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PADemD (1188 posts)February 8, 2017 at 3:09 pm
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.em77, Fuddnik like this
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Fuddnik (800 posts) (Reply to original post) February 8, 2017 at 3:32 pm
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.The Universe is made of protons, neutrons, electrons, and morons.
CNW (2492 posts) (Reply to original post) February 8, 2017 at 3:35 pm
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) (Reply to CNW - post #2) February 18, 2017 at 6:48 pm
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 (675 posts) (Reply to original post) February 8, 2017 at 3:41 pm
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 (276 posts) (Reply to original post) February 8, 2017 at 3:44 pm
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 (1188 posts) (Reply to bbgrunt - post #4) February 8, 2017 at 4:00 pm
6. I started having the same problems
especially last night while trying to watch the CNN town hall online.
hopemountain (2287 posts) (Reply to original post) February 8, 2017 at 4:56 pm
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 .... "question everything – including, organizations touting labels proclaiming stewardship of living things and high ideals when in truth, they fanatically practice the stewardship of exploitation, greed, and destruction."
Downwinder (1736 posts) (Reply to original post) February 8, 2017 at 5:27 pm
8. I switched to the Windows 64 bit version.
It seems a bit faster and locks out Flash and Java.
PADemD (1188 posts) (Reply to Downwinder - post #8) February 8, 2017 at 9:03 pm
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 (3403 posts) (Reply to original post) February 8, 2017 at 9:31 pm
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.https://www.votetulsi.com/bumper-stickers/free
PADemD (1188 posts) (Reply to Babel 17 - post #10) February 9, 2017 at 6:02 pm
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.
NJCher (2304 posts) (Reply to PADemD - post #12) February 12, 2017 at 2:58 pm
13. try Opera with the vpn
having your own vpn (free!) is quite a bonus. I’m really happy with Opera, but I have Chrome and Mozilla for backups. I learned about it here, and have been using it for quite some time.
p.s. here’s info on why you should use a vpn: