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JCXanirus - Sep. 3, 2010 at 1:36:13am

I just recently found out a horrible compatibility issue with the current version of Firefox and various addons.  If you run Firefox once, when you close it down, there's a random chance a glitch will happen.  If you try to run it again, you'll get the following message:

"Firefox is running but not responding..." followed by some other jumbo I don't remember.  If you look in the task manager, you'll find that there is no Firefox process running but the firefox.exe process is still there.  Closing the process will enable Firefox to run again, at least until the glitch happens yet again.  At first I thought it was something in my computer, but after recently wiping my entire hard drive and doing a Windows 7 64-bit upgrade, only after 3 hours I got the glitch again, with hardly anything added to the computer.  Turns out, it was the Winamp addon for Firefox.

The reason why I'm reporting this is because I know both Firefox and Winamp are popular by a lot of users.  But what should be noted is that somehow Firefox ends up eating all of your computer's resources during this glitch, and continues to do so until you close the process.  I found this out when I was playing a game which by normal standards should of been running at a full 60 FPS.  Even after closing down the game, my CPU usage was at 100%.  Closing the firefox process dropped it back down to 0.

I also find it ironic, that despite having so many issues with various addons, with every new version, Firefox seems reluctant to fix their own coding to fix the problem.  Instead they encourage their users to request better coding from the authors of the addons.  Seriously?!

Post edited by JCXanirus at Sep. 3, 2010 1:39:45am

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rfludwick - Sep. 3, 2010 at 8:41:34am

It actually does sound like there's an issue with one of the add-ons. I'm running FF on Win7 64 and don't have those issues. I'd iteratively disable an add-on and see if the problem persists. If you go through the entire gamut of having each add-on disabled individually and the glitch happened each and every time, then there's an issue either with your FF install or FF itself.

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JCXanirus - Sep. 3, 2010 at 1:38:16pm

No, I'm not having the problem anymore.  It was reported through various Forums and somewhat Firefox themselves that it was indeed the Winamp addon, which I never used anyway so I disabled it.  I don't have anymore of the listed addons that reported problems.

"I'm sorry but I only speak two languages, English and bad English!"

-Bruce Willis, Fifth Element

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