How to Fix Mozilla Firefox Freezing Up Issue Permanently?

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Mozilla Firefox Randomly Keep Freezing Up ? Learn How to Fix this Issue-

There are many reasons due to which the issue of  ‘Mozilla Firefox freezing in Windows 10′ can arise.  Let’s get started and understand why this happens with your Firefox .

firefox keeps freezing

Mozilla Firefox is prone to freezing where many of its users complained about it.  The Mozilla Firefox freezing mostly happen under the situations listed below-

  • While loading the browser window.

freezing firefox browser While loading

  • While Trying to open some particular websites and showing error as you can see below :

While attempting to reach out to some particular websites

  • While downloading certain material direct from the internet.
  • Also while uploading some videos, images or a document.

upload error

  • In the midst of watching a video file the issue of ‘firefox freezing’ occurs.

watching a video file firefox freezing

  • While Trying to copy or save data from a particular website.

save data error

Most Pertinent Causes Leading to Mozilla Firefox Freezing Issue

Let us now take a quick focus on some of the top causes leading to the Mozilla Firefox freezing situation.

  • Mozilla Firefox freezing may occur due to the installation of an incompatible browser theme.
  • Browser cookies or cache files might be a big reason leading to the Firefox freezing scenario.

firefox freezing due to cookies

  • Automatic Firefox update can also can be a factor due to which Firefox keeps freezing.
  • Also the outdated and incompatible Firefox add ons.

outdated and incompatible Firefox add ons

  • The wrong proxy settings and corrupt windows registry is one of the common reason for freezing the browser.

The wrong proxy settings and corrupt windows registry

  • A corrupt Firefox profile is also responsible for the freezing situation of the browser.

corrupt Firefox profile

In the above list we have identified the most common reason for Firefox freezing. Now let’s look at the solutions for these problems in the following section. 

How to Fix Incompatible Browser Theme ?

The custom themes are designed according to the Mozilla Firefox version. However if you update your Firefox version and the custom theme remains same as for the previous version, then it might make your browser freeze.  The good news is that you can actually combat this situation much easily by disabling the custom theme and reverting back to the default one by following these steps – 

  • Firstly click on the “Mozilla Firefox” desktop icon to open the browser.

click on the “Mozilla Firefox” desktop icon.

  • After that click on “Tools” option present on the topmost section and thereafter click on “Add ons” from the consequent given options.

click on tools in firefox and select add on

  • Now in this step, from the “Add ons Manager” window, select the “Appearance” option.

click on Add ons Manager in firefox and select appearance

  • Now from the same screen, click on the “Default” option and enable it.

enable Default option in firefox appearance

  • Lastly to finalize the change, close and reopen your browser. 

Remove Extra 'Add Ons' From Firefox Browser

Outdated and incompatible ‘add ons’ can become a reason for freezing the browser. To combat the same check all of your add ons and disable wherever applicable. This can be done by following these steps- 

Remove Extra Add Ons From Firefox Browser​

  • First of all, click on the “Mozilla Firefox” desktop icon.
  • Now as the Firefox loads successfully, click on the “Tools” option present on the topmost section and thereafter on “Add ons” from the consequent given options.

click on tools in firefox and select add on

  • Here you will find “Add ons Manager” screen. From here click on the “Extensions” option and proceed to the next step.

firefox add on manager

  • Now from the “Extensions” section scroll down and “Remove/ disable” add ons wherever applicable.

Please note: Always look for the add ons that you feel aren’t relevant to any of the programs in use . After disabling or removing the add ons, restart your browser afresh.

Do away with the issue of corrupt Windows registry:

corrupt Windows registry

Corrupt Windows registry, one of the most pertinent causes of freezing can lead to many ailments for your system.

  • As suggested by experts this issue is caused by installation and uninstallation of programs which eventually leads to the cluttering of the system registry with outdated and broken entries.
  • However, with the aid of the professional registry program, you can clean the registry. Advanced System Repair Pro is one such program.
  • Users can also combat the freezing issue by running a full scan of the registry cleaner which will help in repairing the performance issues faced!

Disable the automatic Firefox updates and clear the freezing issue forever !

The Mozilla Firefox’s automatic updates can lead to errors in browser functioning. You can disable automatic updates by following these steps- 

  • First of all, click on the “Mozilla Firefox” desktop icon.
  • Now as the Firefox loads successfully, click on the “Tools” option present on the topmost section and thereafter on “Add ons” from the consequent given options.

click on tools in firefox and select add on

  • You will now be directed to the “Options” screen, from here click on “Advanced” tab present on the topmost right corner of the screen.

click on the Advanced in firefox

  • Thereafter click on the “Update” tab and from therein select the “Check for updates , but let me choose whether to install them” and finally click on “OK”.

firefox-updates-options

Check for the incorrect proxy settings:

You can check for the incorrect proxy settings by following these steps- 

mozilla firefox proxy settings

click on the “Mozilla Firefox” desktop icon.

  • Now as the Firefox loads successfully, click on the “Tools” option present on the topmost section and thereafter on “Add ons” from the consequent given options.
  • You will now be directed to the “Options” screen. Now click on the “Advanced” tab present on the topmost right corner of the screen.

click on the Advanced in firefox

  • Thereafter click on the “Network” option and finally on “Settings” option present under the Connection head.

click on the Network option in firefox and click on settings

  • Now from the “Connection settings” dialog box, ensure that no proxy is selected and then hit on the “OK” button.

 

 

Erase the internet browser history and start afresh.:

The corrupted internet browser history also leads to a freezing situation. Go ahead, follow the steps below and erase the previous data so that you start afresh. 

  • As the first step, load the Firefox browser window.
  • Now click on “Tools” and from the subsection tap on the “Clear recent history” option.

Erase the internet browser history in firefox

  • You will now be directed to the “Clear all history” dialog box . Carefully ensure that all the existing boxes next to “Browsing and Download History” and “Cookies” are properly checked and finally hit on the “Clear now” option to finish the clearing option.

Freezing of Mozilla Firefox on Windows 10

Mozilla Firefox often freezes while working on Windows 10. Have a quick read at the problem reasons leading to the same along with their solutions.

  1. Clogged Firefox browser cache, history and download history: A clogged history leads to the accumulation of various browsing issues, freezing being just one of them. To combat the same click on the Download icon or alternatively press on ctrl+J. Thereafter go to the Firefox menu, tap on the “Downloads” option and click on “Delete downloads” in order to delete the download history.
  2. A frozen file may also lead to the big issue: To combat the same, try resetting the location of the downloads folder in the Firefox settings by performing the below simple steps.
  • Open the “Settings” tab, thereafter click on : Options” and then “General tab”.
  • Now in the Downloads folder, navigate to the desired folder and select it.
  1. Clear the browsing history.: Clearing the browsing history may also help to solve the freezing issue while operating on Windows 10 . To perform the same, follow the below steps.
  • First of all, open the “Firefox options”
  • Thereafter click on the “Privacy and security” option and go on to delete the history.

 

Conclusion-

We hope that this writeup successfully clears all your doubts pertaining to the Mozilla Firefox freezing issue whereas the pointers given in the article comes to your best use. However in case if you still find difficulty with the same its best to contact the professionals by reaching out to the customer care number provided on the screen

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