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Windows 7: Firefox keeps flickering. . .

12 Jan 2011   #11
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks, PwnFrnzy, for the update. I'm keepin' my fingers crossed! :)

If it returns, we'll be here to help!


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02 Feb 2011   #12
ninjasninja

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

I have this same problem, too. On a new computer with Windows 7, Firefox 3.6.13, no add-ons.

It just randomly says "Not Responding" for anywhere from 5-30 seconds and sometimes freezes permanently. While this is happening, the Firefox windows almost turn completely white.

It seems like it happens randomly. I'll have FF open for a number of hours with no issues at all, and then it randomly starts. Once it starts, I know to save all my work ASAP because it's going to keep freezing and unfreezing until it finally freezes for good and I have to kill the process.
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02 Feb 2011   #13
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

There is lots of information about reasons for Firefox 'hanging' (not responding) in numerous situations in the following: Firefox hangs | Troubleshooting | Firefox Help :)
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02 Feb 2011   #14
ninjasninja

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

None of that info is specific to Windows 7. I've used Firefox since it first came out without issue until Windows 7.

I wasn't able to get a screenshot of the faded white screen, but I got one of the error message this time:



It seems that many people are reporting this issue online but a fix has not been found yet (other than to use another browser).

Are there any reported conflicts between Firefox and Windows 7? Is it a compatibility thing? Do I have to run it in like XP or Vista compatibility mode or something? Cuz obviously there's something not jiving with Windows 7.
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03 Feb 2011   #15
ninjasninja

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

It just happened again (imagine that). I got a screenshot of it this time. See how everything in the background turned white? That happened about 10 seconds before it crashed.

I am Ari Gold pissed right now. It just randomly happened while I was working on something and I lost some work I was working on in another browser.

This is infuriating, rendering FF essentially unusable in Windows 7 because it may crash at any time without warning. Does anyone have a fix for this problem yet?




edit - for those of you who don't watch Entourage, this is Ari Gold pissed (language warning)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkC92MraU8s
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03 Feb 2011   #16
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If I were you, I would change my Windows 7 Theme.

Looks like that is the problem to me...
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03 Feb 2011   #17
ninjasninja

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Irene View Post
If I were you, I would change my Windows 7 Theme.

Looks like that is the problem to me...
How does the theme affect Firefox compatibility?

I've only had Windows 7 for like a week. There were a few themes but I just picked this one cuz the colors were ok.
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04 Feb 2011   #18
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ninjasninja View Post
How does the theme affect Firefox compatibility?

I've only had Windows 7 for like a week. There were a few themes but I just picked this one cuz the colors were ok.
Theme management was in the background of your screen print. I just wondered if FF had some problem with it.

I would think that it's worth a try changing it, albeit temporarily - you can always go back to it if it doesn't make any difference. :)
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04 Feb 2011   #19
ninjasninja

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Irene View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ninjasninja View Post
How does the theme affect Firefox compatibility?

I've only had Windows 7 for like a week. There were a few themes but I just picked this one cuz the colors were ok.
Theme management was in the background of your screen print. I just wondered if FF had some problem with it.

I would think that it's worth a try changing it, albeit temporarily - you can always go back to it if it doesn't make any difference. :)
Oh, that was theme management for a WordPress blog, not for Windows or Firefox That was just the webpage I was on when it crashed.
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04 Feb 2011   #20
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Are you using a Firefox theme by chance? I got a lot of problems updating Firefox that seemed to go away if I uninstalled, then installed Gradient iCool. Other themes may also make things weird. I'd try the vanilla FF install and see what happens. Or maybe back off to 3.6.9 which I'm using on W7 with no problem.

Of course now I only use FF as backup browser. My default is Chromium. So I don't run FF often enough to get hit with a lot of glitches. Still, 3.6.9 has been pretty stable from what I can see.
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