Skip to comments.Firefox 24.0 Sux in Windows7
Posted on 10/12/2013 5:42:14 AM PDT by savedbygrace
Ever since this update was downloaded and installed, it locks up many times a day. I have done the Repair deal, and taken all of the optional stuff off Firefox, but the lockups continue.
I’m using the same versions and no problems here. However sometimes after an update I disable some of the add-ons using tools/add-ons.
I like Firefox and rarely watch videos but if I do watch a video I use google chrome.
Well, get rid of Norton. I am running Avast, little to no interference from it.
And I run NoScript add on for Firefox to block unwanted flashware. It is quite entertaining because I will sometimes pull up a site at work that I regularly visit at home and not recognize it because of all of the ad bloat on the page that I don’t see here.
Ditto on the lockups. I’m down here in Oz and whenever I go to a US news site the laptop freezes. I think some sort of script is running in the background and when it’s done all’s okay. Don’t know what the US sites are doing but my European and Asian sites work okay.
Navy Patriot wrote:
“I’ve had the same problem for most of 2013, but only when I go to major US media websites like newspapers, TV and cable news.
Everything else, including European and Russian news works fine. It’s got so bad I won’t click on any of the major media links at FR, but FR itself works fine.
Any ideas anyone?”
While you are sitting at a frozen screen, watch what little ‘dot com’ thing is ‘waiting for analytics dot something,com’, then if you are using FF, in your ad blocker custom filters, add that to the list. I t does free it up sometimes. And yes, it is the major US media sites that do this, which I think are trying to see what your browser is doing, and put tracking cookies in it. I have Better Privacy also in my FF.
“I use ‘Chrome’.” That is GOOGLE chrome, and I have not been in favor of GOOGLE, from the onstart, since they survived ONLY because of federal money, for the longest (pre-Obama) time.
Opera, I have used on and off since I had an XP machine, and now a Win7 machine. Not a browser that I am willing to commit to full-time.
Ever since IE changed, after version 6, it’s been fishwrap.
There have been complaints about it, but apparently they aren't going to fix this bug, so I'm sticking with version 18.
Use it for most sites with no problems, but do switch to FireFox when I wish to watch or download a vid at times.
Sadly, the Mozilla folk keep making Firefox worse. Each new rapid release (yeah, that insanity continues) creates as many new problems as it resolves.
I have tried several versions of FF, including the standalone portable. They all stink. Many extensions no longer work — because developers got tired of trying to keep up with FF Rapid Release.
I have some FF versions that will not load or save PDF files. Some have problems with Adobe Flash.
On my desktop, I have quite updating FF and Flash. I am stuck with FF15 — but it sort of works better with the add-ons, etc. I also use FF23 portable on my laptop.
Mozilla took a good browser and are continually trying to (and succeeding) in breaking it and turning it into crap.
Firefox started sucking a long time ago.
Chrome with ghostery plugin to block google scripts is the best option I have found.
I’m running Firfox 21. That seems to be the most recent version that is compatible with Delicious Bookmarks. Haven’t tried 22 or 23 but 24 doesn’t work for me.
BTW, there is no better bookmarking scheme than the one devised by Delicious. It is the best. I actually don’t think it can be improved on.
Yes. The graphics card that controls how your interface behaves. Sometimes if programs are glitchy and crash for no reason, it’s because the video card driver software has not been updated.
Windows 7 Sucks.
In your browser menu, go to Tools and select Add-ons. When the page opens, check to see if any of your plug-ins and Extensions need updating and update them.
OK, just installed Waterfox v24.0. TY.
Testing starting now.
No updates available.
Try WaterFox...very fast..
Tried Opera a few years ago. Didn’t like it, but kept testing it for several months. Never liked it.
Yahoo videos are the worst. It’s like they use 8 fps.
Since Tuesday I have not been able to use Firefox for more than 10-15 minutes without it crashing and automatically sending crash reports. I have had to go to IE.
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