firefox

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by daxdagr8t, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. daxdagr8t macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2004
    #1
    i just bought myself a brand new 12inpb, i downloaded mozilla firefox but i have problems running it.everytme i try to open it just hangsup and would not respond.any help is much appreciated.
     
  2. MacFan26 macrumors 65816

    MacFan26

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2003
    Location:
    San Francisco, California
    #2
    You can try deleting the preferences file, it could be causing the hangups. Otherwise just try to reinstall it? Hope that works :)
     
  3. cb911 macrumors 601

    cb911

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2002
    Location:
    BrisVegas, Australia
    #3
    you might also have to re-download Firefox. perhaps your DL of it got corrupted?

    but i'm sure there's heaps of others with the same model PB running Firefox, so you can be 100% sure it's not a hardware incompatability issue.
     
  4. titaniumducky macrumors 6502a

    titaniumducky

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2003
    #4
    Why don't you just use Safari? It's so much better than firefox in every way as far as I've seen. I only keep firefox around as a backup browser. Seriously, Safari is the best browser on OS X; Firefox does rule supreme on the PC, though.
     
  5. Jalexster macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2004
    #5
    Best Windows Browser: Mozilla Firefox
    Best Mac OS X Browser: Safari or Firefox

    If you can't get Firefox to work, just use Safari, it's great.
     
  6. thePurpleGiant macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2004
    #6
    Did you end up getting this to work? Another suggestion for you if you want a Mozilla based browser, but for some reason can't get Firefox to work, is to download Camino. Not quite as feature-packed as Firefox, but is more 'Mac-Like', and is very, very fast. Else, Safari is still very good too.
     
  7. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2002
    Location:
    USA
    #7
    There seems to be a problem with Firefox 0.9. However, Firefox 0.9.1 works fine for me.
     
  8. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

    ChrisFromCanada

    Joined:
    May 3, 2004
    Location:
    Hamilton, Ontario (CANADA)
    #8
    I have done multipe test and have found that the fastest browsers on the mac are:

    (IN ORDER)
    Camino
    Safari
    Opera (very close to safari)
    Firefox
    Mozilla (Regular)
    IE
     
  9. cr2sh macrumors 68030

    cr2sh

    Joined:
    May 28, 2002
    Location:
    downtown
    #9
    I downloaded a version of firefox this weekend onto my powerbook 17". After unzipping and installing it I found that the program would start a (seemingly) infinite loop of crashing and restarting and crashing and restarting and crashing and restarting and crashing and restarting and crashing an restarting.. ugh.. you get the picture.

    I had to perfect my timing of the Force Quit in order to shut the darn thing down...
     
  10. Fireinspire macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2004
    Location:
    Sou Cali
    #10
    Firefox is my primary. safari is just too unreliable and crashes more often than acceptable.
     
  11. stcanard macrumors 65816

    stcanard

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2003
    Location:
    Vancouver
    #11
    I haven't tried Opera on Mac, but other than that I agree entirely. Firefox has to fix that middle button issue before I will even consider trying it again.

    Funny thing is, I can't remember why I started using Camino. There was something in Safari that was bugging me; compatibility with some sites or something. After using Camino for a while I decided to go back to Safari, ran into the same issue and switched back.

    Now for the life of me I can't remember what the issue is, but having run into it twice I'm going to keep using Camino anyway :) It feels as well integrated into Panther as Safari does, so I certainly don't feel like I'm missing anything.
     
  12. Rico Diablo macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 2, 2004
    Location:
    Chicago
    #12
    I've been a Mozilla user (on a PC at work and on a PowerMac at home) for a few years but started using Safari when I got my new PB a few months ago. I like Safari and it's similar enough to Mozilla that I know what I'm doing.

    I want to have a second browser on my PB just in case but I'm not sure of the real differences between FireFox and Camino. Which would be better to use?

    Thanks!
     
  13. stcanard macrumors 65816

    stcanard

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2003
    Location:
    Vancouver
    #13
    Firefox is identical to the Windows version, except the middle button (if you have a multi button mouse) doesn't work. It offers more flexibility than camino.

    camino is far better integrated into the OS and can use things like the keychain which Firefox doesn't, but has less options available through the UI. You end up editing prefs files to change some things.

    Personally I like the Camino feel better as I feel like I'm using an OSX app. Both use the same rendering engine.
     
  14. brap macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    May 10, 2004
    Location:
    Nottingham
    #14
    How can you say that?

    Safari has so many ugly little [CSS] bugs hanging around, not to mention some very visible and very, very annoying ones [ssl http proxy]. Firefox, on the other hand, while the scrollbars are a bit f**ked up does a much better job at rendering complex CSS, and ssl proxying.
    Having said that, I've had no reason to try Camino. *shrug* maybe I'll give it a go sometime I have a decent connection.

    Yeah, I brought this up before... but it was the bane of my freaking life while i was in a dorm!
     
  15. maradong macrumors 65816

    maradong

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2003
    Location:
    Luxembourg
    #15
    If people would wait when the Disk Utility is mouning the dmgs instead of clicking skip, and therefore instead of skipping the md5 sum check, the problem you statet would not exist. :rolleyes:
     
  16. maradong macrumors 65816

    maradong

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2003
    Location:
    Luxembourg
    #16
    Than again, safari renders some complex table layouts much, much faster than Firefox...
     
  17. JDOG_ macrumors 6502a

    JDOG_

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2003
    Location:
    Oakland
    #17
    I like Firefox's customization, like the ability to add extra search engines and the google toolbar (which is a Windows only add-on from Google).

    I've noticed firefox runs tabs a lot better than safari, you may not be able to close them individually from the tab top as easily, but you can switch tabs a lot quicker if you're short on RAM.
     

Share This Page