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Firefox crashes

Okay. A few days ago, I suddenly began having issues with Firefox crashing every time I try to save any sort of file. It doesn't matter the type - image, file, etc. I ha… (funda kabanzi)

Okay. A few days ago, I suddenly began having issues with Firefox crashing every time I try to save any sort of file. It doesn't matter the type - image, file, etc.

I have tried everything I can find in the forums and troubleshooting sections.

I started Firefox in safe mode. Still crashed. I reset it. Still crashed. I rolled back to an earlier version. Still crashed. I deleted Firefox and did a clean install. Still crashed. I have checked for updates on all the plugins/add-ons/extensions. Still crashed. I updated my graphics drivers. Still crashed.

I can't even include a link to the most recent crash report because every time it crashes, I get a message that Firefox had a problem submitting the crash report. I'm out of ideas at this point. I have a lot of extensions installed and enabled, but even fresh from the new reinstall, before I added any of them back, the browser would crash whenever I tried to save anything.

Please help!

Asked by winsomebulldog 5 iminyaka edlule

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Dropdown menu not working in Firefox ubuntu

We are trying to create a lockdown in Ubuntu where users are only allowed to use firefox without being able to print, edit/open settings, and are only allowed to use the … (funda kabanzi)

We are trying to create a lockdown in Ubuntu where users are only allowed to use firefox without being able to print, edit/open settings, and are only allowed to use the extensions already installed by us (Java). In order to do this we created a new session in /usr/share/xsessions

[Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Kiosk Mode Comment=Firefox Kiosk Mode Exec=/usr/bin/firefox -height 900 -width 1440 Type=Application

When we start in this session, everything seems to work fine. Firefox starts, no menu's in the background. When firefox is closed, the session is closed too. With this session somehow the menu's cannot be opened with the mouse, but keyboard shortcuts still work.

But the real problem is that the users need to go to a certain site which is using dropdown menu's. The problem is that when we use this session, users cannot open the dropdown menu's. They can only select an option by selecting the dropdown menu and use the arrows on the keyboard. We want them to be able to use the mouse to select an option in the dropdown.

We are using Ubuntu 14.04.1 with Mozilla Firefox 32.0.3.

Edit: In order to test this problem, I created a new virtual environment with the same session, but a new Firefox profile and no extensions. This gave exactly the same problem.

Asked by UnknownToYou 5 iminyaka edlule

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Website lookup takes over current tab

I use browse by name queries to surf a good part of the internet, but there's a weird thing going on with the Fox and it's a strange operation. Whenever I type in the na… (funda kabanzi)

I use browse by name queries to surf a good part of the internet, but there's a weird thing going on with the Fox and it's a strange operation.

Whenever I type in the name of a website hit enter and then goto a different tab, the page loads on the tab I changed to, not the original tab.

I start with Tab 1 and request cnet in BBN. I change to Tab 2 which has facebook loaded and I'm looking through it.

Request completes

Tab 1 has cnet in a google search Tab 2 has changed to cnet.com by itself.

How do I make this stop?

Asked by chattphotos 5 iminyaka edlule

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How do I fix Firefox when the page freezes ?

Please help my Firefox has started to freeze when I go to the next page of anything. It hangs for about what seems like 30 seconds, which can get quite annoying when your… (funda kabanzi)

Please help my Firefox has started to freeze when I go to the next page of anything. It hangs for about what seems like 30 seconds, which can get quite annoying when your in a hurry. Is there a straightforward and uncomplicated way of fixing this, it didn't happen before the last two updates so I'm wondering if it's something to do with that. Thank you.

Asked by Jumbochick 5 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by guigs 5 iminyaka edlule

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Memory & Jank issues (/questions/1006397 &see998289)

Firefox doesn't play well with others: it allocates excessive memory and refuses to release it. To eliminate the obvious... I do not have ABP installed. I use about:memo… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox doesn't play well with others: it allocates excessive memory and refuses to release it.

To eliminate the obvious... I do not have ABP installed. I use about:memory and Windows Resource Monitor (or taskmgr) to observe memory use (on Windows 7).

Firefox allocates a lot of memory (often upwards of 1.5GB on a 2GB machine) and is VERY loathe to release it. Even exiting the browser (by closing the window) still shows Firefox in memory (although "greyed out" in either resmon or taskmgr) ... and it refuses to "let go" for upwards of 60 seconds, even with nothing else running on the machine. (I don't have time to watch it past 60 sec. ... and starting a second Firefox process, while in this state, was tested, but does not "speed up" release of memory by the first process.)

> "I do not doubt what you say or that you have issues, just that it is not yet the sort of report that allows us to file a good bug with good Steps To Reproduce that we may pass on to an engineer to investigate."

And frankly, that is part of the problem. Routine, real-world use of the Web has outgrown the Mozilla/Firefox business model. I've submitted crash-reports in the past two weeks, where a specific web page would reliably exhaust well-over 1GB of RAM for Firefox ... but they disappear into a black hole. Meanwhile I spent hours of my time trying to find the cause myself, to produce a "good bug" for you... including close to an hour documenting this one.

The browser became "a utility" years ago, and the time has come where it must be treated (and supported) like one. Just possibly the day of a volunteer-built-and-supported browser is... over. (And I say this as a loyal Firefox user since at least 0.8)

Asked by BillM 5 iminyaka edlule

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