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Windows 7: (Firefox) My Issue "Firefox is already running.........."

18 Jan 2015   #1
Swizz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
(Firefox) My Issue "Firefox is already running.........."

Hello all...

I wonder if somebody could help me out with my issue, as minor as it may sound to some. First off the bat I would like to say that I have the latest flash and newest version of Firefox.

From what I am currently aware of I am having an issue with, Youtube. When I close Youtube and then attempt to open another browser of Firefox, to start fresh... it will stall for 3/4 seconds then a box will appear stating "Firefox is already running, but is not responding. The old Firefox process must be closed to open a new window" When I have been given the option to close it, everything goes back to normal. But why is this happening only to, Youtube?

I would like to add..If I have 2 Or more Firefox browsers open at the same time, the message does not appear, but when I individually close them all, the message will appear once more, when I open a new browser, after visiting Youtube. I would also like to add that Chrome, Opera and IE , is not experiencing this problem.

I have also tried Safe mode, but with the same results.

Any help/advice will be appreciated


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18 Jan 2015   #2
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

I've seen the same issue and closing Firefox releases the RAM it has been using, gives the program a clean start when next opened. I find it a minor hassle when downloading and viewing videos. I also normally have 2 instances of Firefox open and sometimes two or more tabs with different sites open. Usually see the issue when Task Manager reports more than 500KB in use but also involved is Adobe Flash Player, might be 2 instances running with one quite a bit larger than the other. Ending process on FF usually also ends AFP.
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18 Jan 2015   #3
Swizz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This has only started to happen since I received a message early this morning around 1am to update Flash (It's a strange one because I have removed Flash, but still it persist)

Is this happening to your-self, Berton? If so how long has it been occurring for you? Or are you merely aware of it, from seeing it from somebody else? You have to excuse me I am trying to gather as much information as I can.

Are there any fixes for this?

Cheers.
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18 Jan 2015   #4
jamis

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

I have seen this happen before with different, older versions of FF. It's usually a web page (sometimes YouTube) that left something open. I suspect that it's due to a third party pixel element that remains active. It doesn't happen with any regularity for me to chase it. It happens far more often with SWMBO's use of IE11. I just end the process with task manager and continue on. BTW, v35 of FF just presented itself for update this afternoon. Since I've seen this issue with other versions, I'm not convinced it's just a fault with FF. I run FF with AdBlockPlus and Ghostery active, but IE doesn't have these active on this system.
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18 Jan 2015   #5
Callender

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Swizz View Post
This has only started to happen since I received a message early this morning around 1am to update Flash (It's a strange one because I have removed Flash, but still it persist)

Is this happening to your-self, Berton? If so how long has it been occurring for you? Or are you merely aware of it, from seeing it from somebody else? You have to excuse me I am trying to gather as much information as I can.

Are there any fixes for this?

Cheers.
How did you remove flash player? What do you see if you type about:plugins in your Firefox address bar then press Enter?

See this post:

How to use YouTube without flash installed in Firefox

Try viewing video using the html5 player and see if the same thing happens.

https://www.youtube.com/html5 - Request HTML5 player.

I take that you've read the following:

How to Fix the

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...not+responding

Personally I'd suggest backing up elements of your Firefox Profile that you need to keep then going for the full removal of Firefox option (including any leftovers) before rebooting and dong a fresh Firefox install then add your backed up profile elements.

As a test you could try running this portable version (uses own profile) to see if the same thing happens.

https://8pecxstudios.com/cyberfox-portable-edition

You need Intel 32bit portable version (x86) if you want a Java enabled browser.
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18 Jan 2015   #6
Swizz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello there, Callender, thank you for your time..Yes I have tried the Task Manager, even though it can be useful' I see it as sweeping dirt under the rug, and not actually tackling the problem.

The forth link that you have provided, I have seen this and I have also been a little weary about conducting this operation.

When I get back home in few hours time Or even tomorrow.. I will uninstall Firefox and save my bookmarks. Reboot, then re-install.

I will be updating as soon as Firefox has been re-installed .

Cheers guys.
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18 Jan 2015   #7
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Not having a problem, am watching a YouTube video as I type this. I'm on Firefox 34.0.5 but there is a newer version available.
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18 Jan 2015   #8
Callender

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Swizz View Post
Hello there, Callender, thank you for your time..Yes I have tried the Task Manager, even though it can be useful' I see it as sweeping dirt under the rug, and not actually tackling the problem.

The forth link that you have provided, I have seen this and I have also been a little weary about conducting this operation.

