on the Task Manager...
I accidentally disabled the Task Manager TABS and I don't know how I did it... Now, I can't see the TABS in the Task Manager... Please help me with this...
Hey M Mohsin.
Welcome to the Microsoft community.
In fact, this problem occurs when you double-click the area around the Task Manager. To make the Task Manager normal once again, try to double click any field Manager tasks. He must restore the tabs.
Do not respond to any question, hope it helps. Also mark it as an answer if your question is resolved.
I can't get Firefox to open a window. I tried firefox-p (Profile Manager) and firefox-safe (safe mode), but nothing works to open a window. I uninstalled and reinstalled, but that solves nothing. I haven't changed anything recently, so perhaps there is a update (?) Here's what happens:
I try to start Firefox, and the Task Manager indicates that Firefox is running. It employs about 32 k of memory, but the window never opens.
I click Firefox again. Manager tasks indicates 2 Firefox process now. The second is to use about 4 k of memory. Running Firefox repeatedly adds additional tasks to Firefox, each using about 4 k of memory.
After about a minute, the additional tasks of Firefox (the 4 k ones) start closing 1 by 1. I am now down to only 2 Firefox process, using 32 k and 4 k of memory, respectively. As far as I know, these processes will last forever, until I have shut them down manually. If I run Firefox again without closing the current process, it creates another 4 k process, which finally closes itself. If I close all the processes manually, I can start over from scratch. Meanwhile, Firefox never opens a window, or give a clue showing that it is running, with the exception of the processes listed in the Manager tasks.
I deleted the one in my USER folder without change. There are a couple more in various C:\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles files, so I deleted those too, without change.
It's a custom location. Normally, the profiles are under AppData\Roaming, I think you already know. There is a shortcut:
This folder must contain a profiles.ini file (.ini file extension may be hidden), which shows the names and paths to your profile folder (s). If you check in a text editor such as Notepad, this file contains sound data?
If this started right after an update, it could be a problem with security software, put an end to the commissioning (rules of program control) or program files has been corrupted.
You can check your firewall and other security software for program restrictions.
To meet possible corrupt files, I suggest:
Clean reinstall it
We use this name, but it isn't about deleting your settings, this is to ensure that the program, files are clean (no incompatible or exotic code files). As described below, this process does not disrupt your existing settings. Don't uninstall NOT Firefox, that does not need.
(A) download a fresh Installer for Firefox 43.0 https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/all/ in an ideal location. (Scroll down your preferred language).
(B) the release of Firefox (if any).
(C) to rename the folder of the program as follows:
(Windows 64-bit folder names)
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox
C:\Program Files (x86)\OldFirefox
(Windows 32-bit folder names)
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox
(D) to run the installation program that you downloaded in step (A). It should automatically connect to your existing settings.
A cleanly reinstalled Firefox starts up normally?
Note: Some plugins can only exist in this OldFirefox file. If it is missing something essential, present in these files:
We have about 5 users having Firefox refuses to open. In the task manager the firefox.exe is running. When we run as administrator, it works sometimes, but runs faster. We tried the ESR 38.2 Firefox and that worked for a day or two. I deleted their profiles and installed Firefox fresh with no Add-ons, even a day or two later, it opens. We turned off hardware acceleration, no change. The only thing I can think that I have not done is to clean the registry.
5 users = all on the same PC?
Or what with workstations and profiles on a server?
Any type of configuration customized for when Installer Firefox?
See if anything here helps you:
It is a continuation of a thread found here:
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/997448 by Compumind.
I pointed out that I had the same experience, especially at the opening of the email links in Thunderbird. I reported also that forced me to go back to 28 FF.
Moses responded by top wire and suggested:
(1) download a fresh installer of https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/all/ in an ideal location. (Scroll down your preferred language).
(2) the release of Firefox.
(3) rename the folder
C:\Program Files (x 86) \Mozilla Firefox
C:\Program Files (x 86) \OldFirefox
(4) run the installer you downloaded in the #1. It should automatically connect to your existing settings.
I followed these instructions carefully but no joy. When installing 29 FF, not only refused to leave (using "exit") and continue to run in the Task Manager up until I killed him after the opening of links in Thunderbird, but I find that he refused to come out after a simple navigation and links.
Moses had asked that I didn't answer in the original thread, so I re-post here.
