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Strange firefox bugs

Postby kerryhall » 2020-06-16 23:32

Having a few problems with firefox.

Debian 10, Firefox 68.9.0esr (64-bit).

Bugs are:

1. I will type a url, press enter, and nothing happens. If I press enter over and over, no effect.

2. Sometimes when a page loads, rather than displaying a page, it will prompt to download a file, usually .html, sometimes .js. (IIRC)

3. Occasionally, when loading a page, the stop button will have no effect. I will still see the "page loading" animation in the tab.

4. If I leave firefox running overnight, I will find my system has frozen. I'm guessing there is a major memory leak and it just grinds my system to a halt.

I don't have too many tabs open, usually around 30 or so. My system has 32 gigs of ram.

(Probably 5 years or so I had a bad habit of leaving tabs open, my record was somewhere around 800+ tabs on a system with 8 gigs of ram, no issues whatsoever.)

How can I resolve these issues?
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Re: Strange firefox bugs

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-06-17 08:03

Do you have these problems with a fresh profile?

The freeze sounds like a user-inflicted problem, can we see
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Re: Strange firefox bugs

Postby eriefisher » 2020-06-17 13:37

I would rename your .mozilla folder and restart Firefox. This would start a new session with a new profile and eliminate self inflicted issues. At least to test.
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Re: Strange firefox bugs

Postby kerryhall » 2020-06-18 22:58

Thank you!

After a bit of experimenting with a fresh profile, I cannot repro.

I think I'll create a new profile and migrate my bookmarks over.

Thank you for the help!
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