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  • PADemD (779 posts)
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    Mozilla Firefox

    Is anyone having trouble with Firefox?  It continuously crashed for me the last 24 hours.

    I’m running Windows 7, and an Avast scan showed no virus.

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  • Fuddnik (509 posts)
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    1. I quit using Firefox about 6 months ago because of crashing.

    I don’t know what happened to it, but for weeks, it crashed every time I used it. Switched to Chrome.

    If it ain't broke, break it!
    • PADemD (779 posts)
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      5. Thanks, I'm using Chrome right now.

      • em77 (2507 posts)
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        11. Same here. Got tired of Firefox crashes.

  • CNW (2491 posts)
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    2. I'm running Linux, with Firefox 51.0.1 (64-bit). No problems here.

    If you can, try installing Chrome – as a backup browser … just a thought.

    • dEEDeeNL (108 posts)
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      14. re

      Respectfully, writing LINUX scares many of us. ;)
      Turned a WIN8 using Uncle on to windows-like MINT x64 last year (after lousy uinstalls corrupted that mess called the registry) and he never looked back (he uses firefox and palemoon browsers)

  • tiamat (671 posts)
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    3. Sticking my big nose in…

    I’m using WIN8.1 and FireFox 51.0.1 .  Is your FireFox up to date?  Personally, before I’d go Chrome on WIN7, I would let FireFox do a refresh, but YMMV.

  • bbgrunt (176 posts)
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    4. yes, I've been having problems–pages hanging up, not being able to

    scroll through pages, etc.  especially after watching videos on netflix or amazon–and those often crash in the middle.  Don’t know if it’s Mozilla Firefox or some kind of virus.   Usually works for a while if I restart computer, but even that process is becoming longer and longer.

    • PADemD (779 posts)
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      6. I started having the same problems

      especially last night while trying to watch the CNN town hall online.

  • hopemountain (1160 posts)
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    7. here's what i had to do recently

    cleared the history and cookies

    ran and installed a firefox update (it now includes a new video something or other)

    check and update your plug-ins – if you have any – i added a couple for privacy and something called lightbeam and an adblocker (which used to cause problems – but with the updates – no longer)

    review all of your preferences. mine are set at private browsing and no third party cookies.

    i think some type of blackout was going on sunday through most of monday – couple of days – because even my you tube screens went black. i still had audio but was not able to view – especially, the important political ones.

    since following all of the above and once i reset my preferences to no 3rd party cookies, etc. everything is working great.

    "economic and environmental justice is spiritual work." ~ tom b. k. goldtooth .... "Upon suffering beyond suffering: the Red Nation shall rise again and it shall be a blessing for a sick world; a world filled with broken promises, selfishness and separations; a world longing for light again. I see a time of Seven Generations when all the colors of mankind will gather under the Sacred Tree of Life and the whole Earth will become one circle again.  In that day, there will be those among the Lakota who will carry knowledge and understanding of unity among all living things, and the young white ones will come to those of my people and ask for this wisdom. I salute the light within your eyes where the whole Universe dwells. For when you are at that center within you and I am that place within me, we shall be as one."  ~ Crazy Horse ~ Oglala Lakota (circa 1840-1877). His words of prophecy to Sitting Bull while sharing a sacred pipe a few short days before his death.
  • Downwinder (1736 posts)
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    8. I switched to the Windows 64 bit version.

    It seems a bit faster and locks out Flash and Java.

    • PADemD (779 posts)
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      9. Just checked the Firefox setup.

      The compatibility was set to Windows 95.  I reset it to Windows 7.  Tomorrow, I will check to see if that change makes a difference.

  • Babel 17 (2198 posts)
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    10. Try checking your Add-ons and Plugins for updates?

    I guess you can also try reinstalling on top of your existing version.


    That also gives you an opportunity to “refresh” Firefox. Personally, I’d hate to lose the customized look I’ve implemented.

    P.S. I use this to back up Firefox. No longer being developed but seems to still work just fine for me.


    • PADemD (779 posts)
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      12. Switched to Chrome, until it crashed.

      I ran CCleaner and updated Avast.  Now Firefox is running, but Chrome is not.  At least my Firefox bookmarks did not disappear!

      Tomorrow, I’ll try to uninstall and reinstall Chrome.