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Windows 7: Firefox is not working


07 Jun 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Firefox is not working

I have to make Chrome my default browser (unfortunately; I love Firefox: Firefox is not functioning --no images on any site, no place to click on to go to next page or to make transactions online, not accepting any text in any boxes such as passwords, etc. etc. I tried to make this post in FF; the box I tried to upload the attachment in was blank. I get automatic updates and I think I have the latest (29.0.1-beta?). This started a couple of weeks ago. I wonder if I should go back to the previous version. This is extremely aggravating. My addons/extensions-plugins are attached. Thanks very much for your ideas. ellen




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07 Jun 2014   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I went back to Firefox 28.0 to solve problems and turned off Auto updates.
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07 Jun 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Try another version

You could try installing Cyberfox 29.01 instead of FF as it's possible to customize it to your liking.

Screenshot: Although it's possible to install it with the new look if that's what you prefer.

Firefox is not working-screenshot.jpg

Check what happens if you start FF with add ons disabled. If it works, troubleshoot your add ons.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...slug=Safe+Mode

Also try creating a new profile.

Creating a new Firefox profile on Windows - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

Other than that backup your bookmarks and clean reinstall FF.


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07 Jun 2014   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17
 
 

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I think I have the latest (29.0.1-beta?)
I have 29.0.1 and it's not a BETA version.
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08 Jun 2014   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

There is little chance that the problems are directly related to Firefox; rather, they are caused by the user's setup, and thee are tools for finding and fixing such problems.

Run Firefox in Safe Mode: Safe Mode - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

Standard Diagnostics: Standard diagnostic - Firefox - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

New Profile Creation: Creating a new Firefox profile on Windows - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

Transferring Firefox files to new profile: Transferring data to a new profile - Firefox - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
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15 Jun 2014   #6

Win7 Pro SP1 64
 
 

I am using Fx 30 which is a released version and it crashes about 10 times a day. Mozilla does not care, I believe that they are pushing users to Chrome. I have never in my Browsing career starting with Phoenix and all the way through Fx 30 see such a waste. I may try slim browser next
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15 Jun 2014   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17
 
 

Interesting. I have Firefox 30 on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, MAC OS X 10.9 and Linux Mint 17 with no problems. However, all versions of Firefox for some time do have performance issues with RAM when viewing or downloading a large number of files without closing to clear what it has in RAM. After restarting I can go a long time before having to do it again, same goes for watching videos online. Most other people shut the computer down at night/end of the day so won't see the same thing. I usually try to restart Firefox when Task Manager shows its RAM usage over about 450MB, FlashPlayer adds to that figure, right now mine is at 397MB for Firefox and about 120MB for FlashPlayer but I have 3 Firefox windows open and 1 tab, 3 tabs and 8 tabs open on Windows 7.
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16 Jun 2014   #8

Win7 Pro SP1 64
 
 

I have removed some extensions that may have been causing this, but I use the same extensions in Pale Moon without any problems.

Australis ruins Firefox
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16 Jun 2014   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

I bailed out of FF about 2 weeks ago and went with Pale Moon, so far with no issues. I think I had been on FF 24.

I hear that FF did a major update of the interface in the most recent versions, but I never experienced it. I guess that is what "Australis" is????

I began to get discouraged with FF when they started releasing new versions every few weeks. Who needs that?

I think Pale Moon is based on some earlier version of FF--possibly 24, and they have no intention of adopting the new interface.

All my extensions and add-ons (not many) seem to work OK. The only odd thing I've noticed is that PM uses DuckDuckGo search engine rather than Google when you highlight something and right click to search for it.

Pale Moon memory usage right this minute is 267 MB.
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16 Jun 2014   #10

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
All my extensions and add-ons (not many) seem to work OK. The only odd thing I've noticed is that PM uses DuckDuckGo search engine rather than Google when you highlight something and right click to search for it.
For me PM uses the search engine I have selected in the Search Box.
I think DuckDuckGo is the first (default) engine, but the order can be changed, and a different engine can be selected.
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