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Suddenly Firefox has stopped working, whether I type the url or hit a bookmark. Why? This is very frustrating

hi about 2 days ago ff stopped working. i type an address into the usual window like i've done a million times, hit enter, and nothing happens. i click on a bookmark… (читать ещё)

hi about 2 days ago ff stopped working. i type an address into the usual window like i've done a million times, hit enter, and nothing happens. i click on a bookmark, the url shows up in the address window, but nothing happens. there are maybe 3 bookmarks that still work, and all the rest are duds. auto-complete still works, but firefox refuses to take to the address. i get a lot of "flash crashes" (thanks, adobe) so i recently updated flash, and that started the problem. this is why i distrust updates. (for the record, i keep current with firefox updates, even though it is still bloatware that uses 2 GB just to run 3 windows. anyway, any help you could offer would be most... helpful! (not sure why my exclamation points are printing as open-brackets, but hey, whatever, that's the internet) thanks, tim

Asked by TIMSPORES 5 лет назад

Last reply by John99 5 лет назад

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Firefox 28 stops responding at Facebook dynamic search.

Whenever I use Facebook dynamic search, Firefox stops responding. This issue also involves writing a new post/comment using the at-sign, which starts dynamic user search.… (читать ещё)

Whenever I use Facebook dynamic search, Firefox stops responding. This issue also involves writing a new post/comment using the at-sign, which starts dynamic user search.

  • Before update from FF27 to FF28 it did not happen. (I use Windows 7.)
  • Safe mode does not help.
  • Clearing cache and deleting Facebook cookies does not help. Neither new profile nor clean install helps.
  • There are no crash reports within Firefox as well as no Windows error logs generated.
  • Other browsers on this computer do not have this problem, another computer with FF28 that I use works well. Firefox 28 on this computer with Ubuntu Linux works.

Edit: I got Firefox not responding even at going through conversations (messages). So I can generalize that any operation at Facebook, during which three "waiting" bars appear, can lead to the not-responding state of Firefox.

Asked by xmrazik 6 лет назад

Last reply by John99 6 лет назад

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Videos freezing when i watch an episode

i tried watching an episode of Friends on vodlocker & gorillavid & it starts to skip, the video become staticky, changes to green then crashes. (shockwave) also P… (читать ещё)

i tried watching an episode of Friends on vodlocker & gorillavid & it starts to skip, the video become staticky, changes to green then crashes. (shockwave)

also Pandora does the same thing. i listen to a song, it starts to skip, shockwave crash box pops up. i stop the plugin then the tab closes.

i allow Adobe flash to run on the page.

i have no add ons or downloads. i reset firefox yesterday. i'm confused as to whats wrong.

Asked by UserofFirefox2014 5 лет назад

Last reply by James 5 лет назад

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Mozila FireFox system tools 17.54.5468

When we got up this morning my mum had a message on her computer telling her to download Mozila FireFox system tools 17.54.5468 - the message popped up when she tried to … (читать ещё)

When we got up this morning my mum had a message on her computer telling her to download Mozila FireFox system tools 17.54.5468 - the message popped up when she tried to play a facebook game. We clicked it and downloaded it and the computer seemed fine after that (but we did notice something called uniblue was now on her computer). Then i got onto my computer and when i tried to get into yahoo groups i got the same message. I also got a different message when half way thru watching a video on youtube a screen came up saying that the certificates for youtube were invalid or didn't exist. I deleted firefox completely - including the folder in programs (x86) - reinstalled it and i can once again play youtube videos (so far) but i'm still getting a message for Mozila FireFox system tools 17.54.5468 when i try to get into yahoo groups. My question - is 'Mozila FireFox system tools 17.54.5468' a real message from you guys and if its not, does anyone know how i get rid of it? I have Windows 7 and its a desktop if anyone needs to know.

Asked by xarnaye 5 лет назад

Last reply by FredMobbing 5 лет назад

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how do I fix the "shockwave flash" error, causing firefox to lock up, slow, or crash?

continous errors about "shockwave flash", "script has stopped working" etc, causing numerous slowdowns, lock-ups, and crashes. have tried several fixes, but none have wor… (читать ещё)

continous errors about "shockwave flash", "script has stopped working" etc, causing numerous slowdowns, lock-ups, and crashes. have tried several fixes, but none have worked.....please advise

Asked by mgenoves 6 лет назад

Last reply by dustymojave 6 лет назад

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firefox will not start. Cannot end process in task manager

As of this morning, I cannot get Firefox to work. I am using Windows 7. I click to start firefox and it looks like the program starts. It opens a Window with the minim… (читать ещё)

As of this morning, I cannot get Firefox to work. I am using Windows 7. I click to start firefox and it looks like the program starts. It opens a Window with the minimize, maximize, and close buttons but the window contents are blank and the load icon appears. I can minimize and maximize the window but I cannot end the program. If I use CTRL-ALT-DEL, I can see that firefox.exe is running but I cannot end the task by selecting End Process. If I try to start another instance of Firefox, I get a warning box saying "Firefox is already running, but is not responding. The old Firefox process must be closed to open a new window."

