After viewing a few web pages Firefox says stopped on the status bar and I cannot resume.




10 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: Mark R, Unassigned)


2.0 Branch
Windows Vista

Firefox Tracking Flags

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(1 attachment)



10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/20080201 Firefox/
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/20080201 Firefox/

When I am just casually browsing the internet after 3 or 4 different web pages Firefox stops. (Just like clicking the stop button) I cannot go to any other web pages and I cannot use refresh.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Firefox
2. Go to 3 or 4 pages
3. Firefox stops
Actual Results:  
Firefox says stopped in the status bar and I cannot resume

Expected Results:  
It should have resumed browsing instead of getting stuck on stop

Build platform

Build tools
Compiler 	Version 	Compiler flags
$(CYGWIN_WRAPPER) cl 	12.00.8804 	-TC -nologo -W3 -Gy -Fd$(PDBFILE)
$(CYGWIN_WRAPPER) cl 	12.00.8804 	-TP -nologo -W3 -Gy -Fd$(PDBFILE)

Configure arguments
--enable-application=browser --enable-update-channel=release --enable-official-branding --enable-optimize --disable-debug --disable-tests --enable-static --disable-shared --enable-svg --enable-canvas --enable-update-packaging
^^^ My Buildconfig
This works for me using Firefox and a new profile on Windows XP.
You could try out the following trouble-shooting options:

- Firefox's safe-mode to exclude extension/theme problems
- a new profile
- a reinstall in a new empty folder

Comment 2

10 years ago
Created attachment 309269 [details]
Screenshot showing stopped status.

I frequently click on a link and nothing happens. Status bar on lower left of window says STOPPED. I must shutdown Firefox, then go to task manager and kill the firefox task before I can restart Firefox. I had the same issue on Firefox 2. I have uninstalled Firefox as well as Java, deleted the Mozilla folders in both the Application Data folder as well as the Program Files folder, then reinstalled but it's still not fixed. Windows XP SP2, Java 6.5 environment.
Do you have any other suggestions? I can repeat if you need additional doc.

Comment 3

10 years ago
Have the same problem with vista and firefox 3b5; it occured when registering avg software; url:, I have reported this bug already twice on numbers 424200 and 419127

Comment 4

10 years ago
have the same problem on all sites esp itch browser games .im using vista.also after a firefox restart all my bookmarks are missing.i have to shut down firefox on task manager or restart my machine .

Comment 5

10 years ago
try this solution to the problem stopped it worked for me.go to the firefox link/picture on desk top left click go to properties/ run as windows xp service pack 2 this seems to have stopped the problem for me .
hope this helps 
regards alan

Comment 6

10 years ago
ammendment to above sorry Right Click .sorry its this keyboard its dyslexic lol
OK, does this happen with 3.5.3 or later in a new Firefox profile? Also, please give a link to a website that shows this.
This bug was reported on Firefox 2.x or older, which is no longer supported and will not be receiving any more updates. I strongly suggest that you update to Firefox 3.6.3 or later, update your plugins (flash, adobe, etc.), and retest in a new profile. If you still see the issue with the updated Firefox, please post here. Otherwise, please close as RESOLVED > WORKSFORME
Severity: critical → normal
Version: unspecified → 2.0 Branch
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.x or later and a new profile ( If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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