Firefox consistently crashes with any search in Gmail

Firefox consistently crashes with any search in Gmail:

Users reported certain issues with Firefox on Windows 10 in file explorer, and according to them, Firefox consistently crashes with any search in Gmail. This can be a big problem if you use Firefox as your default browser and you face this problem. if you want to solve this problem then

Clear Firefox Browser Cache, History and Download History:

  • Files take longer to download as the download history builds up. To fix up this freeze, go to Firefox menu, then ‘Downloads’ and click on ‘Clear List’ to clear the Download History.
  • Also, if the folder where Firefox is attempting to save the file is not accessible, it can freeze.
  • Try resetting the browser.download.lastDir preference in about:config. You can also try choosing a new download folder in your Firefox settings (Tools -> Options -> General (or Main) / Downloads -> Save files to -> Browse).

Firefox consistently crashes with any search in Gmail

  • At times Browsing History interferes with the browser start-up and therefore can hang Firefox for indefinite periods.
  • Clear the History to avoid this instance. For this, first, go to Tools > ‘Clear Recent History‘to see if it resolves the problem.

Bad Firefox Add-on:

Firefox consistently crashes with any search in Gmail

Start Firefox in Safe mode.

To do this:

  • Go to Start > All Programs > Mozilla Firefox > Safe mode
  •  Now, if Firefox runs without freezing, it suggests a bad add-on – either an extension or toolbar – some extensions are prone to memory leaks.
  • Next, go to Tools > Add-ons and disable each one, one after the other and try to find out the culprit. If you can identify the offending add-on or extension or toolbar, uninstall it.

Update Adobe Flash version:

If you are facing freezing or experiencing a  delay while starting Firefox, you might want to check out if your Adobe Flash, Java plugging are up-to-date. Some versions did cause Firefox to freeze or crash. This page will tell you which version of Adobe Flash, you have installed.

Check Windows shell extensions:

Some Windows shell extensions can also cause problems with your Firefox browser, causing it to freeze or crash. You can use ShellExView to see all the explorer shell extensions and then try to selectively disable extensions which you suspect could be the cause of your problems.

Extensions of 3rd party software:

Extensions of your antivirus, security suite, site advisors, password manager, and download managers could also be a possible cause. Again, disable each one selectively and see if you can identify the offending issue.

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How to disable all Mozilla Firefox extensions

Disable all Mozilla Firefox extensions

To determine whether a faulty extension is causing your problem, you can disable all of your installed extensions:

  1. Click the menu button and choose  Add-ons. The Add-ons Manager tab will open.
  2. In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Extensions
  3. Click the name of an extension in the list to select it.
  4. Click Disable to disable the selected extension.
  5. Repeat this for each of the other extensions in the list.
  6. Click Restart Firefox.

After you restart Firefox, all extensions will be disabled. Test for your problem.

If the problem no longer occurs with all extensions disabled, one of your extensions was causing it. To find the extension that was causing your problem, continue as follows:

Test for faulty extensions

To determine which of your disabled extensions was causing your problem, you can re-enable each extension one at a time.

  1. Click the menu button and choose  Add-ons. The Add-ons Manager tab will open.
  2. In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Extensions
  3. Click the name of an extension in the list to select it.
  4. Click Enable to enable the selected extension.
  5. Click Restart Firefox.

After you restart Firefox, test for your problem. If the problem comes back, the extension you just enabled was causing it.

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