Firefox 2.0 very crashy

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by inboulder, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. inboulder macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone else had the new firefox 2.0 crash constantly on them, if so have there been any workarounds?

    I d/ed firefox 2.0 and have been using it for 2 days. It crashes while loading a variety of pages an average of every 5 pages or so.
    My stats:
    MacBook 1.8 w/ 1.25 gigs ram
    Mac OS X 10.4.8
    Firefox 2.0
    - all plugins updated
    - google toolbar
    - stumbleupon
    - flashblock
    - download statusbar

    Does anyone know if I can replace it with firefox 1.8 without problems (or where I can find 1.8, it seems to be buried on the moz site)
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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  3. inboulder thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I meant 1.5.8, couldn't find the download for it on moz site
     
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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  5. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

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    I used it for about a day and it never crashed...weird.
     
  6. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Nah... just hang in there... they'll probably fix it fairly quick... and it's not that bad.

    RC2 was actually more stable than RC3, IMO, and I think 2.0 final is more or less identical to RC3. So if they just polish it a bit 2.0.1 ought to be great and hopefully come out soon... ;)
     
  7. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    I'll wait till 2.0.2 or so.

    I love it, and yes 1.5.0.7 which I run is the previous release, but Firefox is such a central part of my life that I do want it to be reliable :)
     
  8. psychometry macrumors regular

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    I was very impressed with Firefox 2.0. It runs so much faster than 1.5 on my PB/1.25 GHz/1GB that I switched back to it from Camino (again).
     
  9. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    I downloaded RC2 a couple of weeks ago but when I went to check the 'about' box it says 2.0, is this what it should read for RC2. Or has it somehow updated by itself?
     
  10. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I've not had a crash yet so I would guess that it would be your extensions and not Firefox. Try disabling all of those not installed by Mozilla and see if there is still a problem. Then, if that's not it, enable them one by one.

    Use "Check for Updates..." in the Help menu to see if it's been updated or not.
     
  11. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    @bousozoku

    OK thanks for that, I was wondering where the 'updates' button was. It says 2.0rc3 is available. Now I'm confused. I thought the rc version was a pre release.

    Is there a difference between FF2.0 and FFrc2 or are they different ways of saying the same thing.

    Also should I update to 2.0rc3 or wait.
     
  12. psychometry macrumors regular

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    Firefox 2 has been officially released. No more RCs.
     
  13. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    Look I'm not trying to be difficult, I really don't understand. 'Update' says 2.0rc3 available, but my 'about' box says I'm running 'version 2.0'.

    AFAIK I downloaded rc2 some time ago. Why doesn't the 'about' box say rc2, has it udated by itself?

    I don't know if I'm running FFrc2 or FF2.0 or even if there is a difference.:confused:
     
  14. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    The full version string in the 2.0 about box should be "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-GB; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20061010 Firefox/2.0" - is that an exact match for yours?

    You could download it the old fashioned way if you're not sure that the update doodad did the right thing.

    [edit: Okay, yours is not the latest, the 20061003 tells you. ]
     
  15. keithbennis macrumors regular

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    I posted this on another FireFox thread...... might as well paste it here:


    I seem to have a problem now with FireFox.... when I leave it open for long periods at a time, and go to sites, the images on the site doesn't load, or the site will just load all messed up. I have to quit FireFox and reopen it to restore order. I shouldn't have to do that........ it's pretty annoying and I don't get it. Anyone else have this problem?
     
  16. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Just update to the final. The updater might pick up the final but why waste the time, if it doesn't?

    I think the update routine is either not right or the location at which it looks hasn't been updated to point to the final release. I had a similar problem with the nightly build and I finally just downloaded from http://www.getfirefox.com/ since it couldn't find anything after the last nightly update on the 24th. Hopefully, they know about the problem.
     
  17. macridah macrumors 6502a

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    not to bad so far. I like that the close tab button is actually on the tabs. But a lot of my themes don't work.

    I usually use safari anyways.
     
  18. scott523 macrumors 6502a

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    Yea you can say it's a bit 'crashy'. Firefox has never crashed on me besides using IE rendering engine a couple times. Today I installed Firefox 2.0 and played around with it. After falling asleep with about 5 tabs open, I woke up to find that it had crashed.

    Overall this was a good update. In my perspective, this update had no major changes. All Firefox 2.0 did was integrate the tab browsing extension I had installed, added a built-in spell checker, and more things (security messages, phishing protection) to check/uncheck within the Options.
     
  19. gammamonk macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is crashy too. A couple times a day. I'm gonna go back to 1.5
     
  20. gammamonk macrumors 6502a

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    I actually don't like where the tab close buttons are. Since it opens tabs instead of new windows by default, you often need to close the last 3 or 4 tabs, but you have to move your mouse around to do it. Before you just hovered over the button and clicked 3 or 4 times.
     
  21. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Try letting go of your mouse and just press cmd-W... ;)

    That said, I also liked it better with just the one button...
     

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