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 think there is a site that archives older versions....
here is the one for Firefox
older versions download
Netscape 1.22 was my first browser.
I had bought an old 20/25 mhz Tandy with a 100meg Hard drive and increased its RAM from 2 to 28, the limit. I added a 33.6 modem from the crap it had before that and I added a soundcard too.
I paid $100 to TICnet for a years worth of dial-up internet and they sent me the floppy with Netscape 1.22 because I told them I didn’t have a browser.
I really liked that old computer.
I`ve been running Firefox ESR 17.0.9 on Gentoo
for quite a while and like it very well.
ESR-Extended Support Release
I’ve been using Waterfox v24.0 all day with no issues. So far, so good.
I did not know Opera 15 switched to the Chromium rendering engine until now. Knew there were going to be big changes, however.
And it just locked up, just like Firefox 24.0.
what site were you going to? what virus scanner? have you tried noscript? others have suggested ghostery, but both noscript and ghostery do require that you page by page accept what you want to see. It drives me nuts because I can’t see video/slideshows on some pages and never figure out what they are blocking. But, I love them because they keep so much garbage off of my computer.
If you go to the FF "Tools" menu and choose "Add-ons", you can check out the lists of "Extensions" and then "Plug-Ins". If you've got a hijacker of some sort in your browser, it may well show up there.
I wasn’t doing anything. I had 3-5 tabs open, and 1 or 2 of them were auto-updating, like Drudge. I had left the computer and was watching TV. I came back an hour or so later, and it had locked up.
Then yesterday, I was in the other room watching TV, and when I came back to my office, an error message had popped up saying something about running out of memory. I think Waterfox, like Firefox, does not release RAM as it does stuff.
I don’t have time to do what I know I need to do. I should reinstall Win7. I haven’t done that in about 4 years now. Arrrgggg.
I think I might have discovered the biggest cause, by the process of elimination.
I usually leave 4 or 5 sites up in tabs all the time. For the past few days, I have eliminated Drudge from that list and so far, after several days, no lock ups.
I am leaning toward concluding that there is something about the updates on Drudge, coupled with the usual Firefox/Waterfox refusal to let go of RAM, that were causing the lockups.
That is interesting. I have to say I never visit Drudge’s site...
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