Firefox crashing on clicking Image Uploader

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    Original poster

    Is anyone reporting problems with Firefox crashing when trying to upload images? I have not installed anything new on my desktop, just clicking on the square box to upload images would crash Firefox.

    The blog I need help with is:


    I use Firefox; just did a test upload which worked correctly.


    Log out clear browser cache and cookies, restart the browser and try again.

    Also, have you tried a different browser, such as IE or Safari, or Chrome?


    Original poster

    It’s working fine in IE and FF 3.5 beta, and it even works fine in Firefox when trying to upload files from Add New media tab (since we get the Select File button from there) but clicking the media icons in the blog post section crashes the FF right away. Did the cookie dance to no avail. Anyway, thanks for confirming, will check other possibilities.



    Also having this problem with FF 3.0.10 and WP 2.7.1. Everything works except clicking the image upload button crashes FF. It worked yesterday and I haven’t made any software or hardware changes since then.



    need help with this also ..


    Original poster

    So it looks like there are more people affected? I have switched to FF 3.5


    I’m on FF 3.0.10 and have no issues with the image uploader. I just test uploaded 6 images, one at a time, and also in multiples.




    I’m on FF 3.0.10 and I’ve experienced exactly this problem. It only started tonight…
    Crashes a couple of seconds after I press on the image uploader button.



    For the record – I also cleared by cache, deleted cookies, and it still crashes. :(



    My firefox crashes immediately upon clicking the pic button. Have not added anything. Started last night.


    I’m at a loss on this one. I’ve tried this on FF 3.0.10 on Mac 10.5.6 without issues, and just a few minutes ago I fired up my XP laptop and tried it with FF 3.0.10 on XP SP3 (completely up to date) and again, I had no issues. I uploaded images and inserted them, I inserted them from URL’s, I inserted them from the media library… no problems.

    All I can do is shrug and suggest everyone having this issue contact staff directly at .



    Thanks for trying. At least I know it’s not my computer and I’m not the only one experiencing this at the same time. I contacted support already and thanks again. I have Vista if that means anything.


    I’m having the same problem. Very frustrating! Firefox/3.0.10 – WinXP




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    t3ck – you’re right – it’s a wordpress blog but privately hosted. But since I am having the same problem and because it seems to be a WordPress problem not restricted to I decided to chime in. Sorry – it won’t happen again.



    Well since this appears to have recently started doing this. ( To me also) I think it is safe to assume its a problem with Firefox. Lets just hope it is corrected soon. I have not done any updates to WordPress plugins or widgets lately, so I think Firefox issues are a good guess at this point. I look forward to following this thread till this is resolved.

    Joe Styer


    OK, I think I found the problem. I installed Gears on my XP FF install and it now crashes so it is some sort of conflict between Gears and FF 3.0.10.

    Go to tools > addons and disable gears and your problems should go away.


    I just passed this on to staff so they can look into it.



    Disabling Gears fixes it for me at the moment.

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