I'm a web developer, and I love using Firefox for my initial testing. However, lately - since upgrading to Firefox 4 - I've been having an odd problem. I am currently run… (funda kabanzi)
I'm a web developer, and I love using Firefox for my initial testing. However, lately - since upgrading to Firefox 4 - I've been having an odd problem. I am currently running the latest version, Firefox 4.01, both at home on my powerhouse of a machine, and at work on a less-than-impressive machine.
What happens is, Firefox will be working fine with no problems. Then suddenly, I will try going to a webpage such as google.com and I will notice that Firefox freezes. The little circle in the tab that lets you know the page is loading will freeze, and the entire page will stop loading no matter where it's at. For example, if a page is half loaded, it will sit there half loaded UNTIL I start moving my mouse. It's not just the mouse though - I can also hit keys on the keyboard over and over (such as up down up down) and the page will load when I'm either pressing keys or moving the mouse. As soon as I stop moving the mouse or pressing keys the page will stop loading again.
Once I encounter this error - it does not go away until I restart Firefox - but upon restarting, the problem goes away (at least until it decides to popup again making me restart again).
Most recently, this happened this morning while I was working. I decided to restart in safe mode with no add ons at all. Not more than a few hours later, the problem returned even while running Firefox in safe mode!
FYI my boss is running Firefox 4.01 and he has not encountered this problem before. The ONLY difference between his copy of FF 4 and my copy of FF 4 is I'm using the "Sync" functionality so that my home computer and work computer can share bookmarks. Perhaps the issue is with the Sync operation?