Foxfire (100.0) is unstable on my MacBook Air M1 OS 11.3.1. It frequently slows down its loading of site data, to the point of timing out Or simply crashing. At other tim… (read more)
Foxfire (100.0) is unstable on my MacBook Air M1 OS 11.3.1. It frequently slows down its loading of site data, to the point of timing out Or simply crashing. At other times it is completely normal.
Of the 3 in the house, this is the one connected to the incoming router from the ISP. The other two are connected by wifi, also using FireFox but completely free of the laptop’s seizing up. I have sent in a dozen FF Crash Reports
Even on the laptop, when slowed down to a crawl, the Ookla speed test shows the ISP’s full connection speed of 250MB/s
The problem has survived:
• clearing the OS’s DNS cache
• running it on the wifi mesh (disconnected from the Ethernet hardwire)at the other end of the house
• refreshing FF using “Troubleshooting Info”
• clearing FF StartUp cache
• clearing FF Cashed Web Content (which quickly climbs back to ~800MB — is this a reasonable load?)
It is now asking me to confirm whether, with CMD-Q pressed, I really want to quit.
I am in HTTPS-only mode, and it fails to recognize an HTTPS url, asking if I want to continue on to the HTTP site.
The laptop has run FF for 16-18 months before this showed up. Possibly at the time when I started to delete all cookies (with exceptions) at quitting FF, and enabling HTTPS-Only mode. But reverting these also makes no difference.
Do I have to ditch FF and use Safari?