Mozilla Firefox 4, 5 and 6 – Constant Freezing every couple of minutes

Personally, we’ve experienced the issue with Mozilla Firefox freezing since our upgrade from version 5 to version 6.

Every couple of minutes, firefox would lock up completely and would return to normal after 30 seconds.

We run a rather plugin-less firefox as it is but decided to start the browser in it’s safe mode state, just incase.

After several minutes, I began experiencing the lock ups again – that rules out a plugin then.

Next step I tried was to clear out the history!  This is done by hitting Tools –> “Clear Recent History” and selecting all the boxes as follows:

  • Browsing & Download History
  • Form & Search History
  • Cookies
  • Cache
  • Active Logins & Site Preferences

After the above was cleared and the browser was restarted, we haven’t experienced a single freeze yet ( currently 5 days !! )


Hope this helps,

PlanIT Computing Team

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