyperlink that links to a pdf documents. the document attempts to load in a new or same tab. When it reaches this state the browser will stop responding and I am forced to close it via Task Manager in Windows

Modified by s2xi

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Do you have that problem when running in the Firefox SafeMode?
Don't select anything right now, just use "Continue in SafeMode."

If not, see this:

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Safe mode? I run firefox in regular mode. Firefox never asks me to run it in safemode. I think its probably just a problem with Adobe PDF reader for Firefox that causes this issue. I really wish Firefox could isolate tabs so you can close them without affecting the entire browser.

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No replies to this question??? I too have a problem with all of my Firefox open tabs (regular Mode) freezing when almost anything unuusual is happening with any of them: pdf files, auto updates, scripts/script warning.

Why does one tab issue(s) affect all other tabs? Why can't I simply click to another tab and resume there?

Thanks for assistance!!