Skip to comments.Firefox issue
Posted on 11/21/2012 7:40:12 PM PST by One Name
Switched back to Mozilla Firefox before the election as IE was giving me fits. Everything was great for awhile but now FF fades every 20 keystrokes or so and I have to click to resume typing.
Old Dell computer on XP with DSL hookup
No tech I.
Get a Mac.
I'm not sure what you mean here.
> FF fades every 20 keystrokes or so and I have to click to
> resume typing.
I’m a tech, and I don’t understand what this means.
Firefox is my primary browser, but I also have Google Chrome.
I have never used Explorer.
There is no problem having Chrome as a secondary browser...Try it.
Make sure that you have the latest Firefox updates, or just reload it.
Which version of FF?
You might try re-installing it.
And, have you rebooted recently? If not, try rebooting.
Top bar fades from dark blue bar to light blue and I can no longer enter text until I click the mouse again.
Was the latest will try again.
Goes out of text entry mode. Top bar fades to light blue. Thks
Firefox has been suffering from feature creep for years, causing it to become as slow and bloated as IE.
I recommend trying Chrome. It performers much faster and is more stable.
Of course there is that whole Google thing. Do you trust a product made by Google? If you can get over that issue, it’s worth a try.
Not a tech, but...
I am running the same setup you are XP (sp3) on an old Dell 4550, cable modem, and Firefox.
I have had very few problems with Firefox. The ones I did have were:
* A compatibility issue with some AVG plug-ins
* A compatibility issue with Google Chrome when I tried installing Chrome.
My Explorer doesnt work (tried updates, reloading, etc - nothing. But that’s okay b/c I prefer Firefox anyway.
I don’t think your problem is with the browser, necessarily.
Go to Pull Down Menu, select Help and then select “Trouble Shooting”, then on right hand side, select button “Reset FF to its default state”. Close FF and relaunch. See if that works.
Check your extensions and plugins. Disable all that are suspect, If problem disappears, re-enable one at a time till you find the one not playing nice.
I ditched FF and IE Explorer a long time ago and run nothing but Chrome on all my machines, laptops and towers, all different makes and OS from XP to a new W8. Never had a problem except with one of the machines that was just plain old and under/at the min requirements. Chrome is what I recommend to everyone...don’t work with macs, but I hear it is equally good. If you are running AOL it can cause problems with your second browaer for sure...and it doesn’t seem to like RealPlayer. A lot of older systems run AOL; maybe even don’t kow it’s still there, but you can scrap AOL unless you like HuffPo for some reason and keep your old screen name now, signing on thru chrome.
> Top bar fades from dark blue bar to light blue
I’m sorry, I don’t know what this means.
1. What operating system?
2. What version of FireFox?
Reading through this, it sounds as if your system is losing the focus in the active window or tab that Firefox is in. What else is running? How many windows do you have open? Can you re-find the active window with the Alt/Tab key?
Thanks. Running Chrome on daughters laptop, had it on wife’s laptop for a while. This computer is just getting old, I fear.
Latest free version of FF on 10/29/2012. Thanks
Concerning “Chrome” ...
I don’t trust google. I use an anonymous search engine (ixquick).
Maybe I’m paranoid, but I suspect google products of being elaborate phishing expeditions.
Don’t trust Apple either. Believe it or not, I trust Microsoft more, though I trust Linux the most.
FireFox works for me. Gets along fine with all my other apps. Oh, and I don’t use anybody’s “tool bars”. If they’re not phishing expeditions, they’re bloatware. Total cruft. If I want something, I’ll ask for it, thank you, I don’t want anybody second-guessing my keystrokes.