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Recently in FF (although not limited to FF4 RC, I don't think anyway), I have been getting random errors for Facebook. Whereby I am told the Connection was Reset. Or something along those lines.

Now this will continue to happen for a random amount of time - perhaps 30 mins, and then it's fine again. However during this time, I can log in still, through Internet Explorer.

Any ideas why this keeps happening? I don't seem to be doing anything that triggers it, or "fixes" it.

It's Facebook only; all my other sites open fine during the period.
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post #2 of 31
Are you willing to try Firefox 4.0 Final? Except, I recommend uninstalling the RC first before installing 4.0 Final just to be on the safe side. The reasons is because there seems to be a trend where people have problems until they start fresh as opposed to just upgrading the RC.
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post #3 of 31
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Yeah I will do that - I didn't realise there was a final already!

Oh actually, I checked my version and It says I am up to date? I suppose it's updated itself.

Anyway, I am pretty sure I had this issue before FF4, and If I am remembering correctly, I even had this on a different Windows install, as I reinstalled on Saturday.

Cannot be sure 100%, though...
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Hmm. It must've updated itself.

However, if this has been happening long before Firefox 4.0, then let's start Firefox with all of the add-ons disabled. To do that, click the big orange Firefox menu button, hover over Help, and choose "Restart with Add-ons Disabled...".

Alternatively, click the Help menu, and choose the same option.
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post #5 of 31
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Ah ha, so I started in Safe Mode, and it was fine. Before, though, the last thing I did was try and load FB, to be sure that what I was doing was not going to give a biased result.

Now, FB works fine again, so next time I have the problem, I will disable one of my addons. I only use FEBE (Back up manager), the British Dictionary (Specll Check) and Adblock...

Now Adblock is my first thought - but there's no rules in the block list, and I know I don't accidentally block and unblock the page... But I'll see what happens next time anyway,
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Whoa. At least you only have 3 extensions. I have 21.
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post #7 of 31
I have 44.... I win
And despite this Firefox is snappy as ever for me and I haven't visited any site where I've gotten problems
Actually, heck, I've been pretty much using the same profile since firefox 3.5 (though reinstalling addons and optimizing frequently) and I haven't any problems. Perhaps you just have bad luck with Firefox 4?
post #8 of 31
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I have 44.... I win
And despite this Firefox is snappy as ever for me and I haven't visited any site where I've gotten problems
Actually, heck, I've been pretty much using the same profile since firefox 3.5 (though reinstalling addons and optimizing frequently) and I haven't any problems. Perhaps you just have bad luck with Firefox 4?
Nah, as I say, I am almost sure this happened last week, prior to me getting FF4.

I think it's one of my addons.
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post #9 of 31
Yeah, there are a few addons for me before that have caused even more serious problems with browser operation than in your case. Be sure to check out which one. Use the method of disabling half the addons and seeing if it resolves problem; then disabling another half of that half you still have enabled... etc. etc. it can narrow down the problem pretty quickly; or you can disable the addons one-by-one, that works too
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He only has 3 extensions to work through.
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