moderated Re: Firefox Is Not Responding


Pramit
 

Hi Annabelle,

Firefox and some plugins use your graphics card to help speed up the display of web content. Graphic cards are also used by advanced web features like WebGL. To fix problems with these features or to take advantage of them, you may need to update your graphics card drivers.

Unfortunately, due to the wide range of possible driver, video card and operating system combinations, hardware acceleration or 3D web graphics (WebGL) may still not work for you in Firefox. In these instances you fix the problems by disabling hardware acceleration and WebGL.

Hope this helps

Pramit

On Tue, Mar 31, 2020 at 12:02 AM Annabelle Susan Morison <foristnights@...> wrote:
I think I may have figured out why Firefox stops responding. I went into the
Advanced tab of the Options dialog box, and I found a parameter called
"Hardware Acceleration". I unchecked the checkbox, and booooooom! It works
again! Yaaaayyyyy! However, I'm confused as to what this "Hardware
Acceleration" thing is. What does it do? And most of all, is it a
requirement in order to run Firefox?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Don Mauck
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2020 12:50 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Is Not Responding

I think I would uninstall Firefox and reinstall it.

-----Original Message-----
From: John Covici <covici@...>
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2020 1:47 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Is Not Responding

Its Jaws scripts which enhance Jaws with a lot of neat features, but you
have to buy it.  I didn't realize you had old version of ff and Jaws.

On Fri, 27 Mar 2020 13:41:18 -0400,
Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
>
> Leasey? What's that?
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of John
> Covici
> Sent: Friday, March 27, 2020 4:30 AM
> To: main@jfw.groups.io
> Subject: Re: Firefox Is Not Responding
>
> Do you have Leasey installed?
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> On Fri, 27 Mar 2020 02:07:24 -0400,
> Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
> >
> > What's actually happening is, no matter what I do, it seems that
> > when I open Firefox, everything freezes, and Firefox seems to hang.
> > I press
> > Alt+Tab to get to several other programs, and it works, because JAWS
> > can read the other programs and they respond just fine, but when I
> > Alt+Tab back to Firefox, it says "Firefox not responding". When I
> > press Alt+F4, it says "Firefox is not Responding", or "Firefox has
> > stopped working.". I press "Wait For The Program To Respond", and it
> > still hangs on. I press "Close The Program", and it says "Windows is
> > checking for a solution". What drives me really mad is this has been
> > happening since February 14, 2020. Even worse, when I reopen
> > Firefox, the
> whole vicious cycle begins again! What do I do next?
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
> > netbat66
> > Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:18 AM
> > To: main@jfw.groups.io
> > Subject: Re: Firefox Is Not Responding
> >
> > there is 3 different ways to get to the book mark list.  each method
> > works differently.
> > there is control shift b,  this one closes the list as soon as you
> > press escape. alt b. this one does not show all the bookmark links.
> > control i opens the  entire list of links and you have the option to
> > search the entire list. it stays opened until you close it again
> > with
> control i.
> > but as i said both jaws and window eyes will hang when you open the
> > bookmark list unless you turn off the virtual cursor first. or
> > browse mode for window eyes.
> > also the virtual cursor will turn back on every time you leave the
> > bookmark list and will hang again when you press f6 to  put focus
> > back on
> the list.
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Annabelle Susan Morison
> > Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:58 AM
> > To: main@jfw.groups.io
> > Subject: Re: Firefox Is Not Responding
> >
> > I thought the shortcut to open the bookmarks menu was Alt+B.  What
> > does
> > Control+I do?
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
> > netbat66
> > Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:47 AM
> > To: main@jfw.groups.io
> > Subject: Re: Firefox Is Not Responding
> >
> > one thing  with firefox. if you open the bookmark menu with control
> > i without turning off the vertual cursor it will hang for over a
> > minute before speech will come back.
> > it does this with both jaws and window eyes. it does not with n v d a.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Annabelle Susan Morison
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:37 PM
> > To: main@jfw.groups.io
> > Subject: Re: Firefox Is Not Responding
> >
> > I actually go through an ethernet connection which has its main
> > point at the headquarters of the apartment complex where I live. In
> > fact, I unplugged the cable I have from the ethernet connection on
> > the back of my computer, and I still get the same "Firefox is not
> > responding", and it just hangs there with my whole machine frozen until
I exit Firefox.
> What's up with that, I wonder?
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
> > netbat66
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:55 PM
> > To: main@jfw.groups.io
> > Subject: Re: Firefox Is Not Responding
> >
> > by unplugging the modem if you don't have it on a power strip.
> > a few modems have a button you can press to disconnect from the net too.
> > but you have to do this right after firefox has been installed.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Annabelle Susan Morison
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:41 PM
> > To: main@jfw.groups.io
> > Subject: Re: Firefox Is Not Responding
> >
> > I wonder if there's a way to change those options while the Internet
> > connection is off. If so, how would I do this?
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Annabelle Susan Morison [mailto:foristnights@...]
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:36 PM
> > To: 'main@jfw.groups.io'
> > Subject: RE: Firefox Is Not Responding
> >
> > Yes indeed I did.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
> > netbat66
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:56 AM
> > To: main@jfw.groups.io
> > Subject: Re: Firefox Is Not Responding
> >
> > did you turn off the internet connection as soon as you re installed it?
> > if you don't it will upgrade you as soon as you open it.
> > you have to leeve your internet connection off until you turn off
> > automatic updates and i also turn off the background services i
> > think its called. this is in the same advanced settings area.
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Annabelle Susan Morison
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:32 AM
> > To: main@jfw.groups.io
> > Subject: Firefox Is Not Responding
> >
> >
> > This is rather strange, since I can run it fine on this machine with
> > Windows XP, same version (52.6.0), but I can't seem to run it on my
> > Windows 7 machine since February 14 of this year. Before then, it
> > was working fine. When I reinstall it, it automatically tries
> > updating to Firefox 60, and I don't understand why, because I've
> > turned off updates to Firefox. Has anyone else had this happen to them?
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> --
> Your life is like a penny.  You're going to lose it.  The question is:
> How do
> you spend it?
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>          John Covici wb2una
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