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Firefox 18 crashes

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I love Firefox. On my laptop ( ASUS UX32VD-DB71 ) Firefox auto updated from 17.0.1 to 18.0 and the stability is very poor. Crash occurs nearly immediately or a few seconds after launch every time. Adblock plus is the only addon and disabling it makes no difference. Although, Firefox 18 Safe mode does work without crashing, interestingly. I uninstalled and downgraded back to 17.0.1 and full stability is back. Version 18 and 18.0.1 are not ready in my opinion. I have not tried using a fresh profile.

UPDATE: FireFox 18.0.1 is also buggy and broken.

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Modified by bluetickle

Chosen solution

Crash after crash... Hardware acceleration disabling doesnt solve. Please can U tell me how I can prevent auto-update to 18 version ? Thank you... about:crashes

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  • Intel web components for Intel® Identity Protection Technology
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
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woollymammoth 1 solutions 9 answers

What do I do with these 17.0.2 esr files? Do I need the linux and mac folders or just the win32?

kissglay 0 solutions 6 answers

What's OS you're using? For windows use Win32 and then choose the language. That's it.

kissglay 0 solutions 6 answers

Are you using a addon named 'showcase'?

woollymammoth 1 solutions 9 answers

I am using windows, do not have showcase. I just don't get it. When I go to the link ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/17.0.2esr/ all I find is a bunch of files and folders. There's one labeled win32, filled with a bunch of subfolders. Nothing about selecting a language, nothing about installing FF17.02. What am I supposed to do with all these folders? How do I use them to install FF?

Firefox is really frustrating me, almost to where I am ready to switch to Chrome or (shudder) IE.

woollymammoth 1 solutions 9 answers

Oh, now it makes sense. Thank you!

Ghost_Train 0 solutions 3 answers

Firefox 18 update was a mistake. I had to uninstall and switch to Chrome. Where can I download and install version 17? I am using an HP dv7t laptop and they have not provided any updates since 2011. Maybe HP is lazy.

Ghost_Train 0 solutions 3 answers

kissglay thanks for that link, only problem is it is not working.

Yousef 15 solutions 71 answers

Try this.

Modified by Yousef

Ghost_Train 0 solutions 3 answers

Nevermind, I installed this one and it fixed the problem. It updated itself to 17.0.2.

I've uninstalled Mozilla Mantainance service to no more automatic browser updates for me. At least until they are able to fix that problem and make a stable update.

prody 0 solutions 1 answers

I had the same problem and just now installed the latest beta 19.0. It seems stable so far.

Question owner

I wanted to give it a little time to make sure but version 18.0.1 has stopped crashing for me. I'm not sure why, but I think it was related to pressing the "Restore" button located in the nvidia control panel. Or it could be a coincidence, I'm not sure.

nvidia control panel/ manage 3d settings/ program settings/ mozilla firefox

Blacksmith 0 solutions 2 answers

Like 'bluetickle' FF17.0.1 is fine with me. I upgraded to 18 and it immediately froze and crashed when I scrolled a page. Went back to 17.0.1, all was ok. Upgraded to 18.1 and that froze and crashed as well. Went back to 17.0.1 and guess what? It's running fine. I reset the profile and disabled all addons and plugins but didn't make any difference.

I'm staying with 17.0.1 until this is sorted or it's deemed unsafe to use.I have been using FF since it came out as I dislike MS software(IE) If it's decided my machine needs altering I'll use another browser that can use my existing setup.

If you buy a new door and it doesn'y fit you don't alter the house, you find a door that will fit!

oneofj 0 solutions 1 answers

This seems a bit out there but...

In Win 7 64 bit, I entered the controlpanel on the below path: "Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Personalization\Window Color and Appearance"

Unchecked the "Enable transparency" and FireFox doesn't seem to crash anymore. Don't know why I did it, I just did :)

Modified by oneofj