Nothing I try will end the process.

I uninstalled and re-installed Firefox but the problem persists. I tried doing a fresh install with all previous add-ons and whatnot ignored but it still won't run. I've tried running it with the anti-virus disabled as well as with Windows in Safe Mode but it won't work.

Any ideas?

Asked by SDRobot 10 месяцев назад

Last reply by jscher2000 6 месяцев назад

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Firefox 23 uses 1.2 GB of RAM with 4 tabs open!

I just checked task manager, since my computer was running a bit slow, and found firefox to be using nearly 1.2 GIGABYTES of RAM, with only 4 tabs open + Chatzilla for IR… (читать ещё)

I just checked task manager, since my computer was running a bit slow, and found firefox to be using nearly 1.2 GIGABYTES of RAM, with only 4 tabs open + Chatzilla for IRC. I have Skyrim running at the same time, and it is using LESS RAM than Firefox is!

I've tried disabling plugins, to the point where I only have the Flash and Adobe PDF ones running, I had to disable the plugin container since it crashes repeatedly (Usually at least once every couple of days). I tried using the "Free Memory" options in about:memory, and they do literally nothing to reduce the RAM usage. It's normally between 400 and 600 MB (Which is still insanely excessive for a browser). Closing Chatzilla only reduces the RAM usage by about 10-15 MB, so it doesn't seem to be the problem.

How in the name of all that's sacred is a browser using more RAM than a modded version of Skyrim?


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Asked by r.helsdon 6 лет назад

Last reply by John99 6 лет назад

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Firefox crash

It crashes whenever I try to look at my Facebook updates (scrolling down), happened only recently when I updated to FireFox 38 crash ID's so far: bp-06ff23ef-5ee7-4f5a-84… (читать ещё)

It crashes whenever I try to look at my Facebook updates (scrolling down), happened only recently when I updated to FireFox 38

crash ID's so far: bp-06ff23ef-5ee7-4f5a-84b7-6f2632150622

d36b0c3b-a98f-433b-b75d-8264146cb188

b3474d0a-eb4d-405e-ab4a-5113cb7e6765

bp-e8ab022b-40dd-4dd7-bd85-ef56c2150615

bp-5dfbdbce-fd3b-475e-8dd3-cc0542150615

bp-d4236d3f-5c4e-454c-b01f-aa97a2150615

Asked by FFUser2015ll 4 года назад

Last reply by David (satdav) 4 года назад

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Is Firefox 53 the cause of Windows freezing?

Since two weeks or so, whenever I'm (also) running Firefox 53, all over sudden my whole pc freezes: nothing works anymore, no mouse, no task manager, nothing. FF does not… (читать ещё)

Since two weeks or so, whenever I'm (also) running Firefox 53, all over sudden my whole pc freezes: nothing works anymore, no mouse, no task manager, nothing. FF does not create a crash report (doesn't get a chance to do so) All I can do is a hard reset. This does NOT happen when I'm not using FF. (Sometimes I get a warning that Firefox has stopped, but then it keeps running, so probably one of extensions or add-ons has failed.) I have a stand alone, always fully updates Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 pc. SFC /scannow was ok, CHKDSK had to repair errors in the volume bitmap, and memtest86+/8 passes came clean. I cleaned up FF and am now only running one extension.

There can be three causes: 1. Firefox 53 2. Extension(s) 3. Windows (latest updates) 4. Other/unknown

I generated a memory report, which is abracadabra to me, but I it points out what's wrong and someone can explain what to do. But how can I post the memory-report.json.txt?

Asked by wwwaste 3 года назад

Last reply by cor-el 2 года назад

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Firefox crashing all the item (via multiple ways)

Hello all, I am using the latest Firefox on a Windows 7 32 bit machine. Unfortunately Firefox has been running very unstable for the last couple of weeks. Below I descri… (читать ещё)

Hello all,

I am using the latest Firefox on a Windows 7 32 bit machine.

Unfortunately Firefox has been running very unstable for the last couple of weeks. Below I describe some of the problems:-

-Hanging momentarily ie. cannot click on links - Getting black patches on pages - Pages suddenly started to flash quickly

Things I have done to alleviate the problem

- Have refreshed and reset to default settings. - Have disable hardware acceleration in options - Have uninstalled graphics card driver (ATI), removed card completely and been running with embedded Intel graphics.

