When did Firefox get so rubbish?

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  • Pirotic Moderator 6 Aug 2006 09:40:03 20,642 posts
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    Anybody else noticed the increasing number of firefox hangs and crashs the past few months? It seems every update they release makes it more unstable (on my system anyway).

    Any other decent browsers? I'm not that keen on Oprah or Internet Explorer.
  • MrTomFTW Best Moderator, 2016 6 Aug 2006 09:42:10 47,498 posts
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    Pirotic wrote:
    Anybody else noticed the increasing number of firefox hangs and crashs the past few months? It seems every update they release makes it more unstable (on my system anyway).
    No.

    Seems fine to me matey. edit: On my system obviously :-)

    Edited by DDevil at 09:42:23 06-08-2006
  • Pirotic Moderator 6 Aug 2006 09:45:03 20,642 posts
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    I wonder if its my extensions, it's certainly got a lot worse of late - it likes to freeze a lot when trying to view quicktime movies and even some java makes it close itself. It's also lost my bookmarks twice.
  • BartonFink 6 Aug 2006 09:48:50 35,268 posts
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    Nope been noticing the same thing it crashes regularly and freezes even more regularly
  • Gunstars 6 Aug 2006 09:49:22 441 posts
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    Pirotic wrote:
    I wonder if its my extensions, it's certainly got a lot worse of late - it likes to freeze a lot when trying to view quicktime movies and even some java makes it close itself. It's also lost my bookmarks twice.

    Mine hasn't been that bad, but it has been crashing alot more than it used to, but it is getting updated alot more frequently than it used to, well since I've been using it. Maybe that has something to do with it?
  • Dirtbox 6 Aug 2006 09:51:01 91,420 posts
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  • djchump 6 Aug 2006 09:51:28 4,463 posts
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    It's been okay on my machine :-/
    FWIW - I have an old win2k machine at work and Quicktime is very unstable on that - often freezes up and I have to ctrl-alt-del kill it.

    Once Firefox lost my mate's bookmarks - but it seems to have done that either because it recovered froma crash or auto-installed an update, but then for some reason didn't find his previous profile and prompted him to make a new one when he booted up - obviously this new profile didn't have his settings/bookmarks etc.
    I jsut went to the apllication data dir for Firefox and deleted the empty new one, and when it prompted to load or createa a new profile, pointed it at the old one and it loaded it fine - bookmarks and all.

    On my winxp machine the firefox profile dir is here:
    C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

    Might be worth checking it for your old profile.
  • GrandTheftApu 6 Aug 2006 09:52:07 6,117 posts
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    The PC version of Firefox dies everytime I try playing embedded quicktime movies.
  • Dirtbox 6 Aug 2006 09:55:29 91,420 posts
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  • GrandTheftApu 6 Aug 2006 09:57:16 6,117 posts
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    EMO overload kills firefox?
  • Dirtbox 6 Aug 2006 09:59:52 91,420 posts
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  • djchump 6 Aug 2006 10:05:03 4,463 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    djchump wrote:
    It's been okay on my machine :-/
    FWIW - I have an old win2k machine at work and Quicktime is very unstable on that - often freezes up and I have to ctrl-alt-del kill it.
    Not sure what you're trying to get at there. I get a lot of crashes in Oblivion. Do you think that's related? :)
    Eh? What has Oblivion got to do with Firefox and Quicktime? :-/
  • Dirtbox 6 Aug 2006 10:06:59 91,420 posts
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  • djchump 6 Aug 2006 10:09:19 4,463 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    What dopes Firefox have to do with Quicktime? You didn't mention anything about Quicktime IN Firefox.
    Pirotic mentioned his Firefox often freezes when trying to view Quicktime movies - so I thought I'd mention that Quicktime also freezes a lot on my Win2k machine (both onit's own and when embedded).
    Why are you giving people grief just for trying to help? Quit being a pain in the arse.
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  • bainbrge 6 Aug 2006 10:20:49 1,687 posts
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    happening to me too since the last but one update. It appears to hang whenever an embedded video is played (wmv or quicktime).

    I looked on the mozilla site but couldn't find any info easily.
  • Dirtbox 6 Aug 2006 10:22:42 91,420 posts
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  • gerg 6 Aug 2006 10:23:05 880 posts
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    All I've found is that my Firefox is about twice as slow as Internet Explorer. Go figure.
  • Dirtbox 6 Aug 2006 10:27:17 91,420 posts
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  • dog 6 Aug 2006 10:32:36 19 posts
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    i gave up on opera when i realised they would never have compatability with Roboforms.... got fed up with having to use IE for passworded sites....

    now i'm firefox all the way and find it great..... (and it almost never crashes on me)
  • Dirtbox 6 Aug 2006 10:36:31 91,420 posts
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  • morriss 6 Aug 2006 10:39:11 71,293 posts
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    Pirotic wrote:
    Anybody else noticed the increasing number of firefox hangs and crashs the past few months? It seems every update they release makes it more unstable (on my system anyway).

    Any other decent browsers? I'm not that keen on Oprah or Internet Explorer.

    Nope. In fact the opposite is true: a couple of months ago I was getting really miffed with FF but the last couple of version I've had no problems with whatsoever.
  • morriss 6 Aug 2006 10:42:53 71,293 posts
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    VinculumGate wrote:
    dog wrote:
    i realised they would never have compatability
    there is no such thing. any incompatibility can be reported to opera and they will look into it

    like Firefox
  • morriss 6 Aug 2006 10:47:32 71,293 posts
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    VinculumGate wrote:
    morriss wrote:
    like Firefox
    ?

    he was lying about opera, I don't see how that ties into firefox?
    You can reprt sites and things that don't wprk with FF and they look into it.


    Edited by morriss at 10:48:01 06-08-2006
  • Dirtbox 6 Aug 2006 10:48:35 91,420 posts
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  • morriss 6 Aug 2006 10:50:34 71,293 posts
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    I was just saying that FF looks into stuff like Opera does. That's all, thus negating any need for another browser than Firefox, which is what this thread seems to be about.
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