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Google searches hang Firefox and require me to stop a script

Recently, I've been noticing a problem. Whenever I try and search with Google, it hangs Firefox for a few seconds, and then Firefox starts responding again, usually with a window asking me to stop a ...
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Firefox uses up to 2 Gb memory, crawls, sometimes with gstatic.com in status bar`

First, is it normal for Firefox 29.0.1 to use that much memory, even with only a few tabs open and only 6 or 7 add-ons? (I've used these add-ons before with no such problem) Also, I have more often ...
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1answer
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Linux Mint Firefox Freezing all day long

I'll be on some basic websites and then firefox will just freeze. I click the x on the top right and it asks me to save and quit and that works. It closes. I then reopen. This cycle has been my ...
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Firefox: Viewing a specific SVG file turns the system unresponsive

Important: Several SuperUser regulars are currently trying to narrow down the scope and cause of this issue. We are currently seeking willing volunteers to fill out the form here after performing ...
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Why is Firefox so slow and heavy? [closed]

For some reason, when I go to links the pages seem slow and heavy. It also has a lot of lag spikes between page loads. Basically it seems to freeze then load it all at once fast. I'm currently using ...
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4answers
704 views

Firefox changing tabs is slow

How can I diagnose the problem behind the delay I get when changing tabs in Firefox? It is up to about 1.5 seconds. To provide some background, I use three monitors and often have three Firefox ...
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0answers
348 views

Firefox frozen, constantly using ~50% CPU, and at 1.6GB RAM usage

Earlier today I went to save a file in Firefox, using the keyboard to switch to the desired folder, when the explorer save box almost became totally unresponsive (The help button, near the close ...
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Firefox flips to the window behind it when it stops responding

I have Firefox 18.0.2 on Windows 7, but I think that this was happening in the previous version as well. If I have the browser open, normally I have one Firefox window with 15 tabs ("primary") or ...
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0answers
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When tab groups are loaded, Firefox becomes unresponsible for minutes (Unresponsive script)

I have several tab groups (~ 20) in Firefox. I can start the browser without any problems. However, as soon as I … click at the "Group tabs" icon in the toolbar, or right-click on a tab and hover ...
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Chrome and Firefox freeze when I begin typing

Last night, chrome began freezing whenever I tried to type anything. After a fresh reinstall the problem went away but it is back again this morning. I installed Firefox as a substitute browser but ...
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2answers
103 views

Firefox/Seamonkey freezing on loading first tab

Since 2 weeks, Firefox and Seamonkey both started freezing when loading the first "real" Tab. "Real" means that they can load the interface and the "restore last session" page, but they cannot load ...
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1answer
987 views

My computer freezes whenever I'm on the internet, why is that?

Recently, whenever I'm on the internet, my computer operates normally and then all of a sudden, it'll freeze, and then I'll have to restart it. Some days ago, I had to do that 10 times. Why is this ...
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2answers
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How to increase startup speed on mozilla firefox?

How to increase startup speed on newest version of mozilla firefox? it always happened when i opened Mozilla Firefox, it seem like freeze or not responding, and it will take about 15 second to Mozilla ...
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6answers
4k views

Firefox hanging issue on Facebook

I have this problem with Firefox when using Facebook that when I want to close the tab containing facebook it doesn't let me. I mean no matter how many times I middle-click on the tab or use the close ...
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3answers
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Can I close a firefox tab through the console?

There I was downloading a bunch of stuff from the Internet quite happily using Firefox built-in download manager when I decided to check code academy (a site that teaches you how to program in ...
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2answers
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How can I stop Firefox from freezing regularly?

(Firefox 7.0.1 on Ubuntu 11.10 using Gnome Classic) I had hoped my Firefox freezing issue would have been solved with the sqlite VACUUM method offered in this answer. It has helped, in that Firefox ...
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2answers
1k views

Computer freezes after watching Youtube videos

I had Windows 7 installed all september. But I installed Windows XP Professional back because my computer couldn't handle the new OS. After first boot I tried to install newest flash player (from ...
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2answers
458 views

Firefox freezes for about 10 seconds at startup

Every time I launch Firefox and go visiting some websites, I notice it freezes for about 10 seconds. Not always in the same websites, but it always happens sometime in the first 2 or 3 minutes of ...
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861 views

Firefox/palemoon random moments of not responding

I have Firefox 5.0.1 installed on Windows 7 64-bit. A few weeks ago, Firefox started to get the "not responding" error for about a minute or two, after which it went away and I could browse normally ...
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1answer
49 views

Screen freezing when using Firefox 5 in OS X

I constantly need to move the windows of Firefox to get the page to visually refresh (like to unpin the window from the top). The problem: I'm on a page, I want to go anywhere else, or I click on a ...
7
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5answers
11k views

Why does Firefox cause high-CPU-usage “spikes” every few seconds?

When I start Firefox, I have no problems for a while, but after a couple of days, CPU spikes start to occur. During a spike, Firefox freezes and then stops. Spikes occur every seven to ten seconds, ...
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1answer
257 views

Winamp 5.6 and Firefox 4 problem

I am usng winamp 5.6 on Windows 7, which works without a problem. However if I have Firefox 4 open (no addons) and skip to a different song in aplaylist, or if it changes to the next song after ...
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1answer
513 views

Windows 7: Firefox and Chrome hang again and again when typing

I set my mother up with a brand new Lenovo w510 with i5 and 4GB of ram running windows 7. So there should be no problems running firefox or anything simple like that. What happens is that while she ...
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2answers
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Firefox “Not Responding” on Windows 7 because of Flash?

Since I've been using Firefox on my 64-bit Windows machine, every few minutes the browser stops responding, with "Not Responding" in the title bar and the screen fades out for a few seconds. I've ...
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4answers
912 views

Greasemonkey script is hanging Firefox even without any being added. How can I remove it?

I am suddenly getting hangs on FireFox and a window comes up saying that a greasemonkey script (chrome://greasemonkey/content/preferencemanager/js.55) is not running properly and my computer may run ...
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5answers
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Browser freeze-ups really getting on my nerves. Please help!!! How to stop this?

I have a relatively new Windows 7 laptop (Gateway NV79). Inexplicably, all browsers on the machine periodically freeze-up for 10-20 seconds while browsing common popular sites - Gmail, Facebook, ...
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7answers
2k views

how to diagnose firefox freezes

How can I find what is causing firefox to periodically freeze?
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2answers
2k views

Gmail + Firefox hang?

In the past couple of days I've been having trouble getting into gmail from firefox. In IE and chrome it works as usual but in Firefox it hangs in the "Loading" screen and never finishes. I've tried ...
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3answers
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Flash plugin locks up Firefox, Chrome and Safari behind a corporate proxy, IE6 works fine

At work I am forced by corporate policy to use IE6. Obviously this is not so good so I use FF for most of my browsing. However there is a problem once I have installed the Flash plug-in - FF locks ...
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3answers
4k views

How to stop Firefox on an SSD from freezing when using the search box or submitting a form?

Firefox usually freezes for about a second whenever I search for something from the toolbar search box, when submitting a form, or when clearing the search box history. I suspect it has something to ...
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0answers
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Finding Firefox resource hogs that freeze or slow it down [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Determine which Firefox Add-ons are Using the Most Memory I know I have many extensions (50+). Too many, perhaps (case in point). However, I am willing to pay for ...