cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

FF 3.5.19 Crashing

Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 18,588
Thanks: 2,888
Fixes: 238
Registered: ‎06-04-2007

FF 3.5.19 Crashing

Is it just me or is it coincidence that since Firefox 4 was released (and I haven't upgraded) I have found FF3 to be slower than it was and now crashes frequently?
Until the add-on compatibility issues have been addressed I want to stay with V3 but has something been 'done' to 'ecourage' us to upgrade to v4?
Anyone else feeling this way?

Forum Moderator and Customer
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear - Mark Twain
He who feared he would not succeed sat still

19 REPLIES
Community Veteran
Posts: 38,460
Thanks: 1,031
Fixes: 62
Registered: ‎15-06-2007

Re: FF 3.5.19 Crashing

I upgraded and my addons mostly worked - only the Kaspersky addons failed and that has been fixed.
However I had one big gripe - with Windows 7 Aero - the text in the menu bar (File Edit etc) was almost unreadable.
So I installed the Firefox 3 theme for Firefox 4
VileReynard
All Star
Posts: 11,195
Thanks: 307
Fixes: 11
Registered: ‎01-09-2007

Re: FF 3.5.19 Crashing

Speed is the same - but I'm on FF 3.6.17 - perhaps you need a small upgrade?

Community Veteran
Posts: 4,915
Thanks: 139
Fixes: 25
Registered: ‎14-07-2009

Re: FF 3.5.19 Crashing

Many people installed Firefox because they heard Internet Explorer was insecure but some major security holes have been discovered in older versions of Firefox.  So, ironically, if you have an old version of Firefox you might well be worse off than if you had stuck with Internet Explorer. 
Steve
Seasoned Pro
Posts: 6,818
Thanks: 315
Registered: ‎13-07-2009

Re: FF 3.5.19 Crashing

True reedrichards but Firefox Is patched long before Internet Explorer, In fact there Is patches coming In windows tomorrow for IE. Obviously you need to keep up-to date with FF for the patches as-well.
If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Community Veteran
Posts: 4,915
Thanks: 139
Fixes: 25
Registered: ‎14-07-2009

Re: FF 3.5.19 Crashing

Quote from: Steve
.... Obviously you need to keep up-to date with FF for the patches as-well.

So obviously you should not be running versions 3.5.19 (Mav) or 3.6.17 (Jeremy).
VileReynard
All Star
Posts: 11,195
Thanks: 307
Fixes: 11
Registered: ‎01-09-2007

Re: FF 3.5.19 Crashing

FF4 is not a patched FF3.x

Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 18,588
Thanks: 2,888
Fixes: 238
Registered: ‎06-04-2007

Re: FF 3.5.19 Crashing

Quote from: ReedRichards
Quote from: Steve
.... Obviously you need to keep up-to date with FF for the patches as-well.

So obviously you should not be running versions 3.5.19 (Mav) or 3.6.17 (Jeremy).

All I get when I select Update is the offer for v4.
Just checked and there is now only one add-on that isn't compaitible and that's to do with DivX so not a worry.
TBH, having installed FF4 on the laptop, I still prefer the look of FF3. Still, no real reason not to upgrade now.

Forum Moderator and Customer
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear - Mark Twain
He who feared he would not succeed sat still

Community Veteran
Posts: 4,915
Thanks: 139
Fixes: 25
Registered: ‎14-07-2009

Re: FF 3.5.19 Crashing

If you really want the latest patched version of Firefox 3 go here http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-older.html .  Jeremy is running the latest patched version of Firefox 3 so apologies, Jeremy, my earlier statement was wrong.  However if you visit the link it says "Firefox 3.6.x will be maintained with security and stability updates for a short amount of time. All users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to Firefox 4."
Community Veteran
Posts: 5,472
Thanks: 292
Fixes: 4
Registered: ‎11-08-2007

Re: FF 3.5.19 Crashing

There is also the impending deadline issued by Google to withdraw support on 1st August for their applications, such as Gmail etc, on versions of Firefox earlier than 3.6.  Huh
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/06/01/google_apps_to_cut_support_for_older_browsers/
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 18,588
Thanks: 2,888
Fixes: 238
Registered: ‎06-04-2007

Re: FF 3.5.19 Crashing

I've upgraded to 4.0.1.
So far things running smoothly - no jitters when scrolling or entering text as was previously happening and, more interstingly, no crashes - yet.
Still wondering whether Mozilla actually borked the previous version to encourage the upgrade Undecided

Forum Moderator and Customer
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear - Mark Twain
He who feared he would not succeed sat still

Steve
Seasoned Pro
Posts: 6,818
Thanks: 315
Registered: ‎13-07-2009

Re: FF 3.5.19 Crashing

Well Mav there Is this article
Quote
Mozilla details plans to kill Firefox 3.5
Computerworld - Mozilla plans to push 12 million users of the aged Firefox 3.5 to a newer version next month by taking the unprecedented step of automatically upgrading their browser.
Firefox 3.5, which debuted in mid-2009, is already on life-support: Mozilla gave users their last version 3.5 security patches three weeks ago.
But in June, Mozilla will use another strategy to make Firefox 3.5 "being dead," as one page on the company's site said.

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9216752/Mozilla_details_plans_to_kill_Firefox_3.5
If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Community Veteran
Posts: 5,472
Thanks: 292
Fixes: 4
Registered: ‎11-08-2007

Re: FF 3.5.19 Crashing

My Mrs has just dumped her XP laptop on me, as she just tried to open Firefox, and it announced that to had been (without warning) upgraded to version 5.0, and she was having a panic about the list of incompatible plug-ins that had been detected.  Fortunately nothing serious, just Norton and other useless Windows stuff.
So apparently Firefox V5.0 is here !  Crazy          Firefox V4 didn't last long then !  Shocked
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/new/
Steve
Seasoned Pro
Posts: 6,818
Thanks: 315
Registered: ‎13-07-2009

Re: FF 3.5.19 Crashing

@Purleigh, That's the beauty of Linux though, You don't get what you don't want, I have updates to FF5 In my mint update but haven't accepted them yet.
If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
barky
Grafter
Posts: 166
Registered: ‎21-01-2009

Re: FF 3.5.19 Crashing

Quote from: purleigh
So apparently Firefox V5.0 is here !   Crazy          Firefox V4 didn't last long then !   Shocked
new versions of firefox now come every 3 months -- differences between versions are smaller --- firefox 7 final release will be here before 2012!