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Firefox oddity - process doesn't stop

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Firefox oddity - process doesn't stop

I have had a few incidents recently where closing the Firefox browser doesn't stop the process firefox.exe *32 and I just had it again but this time I saw the reason
I had closed the browser but it left behind a popup window - a picture loaded onto this forum.
Closing this window didn't stop the process
Does anyone else see this
Note opening Firefox again didn't start a second instance of the process but closing it didn't stop the original process
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Re: Firefox oddity - process doesn't stop

No mine shuts down totally ,, FF34
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Re: Firefox oddity - process doesn't stop

Quote from: Oldjim
I had closed the browser but it left behind a popup window - a picture loaded onto this forum.

If you revisit the page with that picture on it, does it cause the close browser to hang again ?

I am intrigued because I have occasionally had this problem, but never had pop-up remaining, and assumed it was related to the spurious TCP packets from the wrong community server or load-balancer - that until recently caused the forum to frequently hang.
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Re: Firefox oddity - process doesn't stop

tried again a couple of times and I can't make it do it - damn that is one theory go bust
Must be related to the addons container as that is what the error message says when I close the process
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Re: Firefox oddity - process doesn't stop

I have seen reports of a known problem with MS Windows versions of Firefox - but don't know if it has been fixed. For unknown reasons, a "zombie" process sometimes remains if you don't use the "file->exit" menu option (or shortcut) but the "close window" button on the title bar.
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Re: Firefox oddity - process doesn't stop

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Re: Firefox oddity - process doesn't stop

Could be - but it seems to only affect the MS Windows version, which uses the MS Windows API Wink
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