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Firefox 3.6.28 on Mac OSX 10.4.11 crashes at every attempt to load Huffington Post

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Firefox 3.6.28 on Mac OSX 10.4.11 crashes a few seconds into trying to load Huffington Post - no problems anywhere else on the net. Cannot afford new computer with current software. Can I make it work with what I have? Thanks for the info.

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Firefox 3.6.28 on Mac OSX 10.4.11 crashes a few seconds into trying to load Huffington Post - no problems anywhere else on the net. Cannot afford new computer with current software. Can I make it work with what I have? Thanks for the info.

jscher2000
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When you have a problem with one particular site, a good "first thing to try" is clearing your Firefox cache and deleting your saved cookies for the site.

(1) Bypass Firefox's Cache

Use Cmd+Shift+r to reload the page fresh from the server.

(You also can clear Firefox's cache completely using:

Firefox > Preferences > Advanced

On the Network mini-tab > Cached Web Content : "Clear Now")

(2) Remove the site's cookies (save any pending work first). While viewing a page on the site:

Tools > Page Info > Security > "View Cookies"

Then try reloading the page. Does that help?


If you open about:crashes, you should get links to online crash reports. You could post some of the crash IDs for review by volunteers here.


Given the timing, another issue might be some ads or media in the page. There are some add-ons to block such things...