Sorry about this! 2 persistent problems with Firefox 3 make it impossible for me to go on using what was my favourite browser. Both have so many different manifestations … (read more)
Sorry about this! 2 persistent problems with Firefox 3 make it impossible for me to go on using what was my favourite browser. Both have so many different manifestations that it won't help if I give very precise details. ALL Firefox forums report the same things, just slightly different.
1) All goes well until Firefox starts using 25-40% CPU capacity and stutters to a halt. Only solution - shut down and restart. OK if once a day - but it happens every other session now.
2) Autocomplete works fine for a time (usernames, passwords &c), then just stops. Solution - restart Firefox. So many variations on this in the usual forums - my own problem is relatively minor - at least it works to begin with. And of course I have the Google bar add-on - it's far too useful to do without.
My reason for posting this unhelpful "question" - there is almost bound to be an underlying reason for these Firefox V3 problems - too many people have reported too many similar but not identical cases. None of the proposed hacks (about:config hacks, deleting certain files &c) makes any difference.
My suggestion - concentrate on fixing these problems before making any more releases or enhancements - focus all the brilliant intellectual power of your best developers on them. It's absurd that such an amazing project should start to founder because of basic problems like these. It's almost as bad as the Windows 7 F5 problem (when your folder window isn't updated to reflect changes until you press F5).
Every time Firefox opened
== V3 was released