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Whats going on with FF?

By red1776
Mar 3, 2010
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  1. Anyone else getting more FF crashes as of late?
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,369   +167

    i haven't had any problem. Are running the latest v3.6? You might also check your add-ons.

    You might also try running FF in FF (safe mode) (where no addons are enabled)
    start Mozilla Firefox->Firefox Safe Mode

    /* edit */
    Oh! just checked my other computer which i use more often and it's still running v3.5.8! Maybe i won't try updating to v3.6 for awhile then! ;)
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,664   +879

    Cache(ing) Out............

    To Boldly Go Where No Browser Has Gone Before.....
    Well Red, I use the heck out of FF, and it never crashes....? This with possibly 200 tabs across 3 to 6 windows! Not to mention that I've been to "hither and yon" and other dark, dank, morally defunct URLs. (But NO P2P)

    It does however spontaneously seem to generate new windows under certain circumstances. I've been trying to attribute this to "pilot error", trouble is, I can't seem to duplicate the "circumstances", so that I might learn from them. (???)

    Do you have your "NoScript" working? Do you have "clear private data when exiting Firefox" checked?

    Perhaps Firefox only works well in aging Emachines with "PreShot" CPUs and insufficient memory, that are still living dangerously with XP SP-2. Give it a decent home and maybe it can't stand the prosperity.

    EDIT; Oh, you're running 3.6, I fear the dark fortunes of being a trailblazer may be upon you...!

    EDIT 2: The download manager in FF3.xx browsers require you to serially download pages, and won't cache mutiple images, it only saves the placeholder GIF if more than a couple of pages are open.
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,894   +88

    I think you may be correct....luddite! :p:haha:, I have had zero problems..or crashes until yesterday, and now 3 in 24 hours. Drats! im casting my ballot for Opera!
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