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Old 12. May 2015, 06:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Firefox 38 has been released and is available for download here:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/

Release notes:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo.../releasenotes/
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Old 13. May 2015, 01:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I checked FF and it showed 37.2 as being up-to-date: I then went to Mozilla's site and this informed me that my browser needed updating. So, I downloaded version 38 and shortly after launching the browser I got the dreaded BSOD!

The BSOD kept happening whenever I ran FF and never with other apps or, in this particular case, when I use Vivaldi. My only conclusion is that there is something awry with this version.

I had already updated Flash to version 17.0.0.188, but as a precaution I uninstalled it but still got the BSOD when running FF ie it's nothing to do with the Flash update.

Has anyone had problems with the latest version of FF?
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I have one issue that is obvious but not as serious as was for Torres-no-Tanmagnifico.
FT DeepDark blocks the "x" for me from closing the browser.
One hick but this has been my default theme for quite a while now.
Even beta version doesn't fix the hick.

They really want us to go to the dark side with Google Chrome don't they!
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I updated Firefox yesterday. As I always do for a major release, I installed Firefox fresh after uninstallation. Works fine for me. Running Windows 8.1 32-bit.

Torres, did you update on top? Maybe start Firefox in safe mode to check whether it's one of the add-ons behind the issue?
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After further crashes I decided to uninstall FF and tried a fresh installation of 38.0; however, my PC crashed as soon as I attempted to launch the browser.

As 38.0 was no longer installed (according to the CP) I then installed version 37.0, which then updated itself to 37.0.2, but at least my PC doesn't crash anymore!

The only time I managed to launch 38.0 was in Safe Mode: I managed to do this by pressing the Shift button on my keyboard and clicking the FF icon.

I could have clicked on the Refresh FF button, but I didn't want to go to all the hassle of downloading and installing my addons.

I can only conclude that either one of my plugins isn't getting on with 38.0 or that there is indeed a bug in the latest version.
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I have one issue that is obvious but not as serious as was for Torres-no-Tanmagnifico.
FT DeepDark blocks the "x" for me from closing the browser.
I haven't upgraded to Firefox 38 but I just tested it and installed DeepDark. To get the X to be displayed, you need to enable either Windows Title bar in Firefox or use the Menu bar. Perhaps you were using the Title bar and the upgrade to 38 reset that setting in your Firefox installation. That can happens sometimes.

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No problems with Firefox 38.0 on my W8.1 x64.
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I can only conclude that either one of my plugins isn't getting on with 38.0 or that there is indeed a bug in the latest version.
Torres, why don't you disable all your addons then enable them one by one? You should be able to single out the incompatible addon then.
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I haven't upgraded to Firefox 38 but I just tested it and installed DeepDark. To get the X to be displayed, you need to enable either Windows Title bar in Firefox or use the Menu bar. Perhaps you were using the Title bar and the upgrade to 38 reset that setting in your Firefox installation. That can happens sometimes.

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It's not that the "x" fails to appear, it just fails to close the browser.

Did do a complete removal/reset of profile and browser beforehand.
Doesn't do it with other themes activated.
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Doesn't do it with other themes activated.
If that is the case don't you think it is the author of the DeepDark theme who needs to fix his theme rather than Firefox having to make an accommodation? Whenever Firefox gets updated there is always the possibility that it can break addons. If that happens, then it is the responsibility of the author of those addons to fix their addons so that they can work in Firefox - not the other way round. That would be the more reasonable expectation since addons are just that, addons.
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the crash might be something to do with firefox's graphic engine or accelerator? it's caused me problems in the past, I'll try 38 and report back
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