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Firefox 4 locks up after a Macbook air (128GB solid state) sleep. I need to force quit to get it back How do I prevent this?

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Previous version of Firefox was (and is) fine. Firefox 4 doesn't survive 'sleep' on my Macbook air 11" 128GB solid state. I have to force quit to get it back. Previous version is fine Safari is fine Other browsers are fine Firefox 4 is not

Previous version of Firefox was (and is) fine. Firefox 4 doesn't survive 'sleep' on my Macbook air 11" 128GB solid state. I have to force quit to get it back. Previous version is fine Safari is fine Other browsers are fine Firefox 4 is not

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For me (Late 2009 Macbook Pro, aftermarket 160Gb SSD, OS X 10.6.7, FF 4.0.1) it seems that there is something freezing the browser after sleep but after a long period of time (at least 5-10 minutes) it finally wakes up and works as usual. So there is no absolute need to force quit but I can understand why one would do it.

At first I thought that the reason would be with FF syncing as I got errors regarding that when the browser finally woke up but even after disabling sync the problem still persists.

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Similar problem with my early 2011 MacBook Pro, OS X 10.6.7, FF 4.0.1. Firefox refuses to respond to some actions, like changing tab, creating new tab etc. Tabs can however be navigated with keyboard commands. After a minute or so the FF starts to function normally. Not sure if this is the same kind of problem as in above cases.

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Im suddenly having the same problem as of 2 days ago after an update... any word on why this is happening?? 2011 MBP... Im going to stop updating

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this has been happening to me for at least a week, and seems to be getting worse. firefox freezes upon startup, and then freezes maybe every twenty minutes or so when I'm actively using it, staying frozen for at least a minute or two. it drives me crazy. I have the most recent version of Firefox, and the 2010 MacBook Air.

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okay -- it APPEARS upgrading to [[Firefox 7 beta|http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html]] works. I've downloaded it and no freezes for an hour.

ETA: aaand it's back to freezing again.

Modified by noelleallen