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Firefox is not responding

For some reason, randomly, and now this is occurring more and more frequently, Firefox will just hang and say that "Firefox is not responding," and I have to wait ~30 sec… (funda kabanzi)

For some reason, randomly, and now this is occurring more and more frequently, Firefox will just hang and say that "Firefox is not responding," and I have to wait ~30 seconds for it to unfreeze and continue using Firefox. I have tried every potential solution that I could find on the Internet, such as disabling hardware acceleration, creating a new places database, etc., and I still keep getting these 30 second freezes on a pretty frequent basis. Do you guys know what might be going on?

Asked by Lee150 3 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by FredMcD 2 emasontweni adlule

URGENT: Firefox 40.0 for iOS is completely frozen and inaccessible

Today I updated to Firefox 40.0 for iOS and its completely frozen every time I launch it. Background: I had over 200 tabs open when I upgraded. Every few days I sort thr… (funda kabanzi)

Today I updated to Firefox 40.0 for iOS and its completely frozen every time I launch it.

Background:

I had over 200 tabs open when I upgraded. Every few days I sort through my open tabs and send those that I want to preserve to Pinboard. Although I am due to clean up tabs, this has never been a problem with previous Firefox upgrades.

In its current state Firefox is holding several important topics I was looking up hostage. I can’t just delete and reinstall the app because I don’t know that I will be able to find those pages again.

Expectation:

When I start Firefox for iOS I expect it to open the last tab I was on and allow me to interact with normal Firefox controls like entering the tab menu or typing in the URL bar.

Reality:

Everything is completely frozen. The most recent tab opens but it stuck with the purple loading bar 1/3 to 1/2 full. I cannot interact with any of the application controls such as opening menus or interacting with the URL bar. Firefox usually crashes to springboard after a minute or two if I wait for it to load.

I’ve tried

- Force quit. This doesn’t change anything.
- Phone restart.  When I restart my phone Firefox works for about 30 seconds but rapidly slows and freezes.
 - Closing tabs.  I’ve restarted my phone and closes a few tabs until Firefox stops responding.  I’ve done this enough times to close about 40 tabs. It’s made virtually no impact.
 - Other browser.  I’ve tested some of the same websites that are giving me trouble on Safari and they load quickly.  I do not appear to have connectivity issues nor do the websites that I am loading.
 - Disabling external privacy features.  I use AdGuard Pro as well as NextDNS to improve privacy and speed when I browse.  I have disabled both services but it did not improve Firefox’s performance.

I’ve also noticed that, when I can get to the tabs pag, all the thumbnails have disappeared and been replaced with favicons. This suggests to me that perhaps Firefox emptied some kind of internal cache when it was upgraded. That said, historically if I clear the browsing cache with hundreds of tabs open I don’t have any sort of problem like this.

I will install screenshots in a follow-up to this post — I need to restart my phone to make them and I don’t want to lose what I’ve typed here. :-)

Final Thoughts: Firefox and Apple both encourage frequently updating apps. If Mozilla wishes to maintain a rapid update cycle it is critical that they do not introduce breaking changes. It is not reasonable for a user to “migrate” to a new version when they have (a) no means for rollback and (b) updates are either forced or hard to avoid.

Please help me resolve this so I can save the tabs that I need without information loss.

Asked by jnovek 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by SUMOsJR 2 emasontweni adlule

background processor freezing computer

I have to go into task manager to stop background processors from freezing my computer. Closing background processors in disk and memory. Sometimes there are as many as 1… (funda kabanzi)

I have to go into task manager to stop background processors from freezing my computer. Closing background processors in disk and memory. Sometimes there are as many as 10 background processors running but it seems to be a only a few and can't tell which one's until I figure it out. Sometimes I can by the amount of usage. I have to do this several times as I use my computer.

Asked by jarekorn 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 4 izinyanga ezidlule

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FireFox lockups

No matter what version of FireFox i use it constantly lock`s up , freezes. Nothing works to resolve the issue, restarting the desktop, refreshing the desktop. The only t… (funda kabanzi)

No matter what version of FireFox i use it constantly lock`s up , freezes. Nothing works to resolve the issue, restarting the desktop, refreshing the desktop. The only thing i can do is kill the process or reboot but the problem just keeps coming back without fail. I`m using deb 10.6 with a dell i5 4th, gen with plenty of ram and hdd space, it`s a new install at that only about a week old. I have noticed this has been a problem with FF ever since i started using it many years ago.\ The others are all the same, it seems that people and companies don`t take much pride in their work anymore. You see this everywhere not just with FF.

