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WHY does Firefox hang?
My computer! | 1/17/10 | EinNYC

Posted on 01/17/2010 6:55:54 PM PST by EinNYC

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To: AlexW

I use Ask.com for my search engine, or Profusion as well. I get the best results from them.


41 posted on 01/17/2010 7:39:46 PM PST by TMSuchman (Semper Fi & Carpe Diem... carry out the plan of the day!)
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To: Ronin

Two questions:

Will Chrome import Firefox bookmarks?

Is there a Linux version?


42 posted on 01/17/2010 7:45:10 PM PST by Professional Engineer (It's too cold to care about Algore's carbon credits. I'm using treehuggers as home heating fuel.)
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To: Professional Engineer

Yes and yes.


43 posted on 01/17/2010 7:46:54 PM PST by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: EinNYC

The fix is easy, go back to explorer 8.0.


44 posted on 01/17/2010 7:47:15 PM PST by Pheadrus427
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To: Richard Kimball

Cool. I’m on a wintel machine at the moment. The download site only shows wintel options. I assume it’s doing some kind of autodetect on the OS.


45 posted on 01/17/2010 7:50:38 PM PST by Professional Engineer (It's too cold to care about Algore's carbon credits. I'm using treehuggers as home heating fuel.)
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To: Domandred
After I upgraded to Snow Leopard and Safari 4 I started having hangup problems with Safari. I'm using Chrome now and like it, although I also have Firefox.

One thing I was surprised I liked is that in Chrome you do your search in the url bar and oddly enough, Google lets you use an engine besides Google, which Safari doesn't do. It's definitely faster and has a smaller footprint than any of the other browsers.

46 posted on 01/17/2010 7:51:22 PM PST by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: RayChuang88

Hey, Ray!

I use Earthlink cable as my service provide. I have no idea what your second question is about! I do have a router that I bought myself connected to my cable modem, as an extra level of protection. I also have SpyBot and run it about once a week, Better Privacy, and run a Kaspersky scan also about once a week. So far, the SpyBot hasn’t found any invader nor has Kaspersky.


47 posted on 01/17/2010 7:52:25 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: Professional Engineer

http://www.google.com/chrome?platform=linux

It autodetects your platform, but here’s the link to download linux.


48 posted on 01/17/2010 7:53:50 PM PST by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: EinNYC

Personal Computer optimizer, it runs tests on loading speeds, downloading speeds and hundreds of other functions.
I’ve had good luck with one.


49 posted on 01/17/2010 7:54:15 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: EinNYC
Kaspersky may be the cause. Try a different program for a while.

I find when everything freezes, it's usually a security program that causes it when it's updating.

A fresh reinstall of the program may help also.

50 posted on 01/17/2010 7:55:48 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Polynikes

I’m using EarthLink’s own DNS servers (configured on my router) and don’t have speed issues. Must be the connection in my area, which seems to be working okay.


51 posted on 01/17/2010 7:56:15 PM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: EinNYC

I found out about the Skype thing the hard way. Removed it, and it runs better.

However, yes, this version of FF seems to hang. They fixed the memory holes, but seem to have created a CPU Util monster.


52 posted on 01/17/2010 7:57:13 PM PST by TWohlford
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To: EinNYC

Firefox 3.6 RC2 is now available and it has largely resolved those annoying seconds of wait while going to new sites.


53 posted on 01/17/2010 7:57:17 PM PST by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: EinNYC
I have to ask this: are your computers connected to a router, and the router provides the "boot" information to get into your Internet connection? I use an EarthLink-provided Cisco/LinkSys WRT54G2 V1.5 router pre-configured for EarthLink and once I let my two machines connected to the router (mine running Windows Vista Home Premium SP3 and my stepdad's running Windows 7 Home Premium) automatically detect the IP and DNS address, I never have any problems switching between web sites.
54 posted on 01/17/2010 8:02:13 PM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: EinNYC

I had good luck with PC Pitstop Optimize 3.0 from the PC Pitstop website. Please stay away from Finally Fast from the AD on TV, it is useless and should be sued out of existance.
Also, the CCleaner free download can be found on MajorGeeks.com. I use version 2.27.1070 currently, but it’s updating often. Run it just before you shut down every day.


55 posted on 01/17/2010 8:03:58 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: RayChuang88

Whoops! It should say for my machine I’m running Windows Vista Home Premium SP2.


56 posted on 01/17/2010 8:04:04 PM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: EinNYC

Does this happen in IE or other browsers? I had that problem regularly, and did a registry tweak, but yet the problem seems to have been with my Internet connection or the DNS Client. Make sure that is turned on. Go to Start>Run, type services.msc and hit OK. R. click on DNS Client, choose Properties and choose Startup type as Automatic and hit OK. Then hit Start below that, and try browsing.

If that fails to help try the advice on a new profile.

But Firefox with the TabMixPlus ext. is far far better than Chrome for power users. The latter has no way to make multiple rows of tabs, r charge their size, or make them different colors, etc.

http://peacebyjesus.witnesstoday.org/Firefox_PitchDark.jpg


57 posted on 01/17/2010 8:10:37 PM PST by daniel1212 (Pro 25:13 As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger [frozen chosen])
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
"You have to speak to it in Russian ?"

Your witty but obscure Clint Eastwood reference was not lost on me :^)

58 posted on 01/17/2010 8:19:30 PM PST by 10mm
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To: AlexW; TMSuchman

Please check out IXQuick.com. You can set it for HTTPS for all searches, and it does not record or pass on your IP to the search engines it hits against.

Also, even the picture search can be made secure.


59 posted on 01/17/2010 8:22:22 PM PST by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

Da


60 posted on 01/17/2010 8:33:11 PM PST by Professional Engineer (It's too cold to care about Algore's carbon credits. I'm using treehuggers as home heating fuel.)
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