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Firefox v53 (latest).  My Firefox  crashes OFTEN.  I had multiple [firefox] windows open and multiple tabs in each window.

I have started a NEW firefox session with one tab and it hasn't crashed yet.  And I read somewhere that it could be one of the sites that is causing the crashes.

When Firefox crashes, sometimes a Restore Session Window would pop up which states that it is embarrassing that it can't restore the sessions and list the windows and tabs and ask which ones I want to restore.

I think that info. is in the "sessionstore-backups" folder.  But the recovery file is a *.js (javascript(?)) file.  How can I get the info in that file in readable format?  So that I can start from scratch and rebuilt those windows/tabs and see which one is causing the problem.

TIA


 

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You sure you aren't running out of memory or disk io? Keep a Task Manager open

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forbin4040 said:   You sure you aren't running out of memory or disk io? Keep a Task Manager open
  No, I have 8GB of RAM and Firefox was using about 2.5 GB.  And CPU usage is around 15-20% (under the Performance tab).  

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confused200 said:     Firefox was using about 2.5 GB.
That is A LOT of RAM for Firefox to be using. Maybe one of the add-ons or plugins has a memory leak.

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Flatbob said:   
confused200 said:     Firefox was using about 2.5 GB.
That is A LOT of RAM for Firefox to be using. Maybe one of the add-ons or plugins has a memory leak.

As I mentioned in my OP, I have started a new session of Firefox -- with 2 windows with 5 tabs each since yesterday -- with the same set of addons and pluggins -- with no crashes so far.  But I like to go back to my previous sessions of windows/addons.  And in order to do that, I need the info stored in recovery.js.  How can I get the info in that file in readable format?  So that I can start from scratch and rebuilt those windows/tabs and see which one is causing the problem.

TIA

   

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confused200 said:   
Flatbob said:   
confused200 said:     Firefox was using about 2.5 GB.
That is A LOT of RAM for Firefox to be using. Maybe one of the add-ons or plugins has a memory leak.

As I mentioned in my OP, I have started a new session of Firefox -- with 2 windows with 5 tabs each since yesterday -- with the same set of addons and pluggins -- with no crashes so far.  But I like to go back to my previous sessions of windows/addons.  And in order to do that, I need the info stored in recovery.js.  How can I get the info in that file in readable format?  So that I can start from scratch and rebuilt those windows/tabs and see which one is causing the problem.

TIA

   

Try doing a search using your favorite search engine, or ask the question at the Mozilla forums.

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I second the Mozilla forums.  They're very active and you should be able to get a solid answer in no time.

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You've tried a refresh of Firefox to bring it back to a clean install?

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Flatbob said:   
confused200 said:   
Flatbob said:   
confused200 said:     Firefox was using about 2.5 GB.
That is A LOT of RAM for Firefox to be using. Maybe one of the add-ons or plugins has a memory leak.

As I mentioned in my OP, I have started a new session of Firefox -- with 2 windows with 5 tabs each since yesterday -- with the same set of addons and pluggins -- with no crashes so far.  But I like to go back to my previous sessions of windows/addons.  And in order to do that, I need the info stored in recovery.js.  How can I get the info in that file in readable format?  So that I can start from scratch and rebuilt those windows/tabs and see which one is causing the problem.

TIA

   

Try doing a search using your favorite search engine, or ask the question at the Mozilla forums.

Thanks for the suggestion.  I found a script/extension that does that.
 

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