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How to fix Firefox not responding?

Firefox is one of the most popular and mostly used browsers worldwide. It has excellent design and functionalities with various plug-ins that are useful to the user. Despite of these useful features, it is also prone to a lot of problems. Firefox not responding or Firefox not responding 2019 is one of the common issues faced by the users. In this article we are going to discuss about how to fix Firefox not responding error?

When you face Firefox not responding issue, it usually takes too long to load, or won’t open at all. Some of the common Causes of Firefox Not Responding 2019 issue are discussed below:

  • If you have Read-only permission of the profile folder of Firefox, it will not allow you to access the files. This ultimately causes Firefox not opening issue but you can fix it by recreating the user’s profile.
  • Many times, malicious and unreliable extensions or plugins cause Firefox to be unstable. They alter Firefox’s configurations and cause Firefox to malfunction. Also, if there are too many extensions running, a lot of RAM resources are used that causes Firefox to slow down. A quick fix for this issue is to launch Firefox in Safe Mode. You can also try to disable unnecessary extensions and plugins.
  • If any harmful and obstructive files are stored in Firefox’s cache or had entered the installation folder, you may face the issue of Firefox not responding.
  • If there are too many free software converters opened and running at the same time in the Firefox browser, Firefox will not respond.
  • If the CPU usage is high, it will cause applications to malfunction including Firefox. To solve this, check if you have any third-party antivirus installed.

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Methods to fix Firefox not responding issue

 Refresh Firefox

Follow these steps to refresh Firefox:

  • Click on the Menu icon in Firefox.
  • Go to Help.
  • Click on Troubleshooting information.
  • Look for the panel containing the Refresh Firefox button. Click on it.
  • Tap on Refresh Firefox in the confirmation window that appears.
  • Firefox will automatically close and resets itself.
  • When the Firefox had refreshed itself, a list of your imported data will appear.
  • Click on finish and Firefox browser will reopen.

 Restart, update or reinstall Firefox

Restart Firefox

Follow these steps to close the Firefox browser via the Task Manager:

  • Press and hold Ctrl+Alt+Delete (Windows) and Option+Command+Esc (Mac).
  • Go to the Processes tab
  • Search Firefox and click End Process.
  • Reopen Firefox.

Update Firefox

Usually Firefox automatically updates itself by default but it can be done manually also.

  • Go Firefox’s Menu
  • Go to Help and select About Firefox. A window will open and Firefox will start checking for updates and downloads.
  • If there are any updates available, wait for the download to be completed.
  • Click on Restart to update Firefox.

Reinstall Firefox

  • Go to the Search Windows icon.
  • Type Device Manager and click on it.
  • A window will appear, look for Display adapters in it. Click on it to expand.
  • Right click on each item there and click on Update driver.
  • Clear Firefox’s cache & cookies

Follow these steps to delete the browser’s cache and cookies:

  • Go to Firefox and click on browser’s Menu icon.
  • Look for Options and click on it.
  • Click on Privacy & Security option. Click on it.
  • Scroll down to find Cookies and Site Data option.
  • Click on Clear Data button.
  • Check the Cookies and Site Data and Cached Web Content boxes.
  • Click on the Clear button.
  • Close your browser and restart your PC.
  • Now, reopen Firefox and check if it is working.

For more help you can take the help of customer support on their toll-free number.