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 had that problem and solved it by disabling all the addons. I re-enabled them one at a time until the lockup occurred. I uninstalled the two causing the problem and now FF is again flying. The addons are the reason I like FF so much.
Works great in Linux!
I got rid of it when it conflicted with my Dell Touchpad. No judgments. Just practicality. As a positive byproduct, Chrome syncs across all of my devices.
SeaMonkey! Works great for me, and, I can run it off of my flash drive. Thus I have my favorites with me everywhere I go. (FF derivative)
You may also want to try ‘Iron’ Open source version of Chrome. A little less “Google”y. Works off of Thumbdrive.
Opera..quite like it. Use it mostly on my android. Works off of Thumbdrive.
IE 10 is swift and works very well on my Win 7 systems.
No Thumbdrive at this time.
Firefox, only for things that won’t work on anything else. Works off of Thumbdrive. See SeaMonkey.
Lynx Text based browser! If you have problems running this baby, then you have problems! Use to be the only way to cruise the interweb. Works off of Thumbdrive.
I like browsers that work off of Thumbdrives.
You need to replace it with an older version it sounds like.
I am sure someone knows where those can be downloaded.
he could just download an older version instead of using system restore
There are some older browsers you could try.
Netscape 1.22 for instance
I use FF and I watch videos all the time
Not always available. Older versions usually get scrubbed from the download site each time a new version is made available.
Heh, heh! :-)
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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