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Firefox keeps freezing

Firefox is the most commonly used internet browser. Like other browsers, it is also not free from flaws and errors. Many users face the issue of Firefox keeps freezing. This is the most common problem after the user has updated Firefox to the latest version. Browser starts freezing and crashes when the user visits certain sites and many times it crashes up at the starting only.

When Firefox keeps freezing

  1. Whenever you try to access certain websites.
  2. When you are downloading something offline.
  3. While you are uploading a document, video or image.
  4. Watching a video file.
  5. You are attempting to copy or save data from a website.

Reasons for fix Firefox keeps freezing

There are various reasons for Firefox keeps freezing, some of the common reasons are listed below:

  • You have installed an incompatible browser theme.
  • Internet history and cookies are corrupted.
  • Firefox Add-ons are incompatible or redundant.
  • You have incorrect proxy settings.
  • Windows registry is corrupted.
  • You have updated adobe flash.
  • Firefox requires optimization.
  • Firefox has updated automatically.
  • You have corrupted Firefox profile.

Let’s elaborate on each of the above points.

Windows registry corrupted

Corrupted registry files cause many ailments to the system and adversely affect the performance of the system including Firefox keeps freezing. Clean up the registry using a registry cleaner program. It will effectively detect and repair errors within the registry files.

Browser theme is incompatible

  1. Double click on the Firefox desktop icon to open your browser window.
  2. Click on tools and go to Add-ons.
  3. From Add-on manager, go to Appearance button.
  4. Go to Default theme and click on enable.

Incompatible Add-ons

  1. Double click on the Firefox desktop icon to open your browser window.
  2. Click on tools and go to Add-ons.
  3. Go to Add on the manager. Select the Extensions button.
  4. Scroll down and Disable/Remove add-ons.

Automatic updates for Firefox

Many times, automatic updates are enabled on your Firefox. To disable use the following options:

  1. Open your Firefox browser window.
  2. Click on tools and go-to options.
  3. An options dialog box will open. Go to the Advanced tab and then update tab.
  4. Select “Check for updates, but let me choose whether to install them”. Click OK.

Incorrect Proxy settings

  1. Open your Firefox browser window.
  2. Click on tools and go-to options.
  3. Click on “Advanced” tab.
  4. Go to “Network” and click on settings under Connection.
  5. Connection settings dialog box will appear now. No Proxy should be selected there. Click on OK.

Optimize Firefox

Optimize your Firefox browser by little add-ons that can be downloaded and installed in order to increase the performance of your browser.

Delete History and Cookies

  1. Open your Firefox browser window.
  2. When it starts running, go to tools and then click on “Clear Recent History”.
  3. A dialog box will pop-up displaying “Clear all history”.
  4. Check the boxes next to “Browsing & Download History” and “cookies”.
  5. Click on “Clear now”.

Update adobe flash

Make sure that your version of Adobe Flash is the latest one. Many times, the older versions of Adobe Flash freeze and crash Firefox.

Create a new Firefox profile

If your Firefox profile has been corrupted, you should create a new Firefox profile. Transfer your old data to the new profile created.

Try the above points to fix Firefox keeps freezing issue.

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