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Gmail doesn't work on Firefox browser - Clearing Cache is only a short term fix.

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I've been 99% successful at switching over from Chrome to Firefox, however a major hiccup is that Gmail stops loading on Firefox, though it works on all other browsers just fine.

If I manage to actually open Gmail, I will be able to browse for about 20 seconds before getting an error message that says Gmail is having a problem and to 'refresh to retry' - clicking refresh will make the page crash and show only a white screen. From then onwards, even trying to open Gmail in another tab will not actually redirect you from the current page you are on. It will just update the address bar to say "https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox", however the browser doesn't actually load anything, and the 'refresh' icon shows that nothing is even in the works buffering.

Searching forums shows many people having this issue, and the only effective fix is to clear your cache and refresh the page. Unfortunately, while this technically works in the short-term, it is only a matter of time (sometimes under 5 minutes) before it crashes again.

As you can imagine, this it really limits productivity - it's hard to get on a roll when you have to keep stopping every couple of minutes to re-attach the wheels.

Forums show that this issue has been happening to users for years, and unfortunately nobody has been able to offer a long term solution, leading me to have to use a seperate browser just to access my emails. One user suggested switching away to a completely different email server such as Protonmail and ditching Gmail entirely but 1. that is comically inconvenient advice, 2. not viable as an organisation I volunteer with uses gmail, and 3. doesn't help fix the actual issue in the first place, which many users besides myself are facing.

Is anybody able to offer a reliable fix for this? Is there a browser extention that is causing the issue, or one that can fix it?

All help would be greatly appreciated as I find this issue to be a huge source of frustration from a browser that I am otherwise quite happy with.

I've been 99% successful at switching over from Chrome to Firefox, however a major hiccup is that Gmail stops loading on Firefox, though it works on all other browsers just fine. If I manage to actually open Gmail, I will be able to browse for about 20 seconds before getting an error message that says Gmail is having a problem and to 'refresh to retry' - clicking refresh will make the page crash and show only a white screen. From then onwards, even trying to open Gmail in another tab will not actually redirect you from the current page you are on. It will just update the address bar to say "https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox", however the browser doesn't actually load anything, and the 'refresh' icon shows that nothing is even in the works buffering. Searching forums shows many people having this issue, and the only effective fix is to clear your cache and refresh the page. Unfortunately, while this technically works in the short-term, it is only a matter of time (sometimes under 5 minutes) before it crashes again. As you can imagine, this it really limits productivity - it's hard to get on a roll when you have to keep stopping every couple of minutes to re-attach the wheels. Forums show that this issue has been happening to users for years, and unfortunately nobody has been able to offer a long term solution, leading me to have to use a seperate browser just to access my emails. One user suggested switching away to a completely different email server such as Protonmail and ditching Gmail entirely but 1. that is comically inconvenient advice, 2. not viable as an organisation I volunteer with uses gmail, and 3. doesn't help fix the actual issue in the first place, which many users besides myself are facing. Is anybody able to offer a reliable fix for this? Is there a browser extention that is causing the issue, or one that can fix it? All help would be greatly appreciated as I find this issue to be a huge source of frustration from a browser that I am otherwise quite happy with.

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This could be a problem with the TLS 1.3 Early Data feature also known as Zero Round Trip Time Resumption (0rtt). You can try to set security.tls.enable_0rtt_data = false on the about:config page to disable this feature until this is fixed by Google or Mozilla to see if that helps.

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