My Firefox 14 freezes continuously. It's becoming so unstable I can hardly use it. I'm thinking about witching to Google Chrome. Tired olf this!
Firefox has been slower than molasses for some time now, and then recently it's been freezing and hanging continuously. I've really enjoyed this browser and all my add-ons, but I'm really getting sick and tired of the way it's messing everything up.
I did try to read through some of the stuff in your link, but to be honest, I'm no computer guru and don't care to have to read volumes and then try to figure out what it means in order to use a program. If Firefox is reaching that point, I'm really sad, but I guess it's time for me to move on to another browser. My opinion is that it is up to the developers of this browser to make it work and not up to me to have to go back to school in order to use it.
I have been experimenting with Google Chrome and I could open and close that five times in the time it takes Firefox to open once.Go to answer 8
Here's my stance on this: I still have Firefox, but I've been using Google Chrome as my default browser for months.
I'm not interested in going through this business of starting in safe mode and going through the rigamaroll of closing down all add ons and then restarting one-by-one until you find the culprit, or culprits.
As far as I'm concerned, that's Mozilla Firefox' job -- to have their browser ready for release and ready and dependable for people to use. If they don't want to do that then I'll find something else that works for me. I've loved Firefox for a long time, but when they stop developing it so that it works for people, then I guess I'm done. They should thoroughly test add ons before they release them for download to make sure they are not going to foul up their browser; not my job or my desire.Go to answer 4
Additional System Details
Every time Firefox opened
This started when...
slowness for awhile, freezing recently.
- Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.6.2 for Mozilla browsers
- NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
- Shockwave Flash 11.4 r402
- Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 126.96.36.1996
- Google Update
- VLC media player Web Plugin 2.0.2
- Foxit Reader Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
- Unity Player 3.4.2f3
- IE Tab 2 Plug-in for Mozilla/Firefox
- Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:14.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/14.0.1
My present version of Firefox is 17.0.1. I think that makes it up to date. I always keep it up to date even though I rarely use it.
I don't know about crashes, since I haven't been using it. But another thing that bothered me way back was the amount of time it takes to open. I just opened it to check the version and it took 35 seconds for it to open.