Anyone else having issues with FF 14?

By Route44
Aug 3, 2012
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  1. I find Fire Fox hangs while attempting to load sites. Regardless of the version this seems to be an ongoing issues. it doesn't help in that Comcast has dropped their ISP to the lower level tier channels but not telling anyone.

    Chrome isn't any better. I can't tell you how many people have issues with it especially its eating of memory.

    What has been your experience?
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,180   +230

  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,351   +301

    yes yes YES! Buy all means disable that %^&* Google Update! IMO, that never belongs in the browser anyway.
    I also set the Google Update Service to disable. If I need/want an update, I'll do it myself (laptop battery time is precious).
    learninmypc likes this.
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,180   +230

    Thanks jobeard, I might resume using FF now(y)
  5. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    I have Firefox v14.0.1. I'm still trying to get settings right, but otherwise it's okay. Still high memory user. You would think by now Mozilla would have that worked out! I only run 2 tabs now, but after 2 hours from a cold start, usage is 223,000k.

    But I wonder if anyone has dealt with the Flash plugin-container.exe? It wants to run all the time and it up there in memory use> about 30 mb.

    About the Google issue- no toolbar anymore, but when I had it, I had to continually keep disabling the 'notifier' and 'updater'. Come on now- how often does a toolbar have to update!?
  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 12,117   +23

    I find that Flash will periodically stop working until Windows fixes Flash and then it will re-engage.


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