Firefox, what is going on?

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Is anybody else having loads of problems with the new firefox 5?

It keeps freezing up, shutting down then not opening the tabs & pages I had open!

I wouldn't mind if it was only every so often but its all the time.
I have used firefox for years & loved it but I cant stand it at the moment.

Is anybody else having as much trouble as I am?

Any recommendations for browsers other than IE that I can transfer my bookmarks over.
#firefox
  • Profile picture of the author 36burrows
    Yep! I gave up on Firefox outside of when I need to use some of their plugins.

    I only use Google Chrome now, it's so much faster and better it's ridiculous.
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveFinch
    I went over to Google chrome a while back and it appears to be ok so far. I find it to be a lot quicker than firefox.
    But each to their own.
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  • Profile picture of the author ASHLEY999
    Hi, I'm new here but I am experiencing the same as you. I have used FF for many years and the last 2 versions has been the worst. The problem is that I need it because of the SEO plugin and the Rank Checker plugin, but it is damn annoying.

    I use Chrome now when I am not doing research and it really is great! The speed and performance is much better than FF and there are a number of cool plugins as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      I've always avoided new versions as long as possible and I do that with many things online. Just because you want me to use the latest, greatest update doesn't mean I have to do it.

      I don't allow auto updates on my computer and I decide when and if I want a new version of Firefox. That's saved me a lot of time over the years
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      • Profile picture of the author colll999
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        I've always avoided new versions as long as possible and I do that with many things online. Just because you want me to use the latest, greatest update doesn't mean I have to do it.

        I don't allow auto updates on my computer and I decide when and if I want a new version of Firefox. That's saved me a lot of time over the years
        Thanks for the advice, I wont be as quick to click on that update button so fast next time!
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      • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        I've always avoided new versions as long as possible and I do that with many things online. Just because you want me to use the latest, greatest update doesn't mean I have to do it.

        I don't allow auto updates on my computer and I decide when and if I want a new version of Firefox. That's saved me a lot of time over the years
        Same with me. I only upgrade anything after it's been out long enough to be stable and have bugs fixed.
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      • Profile picture of the author hometutor
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        I've always avoided new versions as long as possible
        Back when we put in our own TCIP numbers I got an email from my service provider to change our numbers right away so we don't lose our dial up connection. I put it off of course and two days later got an email telling everyone to put them back the way they were or they won't have an internet connection.

        I had to call them on that one asking how they expected their clients to get the email if they did what they were supposed to do right away. They didn't have an answer just said they had to wait for people to call in

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    • Profile picture of the author colll999
      Cheers guys for the replying, It seems google chrome is a popular choice, Im just going to miss the add-ons, but until they of if they sort it out looks like im going it give chrome a try.
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  • Profile picture of the author Martin Gram
    Same problem here, I hope they will fix it I really like Firefox and are not so happy about changing to Chrome.
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    • Profile picture of the author colll999
      Originally Posted by Martin Gram View Post

      Same problem here, I hope they will fix it I really like Firefox and are not so happy about changing to Chrome.

      Yer It's a shame, I thought I sorted the problem of it freezing up, I simply changed the theme and this worked for a while but then it just slowed down and kept crashing, I think the plugin container is a main problem.
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      • Profile picture of the author sparrow
        Don't forget who owns Chrome

        If you don't want to have all your surfing habits monitored then don't use Chrome

        I agree the latest FireFox has some problems so I am running an older version that has not given me problems 3.6

        I am not to quick to make any new versions of anything part of my system to do work

        Ed
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        • Profile picture of the author azmanar
          Originally Posted by sparrow View Post

          Don't forget who owns Chrome

          If you don't want to have all your surfing habits monitored then don't use Chrome

          I agree the latest FireFox has some problems so I am running an older version that has not given me problems 3.6

          I am not to quick to make any new versions of anything part of my system to do work

          Ed
          Hi Ed,

          FF has been freezing up since v4. Then I updated it to v5. Still freezes up but much lesser than v4.

          What I did was by minimizing the number of active plugins, add-ons and toolbars.

