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Post Posted April 30th, 2005, 8:45 pm

Hello all, I've been a loyal firefox user since 0.7 Firebird. And I really love it. But for the past week or so, everytime I open up Firefox, it freezes and gives me that Not Responding BS. The only way I can use it (Like I am now) is to open it, leave it on 'Not Responding' for about 3-4 minutes, then it works fine. But if I click a javascript popup window or something, it freezes again.

I just reinstalled and.. nothing.

Should I completely uninstall then reinstall? If so, how can I back up my extentions and themes?

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Post Posted April 30th, 2005, 8:47 pm

Oh yeah.. I'm running 1.0.3

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Post Posted April 30th, 2005, 8:49 pm

Are you using Extension User Agent switcher or perhaps 'switch proxy' both are causing start delays. Turn off the 'auto' update feature in Switch proxy, uninstall UAS, look for update.

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Post Posted April 30th, 2005, 8:56 pm

I am having this problem as well.. I uninstalled Switch proxy. FF still freezes up indefinitly.... I'd hate to have to uninstall my 40+ extensions to determine which one it is but there's no way to disable extensions in safemode for normal mode that I can determine.
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Post Posted April 30th, 2005, 9:28 pm

Freezing -> Prescott Pentium 4 Hyperthreading?
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=230393

Freezing -> Switch Proxy extension?
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=225232

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Post Posted April 30th, 2005, 10:25 pm

I'm uninstalling Switchproxy right now. Thanks guys. I'll let you know how it works.

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Post Posted April 30th, 2005, 10:44 pm

Advil- (or Guest, whatever you are)

if uninstalling all those extension still showing the problem, then i suggest you create a new fresh clean profile. must be the upgrades that you been using that profile fo r some times

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Post Posted April 30th, 2005, 10:58 pm

Ech, yeah I'm the guest. Forgot to type in advil in the side bar. Anywho, I uninstalled switchproxy and a few other extentions I don't use, but installed just because I could. And now it works fine. Thanks a lot everyone.

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Post Posted February 26th, 2010, 4:50 am

hiya everyone Im Matt & Im having problems when playing a game on facebook with firefox saying not responding after Im playing the same game for awhile do u think I should uninstall as many add-ons as possible? or just do a clean install & reinstall firefox ?? Im usingf Windows Vista

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Post Posted February 26th, 2010, 4:56 am

Please start a new thread & check the date before posting to these old threads.
See > http://kb.mozillazine.org/Firefox_hangs
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