I also noticed that when "Share Data" is checked Wikipedia is mentioned, this site is so subjective it is not allowed to be used by any University student for research so why it it doing being used here ? The other problem is if plugin info can be seen and recorded why are extensions allowed in the store that supposedly block this info from being collected when they don`t work, this feature proves it, if it's supposed to be blocked then it would not be published in the form even after clicking "Share Data" clicking anything is irreverent it should be blocked no matter what.

Asked by Adam 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by FredMcD 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox is locked up, unresponsive

I have version 75.0 of firefox. I was browsing as normal and it suddenly locked up. If I type in the address bar then search suggestions appear but nothing loads in the… (funda kabanzi)

I have version 75.0 of firefox. I was browsing as normal and it suddenly locked up. If I type in the address bar then search suggestions appear but nothing loads in the main window. Non of my favourites load. Clicking the new tab button doesn't load a new tab. The menu button opens but the options don't load. I have tried uninstalling. I have removed any sign of mozilla / firefox from my program files and program files x86. If I right click on the main window, the menu that appears has pretty much every option you could imagine. theirs so many option that it scrolls off the screen. on one occasion my laptop blue screened (which it doesn't normally do) but when it came back on firefox worked again until I turned the laptop back on again the next day and it was broke again

Asked by davidmills79 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by rafter111 1 unyaka odlule

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New problem downloading files (Win10-64bit, Thunderbit 32-bit, Firefox 64-bit)

Starting within the last 2 weeks, I am having problems with the system hanging up when I try to download a file. It doesn't happen when I've first rebooted the computer,… (funda kabanzi)

Starting within the last 2 weeks, I am having problems with the system hanging up when I try to download a file. It doesn't happen when I've first rebooted the computer, but after I've been using it for an hour or two. It also doesn't hang the entire computer (at least not at first); but just Firefox, Windows Explorer, and (if the download link was there) Thunderbird.

I'm using:

  Win10 Pro(x64) v1909 (build 18363.1016)
  Firefox v80.0.1 (64-bit)
  Thunderbird v68.12.0 (32-bit)

On a Dell Optiplex 7010 factory-refurb desktop pc with:

  3.40 gigahertz Intel Core i5-3570 processor
  16gb ram

The problem starts at the point where I'm supposed to tell the system where to put the file I'm downloading. The system defaults to "This PC", and usually to "Downloads". If it's going to hang, it does so on my next mouse-click, trying to go to the proper directory.

When the glitch happens, closing Firefox (if I can) will not solve it. When I try to open it again, it says Firefox is already running, even though it doesn't appear to be. Sometimes (but not always) I can open the Task Manager. The one time I succeded in doing so, I must have started either that download or a previous download from a Thunderbird email. Several Firefox processes were running. I tried to shut them all down, but one would not respond. Looking thru the other tabs, I found one Firefox.exe instance in the Details tab, and tried (but failed) to shut that down. So I started closing whatever other applications I had open, on the way to rebooting the system. But when I closed Thunderbird, the Firefox process & "Detail" instance both closed, and the glitch disappeared.

However, I don't think it can always be blamed on Thunderbird, because I think the glitch has happened at other times when Thunderbird was not open. All I really know is that both Firefox and Windows have updated on my pc (and on my Win7 laptop) within the last two weeks, and that's when the problem started.

To me it appears that this is an update-induced bug. I hope that this note helps someone to find that bug and kill it.

Thanks.

Asked by tim@timdeaton.org 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by Wayne Mery 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox feezes system

I am using Firefox with Ubuntu 16.04. I run Ubuntu from Virtualbox in Mac host. Firefox is freezing frequently, at least once every day. System is completely frozen. The … (funda kabanzi)

I am using Firefox with Ubuntu 16.04. I run Ubuntu from Virtualbox in Mac host. Firefox is freezing frequently, at least once every day. System is completely frozen. The mouse pointer is moving, but no responses from mouse click. Cannot point out to any specific websites. Sometimes it just freezes while using my university email and Lms together. Really inconvenient. I really do not want to switch from firefox to chrome. So this is my last try before the switch. I tried solutions that I found online. I uninstalled and reinstalled firefox. Tried installing through Ubuntu Snap and then reinstall through command line. Tried refreshing firefox. But all ended up in the same result Any help would be appreciated

