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Firefox crashing often since 15. Particularly issues with Firebug

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My crashing issues started beginning with 15, and have persisted. I'm on OSX 10.7.4.

There are quite a few random crashes, but the issue that causes a crash nearly every time is when in Firebug, I hover over the "Style" tab in the lower right hand side of the screen. Typically, once the mouse enters that area in the Firebug inspector, it's an instant crash.

Today, I tried completely uninstalling and then re-installing Firefox. Upon doing so, I also went to re-install Firebug. What I was running into today was FF crashing as soon as the Firebug install was done. I'd then restart the browser, open the Firebug inspector, hover over the Style area... crashed as before.

I very much prefer FireFox to any other browser, and using Firebug is quite essential at my job. I'd really like to get these crashing issues resolved but I seem to keep hitting dead ends when researching possible solutions.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Additional System Details

Crash ID

bp-9dd0b1ac-8407-42d6-a6b5-2b10d2121026

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_7_4) AppleWebKit/536.25 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/6.0 Safari/536.25

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
16.0.1
User Agent
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.7; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0
Profile Folder
Show in Finder
Enabled Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Crash Reports
about:crashes
Memory Use
about:memory
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
Firebug
1.10.5
true
firebug@software.joehewitt.com
Adobe Acrobat - Create PDF
1.2
false
web2pdfextension@web2pdf.adobedotcom
Important Modified Preferences
Name
Value
browser.cache.disk.capacity
1048576
browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run
false
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
4
browser.startup.homepage
http://espn.go.com/
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID
20121010144125
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
16.0.1
extensions.lastAppVersion
16.0.1
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages
104858
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false
Graphics
Vendor ID
0x1002
Device ID
0x6740
WebGL Renderer
ATI Technologies Inc. -- ATI Radeon HD 6770M OpenGL Engine -- 2.1 ATI-7.18.18
GPU Accelerated Windows
1/1 OpenGL
AzureBackend
quartz
JavaScript
Incremental GC
1
Accessibility
Activated
0
Prevent Accessibility
0
Library Versions
Expected minimum version
Version in use
NSPR
4.9.2
4.9.2
NSS
3.13.6.0 Basic ECC
3.13.6.0 Basic ECC
NSS Util
3.13.6.0
3.13.6.0
NSS SSL
3.13.6.0 Basic ECC
3.13.6.0 Basic ECC
NSS S/MIME
3.13.6.0 Basic ECC
3.13.6.0 Basic ECC

EAGLES 0 solutions 5 answers

There are too many variables here causing your problem, Firebug is a great and usually stable AddOn but is also a known culprit of crashes and is clearly incompatible with your setup.

If Firebug is essential to your job, and if you're a Firebug user then you're probably at least a budding application developer or professional appdev specialist thus you should be comfortable with the concepts of version control.

SO, download the PortableApps version of FF and install it upon a USB or separate partition and load FireBug to determine if that solves your crisis, if so... then you can be confident your original crashes are being caused by something resident in your MacOS profile.

If it doesn't solve your problem, then you have a larger environmental issue that can be as varied as your ISP's connection, or something in the chain of connection to the web including but not limited to the way your firewall or router, proxy or other element connects to the web.