Firefox keeps breaking itself refusing to load pages. Other browsers work fine.
Anyone else having a problem with firefox breaking itself and refusing to load any more pages till you forcibly close it? Open as many new tabs as you want, it will never ever load a new page. Open new firefox windows, still won't load anything. Open edge, chrome or IE and it will instantly load whatever page you want.
Close all the firefox windows and try and start a new one, firefox tells you it's still running and needs to be forcibly closed. Everything back to normal as soon as you do so, besides loosing literally everything you were doing.
I used to just think it was hackaday.io, but it's now clear it's entirely at random when it happens.
This is clearly a firefox issue that's been happening for at least 6 months or more. I've about had it, and am about to start looking for alternatives.
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Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Mode to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) or if hardware acceleration or if userChrome.css/userContent.css is causing the problem.
- switch to the DEFAULT theme: "3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Themes
- do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Troubleshoot Mode start window
You can create a new profile as a quick test to see if your current profile is causing the problem.
See "Creating a profile":
If the new profile works, you can transfer files from a previously used profile to the new profile, but be cautious not to copy corrupted files to avoid carrying over problems.
Sorry, but no. I am not browsing the internet for hours with no addons to try and tell if they are the issue. Doing so would probably break my PC further, and at the very least give me a damn aneurysm.
There is no "defualt theme." There is a system theme, which I have been using as long as it's been an option.
Is there anyone who can reply with anything more than cookie cutter copy-pasta?