Firefox

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mikefly, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. mikefly macrumors regular

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    Heya,

    Having trouble with firefox.. it seems to be freezing a fair amount -- also, it has been unfrozen, but unwilling to accept text entry (i.e. useless)

    any ideas why this is happening? is it just buggy? is there a fix? -- latest version of firefox for OSX.

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
  2. quigleybc macrumors 68030

    quigleybc

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    happens to me, it's an issue I raised in a thread a while back.

    My solution is to do the keyboard shortcut for a new window apple+N. Then the shortcut to close it, apple+w. your original window should now be "unfrozen, and you can type text again"

    at least that's what works for me

    :cool:
     
  3. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    thats not the same problem as OP's

    for OP.
    u can either delete ur profile folder (~/library/application support/firefox) (will lose bookmarks, password, extensions and themes, sure, u can backup bookmarks and passwords first if u want)

    or u can give up, if u don't really like firefox, there are many other choices.

    what u described is not a bug, and probably related to your own settings.
     
  4. Glenny2lappies macrumors 6502

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    I hate to give you a windoze answer, but I had problems with Firefox a while back and de-installed then re-installed it. This cleared up the problem.

    Also there may be problems with flash - this has killed my version a few times.

    Firefox; are there alternative browsers? Not when you install the addins:
    - addblock - blocks ads, just like the web was in '95
    - mouse gestures - wonderful feature lifted from Opera, makes browsing much easier
    - web developer toolbar. Simply the dogs bollocks for web development (try <cmd><shift>S to see what sites look like without styles)

    Do persevere. There's obviously something wrong.
     
  5. mikefly thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks

    Hmm.. all seems like good advice..

    I much prefer Firefox to Safari - - tabbed browsing!! -- even explorer has added this feature.

    I'll try a reinstall, but I kinda doubt it's any settings I put in, as it's a fresh d/l and I haven't added or changed anything.

    Mike
     
  6. quigleybc macrumors 68030

    quigleybc

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    can't enter text....that's the same problem I have.

    same problem I'm referring to
     

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