Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#27733 needs_information defect

Multiple Fast Flashing Tabs

Reported by: drkenrich Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-8.0-issues
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I've been using Tor Browser for about a year on the average only a couple of days a month when I access torrent sites. Until now I haven't had any problems.

Now, when I load multiple tabs, even if I load them individually, a tab I happen to be on will start blinking fast and it will get the same thing going in the last tab I was on. It locks up the browser and adds in other tabs I try to go to. The only fix seems to exit Tor and start over again.

Here's what I've tried.
1.) Close the individual tabs by clicking on the X - Doesn't work.
2.) Close the tab using the right mouse then close tab. - This will close the tab, but won't stop the process.
3.) Since this is Firefox I've install addons uBlock Origin and AdGuard AdBlocker. Doesn't work.

Is this a bug or the result of an attack?
How do I stop it?
If I can't I'll have to go back to Chrome with no privacy.

I hope you can fix this.

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comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by gk

Component: - Select a componentApplications/Tor Browser
Keywords: tbb-8.0-issues added
Owner: set to tbb-team
Status: newneeds_information

Could you provide us with more information to track your issue down? First, what operating system are you using? Does this happen as well with a clean, new Tor Browser installed to a different location? Is that a 64bit or a 32bit bundle? Does that happen as well with a normal Firefox ESR 60 which Tor Browser is build upon (you can find versions to test with on

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