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Firefox 3.x crashes ?Printer? (Question before upgrading)

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Firefox 3.x crashes ?Printer? (Question before upgrading)

Firefox 3.6.13 (I do not think it is updating)?

Windows XP SP3 UP-TO-DATE

Epson workforce 545.

MANY crashes when trying to print - mostly associated with preview.

I obviously need to upgrade but want to know: 1. Which of the newer versions use less resources?

and 2. Whether I could get an *older* version (rather than 11.x) i.e. a non-beta (debugged) version.

Thanks

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Re: Firefox 3.x crashes ?Printer? (Question before upgrading)

Firefox 14 uses less resources than any other version, plus is faster (the real measure of resource consumption).

There is no older version, Firefox 14 is the only version receiving security updates right now. There is no need to stay with older versions now.

It depends, did you use firefox's password manager to remember them?

My suggestion, upgrade to firefox 14, update any add-ons, and come back here with questions Smiley Happy

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Re: Firefox 3.x crashes ?Printer? (Question before upgrading)

Firefox 3.6.13 is from Dec 2010 and is no longer supported.

Firefox 14.0.1 was released on July 17th.
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/fx/#desktop

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Re: Firefox 3.x crashes ?Printer? (Question before upgrading)

Thanks,

1. How is 14 on system resources (i.e. efficiency?)

2. I want to use an older version that has been around a while Which version is most stable?

3. Also, is "forgetting" userIDs and passwords a browser problem or the Web site problem? Thanks again!

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Re: Firefox 3.x crashes ?Printer? (Question before upgrading)

Firefox 14 uses less resources than any other version, plus is faster (the real measure of resource consumption).

There is no older version, Firefox 14 is the only version receiving security updates right now. There is no need to stay with older versions now.

It depends, did you use firefox's password manager to remember them?

My suggestion, upgrade to firefox 14, update any add-ons, and come back here with questions Smiley Happy

New User

Re: Firefox 3.x crashes ?Printer? (Question before upgrading)

Okay....

I will do as you suggest.

And yes I do use Firefox's password manager.

Thank you!

New User

Re: Firefox 3.x crashes ?Printer? (Question before upgrading)

Unfortunately it is FAR slower than 3.6.

I don't know where anything is either.

JMO

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Re: Firefox 3.x crashes ?Printer? (Question before upgrading)

I'd suggest resetting firefox. This will speed it right back up Smiley Happy Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings.

As for the new features, where things are, etc. Try reading Get started with Firefox - An overview of the main features.

New User

Re: Firefox 3.x crashes ?Printer? (Question before upgrading)

Hi and thanks for replying

After giving the PC a rest (clearing temp files and disc cleanup) the browser is running really well!

I'm holding off on resetting for now but will post back.

The "Get started with Firefox - An overview of the main features | How to | Firefox Help" https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/get-started-firefox-overview-main-features looks EXCELLENT! Thanks