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Firefox freezes upon opening a new tab

  1. #1


    Posts : 205
    Windows 8.1 64bit

    Firefox freezes upon opening a new tab


    This just started yesterday. Even after the latest update (today), the problem continues. I have Firefox set to open links in a New Tab. If I click a link on my homepage (Google News), the new tab opens then promptly freezes. Even if I click the + to open a new blank tab, it freezes.

    I created a "new places database" (rename the files places.sqlite to places.sqlite.old and places.sqlite-journal to places.sqlite-journal.old), no change.

    I started Firefox with addons disabled, no change.

    If I right click a link and "open in new window", I don't have any problems. I did a refresh about 3 weeks ago (thanks Kaspersky, NOT). And slowly put everything back in. I didn't notice anything wrong until last night when I went looking for an addon at Mozilla's site. The addon page loaded fine, when I clicked on the install, it froze.

    TIA

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  2. #2


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    How about a Firefox Reset ? Hardware acceleration in options use to cause me an issue with opening firefox would be slow, either a graphics card driver update or plug in set to ask to activate i believe solved my issue.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 205
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Thanks jds63, that seems to have cured the problem.
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  4. #4


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    your welcome!!! Glad to hear
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