Since installing windows 8 firefox keeps freezing. I waited to install FF17 but even that freezes the very same way.
Try to disable some settings in the Properties > Compatibility tab of the Firefox desktop shortcut.
Maybe the other only apply if Aero is enabled.
I checked these and none of them solved the issue: 1. "disable display scaling on high DPI settings" option 2. Run under comparability with Windows 7 3. Run under comparability with Windows Vista
What else can I do?
should I assume that Mozilla knows of this incompatibility issue between FF17 (same with FF16.0.2) and Windows 8 Pro? Is anyone working on this?
Try to boot the computer in Windows Safe mode with network support (press F8 on the boot screen) as a test to see if that helps.
My firefox 17.01 with flash player 11.5.502..110 and windows 8 Pro x64 with Bitdefender 2013 hangs all day log. go to amazon and it hangs. task manager no cpu usage. kill process use chrome or oper or ie. but no firefox. i wish i could use my favorite firefox.
For the record, Firefox worked perfectly for me on Windows 8 initially, but became unusable after I installed my first Windows 8 update. (Which I didn't want but couldn't refuse, but that's a whole nother rant)
For what it's worth, I have found that if you run Firefox in administrator mode, it does not freeze. Apparently there is a permission problem in Firefox or the flash plugin?