After a few days of use where Firefox 3.6.4 is never closed it seems to bog down and scrolling becomes slow and choppy. If I quit Firefox and not save tabs and data it is fine on the next start. But I usually have around three to four tabs that I need to remain open. Is there something I can do to fix or prevent this without closing tabs?
A few times a week
== All along never free from problem
This kind of issues are, unfortunately, more common and the we'd like. Thankfully, 99% of the cases are very easy to solve. However, you do need to diagnose what your exact problem is. Do this:
Ok, if disabling all extensions and plugins through safe-mode didn't work to bring Firefox's CPU and RAM usage to good levels, then you have different issue. The most likely scenario is that you have a third party software running on your computer that is messing with Firefox. Do as follows:
Problem solve for Firefox 3.6.3 and Mac OS X 10.6.3
1. Un-install your modem/driver. 2. Re-install your modem/driver. 3. Firefox 3.6.3 will then work as pre normal for Mac OS X 10.6.3
I have tried all the above and the only fix seems to be to close Firefox and restart. I will next try a deep cache cleaning using Snow Leopard Cache Cleaner. I don't have a modem but I have removed my Ethernet and restored it under OSX.
Yes I tried a new profile, with same problem. I am going to remove Firefox and start from scratch as I am at a loss as to why this happens.
I thought you had already done that. Please also follow the second part of my post:
(this list is a bit different, so follow this one, please)
No this time I am removing all traces of Firefox. I am using Mac OSX not Windows. My Router is an Apple Airport Extreme Base Station with the latest firmware.
You may want to back up your personal information before you do that, or you'll loose it:
I have the same problem and it started with the upgrade to the 3.6 series.
Macs are painfully designed so that high CPU loads are short and rare. With the recent changes to Firefox they are now continuous and frequent.