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Firefox 24.0 Sux in Windows7
My Brain | 10/12/13 | savedbygrace

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.

Boo. Hiss.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: firefox; firefox24; windows; windows7
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1 posted on 10/12/2013 5:42:14 AM PDT by savedbygrace
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To: savedbygrace

I’m running it without a problem. FF 24 & Win 7


2 posted on 10/12/2013 5:43:08 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: savedbygrace

why you still using firefox

chrome and opera is where everyone is migrating to


3 posted on 10/12/2013 5:43:17 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: driftdiver

That’s one of us.


4 posted on 10/12/2013 5:44:34 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: savedbygrace

Have you updated your video card as well?


5 posted on 10/12/2013 5:44:41 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: 4rcane

I tried Chrome for a week or so and didn’t like it.


6 posted on 10/12/2013 5:45:05 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: rabidralph

You mean the video driver?


7 posted on 10/12/2013 5:45:35 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: savedbygrace; driftdiver

I’m a second. Three machines thus around the house.


8 posted on 10/12/2013 5:47:13 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: savedbygrace

It’s more likely to be a problem with your PC than with the shipping release of Firefox on Windows... just sayin’.


9 posted on 10/12/2013 5:50:49 AM PDT by Notforprophet
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To: savedbygrace

I’m using comodo dragon. No problems.


10 posted on 10/12/2013 5:51:59 AM PDT by Abby4116
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To: savedbygrace
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?

11 posted on 10/12/2013 5:52:16 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: savedbygrace

My biggest complaint about Chrome was that by default, there’s no home button. Once I turned that on as well as the bookmarks bar, I loved it.


12 posted on 10/12/2013 5:53:37 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: savedbygrace
I've been running Firefox 24 and Waterfox 24 (FF 64 bit) w/ Win 7 Pro and have had no problems.
Suggest you do a system restore to a time before you did the FF upgrade.
13 posted on 10/12/2013 5:53:40 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: savedbygrace

It sounds like Malware although there are problems with Shockwave.


14 posted on 10/12/2013 5:54:25 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Navy Patriot; savedbygrace

If you are using 64bit Windows, I have been running Firefox’s 64bit Waterfox for quite awhile and really like it.


15 posted on 10/12/2013 5:55:05 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: 4rcane

Hated IE and switched to Chrome for a couple of months ... some improvement; however as time went on, became very unhappy ... so unhappy that in a fit of anger I switched back to IE. Then, I ‘remembered’ why I hated IE so much .... again. Switched to FF and have been pretty content ever since.


16 posted on 10/12/2013 5:57:36 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: MissMagnolia

try opera instead of chrome. Uses the same engine but different interface


17 posted on 10/12/2013 6:04:34 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: savedbygrace

http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog/


18 posted on 10/12/2013 6:05:02 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: 4rcane

I looked at it, but decided on FF .... if I get upset with FF, then Opera will be the last one I haven’t tried.

Some folks switch browsers like it’s nothing ... it’s always a major deal for me because I’m slow and cautious and I don’t like change. You have no idea just how frustrated I had to get to change to start with. Sigh. Thanks for the recommendation and I’ll go there if/when I can’t stand FF any more, but so far, so good.


19 posted on 10/12/2013 6:10:37 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: ican'tbelieveit
32 bit. Whatever it is, it takes entire control of the processor, locks out mouse, keyboard and video card processor and accesses the hard drive. Can't open task manager to see what's running, and I have deleted all JAVA and Adobe flash. Running Norton Internet Security which says system is clean with daily scans. Happens with IE and Firefox, no sign of identity theft, ransom ware or problems with Internet purchasing.

I think it is interactive adware but can't find out without access to task manager.

20 posted on 10/12/2013 6:14:35 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: savedbygrace

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.


21 posted on 10/12/2013 6:16:59 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: savedbygrace

I like Firefox and rarely watch videos but if I do watch a video I use google chrome.


22 posted on 10/12/2013 6:19:32 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: Navy Patriot

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.


23 posted on 10/12/2013 6:20:08 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: Navy Patriot
I think it is interactive adware but can't find out without access to task manager.
Tried in Safe Mode yet? I also suggest you D/L and run Malwarebytes (free).
24 posted on 10/12/2013 6:27:31 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Navy Patriot

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.


25 posted on 10/12/2013 6:30:28 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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To: Navy Patriot

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.


26 posted on 10/12/2013 6:32:05 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: savedbygrace
Boo-hiss since version 19. The context menu doesn't work consistently, sometimes it appears with only the top & right borders.

There have been complaints about it, but apparently they aren't going to fix this bug, so I'm sticking with version 18.