In my view, that there is a serious bug. With Firefox 28... no problem don't except a minor that I have indicated here:
Yet once I am obliged to 28 FF, although I miss the nice interface and security patches, I need to have a browser that works properly. My wife never even saw the Manager of the tasks before so that's the problem.
In addition, "guesses" made with this post, the only other thing usual outside that I do, is to have a security policy about cookies (accept by default... I make exceptions for cookies I want to keep and have several that are "allow only for the session.") I also FF the value delete history of navigation at the exit, but that takes a fraction of a second.
I look forward to when this matter can be addressed successfully and I am able to use 29 FF (and out properly... I can't wait for my wife to follow all of these instructions and it often close manually in the Manager of tasks... or what I want to do this.)
Good luck for all Mozilla projects. Having installed 29 FF twice and then back return 28 twice, I'll wait and see how this plays out. Please don't send me the standard "start in safe mode", 'restart with disabled modules', 'reset Firefox' stuff (the last time that completely destroyed my browser). I don't think that is what is happening.
Moses added that there is a problem with the e-mail notifications passing by, so take your time, friends.
I think now (temporarily) this bug or problem has its roots in "history leaving Compensation."
I made the leap after a few game with 29 PortableFirefox and reading the blog post linked here:
.. .and installed 29 FF on my previous FF28 on my box. I unchecked the "clear history on exit" which was only to delete my history, not cookies or anything else, cor - el. My setting should not accept cookies unless I make an exception. Until the FF developers find a way to do this is functional, I'll just have to manually delete the history.
Furthermore, John99, you want to maybe privacy.sanitize.sanitizeOnShutdown set to 'False', not 'true' If you want to stop the automatic deletion of the history at the exit (attempt).
I've been running for about 6 hours. without experiencing the bug 'suspended '. So, I can live with that for now until this bug is fixed. It should be fixed... browsers are supposed to be able to do things like that.
On the other hand, I could find things go wrong... but so far I'm not having a problem.
I for several hours and will let you know later if things change.
After that restart of firefox does not start. is running in the Task Manager, but won't pop up. Reset safe mode and uninstall/reinstall won't help. OK so no reset.
Win7 Pro. has worked ok firefox. but lately with 25 and 26 now, firefox does not start. I see that firefox is running in the Task Manager. but it will not just appear.
If I still download and install it, it runs, but every time I restarted the system, it just does not work yet.
Reset try:, safe mode, uninstall & reinstall, new/clean profile none of these work.
I tried everything that was suggested before you guys and I hope that you have found a solution now. I tried to re install, allowing Firefox through my firewall and running it as an administrator. I always double click on the icon and nothing happens except the process in the Task Manager.
Create a new profile as a test to see if your profile is the source of the problems.
See "create a profile":
Profile backup and restore
tried to open Mozilla Firefox, but it is not appearing on my screen, the symbol does not appear in my start bar, and Manager tasks didn't pick up any sign of it. but when I tried to uninstall it, a pop-up explains how it works.
Sometimes the program stops, but not completely. A background
. is still ongoing. To find in this case, open the Task Manager. You can look but not
. find that Firefox mentioned here. Then select the process. You will find the
. Right-click on it and select end process. You should be all set.
. HOWEVER... If this continues to be, let us know.
After update for drivers AMD 13.1 on my 5770, Firefox will not launch; It doesn't, however, appears in the Task Manager. I want to emphasize that it will boot into Windows safe mode; When I opened it in safe mode, I used this time to deactivate all plugins, modules, extensions and created a new profile. This did not help. I also tried launching Firefox in its safe mode and had no luck with that either.
I encountered this problem once before, when trying to upgrade to an earlier version. I think I was moving from 12.1 to 12.4, but I'm not 100% sure of that. In the end, my solution was then to retrograde back to my previous driver. The steps mentioned in the previous paragraph has not helped at that time, not do a complete reinstall.
experience of 15 years, and that computer repair baffled me.
Thanks to all those who might be able to help.
Eventually the relevant specifications.
