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Old Dec 13, 2008, 11:31 AM   #1
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Firefox 3 crashing constantly

Hi all,

for the last few weeks firefox 3 has been crashing at least 10 times a day for me. what happens is that pages load in code rather than rendered html,links wont open,images wont load. its really really annoying me at this stage.

has anyone any solutions, if not, then how do i import my bookmarks from firefox into safari! lol
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 12:13 PM   #2
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Well, I'm not really answering it.. But mine has been crashing too so I don't think it's your computer..
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 01:35 PM   #3
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i have no reason to believe its my macbook,but i dunno where else to turn, the mozilla help page is....well....not!
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 01:42 PM   #4
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Have you tried reinstalling Firefox? If that doesn't work, try this:

Make sure Firefox is no longer running. Go to your Applications folder and hold option while you double click Firefox. A safe mode dialog should appear. Try running it in safe mode. If it runs fine, it's probably a problem with an extension/theme you have installed.

If all else fails and you want to give up on Firefox, bookit by everyday software can import your bookmarks from Firefox to Safari.
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 01:47 PM   #5
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Firefpx has been crashing a lot for me too recently. I'm running it on Vista seems Mac OS X is affected too? Have Mozilla done something strange to the browser in the last couple weeks?
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 01:50 PM   #6
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More than likely it's due to an add-on. Have any of your add-ons updated recently, or have you installed any new ones?
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 03:02 PM   #7
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hmmmm i installed flashblock a while ago....could be that, which would suck as its a great add on!!! no stupid flash animations!
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 04:24 PM   #8
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looks like flashblock was the problem.....no crash since i disabled it
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 08:49 PM   #9
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i've uninstalled the add ons i installed (media downloaders etc) and firefox seems a bit more stable. Will report back in a few days i expect to see if has cured completely.

I've heard these add ons are pretty unstable at the best of times - i don't know why mozilla allow most of them to be used.
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Firefox Crashing For Me As Well!

Is everybody sure that it is Firefox that is doing this? I came here to find an answer to crashing systems and I was going to look under OS-X operating systems crashing. I have been having trouble with a crashing Mac-Book Pro with an OS-X Version 10.4.11 operating system which is always crashing. Although Firefox is usually running when the crash happens so maybe it is Firefox. anyway I guess if there is an answer it might help me as well
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Try removing all addons and see what happens..
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Old Dec 16, 2008, 11:20 AM   #12
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Have your tried using another browser? I know some of those sites I go to often crash my Minefield.
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Old Dec 18, 2008, 04:59 AM   #13
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Well if those sites include the BBC News website i might just have to switch browsers. I hear Google's Chrome is shaping up to be a pretty awesome browser.
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