27 posted on 10/12/2013 6:34:01 AM PDT by Spirochete (Does the FedGov have the attributes of a legitimate government?)
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To: savedbygrace
Opera. Definitely. Been running it since before it was free and never a problem. With the Ghostery, Adblock and AdblockPlus extensions it chugs along quite well.

Use it for most sites with no problems, but do switch to FireFox when I wish to watch or download a vid at times.

28 posted on 10/12/2013 6:42:33 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: savedbygrace

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.


29 posted on 10/12/2013 6:45:41 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: savedbygrace

Firefox started sucking a long time ago.

Chrome with ghostery plugin to block google scripts is the best option I have found.


30 posted on 10/12/2013 6:50:15 AM PDT by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: savedbygrace

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.


31 posted on 10/12/2013 6:51:36 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (e)
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To: savedbygrace

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.


32 posted on 10/12/2013 7:09:27 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: savedbygrace

Windows 7 Sucks.


33 posted on 10/12/2013 7:11:43 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: savedbygrace

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.


34 posted on 10/12/2013 7:14:17 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: ican'tbelieveit

OK, just installed Waterfox v24.0. TY.

Testing starting now.


35 posted on 10/12/2013 8:10:59 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: rabidralph

No updates available.


36 posted on 10/12/2013 8:11:31 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: savedbygrace

Try WaterFox...very fast..


37 posted on 10/12/2013 8:11:53 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: 4rcane

Tried Opera a few years ago. Didn’t like it, but kept testing it for several months. Never liked it.


38 posted on 10/12/2013 8:12:58 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: BeadCounter

Yahoo videos are the worst. It’s like they use 8 fps.


39 posted on 10/12/2013 8:14:30 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: savedbygrace

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.


40 posted on 10/12/2013 8:15:35 AM PDT by Cyman (kes the life out of them as they are in the throwsof mutual passion.)
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To: TomGuy

I agree, but I’ve kept taking the updates in spite of that. Sheesh on me.


41 posted on 10/12/2013 8:15:35 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: DouglasKC

Doing so now.


42 posted on 10/12/2013 8:16:08 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: savedbygrace

Waterfox - The fastest 64-bit variant of Firefox

http://www.waterfoxproject.org/


43 posted on 10/12/2013 8:21:02 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: SkyDancer

It may be due to latency. The big sites cache content at different places around the world to reduce perceived download times.

There may not be enough users in your location to trigger the content to preload at the cache site. So when you load the site it has to go back to the US servers, download content, download ads, send a note to the NSA, and then serve the content to your browser.


44 posted on 10/12/2013 8:23:45 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Cyman

Installed and rebooted Waterfox. Same crashes on same sites as before but it did load up other pages much quicker than Firefox


45 posted on 10/12/2013 8:32:25 AM PDT by Cyman (kes the life out of them as they are in the throwsof mutual passion.)
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To: Navy Patriot
I have not had any problems with 24.0. I've been using Mozilla browsers since Mozilla 1.0 for Unix.

Try running Spybot Search & Destroy and then add Ghostery as an extension. Ghostery will block all sorts of internal ads and tracking bots in web pages. Turn everything on and then turn off the things you want to get through. Very clean. You might also check out FasterFox.

Go Navy, Beat Army.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

46 posted on 10/12/2013 8:41:59 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: savedbygrace
I have not had any problems with 24.0. I've been using Mozilla browsers since Mozilla 1.0 for Unix.

Try running Spybot Search & Destroy and then add Ghostery as an extension. Ghostery will block all sorts of internal ads and tracking bots in web pages. Turn everything on and then turn off the things you want to get through. Very clean. You might also check out FasterFox.

Go Navy, Beat Army.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

47 posted on 10/12/2013 8:43:07 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: SkyDancer
... my European and Asian sites work okay.

As do mine. I have a single processor machine and I keep cleaning and deleting cookies, so I suspect advertising spyware is installing and starting to run, via script, when I click on these sites. Maybe I'll try NoScript, or just get over US media sites, there is nothing on 'em anyway.

Interestingly, I have noticed no problem on the few times someone has linked the "printer friendly" or print page directly, bypassing the article page.

48 posted on 10/12/2013 8:44:22 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Terry L Smith
I just had a thought, I can use IE for shopping and banking, I never have a problem, and if I can armor Firefox to work on media websites, the Firefox extensions won't run when Firefox is closed, and won't interfere with IE.

Just run one or the other at one time.

Go Navy!

49 posted on 10/12/2013 8:57:09 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: LonePalm
I just had a thought, I can use IE for shopping and banking, I never have a problem, and if I can armor Firefox to work on media websites, the Firefox extensions won't run when Firefox is closed, and won't interfere with IE.

Just run one or the other at one time.

Go Navy!

50 posted on 10/12/2013 8:58:42 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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