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Problems with Firefox

By jardinier ·
For quite some time now, Firefox version 3 has been crashing so frequently that it is almost useless. It loves to crash when I am in the middle of writing a post. Each time it sends a crash report but nothing changes.

Firefox 3.5 is too top heavy to function on my main computer which has Pentium III 1 GHz and 320 MB RAM.

So I am using Flock which seems quite stable. Is anyone else experiencing problems with Firefox?

BTW I have found it is possible to download earlier versions of Firefox (2.0 for example) if required. I cannot detect any improvement in more recent versions.

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No problem here with 3.5.5. No text.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Problems with Firefox
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With due respect .....

by jardinier In reply to No problem here with 3.5. ...

I didn't ask if it works on your computer. I said it doesn't work on the computer with the specifications I have listed. And it literally does not work. Not all browser functions are available.

Meanwhile Flock is proving to be a viable alternative.

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Ah. Pardon my confusion.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to With due respect .....

I read your original post as indicating it crashed when you were visiting TR.

What OS are you using with 320 meg of RAM? Your processor is plenty hefty enough to handle anything short of W7. Some flavor of Linux?

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What OS ....

by jardinier In reply to Ah. Pardon my confusion.

It is XP Pro SP 2 and some automatic updates.

I was having problems with Firefox on a much faster computer: Pentium dual-core CPU and 1 GB RAM. So I uninstalled it and installed an earlier version of Firefox and it is fine.

I am having no problems at all with Flock on the computer with lower specs.

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While you do meet MINUMIM requirements

by Oz_Media In reply to With due respect .....

As we all know, in order to get a stable system, minimum requirements are at best "minimal".

Okay, that made sense!

If you run additional apps, browser add-ons, pop up blockers, news feeds etc., these all over task a minimal configuration. Have you tried stripping it to bare bones, and seeing if it works any better?

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Could be your Victrola

by santeewelding In reply to Problems with Firefox

Give it a couple extra cranks.

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by The 'G-Man.' In reply to Problems with Firefox

We need to know what platform you are running it on.

Then we need to know what the patch level / update level is for your platform

Then we need to know what addons you may have installed to work with Firefox.

Yoru ISP Speed would be handy

Also your bank account details

And Finally your Shoe size - I'm guessing small to petite.

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Your ISP Speed would be handy

by jardinier In reply to First

Mostly I use AOL dial-up because I get unlimited access for $AU 25 per month. It usually connects at around 45 Kbps.

I also use Optus wireless when I need a faster connection.

However the problem with Firefox crashing is not related to the connection speed.

Shoe size 9.

You are quite welcome to my debt if you would like it.

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Any FF plugins?

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Your ISP Speed would be h ...

Did you have problems if you installed FF without plugins? I'm wondering if a plugin might have had problems with the dial-up speed.

Just a stray thought.

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problems with the dial-up speed ?

by jardinier In reply to Any FF plugins?

I have been using various versions of Firefox for some years. I also used Netscape which has now been replaced by Flock. I guess at some stage I used IE but it so long ago that I have forgotten about it.

It is only quite recently (a few months or less) that Firefox has been crashing all the time. I don't recall adding any plug-ins although I suppose some might have come with automatic updates.

As Flock is behaving impeccably, I will consider Firefox to be superceded.

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