Please bear with me while I get this all out. I think I want to be in charge of the group that is responsible for overall Firefox performance, if only for one day. Firefo… (read more)
Please bear with me while I get this all out.
I think I want to be in charge of the group that is responsible for overall Firefox performance, if only for one day.
Firefox can be totally unusable at times, for as long as 48 hours while it stumbles and can't make up it's mind. Oh yes, it will be up, just not running like the 3 other browsers I have for backup. It's a matter of freezing and hanging with the banner saying that Firefox is unresponsive. I can tell it's unresponsive. I want to know why. I've been trying to trouble shoot this for more time than I can remember. If Firefox is going to just sit there looking stupid while trying to annoy me, it's doing that just fine. What it won't do is allow me to shop on Amazon or eBay, read my email on gmail.com, have more than 3 or 4 tabs open, or try to watch any video, or accommodate searching without freezing. I need a font that is large enough to read, especially on the context menu. There are times I need to exit Firefox by using system explorer because Firefox won't allow me to exit when it hangs up, then I will restart it and for about 5 minutes it will actually perform.
All I have now is an attitude. What I can't get my head around is why on earth would the Firefox developers not fix this. I know, just by common sense and experience in computers for some 50 years that my experiences are not unique. I'll put good money on the developers knowing all about this issue. When Firefox made the changes to the rendering engine, and to the language used, I actually got excited. Finally, the hanging and freezing would be fixed. Sadly, this is not the case.
What can I personally do, with the exception of dumping Firefox for Chrome? Is this a comparability issue with windows 10? I have a hatred for Google. And yet, yesterday I had to open Chrome to complete a transaction on eBay. Firefox would not allow me to select a method of payment. It was a choice between PayPal or credit card and the seller would not allow anything but PayPal. It would not make the connection to PayPal, which is my normal choice. If I open Amazon, Firefox looses it's mind.
Just typing this has taken a miserable amount of time because Firefox just can't stop hanging up.