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the first tab opened in firefox continually loads and cannot be closed

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the first tab opened in firefox continually loads and cannot be closed

When I open Firefox the first tab I open will continually load and cannot be closed

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Re: the first tab opened in firefox continually loads and cannot be closed

I've been having this problem, but just checked my themes and noticed I had an outdated/unsupported theme enabled without realizing it. The theme didn't work at all.

I enabled the default theme (which is what I thought was enabled already,) and haven't had the tab freeze again yet...

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Re: the first tab opened in firefox continually loads and cannot be closed

Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of your add-ons is causing your problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Tools > Add-ons > Themes).

  • Don't make any changes on the Safe mode start window.

See Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems and Troubleshoot issues with plugins like Flash or Java to fix common Firefox problems

If it does work in Safe-mode then disable all your extensions and then try to find which is causing it by enabling one at a time until the problem reappears.

  • Use "Disable all add-ons" on the Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode start window to disable all extensions.
  • Close and restart Firefox after each change via "File > Exit" (Mac: "Firefox > Quit"; Linux: "File > Quit")
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Re: the first tab opened in firefox continually loads and cannot be closed

Oh boy! I do not know about protected start--what itis & where it is. Where do I find this information? I am new to all this.

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Re: the first tab opened in firefox continually loads and cannot be closed

I've been having this problem, but just checked my themes and noticed I had an outdated/unsupported theme enabled without realizing it. The theme didn't work at all.

I enabled the default theme (which is what I thought was enabled already,) and haven't had the tab freeze again yet...

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Re: the first tab opened in firefox continually loads and cannot be closed

thanks statueofmike...when I read your post I remembered that I had recently tried a new persona and after I changed it the problem went away.

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Re: the first tab opened in firefox continually loads and cannot be closed

Nope - this happend after the latest firefox update - no new persona/theme.

But since, the first tab now close, but not the last one!

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Re: the first tab opened in firefox continually loads and cannot be closed

There is at least two more similar posts to this one - I remember a was on another question like this - why does that thread not show in the search results?

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Re: the first tab opened in firefox continually loads and cannot be closed

No, I am back to the first tab does not finish loading and does not close. The other tabs close.

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Re: the first tab opened in firefox continually loads and cannot be closed

All of a sudden, for the past day or 2, I had the same problem. Others said to uninstall "Invisible hand" add-on, so I did. I closed ff then reopened. Voila! So far so good! Hopefully that was the problem....

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Re: the first tab opened in firefox continually loads and cannot be closed

Thank you! This works though so far I have to disable each time....