Windows 7 Ultimate x 64
AMD Phenom II x 4
Chart AMD 5770, running catalyst 13.1
I used to get the Google search engine at the start of Firefox, with bookmarks bar in side bars and tool at the top. Now, all I get is a Google search page, with a few buttons on the top like images, etc. There is no way to close the program without using the Task Manager. I downloaded the latest version of Firefox and installed, but the problem has not disappeared. Operating system is Windows XP Professional
Make sure that you run not Firefox mode full screen (press F11 or Fn + F11 to toggle; Mac: Ctrl + Shift + F).
It is possible that the screen is too wide or too high and bars scrolling down.
- Use Restore or expand in the context menu of the taskbar icon to set the focus to the Firefox application if you do not see the window of Firefox.
- Open the system menu of the window of Firefox via Alt + space and see if you can move and resize the window (use the arrows on the keyboard).
If it works, then first close all other open windows of Firefox and then close Firefox via "file > exit/Quit" to save the setting.
If the above didn't help then see:
Installed the latest Firefox on Windows 7 64-bit. Cannot complete installation of Flash Player of in Firefox as it may seem, it cannot connect to the Adobe server. After manual download from the Adobe site and after that the site correctly recognizes the operating system and other details, download successfully. Start the installation program only to see the downloaded file disappear from the download folder and nothing happens, no dialogue, etc. While they inspected the Task Manager, the process is here and running but seems to do nothing. I suspect that this is not a problem with Firefox, nor Flash, but rather w7, but thought I'd start here. Using the standard w7 firewall and AVG free for antivirus. Recently purchased from DELL.
Try to download and run http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/current/licensing/win/install_flash_player_11_plugin_32bit.exe. Adobe standard setup is horrible.
Upgrade to Firefox 9, when I look in the Task Manager, the name is XXFIREFOX.exe. Firefox has been hijacked or is the new name for the v4?
The main Firefox process is always named firefox.exe in Windows 32-bit operating systems.
I would be very suspicious of a process named XXFIREFOX.exe. My advice is to run a full scan with your anti-virus software, and who does not find a problem if doing a "search > for files and folders" for this executable.
New upgrade FF and all the flash based video site does not load and makes computer almost hang. After I open the Task Manager and go to the folder where is the plugin container, everything works back. I don't do anything at all after opening the folder.
What kind of error is it? Its very strange. If all goes well, there is a fix for this.
Another method would be to uninstall FF and install FF8.0 and not use the upgrade FF7.0. It worked for me.
Firefox worked fine on two days back. Our norton expired so I downloaded Kaspersky Anti-virus 126.96.36.1994. I don't know if that has a relationship with firefox does not.
I click the icon, nothing happens. The task is not mentioned in the Task Manager.
I try to start it in safe mode, nothing happens. I try to open the Profile Manager, nothing happens! What can I do to fix this?
Can you run Firefox if you temporarily disable Kapersky?
You can download and reinstall Firefox if the above does not work
I've been using Skype for a while on a computer at home and my brothers hate it and when click on the x to close it just minimizes and if I click on Skype in the top left corner it says close but when I click on Skype just minimizes so I have to open the Task Manager to close what is a cause of pain I don't want to do this and I have to press Ctrl + Shift + Esc
The only option to close Skype completely is to use the Quit opton:
After that the last MS updated, the task manager has changed. I used for the right click at the bottom of the screen, select Task Manager & get 3 or 4? options to select.
Those I used gave me a chart of the use of Internet + speed info; now, I only get the list of processes, no option & the only way out is to TAP (DO NOT TOUCH!) the ESC key.
Is this another feature of MS or make me a form of bribery? JV
Sorry, but I don't really know what the problem is here. In any case, try to roll back OS to an earlier time using System Restore tool. Choose the time prior to installation of update from Ms. Everything should be as it was before.
How shocking, that is.
Brand new laptop. Used for 2 days, in total 3 hours Max tried to stop
the laptop tonight and I can't.
Clicked on stop several times and it will NOT SHUT DOWN.
Have click on CTRL - ALT - DELETE to try to get up the Task Manager to disable system but not CAN NOT GET
One got any ideas. It was my sons birthday present on 20 November.
Am shocked to have this problem after 3 hours of use.
ANYONE GOT SUGGESTIONS?
Are you using the original pre-installed OS without additional software installed?
Have you really noticed this problem from the first moments?
Try please install HDD recovery again following instructions on http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R01.htm and test it again.
If the same thing happen again back to your local dealer and ask for Exchange.
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