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Windows 7: Issues with closing Firefox in Windows 7

28 Feb 2010   #1
Sleepy 1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Issues with closing Firefox in Windows 7

My apologies if this is posted in the wrong section.

I'm having problems closing Firefox in Windows 7.
It appears that the program is always still running in the background and uses large quantities of CPU usage.
I always have to stop the program in Task Manager or reboot before it will open again.
Does anyone have any suggestions or a possible fix please?

Many thanks in advance


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28 Feb 2010   #2
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

can i ask what version of firefox your running? this was a common issue in 3.5.4 (and 3.5.5 i think....) but the latest version, 3.6 seems to have eliminated it entirely,
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28 Feb 2010   #3
Sleepy 1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Yes sorry I forgot to mention.I'm using the latest 3.6 version.
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28 Feb 2010   #4
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

hmm... as i said this problem seems to have gone away for me in 3.6... well a quick google produced these links dont know if they are any help to you

doesn't shut down properly, firefox.exe is still running. also, can't open a new window from file menu. but can open new tab
Firefox exe is always running
Firefox is already running but is not responding
https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb...s#Hang_at_exit

also there is mention of disabling any toolbars you may have installed which could be interfering,

sorry i cant be of more help
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28 Feb 2010   #5
Sleepy 1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
hmm... as i said this problem seems to have gone away for me in 3.6... well a quick google produced these links dont know if they are any help to you

doesn't shut down properly, firefox.exe is still running. also, can't open a new window from file menu. but can open new tab
Firefox exe is always running
Firefox is already running but is not responding
https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb...s#Hang_at_exit

also there is mention of disabling any toolbars you may have installed which could be interfering,

sorry i cant be of more help
Many thanks for those tips my friend.
I suddenly realised that some weeks ago I installed a Winamp toolbar, so the first thing I tried was uninstalling it and lo and behold the problem now appears fixed.

Thanks again
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28 Feb 2010   #6
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

glad you got it fixed, happy to help
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