          Having some stuff in AWS S3. The S3FOX plugin is just amazingly convenient.

          About Big G monitoring our activities via Chrome, I'm having the same suspicion. I use Chrome only for web site quality check and news reading.

          Thanks for the reminder.
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          • Profile picture of the author sparrow
            Originally Posted by azmanar View Post

            Hi Ed,

            FF has been freezing up since v4. Then I updated it to v5. Still freezes up but much lesser than v4.

            What I did was minimize the number of active plugins, add-ons and toolbars.

            Having some stuff in AWS S3. The S3FOX plugin is just amazingly convenient.

            About Big G monitoring our activities via Chrome, I'm having the same suspicion. I use Chrome only for web site quality check and news reading.

            Thanks for the reminder.
            azmanar

            Google originally used that green PR bar to get information, but now they created their own browser to give them more information, I suspect they monitor where you click on pages and give them heat maps like the studies that have been done and more

            Chrome can do so much more than that little green bar for monitoring

            Ed
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            • Profile picture of the author Rick Wilson
              I've never had any real issues with IE over the years but I do use FF for the most part nowadays. I tried to go to FF v4 and it crapped everything up for me so I reverted back to FF v3.6 and everything works fine. Not even gonna attempt FF v5 till it's settled in for awhile.


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              • Profile picture of the author heavyjay
                Originally Posted by Rick Wilson View Post

                I've never had any real issues with IE over the years but I do use FF for the most part nowadays. I tried to go to FF v4 and it crapped everything up for me so I reverted back to FF v3.6 and everything works fine. Not even gonna attempt FF v5 till it's settled in for awhile.


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                Same here. FF v4 gave me problems, so I went right back to 3.6.
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        • Profile picture of the author colll999
          Originally Posted by sparrow View Post

          Don't forget who owns Chrome

          If you don't want to have all your surfing habits monitored then don't use Chrome

          I agree the latest FireFox has some problems so I am running an older version that has not given me problems 3.6

          I am not to quick to make any new versions of anything part of my system to do work

          Ed
          I will hold off pressing that update button from now on
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        • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
          Originally Posted by sparrow View Post


          I agree the latest FireFox has some problems so I am running an older version that has not given me problems 3.6
          I'm still running 3.6 as well, for two main reasons. One is because some of the plugins I use still haven't been updated to v4, let alone 5. The other reason is because of a modification I did to one of its functions that I'm sure will be wiped out if I upgrade. I could modify it again, just don't want to have to bother with it.

          That, and I never jump on new software or new upgrades. I let others work out the bugs first.
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          • Profile picture of the author RubenJames
            When Firefox commanded me to upgrade to 4.0...it actually TOLD me that a slew of plug-ins would NOT work i.e. Download Helper and others... :confused:

            FORGET THAT!!!

            I'll wait!

            Ruben
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  • Profile picture of the author UncleHQ
    Hi Colin,

    When I upgraded to FF 5, I also experienced some problems which I was able to trace to a few scripts on my sites (in one case my script supplier fixed the problem and it works fine now) clearing the cache (only the cache) fixes the other problems if I experience them.

    Still my first choice :-)

    Brian
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  • Profile picture of the author AMiRU
    I thought it only happen to me, looks like reinstalling to Firefox v3 is worth a try!
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian Alaway
    Just switched to FF5 on one of my computers and so far no problems. Skipped FF4. FF5 seems to be much snappier. Like others though I've become addicted to Chrome's minimalist ui and of course it's speed. On the downside, Chrome crashes more than FF, is a memory hog and if you're a heavy user of bookmarks, Chrome is pretty pathetic for that. Biggest downside of FF5 is that v6 Roboform is incompatible. Wouldn't have taken the plunge yet if this were my only computer.
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    • Profile picture of the author RubenJames
      I downgraded to FF 3.8....works FINE!

      I'll wait a few decades to upgrade until they've fixed the *%#@$ BUGS!

      Ruben
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  • Profile picture of the author colll999
    OK re-installed Firefox 3.6.19 It kept all my bookmarks too without having to import them :-)
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