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Why does Firefox fail to load pages correctly? No problems with Chromium.

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It is getting to where FF doesn't load most pages correctly or at all, with or without plugins installed, and regardless of whether the cache is cleared or not. FF is extremely slow too, even after a fresh install. FF is also not sandboxed. I have no such problems with Chromium.

Tech folks are telling me FF is dying. I was hoping FF would beat Google because I hate Google. I'm finding myself using Chromium most of the time and I hate how its preferences and plugins are limited compared to FF and it doesn't load the home page I specify, instead loading a useless mess of preset links I don't approve. But I have to say I'm at the point of ditching FF completely, which is a disgusting feeling of defeat because now it seems Google dominates the PC browser and it's not even customization-rich and I don't even get to assign my home page to the home button.

If I had to give FF a grade, it would be F. It's like an old car that only goes 25mph and only drives on a rapidly decreasing number of roads where upon the instrumentation fails to light up or the engine might stop altogether. What kind of legacy is this? I'm tired of google maps not displaying correctly. Missing fields, maps, buttons, and graphics all the time. What's the deal? FF used to be great but now it's useless to me; I don't understand why it's still around. Are there plans to redo FF to address all these issues?

If pages would just load correctly I'd even tolerate slower program loading. Sandboxing would be a huge plus and I don't think it's that difficult to achieve. Much has been done to beautify the FF gui while its basic ability to display pages properly and securely is heavily neglected. May I ask where this is going? Give me reasons to stick with FF... Isn't FF worth fixing up?

Thanks, A user concerned about browser monopolies and diminished ability to browse the web productively and in alignment with my computing needs.

FF 40.0.3 for Linux / Ubuntu 13.04

It is getting to where FF doesn't load most pages correctly or at all, with or without plugins installed, and regardless of whether the cache is cleared or not. FF is extremely slow too, even after a fresh install. FF is also not sandboxed. I have no such problems with Chromium. Tech folks are telling me FF is dying. I was hoping FF would beat Google because I hate Google. I'm finding myself using Chromium most of the time and I hate how its preferences and plugins are limited compared to FF and it doesn't load the home page I specify, instead loading a useless mess of preset links I don't approve. But I have to say I'm at the point of ditching FF completely, which is a disgusting feeling of defeat because now it seems Google dominates the PC browser and it's not even customization-rich and I don't even get to assign my home page to the home button. If I had to give FF a grade, it would be F. It's like an old car that only goes 25mph and only drives on a rapidly decreasing number of roads where upon the instrumentation fails to light up or the engine might stop altogether. What kind of legacy is this? I'm tired of google maps not displaying correctly. Missing fields, maps, buttons, and graphics all the time. What's the deal? FF used to be great but now it's useless to me; I don't understand why it's still around. Are there plans to redo FF to address all these issues? If pages would just load correctly I'd even tolerate slower program loading. Sandboxing would be a huge plus and I don't think it's that difficult to achieve. Much has been done to beautify the FF gui while its basic ability to display pages properly and securely is heavily neglected. May I ask where this is going? Give me reasons to stick with FF... Isn't FF worth fixing up? Thanks, A user concerned about browser monopolies and diminished ability to browse the web productively and in alignment with my computing needs. FF 40.0.3 for Linux / Ubuntu 13.04

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Ubuntu Chromium/44.0.2403.89 Chrome/44.0.2403.89 Safari/537.36

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FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4246 solutions 59390 answers

Tech folks are telling me FF is dying

Who told you that?

Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web Link} by holding down the <Shift>
(Mac Options)
key, and then starting Firefox. Is the problem still there?


Type about:support in the address bar and press Enter. Under the main banner, press the button; Copy Text To Clipboard.. Then in the reply box at the bottom of this page, do a right click in the box and select Paste. This will show us your system details. No Personal Information Is Collected.

''Tech folks are telling me FF is dying'' Who told you that? Start '''[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode Firefox in Safe Mode]''' {web Link} by holding down the '''<Shift><br> ''(Mac Options)'' ''' key, and then starting Firefox. Is the problem still there? ------------------ Type '''about:support''' in the address bar and press '''Enter.''' Under the main banner, press the button; '''Copy Text To Clipboard.'''. Then in the reply box at the bottom of this page, do a right click in the box and select '''Paste.''' This will show us your system details. '''No Personal Information Is Collected.'''
alan_r 127 solutions 1451 answers

linx255 - On the top right hand side of the page there is a list of top contributors - users like yourself. Do you really think any of them are having the sort of problems you are having? I am nowhere near that league but, with lots of plug-ins and extensions, I have no problems whatever with Firefox.

You might try being much more specific with your System Details, as explained by FredMcD, and explain fully the details of the particular problems. This would give the heavyweights a real chance to help.

linx255 - On the top right hand side of the page there is a list of top contributors - users like yourself. Do you really think any of them are having the sort of problems you are having? I am nowhere near that league but, with lots of plug-ins and extensions, I have no problems whatever with Firefox. You might try being much more specific with your System Details, as explained by FredMcD, and explain fully the details of the particular problems. This would give the heavyweights a real chance to help.