Asked by abagchi123 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by FredMcD 1 unyaka odlule

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firefox browser

i keep getting the foll;owing message which provents me from accessing my book marks firefox running but is not responding the old firefox process must be closed to open … (funda kabanzi)

i keep getting the foll;owing message which provents me from accessing my book marks

firefox running but is not responding the old firefox process must be closed to open a new window

this message comes up when i try to load firefox

Asked by mmilner.co.uk 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by FredMcD 1 unyaka odlule

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Latest update

Since downloading the latest version, the browser stops functioning after the first site. It won't even allow me to quit, without the 'force quit'. Plus, while in the fir… (funda kabanzi)

Since downloading the latest version, the browser stops functioning after the first site. It won't even allow me to quit, without the 'force quit'. Plus, while in the first site (my local newspaper) it stops recognising key strokes and mouse clicks. In fact, everything stops working.

I'm sending this through Chrome.

Any fixes?

Thanks, Stan Nikolic

Asked by eatsonnyeat 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by FredMcD 1 unyaka odlule

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Can't Up Or Download, FFox 76.0.1 Freezes

I just had my OS reinstalled with Win 10 32 bit on my 64 bit system. When I try to up or download anything from the web, FFox freezes and need to exit it with End Task. C… (funda kabanzi)

I just had my OS reinstalled with Win 10 32 bit on my 64 bit system. When I try to up or download anything from the web, FFox freezes and need to exit it with End Task. Could the 332 bit win 10 be the problem?

I tried it in safe mode, same problem.

are there some settings I can look at? I tried Chrome and no problem downloading, Hope someone can help I like FFox more then the others.

even when I go to clear cookies from a site like this one https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/ by clicking the padlock icon, and select Clear Cookies and Site data, it freezes.

I can download and Save programs top right of the screen.

I did a clean install, and my issue still persists. Anything else I can try??

Asked by JoeFromSD 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by FredMcD 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox Slowing Down

After some time of use Firefox start to lag. Finally websites barely open. I tried EVERYTHING and ONLY restarting Firefox works. After restart all is good again... I use … (funda kabanzi)

After some time of use Firefox start to lag. Finally websites barely open. I tried EVERYTHING and ONLY restarting Firefox works. After restart all is good again... I use VPN.

Asked by lecho9 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox 77.0.1 crashes when on Facebook

What might be the reason for Firefox crashing (becomes nonresponsive) when on Facebook? I am using 77.0.1 (64-bit). Same issues on Ubuntu and Win10. Happens pretty much e… (funda kabanzi)

What might be the reason for Firefox crashing (becomes nonresponsive) when on Facebook? I am using 77.0.1 (64-bit). Same issues on Ubuntu and Win10. Happens pretty much every time. Only restarting the browser helps. Seems similar [[to this|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1153630?page=2]].

Any suggestions?

Asked by robert165 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by FredMcD 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox starts, but doesn`t work at ALL, not reactive to any button, doesn`t open new tabs nor Options menu or Library

Hello, The day before Firefox just stopped working, I can start the program but its completely disfunctional. Menu bars roll down, but if I click on anything, nothing hap… (funda kabanzi)

Hello, The day before Firefox just stopped working, I can start the program but its completely disfunctional. Menu bars roll down, but if I click on anything, nothing happens, like if the buttons were dead. External buttons like "open file", "save page" do pop up, but not internal ones, like Troubleshooting info, probably because they would also open as a Tab, which doesnt function. I can type into the search bar, shows the url, even seems to have access to search suggestion from Google, but nothing happens at all. I tried everything I could find, reset Firefox through safe mode (also doesnt work better), completely deleted and reinstalled everything, including all data folders, checked my Antivirus (Norton... yes, could be bad), but I even deinstalled antivirus. Also tried "netsh winsock reset" https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1021896 Im out of options. Thanks for Help!

Asked by Cocoseater 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by FredMcD 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox won't open with maximized window after login, and it happens across different Windows OS.

Firefox will never ever open in maximized window after I log in with my Firefox account and make some changes to the toolbars. Advanced properties to make maximizing defa… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox will never ever open in maximized window after I log in with my Firefox account and make some changes to the toolbars. Advanced properties to make maximizing default won't work either. It hasn't worked for many Firefox versions I've tried and that caused me to use Chrome. But if you manage to fix this problem, I'll be more than happy to stick with Firefox.

Asked by Csuŋ 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by FredMcD 1 unyaka odlule