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Is firefox 6 freezing for anyone else?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by bchandler, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. bchandler

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    Firefox seems to randomly freeze for me. This happens several times per day, where the view will fade out and it will say "not responding" in the program bar.

    Is there any way I can roll back to the previous version?
     
  2. Pierre!

    Pierre! NRA Life Member

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    So far so good for me...

    If your system created a restore point when FF 6 installed, then you can roll it back.

    You may be able to find other versions on the 'Net, but I would only accept them from 'Mozilla' - other versions might have *extra* 'goodies' attached...

    You tried clearing the browser cache and... a reboot I'm sure...

    Keep us posted, capture any error message that might pop up.

    Patrick
     


  3. Billua

    Billua Lake Mead Explr

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  4. alecks

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    yes constantly... I just switched to chrome instead.
     
  5. Firefox 4, 5, and now 6 all crash several times a day while using Yahoo! Mail. I switched to Chrome and haven't looked back.
     
  6. Detectorist

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    Firefox 5 and 6 have worked great for me. First on VISTA Basic then on a different HD with Windows 7.

    I don't use Yahoo and I'm wondering if that's the problem for some folks.
     
  7. g29andy

    g29andy CLM

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    When I upgraded to 6.0, I had lots o' freezing. For some reason, the upgrade path was the problem. Need to do a clean install instead.

    Backup your bookmarks. Uninstall completely. Then reinstall 6.0/6.01. No more freezing.
     
  8. Likely it's Yahoo, but it never crashes Chrome.

    I'm also on Linux 64 bit OS so that might be a factor also with FF and Y!M, but like I said, Chrome is solid and not that much different than FF 5 and 6.
     
  9. bchandler

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    I do like chrome but adblock and noscript are simply programs I cannot live without.
     
  10. bchandler

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    Rolled back to 4.0.1 and it seems a lot faster.
     
  11. Highspeedlane

    Highspeedlane NRA Life Member

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    Yep, it's freezing. For me the problem occurs if I right click an image and select to view properties of the image. Locks the browser right up.

    Think I'll do what someone suggested above and do an uninstall/clean reinstall (got mine through it's online upgrade feature).

    We'll see if that does anything.
     
  12. Highspeedlane

    Highspeedlane NRA Life Member

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    Working now.

    First uninstall I saved personal settings and add-ons, but that didn't work.

    Second uninstall I did a complete uninstall and the freezing problem I experienced with viewing image properties cleared up. I was running one add-on (Download Helper). Not sure if that had anything to do with it. Will have to see as I go along.
     
  13. ArtCrafter

    ArtCrafter ¤Hocker Mocker¤

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    I upgraded from Firefox 5 to 6 using the 'Check for updates' tool. Soon after, I started having the freezing problem.

    I did a FULL uninstall, including all extensions and plugins. After reinstalling everything from fresh downloads, I initially thought this solved the problem, but it soon cropped up again.

    Now, I am trying out Google Chrome. It seems OK, but I haven't yet figured out good methods (or apps/extensions) for selectively deleting cookies and LSOs on the fly. Any suggestions?

    TIA :wavey:
     
  14. No issues here. Good idea disabling add-ons when you have problems.
     
  15. GIockGuy24

    GIockGuy24 Bring M&M's

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  16. Highspeedlane

    Highspeedlane NRA Life Member

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  17. GIockGuy24

    GIockGuy24 Bring M&M's

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    I'm not sure but I think the update may only address the certification allowing certain websites. There may be more to it though.
     
  18. Never Nervous

    Never Nervous

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    That was the problem I was having. After the 2nd install good to go.

    NN