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This new firefox sucks, it crashes daily. Can I go back to the last version?

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This new firefox sucks, it crashes daily. Can I go back to the last version?

This freezes and does not work good, can I go back to the old one or should I just use internet explorer?

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Re: This new firefox sucks, it crashes daily. Can I go back to the last version?

I had FF 4 running fine with all stuff to stop it being stupid, then one day stuff just started stop working on it.And this seems to be after the new releases of the new crap versions of the now crap firefox.Its like Mozilla started stopping it functioning somehow remotely.Clearly Mozilla has been infiltrated by paid shills designed to destroy FF and promote Google SpyChrome.I will NEVER install Google SpyChrome.But other than using FF 3.6 Firefox is dead.

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Re: This new firefox sucks, it crashes daily. Can I go back to the last version?

To downgrade to Firefox 3.6 first uninstall Firefox 4, but do not select the option to "Remove my Firefox personal data". If you select that option it will delete your bookmarks, passwords and other user data.

You can then install the latest version of Firefox 3.6 available from http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-older.html - it will automatically use your current bookmarks, passwords etc.

To avoid possible problems with downgrading, I recommend going to your profile folder and deleting the following files if they exist - extensions.cache, extensions.rdf, extensions.ini, extensions.sqlite and localstore.rdf. Deleting these files will force Firefox to rebuild the list of installed extensions, checking their compatibility, and reset toolbar customizations.

For details of how to find your profile folder see https://support.mozilla.com/kb/Profiles

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Re: This new firefox sucks, it crashes daily. Can I go back to the last version?

Finally, i am going back to IE. I have not used IE for years and have been recommending Firefox to people. I work in IT. but the new update 4.0 is really very very bad. I used to like it a lot. but i really do not know what the designers are thinking when working on 4.0.

Good luck with you guys.    this post is sent from IE.     it is sad to see FF going down the toilet.
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Re: This new firefox sucks, it crashes daily. Can I go back to the last version?

myself was a FF user for last 12 yrs !! even i remember recommending ppl abt it...but FF 4 is a real PAIN IN THE APPROPRIATE PLACE....

it hogs memory...for simple functions (available by default in previous vers) ,now u have to install add-ons for them (like new tab button, FF4 either lets u have a new tab button OR the "+" button near opened tabs..but U CANT HAVE THEM BOTH SAME TIME!! WHAT THE.......

PC hangs/freezes almost everytime i ran FF 4 ..and for that i have lost valuable data..mind u, my machine config is not outdated. I have reverted back to previous vers FF 3.6...and am NOT UPDATING IT SOON....

ALL OF U FOLKS HAVIN PROBS WITH FF4 : easiest solution for all your probs -

1) get rid of FF4 and install the previous vers - http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-older.html after backing up - https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Backing+up+your+information

OR

2) get an alternative browser

yes folks, the above solution will at least give u peace of mind and a more peaceful good night sleep

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Re: This new firefox sucks, it crashes daily. Can I go back to the last version?

Thank you very much for the instructions. The 4.X FF is REALLY bad...it almost made me resort to Safari. What I missed most was the "recent history" arrow placed directly to the right of the forward/backward arrows. One of the most convenient features.

Get your act together, FF.

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Re: This new firefox sucks, it crashes daily. Can I go back to the last version?

I did just the same. using 3.6.17 now, no problems. FF4 is a disgrace.

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Re: This new firefox sucks, it crashes daily. Can I go back to the last version?

Have version 3.6.11. Lots of websites I go to FF abrupty closes. No message, no error, just instantly closes. This is very crappy software. I'm probably like a lot of people, we switch browsers because the one we're using stops working correctly (and no I do not install crap). IE starts with the back button not working all the time so swithc to FF. Then after a few months FF starts crashing or freezing ALL THE TIME, but luckily IE has a newer version that works again. and the cycle starts all over. Is there a browser that is solid? I never checked out Chrome or any other ones.

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Re: This new firefox sucks, it crashes daily. Can I go back to the last version?

3.6 doesn't help. Firefox is a piece of crap software. Last time I will try it. Now it keeps closing abruptly on many different websites. No add-ins, no warnings, no errors, it just closes all of sudden while you are browsing. And on the same sites each time. Yes I know I should spend hours reseaching on how to get firefox to work out of the box. No thanks. They suck. Tired of all the problems. I won't be messy with is crpaware anymore.

Re: This new firefox sucks, it crashes daily. Can I go back to the last version?

YEP! I'm going to find another browser. Firefox completely suuuucks! I am very disappointed. Later!!!!

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Re: This new firefox sucks, it crashes daily. Can I go back to the last version?

Firefox used to be a great browers up until 3.6.xx -- I'm now on version 6.0.2 I have been patient since version 4, but sadly I am about to change browsers. I'm not sure which one though, both Chrome and IE-8 have annoyances... duh the fastration...

My main complaint is cache issues... Firefox does not refresh (F5) like it used to, and like other browsers do. As a web designer and developer Firefox was the best browser to work with (especially with Firebug plugin) ... Now it is painful to work with....

I have just come a new problem whilst doing some SEO work and it has totally caved my head in I'm so baffled - --- Firefox is showing different search results on Google to my other browsers. I have gone to tools >> clear browser history & have cleared all the cache and I have even rebooted my router (optained another ip suspecting this is a google thing??) I purged everything I can - yet the Google results are the same; which is different to the other browsers - so friggin weird!!!

BTW, http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/726790 ?? is closed??