User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:126.96.36.199) Gecko/20090715 Firefox/3.5.1 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729) Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/20090715 Firefox/3.5.1 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729) 3.5 has frozen on 3 different XP computers when leaving a tabbed browser open for at least 30 minutes...possibly shorter. It is a constant issue and one I hope can be rectified. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Open FireFox 2.have 4 tabs open 3.leave computer for half an hour Actual Results: unnecessary Expected Results: very "cold" computer None but this is a very irritating issue for such a great browser over the years.
Bob, can you list the site you open? There are many people that don't have this problem. Lucas
Lucas: Here they are: Msnbc.com DPReview.com (the forums) Earthlink.net webmail sign-on screen
BTW....There was a 5 hour time lag when the freeze was discovered.
I will take a look tonight. Can you narrow down to just one site? I doubt that it is tab related. Lucas
Thanks, Lucas. Last night I just closed FireFox and saved the tabs then opened it this morning. Tonight I will start the process of leaving FireFox open with just one site. Thanks for the help. Bob
Before I left office, I opened the sites. I will look what I have tomorrow. On my office I don't have flash installed. If it crashes, also take a look at the memory used. It might be a memory leak.
Reporter, are you still seeing this issue with Firefox 3.6.12 or later in safe mode? If not, please close. These links can help you in your testing. http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Safe+Mode http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles Also, please consider using the most recent Firefox 4 beta build, your bug may be resolved there.
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.13 or later and a new profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.