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Firefox hangs on exit, wont load again unless END TASK

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Firefox hangs on exit, wont load again unless END TASK


    I am not sure if the issue above is FF related or something to do with Windows 8.1? I am using FF29. Since installing this, everytime I exit, when I come back even if hours later, it says FF is already running, and I have to Task Manager kill it, any solution?

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  2. #2

    yep its firefox


    Hi Evokazz,
    its a known bug in FF it has to do with your profile settings, (hidden).
    Main fix appears to be a reset
    Down arrow> help> troubleshooting see screenshot (Palemoon is a Firefox offshoot).
    it will save most of your settings, and put an old file on your desktop.

    Roy
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    Windows 7 Pro plus Windows 8.1 Pro VM


    I have been reading about this bug on the Firefox forums. It would appear that the only fix for now is to disable 'Clear history when Firefox closes' option in the Settings (if it is enabled). Then everything is OK.

    Hopefully this problem will be fixed in the next Firefox update.

    I'd already switched back to Firefox 28 before I read this so haven't tried it personally.
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    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Many thanks for this information, I guess its a case of waiting for a patch
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    W8.1, W7


    Yes, that problem immediately apeared here as well, cure here was to untick 'Browsing & download'. After doing this, all well. See https://www.eightforums.com/browsers-...tml#post378129
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Seems fixed now using the above, many many thanks guys.
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    Posts : 376
    W8.1, W7


    ff 29.0.1 is here, let's see if things are fixed.

    Edit: from Firefox ? Notes ? Mozilla, "already running" unresolved.
    So, waiting for 29.0.2
    Last edited by 4wd; 09 May 2014 at 15:07.
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Firefox hangs on exit, wont load again unless END TASK
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