Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#2849 closed defect (invalid)

Tor Button Alpha causes random FF 4 crash

Reported by: queso Owned by: mikeperry
Priority: Very High Milestone:
Component: Applications/Torbutton Version: Torbutton: 1.3.0-alpha
Severity: Keywords:
Cc: sweetlipsbutterhoney+tortrac@… Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points: 3
Reviewer: Sponsor:


I have FF4 (final) and Torbutton 1.3.2-alpha (among other add-ons).

With Torbutton add-on enabled FF4 will intermittently crash, i.e. FF4 window disappears and Mozilla crash reporter appears.

Note that add-on is enabled, but button Tor is not activated when this occurs (normal, non-tor FF4 usage).

If I disable Torbutton, issue disappears.

I am tech savvy and would like to help. What info, logs, settings, can I provide to help isolate this issue? Here's a link to the last mozilla crash report I submitted on this:

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Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by mikeperry

Keywords: firefox crash removed
Points: 3

Can you provide the list of addons you have installed?

What happens if you create a fresh, blank Firefox profile:

Can you still get the issue to happen with *only* torbutton installed in this fresh profile?

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by mikeperry

Priority: normalcritical

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by queso

Here's my extensions situation that was in place when the crashes were occurring:

Application: Firefox 4.0 (20110318052756)
Operating System: WINNT (x86-msvc)

  • Adblock Plus 1.3.5
  • Beef Taco (Targeted Advertising Cookie Opt-Out) 1.3.3
  • BetterPrivacy 1.49
  • Certificate Patrol 1.8.1
  • Download Statusbar 0.9.8
  • Extension List Dumper 1.15.0
  • Flashblock
  • Forecastfox 2.0.12
  • InvisibleHand 3.0.2
  • Java Console 6.0.24


  • Java Console 6.0.02


  • Java Console 6.0.07


  • Java Quick Starter 1.0


  • McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise

(Disabled, Incompatible)

  • Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant 0.0.0


  • NoScript
  • Status-4-Evar 2011.03.21.22


  • Tamper Data 11.0.1
  • Test Pilot 1.1
  • Torbutton 1.3.2-alpha

I will work on setting up a clean profile and let you know how it goes.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by queso

Owner: changed from mikeperry to queso
Status: newassigned

Oh, I should have removed Extension List Dumper as I only added that to provide the list to you.

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by rransom

Owner: changed from queso to mikeperry

The ‘assign’ radio button at the bottom of the page sometimes selects itself.

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by queso

So I ran FF4 with a clean profile with just torbutton alpha installed for a whole day (the crashing was occurring every ~4-6 hours. It would not crash.

Then I switched back to my regular profile and re-enabled torbutton. That was this morning and it has run all day without a crash. Could it have something to do with the order in which extensions are installed/enabled?

It could also be a case of correlation != causation, i.e. there was some other thing I changed right around the time I installed and then disabled Torbutton that caused the crashes.

At any rate, I guess you may just want to close this ticket and I can re-open if it happens again. :-(

These aren't the droids we're looking for...move along...move along

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by mikeperry

Resolution: invalid
Status: assignedclosed

Heheh. Thanks. It probably was some transient addon conflict-related issue that was fixed by mozilla once they saw the crash reports.

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