Firefox 3 Won't Quit, Can't Shutdown or Restart!

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  1. cryo macrumors member

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    Any suggestions? It is stuck trying to load a page, but I can't click on any links or buttons, nor can I quit or force quit. I have used force quit in the dock, in the menu, etc., and when I try to shutdown or restart, it says I have to quit Firefox first.

    I have also turned off my Airport connection, to no avail.

    Can anyone help me out? I am using a MacBook. Should I remove the battery to make it go dead?

    Thanks in advance! Gotta' love updates! :mad:
     
  2. clevin macrumors G3

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  3. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Try opening Terminal and typing killall Firefox
     
  4. cryo thread starter macrumors member

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    Removing the battery solved it. On reboot, it had quit. I tried the power button as well, and with the other attempts, it said I had to quit Firefox first.

    Thanks for the tip on terminal, though. I'll keep that one in mind next time.
     
  5. HeyJude408 macrumors newbie

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    Easiest remedy...

    Just click on Apple icon in toolbar.

    Select Force Quit

    Highlight Firefox

    That is IT. This will quit your Firefox and you can finally shutdown your MacBook again.

    I had to Google this for over 30 minutes before I found what worked for me~!

    I'm going to use Google Chrome from now on.
     
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Thank you. This damn machine has ben frozen for over 2 years.
     

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