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~ Black screen on firefox~

by unloco96 / August 6, 2009 9:45 AM PDT

Occasionally when using the latest version of firefox ( I cannot remember if this happened prior to the latest update) the entire page goes black in all tabs. I cannot do anything but close firefox and restart it. Does this sound like a virus or possibly just a bug within the latest version? Anyone else experience this? Any help or suggestions are appreciated. I dont do crazy downloads or go to suspicious web sites either, at least not on purpose.

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Not seen that before, but some Options
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 6, 2009 9:48 PM PDT

Make sure your security software is up to date, and scan for viruses and other malware.

Maybe one of your add-ons is corrupt. You can either disable them all then test each one, or try Firefox in its own Safe Mode, (goto Start > Run, type in firefox -safe-mode and click OK). I assume you are using Windows XP?

The difficulty with that option is, occasionally means intermittent, so trying to catch this when that happens is going to be a problem.

Possibly your Firefox profile is corrupted. Have a look at John Wilkinson's [url;forum-threads]Sticky note, (2nd post), for guidance how to recover from that. You may want to back up your bookmarks.html file first.

Check for patterns. Does this happen when a) a set number of tabs are open, b) a particular web site is accessed, c) particular web sites in the other tabs are open, or any combination of those.


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Firefox black screens
by qaz111111 / June 13, 2011 3:18 PM PDT

I used firefox 4.01 and then relaoded XP Pro. Firefox 401 would not work properly AFTER updates including SP2 & 3.
I reinstalled firefox but there was no change. I went back to Firefox 3.6 and the problems are gone. When I went back to 3.6 I did remove my personalized files and add-ons. 3.6 works perfectly as Firefox 4 never did. This recrimination of 4 includes the home page in new tab add-on which is not stable either.

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Back ground is black
by lkhausm / August 25, 2015 1:46 PM PDT

I have down loaded fire fox 2 time now and both time my back ground is black. I have gone to the content and colors, to change the back ground, but all the colors in both text and back ground are all black. Can some one help me.

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