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Whats up with Firefox ?

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Whats up with Firefox ?

FF Vers 53.0    running on Win 7 Pro... internet speed 6607Kbps

 

Frequently it freezes when trying to click to another item on same page, or scroll up a page, then gives the message "Firefox is not responding"..  ( as if I didn`t know !)... not a very useful message.. would be helpful it it continued.... Because.............

and explained why, and a solution..

 

anyone else having this problem?

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Re: Whats up with Firefox ?

I'm using v52.0.2 on my Mac but I'll upgrade to 53.0.0 now to see if I get similar. Any particular sites?

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Re: Whats up with Firefox ?

which is better chrome or firefox ? ive never used firefox.

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Re: Whats up with Firefox ?

@Mook  This one, and any other sites !!... it`s completely random...

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Re: Whats up with Firefox ?


St3 wrote:

which is better chrome or firefox ? ive never used firefox.


Well, there's only one way to find out.... FIGHT!

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Re: Whats up with Firefox ?

I am on 53 and don't have any problems, win10 x64
Also 53 on my phone 👍
Ste I have always used Firefox , for me it works better than chrome
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Re: Whats up with Firefox ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKgUq5dziEk

 

27" iMacs, Memory 24 GB 1867 MHz DDR3

 

No problems at all Firefox or Chrome, since I upgraded Memory

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Re: Whats up with Firefox ?


St3 wrote:

which is better chrome or firefox ? ive never used firefox.


I like FF but it does leak memory if you have lots of tabs open over multiple windows.

 

I use Chrome for any sites where I need to watch Flash content as Flash and FF do not seem to work well together these days.

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@Mav i use all the catchup TV using the flash and have no problem , same as utube

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Mav wrote:

I use Chrome for any sites where I need to watch Flash content as Flash and FF do not seem to work well together these days.


Flash works on some sites, but not on others on FF - e.g. it fails on TV streaming.

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Even when not actually using Flash FF had problems with it installed with frequent crashes. There is another thread about that somewhere.

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The Fox must like me Cool smiley  i never get any of the highlighted problems

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Me too - except flash.

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Re: Whats up with Firefox ?

I've had the occasional freeze in Waterfox without the warning message.

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Re: Whats up with Firefox ?

shutter, the status display at the bottom left of the Firefox screen might show what component of the web page was being downloaded at the point Firefox locked up. For a more comprehensive picture, you could install Fiddler and see what's coming down the pipe in real time up to when Firefox fails to respond.