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Firefox 3.x crashes ?Printer? (Question before upgrading)

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Firefox 3.6.13 (I do not think it is updating)?

Windows XP SP3 UP-TO-DATE

Epson workforce 545.

MANY crashes when trying to print - mostly associated with preview.

I obviously need to upgrade but want to know: 1. Which of the newer versions use less resources?

and 2. Whether I could get an *older* version (rather than 11.x) i.e. a non-beta (debugged) version.

Thanks

Modified by xtanyax

Chosen solution

Firefox 14 uses less resources than any other version, plus is faster (the real measure of resource consumption).

There is no older version, Firefox 14 is the only version receiving security updates right now. There is no need to stay with older versions now.

It depends, did you use firefox's password manager to remember them?

My suggestion, upgrade to firefox 14, update any add-ons, and come back here with questions :)

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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • Default Plug-in
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.0
  • Shockwave Flash 11.3 r300
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_33 for Mozilla browsers

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.13) Gecko/20101203 Firefox/3.6.13 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729)

More Information

I have not - I want to upgrade.
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the-edmeister
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
3197 solutions 24401 answers

Firefox 3.6.13 is from Dec 2010 and is no longer supported.

Firefox 14.0.1 was released on July 17th.
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/fx/#desktop

Question owner

Thanks,

1. How is 14 on system resources (i.e. efficiency?)

2. I want to use an older version that has been around a while Which version is most stable?

3. Also, is "forgetting" userIDs and passwords a browser problem or the Web site problem? Thanks again!

Tyler Downer
  • Administrator
  • Moderator
1165 solutions 6640 answers

Chosen Solution

Firefox 14 uses less resources than any other version, plus is faster (the real measure of resource consumption).

There is no older version, Firefox 14 is the only version receiving security updates right now. There is no need to stay with older versions now.

It depends, did you use firefox's password manager to remember them?

My suggestion, upgrade to firefox 14, update any add-ons, and come back here with questions :)

Question owner

Okay....

I will do as you suggest.

And yes I do use Firefox's password manager.

Thank you!

Question owner

Unfortunately it is FAR slower than 3.6.

I don't know where anything is either.

JMO

Tyler Downer
  • Administrator
  • Moderator
1165 solutions 6640 answers

I'd suggest resetting firefox. This will speed it right back up :) Reset Firefox – easily fix most problems.

As for the new features, where things are, etc. Try reading Get started with Firefox - An overview of the main features.

Question owner

Hi and thanks for replying

After giving the PC a rest (clearing temp files and disc cleanup) the browser is running really well!

I'm holding off on resetting for now but will post back.

The "Get started with Firefox - An overview of the main features | How to | Firefox Help" https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/get-started-firefox-overview-main-features looks EXCELLENT! Thanks