Skip to comments.WHY does Firefox hang?
Posted on 01/17/2010 6:55:54 PM PST by EinNYC
I am very frustrated with having to wait and wait and wait for each and every webpage I want to look at to load. Firefox (the latest version, whatever that is) hangs and hangs and hangs, with the progress bar oh-so-slowly filling, then you get the blue message box of death "Firefox can't find the server" and similar messages. If you keep clicking on the "try again" button, you usually get to where you want to go eventually, but it's like a salmon swim upstream. I should add that I have Kaspersky Internet Security running to protect my 'puter.
This hanging seems to be worse on certain webpages, like the NY Daily News or Earthlink, and is worse at some times of the day (although in the middle of the night, it can still happen).
Does any FReeper out there have a clue as to why this annoying thing is happening? Sure do appreciate a fix, if it's possible.
I have given up on Firefox. It used to be very clean, elegant and easy to use. These days, it is only marginally better than IE.
Use Google Chrome. For most routine browsing it works fine and never hangs.
Try Google Chrome. Pretty simple. Seems to load much faster.
I’m using version 3.5.7 with no problems.
I have started using Google Chrome and it seems to load much faster. Give it a try.
Thanks I will try it.
Firefox’s update caused my computer to go sooooooooo slow thatI had to remove it, I’m using Opera now and I love it.
Make sure you DON’T have Skype as a Firefox Add-On. Check Tools>Add-Ons. If there delete or uninstall.
Also try out the Flash blocker add-on called “Flashblock”. No more dancing mortgage-credit score-car insurance ads.
What operating system are you using and who’s your ISP?
I’m using Firefox 3.5.7 and not seeing a problem.
Try downloading some other browsers, say Opera, Safari, or Chrome, and see if they too exhibit the hang. If so, it’s probably your internet connection.
Kaspersky sometimes has a plug in to vet web sites and that can cause massive slow downs. Check your plug ins to see what you have installed.
Why does firefox hang ?
You have to speak to it in Russian ?
It sounds like your A/V is hanging things by not letting FF get its packets out. Check the logs in your A/V package to see if it’s got any log items that relate to FF.
“I have given up on Firefox.”
Me too. I loved FF, but the longer it is on, the slower it gets. For example, when doing an Email, 10 keystrokes might take 10 seconds to print, uggg.
I am also now using Chrome. It has some nice features.
I also, just this past hour, upgraded my IE7 to 8.
IE has seemed like an antique compared to FF and Chrome
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Also try emptying your cache and browser history. I've seen those databases get screwed up and cause problems.
l’d have a tip for you but I’m watching 24
The thing I like most about Chrome is it’s simplicity.
FF and IE have both succumbed to the temptation to add every single bell, whistle, gizmo and feature they can to the things — most of which I do not want, do not need and do not want to waste time trying to turn off or remove.
Let’s just hope that Chrome stays lean in the future.