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

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cryo, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. cryo macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2008
    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


    Aug 6, 2006
  3. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Try opening Terminal and typing killall Firefox
  4. cryo thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2008
    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

    Oct 25, 2009
    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


    Jul 11, 2003

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

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