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Windows 7: Firefox constantly freezes

06 Aug 2015   #1
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Firefox constantly freezes

Hi, I've been having a problem with Firefox for several days now. It freezes up all the time. I downloaded waterfox and that does the same. Do I need to update something? I also use Opera (no problems with that) but Firefox has all my links and I don't know how to get them to use in another browser.

Thank you


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06 Aug 2015   #2
DarKnight

Win7 Ultimate/X84
 
 

To use your links in another browser,you need to save the links on your computer ,first.
This is how you do that : Open Mozila Firefoxand use this combination ctrl+shift+B to open your bookmarks.
Then click Import and Backup>Export bookmarks to HTML - this will let you save your bookmarks in HTML format.
Save the file on your desktop to find it easily.

Then open the browser ,that you want to use those links in, for example -Internet explorer.
Click File>import and export>import from a file>tick "favorites"... Then select the file that you have saved on the desktop and click- OK. The bookmarks will be added to Internet explorer and you'll be able to use them without even restarting the browser.
Good luck
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06 Aug 2015   #3
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

I would backup my bookmarks, and then trying to refresh the browser via "about:support", see if that solves your problems. This would work for Waterfox too since, IIRC, it shares profiles with Firefox.

If tht doesn't do it for you, using the same page (about:support) use the safe mode and see if you have the same freezing problems. If you don't have freezing problems, one of your complements may be the culprit, If still have freezes, restart Firefox in normal mode and see if you have hardware acceleration enabled, like in here:



You should have something very similar to this (the important parts are that the D2D engine in both fields say true, and that GPU accelerated windows says 1/1 Direct3D 1x, where the x can be 0 or 1)
If you happen to have the hardware acceleration disabled (falses and 0/1 on the last field), check your VGA drivers and update to latest if you can.

Hope this helps you
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07 Aug 2015   #4
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarKnight View Post
Good luck
Thanks!

So IE is safe to use now? IF it is, I don't need to do any of this because I have all those links and know where they area. I just spent several days working to get a video card to work. I'd prefer to not have to go thru this stuff right now if I don't have to.

I don't have that "import and backup" Pic attached.


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07 Aug 2015   #5
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX View Post
Hope this helps you


That is right over my head ... being 5 am doesn't help. I'm sorry that you put that effort in and I can't follow.
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07 Aug 2015   #6
DarKnight

Win7 Ultimate/X84
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tousdae View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarKnight View Post
Good luck
Thanks!

So IE is safe to use now? IF it is, I don't need to do any of this because I have all those links and know where they area. I just spent several days working to get a video card to work. I'd prefer to not have to go thru this stuff right now if I don't have to.

I don't have that "import and backup" Pic attached.
Yes, the lastest version of IE is pretty fast and safe.You can replace Mozila Firefox with it or just use any other brows weller such as Google Chrome that's well-known for its stability and performance.
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07 Aug 2015   #7
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

Firefox 39.0.3 was released today. Try it.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/channel/#firefox
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07 Aug 2015   #8
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks guys!
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08 Aug 2015   #9
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tousdae View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX View Post
Hope this helps you


That is right over my head ... being 5 am doesn't help. I'm sorry that you put that effort in and I can't follow.
No problem, if you still wanna try and latest Firefox update didn't help, do it when you get a chance.
Not that I help you with a whip on my hand tho XD... you know what I mean
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10 Aug 2015   #10
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

LOL I did try the updated version, but it still freezes. I gave up and went back to IE.
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