Firefox has become virtually impossible to use


1A summer crashing all the time for about two months now and lose my tabs
2 is now give endless "Script no longer" message every time I try to load media (only static pages of charges)
3. will not again play teleseminar replays
4. won't uninstall / reinstalls, resets or that it recharges.

Can anyone help?


You can start Firefox in Mode safe?

You can use one of them to start Firefox in Safe Mode:

  • On Windows, hold down the SHIFT key while starting Firefox with a double click on the shortcut to the desktop Firefox
  • On Mac, hold the Options key when starting Firefox
  • Help > restart with disabled modules

You can try to disable hardware acceleration in Firefox.

  • Tools > Options > advanced > General > Browsing: "use hardware acceleration when available.

You must close and restart Firefox after enabling/disabling this setting.

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