Firefox hangs up, then re-opens with pompt to Create new profile
since a few months now, firefox is bugging me. But I don't want to go Chrome, so please please help me.
I have a sync account with bookmarks etc saved. But since the last update, firefox randomly freezes and after terminating it, often re-opens with prompt to create new User profile or exit. "New User Profile" clicked then means, that it is a blank browser, I have to sign in (it remembers the bookmarks), but all browser settings, add-ons etc need to be re-set.
Now, it is up to several times a day like this and I don't get, why. Anybody got an idea?
P.S. here my browser specifics: in troubleshooting data
Any specific reasons you this outdated Firefox 60.2.1esr version ?
Could you please update to the current Firefox 81.0.1 release or or 78.3.1 ESR release if you prefer ESR.
- Help -> About Firefox
I notice you have a user.js file in this profile.
You can create a new profile as a quick test to see if your current profile is causing the problem.
See "Creating a profile":
If the new profile works then you can transfer files from a previously used profile to the new profile, but be cautious not to copy corrupted files to avoid carrying over problems.