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I love Firefox but the past week it’s been killing me.  It’s a strange situation and searching on the web hasn’t turned up anything pertinent so I’m going to see if anybody else is experiencing this.  Firefox runs fine but sometimes in the middle of doing […]

Firefox_logoI love Firefox but the past week it’s been killing me.  It’s a strange situation and searching on the web hasn’t turned up anything pertinent so I’m going to see if anybody else is experiencing this.  Firefox runs fine but sometimes in the middle of doing something the status bar will say Stopped and once that happens all I can do is close the program.  The page displayed when this happens looks fine and all links are clickable like they’re supposed to be but when I click them nothing happens.  It opens a new tab like it’s supposed to but it just sits there saying "Loading" on the tab.  The status bar says Stopped and again, nothing will happen until I close the program.  I can reopen it and it will work fine for a while but this situation is happening more frequently as time goes on.  It never happened at all until this past week and I"m wondering if an update was made that introduced this problem.  Anybody seeing this happen with Firefox?

  1. Something similar is happening to me to, browser is “working” but when I try to click a tab it doesn’t get focus, links are click able but when the new tab is opened I can not navigate to it :)

    Solution: restart Firefox :) it works perfectly after that until it get stuck again :)

    There is something wrong with this release of FF

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  2. yes. right now. and several times before.
    but I found that if you only close a window, leaving other working, and reopen. it just work fine. you don’t need to shutdown all the firefox instances. weird.

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  3. Listen, Firefix has been all scrood since before this last update:

    http://tinyurl.com/2b2pmw

    It freezes on me at least 2x a day like that. I have to kill its process. Sometimes I have to reboot totally. This is pain!!

    Anyone else have that too?

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  4. I haven’t experienced that specific problem, but I have noticed an increase in this situation: I’ll be doing something in Firefox and it won’t respond (It’ll say “not responding” at the top of the window and I’ll see the spinning ball next to the mouse). After some seconds, it’ll start responding and working normally. It does this maybe 3 or 4 times a day.

    I thought maybe this was JK’s “Vista thrashing” issue, but it only seems to happen with Firefox. I am a *heavy* user of tabs (usually 20-50 open at any given time) and Google Reader is almost always open, but I don’t do anything differently now than I ever did and this is a recent issue.

    Also, recently Flash videos stopped working. I get a message that says I need to install the Flash Player — even though it was already installed and working just fine until it suddenly stopped working.

    I have Firefox 2.0.0.6, btw.

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  5. I run MacOSX and have been wondering whats been happening with Firefox the last week. Ive also experienced problems the last week with hangups and other programs just shutting down while I browse the web.

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  6. I’ve been having the same problem, but on the Mac OSX version only.
    For some reason my Windows version seems to running fine with the same load, but my OSX version exhibits the strange behavior you referred to.

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  7. I had some similar problems on Vista, and uninstalling Java and reinstalling seemed to do the trick.

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  8. Check problematic extensions
    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Problematic_extensions

    or try diagnostic steps

    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Standard_diagnostic_-_Firefox

    If all else fails uninstall and reinstall

    (I am still working on diagnosing my issues with firefox (2.0.0.6 on In XP)

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  9. Same here. I have to start again Firefox three times a day on average (running MacOSX)

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  10. I have had this problem since the WiFi bug in the latest MAC OS X updates. Try on WiFi and on network cable to see if it is the WiFi problem again. Also try turning the Airport off on your mac and then turning it back on leave for about 5-10 secs and then refresh Firefox. This seems to work for me.

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