Flaming fox doesn't appreciate interruptions...
August 26, 2013 1:30 PM Subscribe
Help me make Firefox less cranky when losing/restoring tethered network via android phone?
posted by de void to computers & internet (4 answers total)
- PC laptop with Windows 7 64 bit and Firefox 23.01
- Samsung galaxy s3 running "stock" Android 4.1.2 on Verizon 4GLTE network with "approved" tethering (I pay Verizon for the privilege of tethering) via USB cable
Laptop web browsing with Firefox via the tethered connection works great as long as tethering connection isn't interrupted. If I do break the tethering connection (like taking my phone with me while going to lunch or out on a break), when I later reconnect it Firefox gets all offended and refuses to load any new information - all previously loaded pages/tabs are still there, but if I try to click a link or refresh a page I'll get the spinning "loading" indicator forever and nothing will load. Other internet-enabled applications happily continue to work while Firefox is balking (for example, I can open up a command prompt and continuously get successful pings of google.com while Firefox refuses to load a single thing).
The only way I've found to get Firefox working again is to close it and then restart it (works maybe 25% of the time), or close it, then pull up windows task manager and do an end process on firefox.exe, and *then* restart Firefox (the other 75% of the time).
Is there something I should be doing/not doing so that Firefox can more gracefully handle the interruption/resumption of a tethered internet connection?