Hey there, I have been using Firefox for a few years with out any troubles. Then I updated to 7 last night. And since then Firefox has been more or less un-useable. The issue happens when I have about 3 or 4 tabs open and browsing in each one. Firefox has trouble loading up a site and then it can not load any other site in the tabs. I am not talking about small sites, but gmail, msn, netflix, engadget, CNN, ect. This has NEVER happened before. I have tried to disable all addon and start in safe mode only to see the same thing happen. It even happened to this help page.
It almost as if when a site is slow to load something, it cause any new site not to load from that point on. The fix is to always go back to the offend tab. Stop it and all other tabs. Then try again.
I opened up IE 9 and tested the same URLS and sure enough they did not have this issue.
I am having a similar issue after upgrading from Firefox 6 to Firefox 7. If I try to open a bunch of links at the same time or try to open all the bookmarks in a folder as tabs I get stuck with partially loaded pages, "Connecting to..." or "Waiting for...". I don't get this issue with other browsers (Chrome 14, Internet Explorer 9) and if I deleted everything and reinstalled Firefox 6 there was no problem again.
For me the solution was the network.http.max-connections setting. Lowering this setting from it's default of 256 to 32 fixed the issue. If you haven't tried changing this maybe give it a go by typing about:config into your address bar, then click on the network.http.max-connections setting and changing the value to 32. If this doesn't work you can always go back into the config and change it back to whatever you had previously or reset it to default.
Check and tell if its working.
user "memzer" thanks, that fixed the problem.
Add my thanks to memzer. I'd tried cache clearing umpteen times, to no avail.
One weird aspect, the stalled loads never seemed to occur until I tried browsing to netflix.com. Thereafter, nothing would load.
That article linked by "mha007" is interesting. If tweaking the network.http.max-connections setting hadn't already solved the problem, I would have tried DNS prefetching. If the max-connections tweak turns out to not be a fix, I'll try DNS frefetching.
I wonder how many people are dealing with this..
I have the same issue. Also, I find that if I open Netflix in a tab, nothing else can happen, in any tab while Netflix loads, and loads and loads, forever. It never actually finishes whatever it's doing.
Folks, I downgraded back to a version 6 version and was able to use that with out any trouble (never had that issue). Today I went and downloaded 7 again and son of a gun if its not working great. I have been using it for 5 hours and the issue has not resurfaced. I did NOT get a chance to try any of the tweaks here. I did notice that its version 7.0.1 of firefox..not sure if the .1 version was what I had the first time...
Thanks again for all your help!!! Jb
I've reverted to 6.0.2 which you can still get here:
I'll wait until they sort it out before updating again
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This worked for me - at least so far. Do not know yet if it will also help the java script issue and the multiple tab issue ( When you are on a sight and click a link it automatically opens the link in a new tab, but when you click on that tab, it closes it - not opens it. Firefox 7.0 a disaster - please make 6.0 available again until you can sort out these problems - released too early!
Check and tell if its working.