Unfortunately none of the above have solved the problem. Please also note I have a couple of addons installed but been running the same configuration on a 64 bit Windows 7 machine and everything works ok.

Willing to send crash reports, I would greatly appreciate it if someone could help.

Kind regards,

Kyprianos

Asked by akis73 2 года назад

Last reply by davidspriggs 2 года назад

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Need to uninstall totally and forever Firefox due to serious pc issues since the last update

firefox latest update has destroyed my laptop performance, have had to boot from windows recovery and no window fix repairs the damage. anyone any ideas what I can do to … (читать ещё)

firefox latest update has destroyed my laptop performance, have had to boot from windows recovery and no window fix repairs the damage. anyone any ideas what I can do to resolve the issues? I have tried system restore but that does not work either

Asked by neilbowls 7 месяцев назад

Last reply by RobertJ 6 месяцев назад

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Firefox not functioning right

Yesterday I had to reinstall Firefox as it did not exist......completely gone.....so I did a new install Now the issue is and has been is I load Firefox and sometimes I c… (читать ещё)

Yesterday I had to reinstall Firefox as it did not exist......completely gone.....so I did a new install

Now the issue is and has been is I load Firefox and sometimes I cannot even access anything from the address bar it just sits there.

Its kinda hit and miss I can click on a tab and sometimes my favs are there and its all good. Seems like its doing its own thing..........no no we dont want that :)

What are your suggestions?


Thanks, Natalie

Asked by Starzcast 1 год назад

Last reply by Pj 1 год назад

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plugin check not working

The Firefox plugin checker is reporting "vulnerable - Update Now" for my Java Deployment Toolkit 7.0.510.13. and Java(TM) Platform SE 7 U51 plugins. The 'update now' link… (читать ещё)

The Firefox plugin checker is reporting "vulnerable - Update Now" for my Java Deployment Toolkit 7.0.510.13. and Java(TM) Platform SE 7 U51 plugins.

The 'update now' link takes me to the Java download page which invites me to download the latest Plugin 7.51. but i already have 7.51 installed so the plugin checker is incorrectly displaying "vulnerable - Update Now". I have had 7.51 installed since January 17th and run the plugin checker on a weekly basis so i'm not sure why it has suddenly decided that this is a vulnerable plugin.

I am running Firefox 28.0 on Windows 7

thanks ...

Asked by richlaughlin 6 лет назад

Last reply by AliceWyman 5 лет назад

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How can I stop the "Firefox has stopped working" window from appearing?

Sometimes Firefox actually stops working and "pop-up" window appears with the message "Firefox has stopped working". I have a process that continually monitors FF which i… (читать ещё)

Sometimes Firefox actually stops working and "pop-up" window appears with the message "Firefox has stopped working". I have a process that continually monitors FF which is running a GM script 24/7 and when it spots that FF has stopped working it aborts the process and restarts FF. Unfortunately the pop-up window doesn't go away and the old process is still seen in the mix. If I manually click on the stop program button in the window then the new FF process also seems to die. If I close the window using the X button then I have a FF ghost process that won't stop. How can I stop the window from appearing?

Windows 7 FF 30.0 GM 2.0

Asked by John48 5 лет назад

Last reply by guigs 5 лет назад

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FF 53.x freezes and locks up my PC

Hi, since the update to FF 53.0 (and now also with 53.0.2) I've had it freeze on me 5 times and every time it also completely locked up my PC - mouse was frozen, Ctrl+Al… (читать ещё)

Hi,

since the update to FF 53.0 (and now also with 53.0.2) I've had it freeze on me 5 times and every time it also completely locked up my PC - mouse was frozen, Ctrl+Alt+Del didn't work, gave it 10 minutes but was still frozen afterwards - and I had to shut my PC down forcefully.

My system: FF 53.0.2 (32 bit) Win 7 (64 bit) 16gb RAM FF Addons: NoScript & AdBlock Plus

No changes in terms of add ons, no Windows updates or new programs that could have caused this. The only programs running in the background are/were my anti-virus/anti-malware programs, Skype, Outlook, Rainmeter and my mouse driver (all of which I've used for at least the last 6 months). The first two times it happened when I tried to restore tabs from the "oops, that shouldn't have happened" page and the last 3 times when I opened a new tab (with 1-2 other tabs open at max, usually only an empty one!). The 3rd time was 2 weeks ago, the 4th time on May 9th when I opened a new tab after clicking on one of my tiles on the "new tab" page (no other tabs were open at the same time!). Today it happened again! I installed a bunch of Windows updates a couple of days ago and this time I had Minecraft loading up and was watching a movie (DVD) in VLC (no Outlook running this time) but when I opened a second tab in FF, the picture froze again. The weird part is that the sound of the movie kept playing but it didn't let me move the mouse or open the Task Manager. I've never had a video run at the time of the freeze, so I don't know if Windows would have still kept playing the sound the other times.

