FF 1.5 hanging

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by Steve IA, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. Steve IA

    Steve IA Guest

    I've been running FF 1.5 for about 2 weeks on WinXP Home SP2 and
    sometimes, after FF sits idle, disconnected from DU, FF hangs and I am
    unable to do anything in FF. I can X out to close,and it appears to
    close as it disappears from the task bar at the bottom but, when I try
    to restart FF, I get this message: "FF is already running, but is not
    responding. To Open a new window, you must first close the existing FF
    process, or restart your system." Then I Ctrl-Alt-Del, end the FF
    process restart FF and everything is hunky-dory again.
    I've removed 1.5 and reinstalled it, but this did not help.
    Any help will be appreciated.
    Steve IA, Dec 21, 2005
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    Steve IA Guest

    This seems to happen with only one website:
    When this is the only tab open, and it is exited using the red X on the
    right of the tab bar,or the drop down "close tab", a tab is left on the
    tab bar saying "loading..." but nothing is loaded and the URL above
    remains in the Addy bar above. Then it hangs as I stated above. If 2
    tabs are open to the same website (they change daily and differ only
    with the ending alpha/numeric and 1 is closed, it doesn't happen. If 2
    tabs are open and one is other than the above website, it doesn't
    happen. When a single tab is open for another URL,(of the few I've
    tried) it doesn't happen. Seems to be some interaction with a single
    remaining tab at this website.
    thanks again
    Steve IA, Dec 21, 2005
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    gwtc Guest

    closing FF and having it still running is a known problem and the only
    work around is the Task Manager [ctrl+alt+del] solution
    gwtc, Dec 21, 2005
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