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Firefox Annoyance
« on: July 15, 2007, 04:30:03 AM »
I run into this more often than I should.

Apparently closing Firefox doesn't always mean it's not still running.




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Re: Firefox Annoyance
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2007, 02:31:14 PM »
It happens less often now than it did in older versions.

From experience it seems to occur when a badly-written Java applet crashes Firefox.
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Re: Firefox Annoyance
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2007, 03:20:40 PM »
I have to say I haven't had this happen since the early versions of firefox, pre 1.0.
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Re: Firefox Annoyance
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2007, 03:44:28 PM »
Yeah... from time to time, with one or another set of extensions, firefox just crash and stay there.
Spamihilator does the same...
I wish I could know what generates that...
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Re: Firefox Annoyance
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2007, 03:55:24 PM »
While FF is running a file named "parent.lock" is created when FF is shut down if there is a problem this file will remain.
If there at FF shut down. Stop the FF process and delete "parent.lock" file.
 I was having a similar problem with FF and this fixed it for me. Good luck this can be a real pain Bob.
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Re: Firefox Annoyance
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2007, 04:49:18 PM »
Hi bob3160,

Here you can find a cure for your problem: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=249012
Cut the "nsSessionStore.js" part there and paste it into your components folder of the browser as a JS file.
Tell me if this undercuts your problem,

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Re: Firefox Annoyance
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2007, 04:51:40 PM »
I was having a similar problem with FF and this fixed it for me.
But did you do once or you need frequently to do that... can you imagine what does cause this?
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Re: Firefox Annoyance
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2007, 04:54:33 PM »
Polonus, I already has a nsSessionStore.js file into components folder...
I'm not self confident that I should change anything to a new version.
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Re: Firefox Annoyance
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2007, 05:04:32 PM »
I was having a similar problem with FF and this fixed it for me.
But did you do once or you need frequently to do that... can you imagine what does cause this?

I have a fair idea what causes this. Poorly written addons and as FwF has already mentioned badly-written Java applet etc. Yes I only did this once as "parent.lock" has not reappeared in my profiles folder when FF is shut down.
Something else that my help is
FF tweak  about:config
config.trim_on_minimize set value to true
If you don't have the preference, just add it
Right click anywhere in the preference list select New --Boolean
Preference name should be config.trim_on_minimize  value set to true
         
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Re: Firefox Annoyance
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2007, 05:32:50 PM »
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Something else that my help is
FF tweak  about:config
config.trim_on_minimize set value to true
If you don't have the preference, just add it
Right click anywhere in the preference list select New --Boolean
Preference name should be config.trim_on_minimize  value set to true

Thanks tednelly, it was set to false and has been changed.   :)
 Now we'll see if it makes the annoyance disappear.
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Re: Firefox Annoyance
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2007, 05:42:01 PM »
Well to the annoyed,

Flock does not have this specific annoying FF problem, and is known to be much more stable than it's cousin.
There is still another annoyance I found in FF, that is I need to customize toolbar again, because installing a certain extensions after start-up removed my search-engines from the toolbar. The Febe extension worked good for me because you can reinstall all variables from the file where you backed it up. So completely reinstalling the browser is less of a problem, reinstall Febe and the lost browser and all its settings, extensions, etc. is restored in a jiffy. You can get Febe from here: http://customsoftwareconsult.com/extensions/

But I think at the root of the trouble is browser.js

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Re: Firefox Annoyance
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2007, 07:25:52 PM »
Polonus, what do you have to say about tednelly`s solution?
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Re: Firefox Annoyance
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2007, 08:00:13 PM »
Polonus, what do you have to say about tednelly`s solution?
He doesn't have to answer... :'( Sorry but that fix didn't work for me.
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Re: Firefox Annoyance
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2007, 08:19:27 PM »
Hi bob3160,

Here you can find a cure for your problem: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=249012
Cut the "nsSessionStore.js" part there and paste it into your components folder of the browser as a JS file.
Tell me if this undercuts your problem,

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I backed up (renamed) the old "nsSessionStore.js" file and replace it with the one Damien suggested.
I then again crashed Firefox, and ran CCleaner.
This time the surprise was a pleasant one.
The new code apparently fixed the problem.

Thanks Damien.
By the way, your speedup is still speeding things up.  :)
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Re: Firefox Annoyance
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2007, 08:41:50 PM »
Hi bob3160,

More or less did as I expected. I did a search on the problem, spade through the bugzilla bug patches, then came up with something that could close it down when it found a false. And apparently it did.
At home I have fed browsers all sort of code to see how it would react to it, so I learned a couple of things during the process, my friend. Just had to wait a bit for my reaction, because I had to try out the PicLens 1.5.4 add-on for FF with google images and yahoo. It makes a gallery on screen format, and the photo's are presented at their best. Beautiful add-on, friends. But Bob back-up all what you have in your FF browser with the Febe extension, and you can restore anything from there, so you can never loose a specific profile, even if the browser crashes. Nice I could be of any help,

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