I can play really hardware-intensive games that use 50+% of my cpu (not that there are a lot that do) and a lot of my gpu's power/VRAM and/or RAM (sometimes goes as high as overall 13gb/16gb) but I've never had any freezes just with games + watching a video at the same time, it always happens while opening a website through one of the tiles or a new tab directly in FF 53.x!

Asked by Neph 3 года назад

Last reply by MichaelNicholas 2 года назад

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Firefox memory leak causing slow and stuttery performance

So recently my Firefox browser has been leaking memory like crazy going up to 1.7 GB in used RAM. It starts off fine when I first open it, but progressively gets worse ov… (читать ещё)

So recently my Firefox browser has been leaking memory like crazy going up to 1.7 GB in used RAM. It starts off fine when I first open it, but progressively gets worse over time, making scrolling a choppy and painful task. This started with version 28.0 but I've since upgraded to 29.0 and the problem persisted. I've done hours of research on the problem and have tried all the following solutions, to no avail:

- Turning off hardware acceleration/smooth scrolling/auto scrolling - Creating a new profile - Completely uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox - Running it in safe mode (still lagged, even in safe mode!)

Has anyone found any real solution to this problem?

Asked by fzieba 6 лет назад

Last reply by ninjawriter222 5 лет назад

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Firefox 45 hangs at browser start-up

So, so far so good except for one thing with the update to Firefox 45. When I start the browser up, my whole screen hangs and freezes for a good 25 seconds. Anyone else… (читать ещё)

So, so far so good except for one thing with the update to Firefox 45. When I start the browser up, my whole screen hangs and freezes for a good 25 seconds. Anyone else having this problem? When it first happened I thought I'd be manually restart my computer as I couldn't even get into my task manager and the cursor was unmoveable.

Asked by FireFoxFan1 4 года назад

Last reply by John99 4 года назад

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Firefox 48.0.2 and Hangs

So, it seems 48.0.2 is having the same early problem as 48.0, which was only fixed by an in between update. I'm getting random hangs later in my browsing session forcing… (читать ещё)

So, it seems 48.0.2 is having the same early problem as 48.0, which was only fixed by an in between update. I'm getting random hangs later in my browsing session forcing me to to close out and reopen Firefox. I've done what they always tell you to do with hangs. The sessionstore.js file doesn't seem to exist when I close out, so I can't delete it. Then there are conflicting suggestions about hardware acceleration, with Firefox help pages saying to make sure it's turned off, but then in my last complaint about 48.0 an editor telling me to leave it on.

Again, help.

Asked by FireFoxFan1 3 года назад

Last reply by gary 3 года назад

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Firefox keeps crashing even though I tried everything to make it stop

My Firefox Browser crashes frequently on Windows 7, despite me having taken the following measures: Install the most recent driver for my video card, which is an experi… (читать ещё)

My Firefox Browser crashes frequently on Windows 7, despite me having taken the following measures:

  • Install the most recent driver for my video card, which is an experimental one since the support for my video card has been discontinued (needless to say, this didn't CAUSE the crashes, because it crashed already before, when the normal driver was installed)
  • Disable all Add-Ons (obviously)
  • Disable all possible forms of hardware acceleration or anything like that in the options of Firefox (obviosly)
  • Re-install firefox a ton of times, partly re-setting all settings
  • Enable swapping space on my SSD, even though I got 8 Gigs of RAM and never do anything computationally intense while browsing, and in fact I never really use up even 3 Gigs of it
  • Re-installing Windows completely
  • Run a virus scan

I should also say that I repeatedly ran a memory error detection tool, which didn't find anything. Curiously, Chromium will also crash frequently, so that Opera is basically the only browser I can run stably; but Opera won't even let me choose my own default search engine and includes a number of very annoying advertisements, whence I'd rather stick to Firefox if possible. Hence, I'd really be grateful for any help.

The following is a random crash report; it's already a bit dated, but I stopped sending them to Mozilla after a while since they didn't really seem to process it: https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/052f952d-87dd-4915-ae25-eff881170606

Asked by DiracDeltaFunctional 2 года назад

Last reply by Josh Ross 2 года назад