When I get back home in few hours time Or even tomorrow.. I will uninstall Firefox and save my bookmarks. Reboot, then re-install.

I will be updating as soon as Firefox has been re-installed .

Cheers guys.
Well reinstalling Firefox cleanly isn't straight forward. Maybe let us know the results of the plugin check = does it only show one flash player .dll ?

Once FF is removed check the following and delete if found before the reinstall:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox

Refresh the window to make sure that it has gone.

Copy this:

%APPDATA%

into the Start > Run dialog box and press enter.

Open Mozilla Folder and delete the Firefox Folder.

Refresh the window to make sure that it has gone.

You didn't say how you removed flash player. If you used Add/ Remove Programs then it hasn't been fully removed.

https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player...r-windows.html

Download the removal tool and run it following all of the instuctions listed here including deleting the leftovers.

Then you can reboot and clean install Firefox then flash player.
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18 Jan 2015   #9
Swizz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I jumped the gun, when I said that I would simply reinstall..It will be a complete clean install, by going into the APPDATA folder, first, then deleting the Mozilla Folder. And as you instructed also deleting any left overs by going to C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox.

I have the uninstall_flash_player tool, when I need to remove flash.

Thanks boss.
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18 Jan 2015   #10
Swizz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry, almost forgot about what you asked me to do earlier on. When I type "aboutlugins" I see this...



OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc.

File: 1.1
Path: C:\Users\Home PC\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\rr07ro2j.default\gmp-gmpopenh264\1.1
Version: 1.1
State: Enabled
Play back web video and use video chats.

MIME Type Description Suffixes
Shockwave Flash

File: NPSWF32_16_0_0_257.dll
Path: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32_16_0_0_257.dll
Version: 16.0.0.257
State: Enabled
Shockwave Flash 16.0 r0

MIME Type Description Suffixes
application/x-shockwave-flash Adobe Flash movie swf
application/futuresplash FutureSplash movie spl
Adobe Acrobat

File: nppdf32.dll,nppdf32.dll
Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\browser\nppdf32.dll,C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\AIR\nppdf32.dll
Version: 11.0.10.32
State: Enabled
Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.10

MIME Type Description Suffixes
application/pdf Acrobat Portable Document Format pdf
application/vnd.adobe.pdfxml Adobe PDF in XML Format pdfxml
application/vnd.adobe.x-mars Adobe PDF in XML Format mars
application/vnd.fdf Acrobat Forms Data Format fdf
application/vnd.adobe.xfdf XML Version of Acrobat Forms Data Format xfdf
application/vnd.adobe.xdp+xml Acrobat XML Data Package xdp
application/vnd.adobe.xfd+xml Adobe FormFlow99 Data File xfd
application/pdf Acrobat Portable Document Format pdf
application/vnd.adobe.pdfxml Adobe PDF in XML Format pdfxml
application/vnd.adobe.x-mars Adobe PDF in XML Format mars
application/vnd.fdf Acrobat Forms Data Format fdf
application/vnd.adobe.xfdf XML Version of Acrobat Forms Data Format xfdf
application/vnd.adobe.xdp+xml Acrobat XML Data Package xdp
application/vnd.adobe.xfd+xml Adobe FormFlow99 Data File xfd
Google Update

File: npGoogleUpdate3.dll
Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\1.3.25.11\npGoogleUpdate3.dll
Version: 1.3.25.11
State: Enabled
Google Update

MIME Type Description Suffixes
application/x-vnd.google.update3webcontrol.3
application/x-vnd.google.oneclickctrl.9
NVIDIA 3D Vision

File: npnv3dv.dll
Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\npnv3dv.dll
Version: 7.17.13.4052
State: Disabled
NVIDIA 3D Vision plugin for Mozilla browsers

MIME Type Description Suffixes
image/jps JPEG-based stereo image jps
image/pns PNG-based stereo image pns
image/mpo Multi-Picture Format image mpo
NVIDIA 3D VISION

File: npnv3dvstreaming.dll
Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\npnv3dvstreaming.dll
Version: 7.17.13.4052
State: Disabled
NVIDIA 3D Vision Streaming plugin for Mozilla browsers

MIME Type Description Suffixes
application/mozilla-3dv-streaming-plugin npnv3dvstreaming rts
Yahoo Application State Plugin

File: npYState.dll
Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Yahoo!\Shared\npYState.dll
Version: 1.0.0.7
State: Disabled
Yahoo Application State Plugin version 1.0.0.7

MIME Type Description Suffixes
application/x-vnd.yahoo.applicationstate npYState npYState
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