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Firefox Hanging / Crashing


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#1 Hal06

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 06:27 AM

Hello. Over the past few days Firefox is hanging / crashing constantly. I've updated plugins but the problem continues. How do I start to address this issue?

 

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 06:54 AM

i'm having the same problem. firefox ran a update a few days ago and thats when the problem started. i think the problem is with the new update.



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Posted 01 October 2015 - 10:28 AM

Or, the problem is simply related to a Firefox add-on who's developer hasn't had time to keep up with the update. Try running Firefox without add-ons (Firefox Safe Mode) and see if it still crashes.



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Posted 01 October 2015 - 11:28 AM

Ditch Firefox in favor of Chrome as it has more stable plugins and they can be easily enabled and disabled. Who has ever heard of Chrome crashing? Firefox is for enthusiasts who find the open source concept appealing.



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Posted 01 October 2015 - 11:36 AM

Who has ever heard of Chrome crashing?

 

Chrome, IE, Firefox... they all crash from time to time.



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Posted 01 October 2015 - 12:59 PM

 

Who has ever heard of Chrome crashing?

 

Chrome, IE, Firefox... they all crash from time to time.

 

you pays your money and you takes your choice

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 06:01 PM

Following on from Phantom010's suggestion, In firefox,Click on menu, addons, then click on the 'star wheel' situated by the 'search all add ons' box....then on "View Recent Updates"

 

This will show you which add ons have updated recently

 

Then go to Extensions and disable the updates that have recently updated.

 

If that solves the problem...all good.

 

If not....go back to extensions and disable ALL add ons.

 

Re enable them one at a time, and use the browser for sufficient time to allow it to crash/hang  etc.... before you move on and enable another add on, and repeat the process

 

I know this is slightly laborious....However it will isolate the offender....which is nearly always an addon.


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Posted 01 October 2015 - 06:49 PM

So there was another update from Firefox this afternoon. So far it's running fine but I've only been online for 20 minutes or so. It seemed to hang with news sites that had video playing automatically. Or maybe that was just my impression. Let's see how it runs.........






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