2 finger trackpad scrolling causes browsers to crash

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  1. techarchitect macrumors newbie

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    Hello. Has anyone consistently experienced web browser crashes with both Firefox and Safari whereby you are scrolling down a page using 2 fingers and the trackpad. I was blaming Flash but it is happening all the time with even static pages!

    Has anyone got any ideas or fixes or indeed is anyone else experiencing this?

    Cheers

    Tech
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I've done the 2 finger scroll with Firefox on a new MBP 13" with all the updates and had no problems.
     
  3. andrew upstairs macrumors 6502

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  4. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    X2...

    Firefox can handle GIFs just fine but Safari is absolutely horrible with them.
     
  5. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    I have never had a problem in FF. What version are you running? If not 3.5RC, give it a try, it's fantasticly fast.....almost snappy if you will ;)
     
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  8. techarchitect thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all the replies. I'll give Firefox 3.5 RC a try.

    Cheers
     
  9. techarchitect thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have tried Firefox RC 3.5 and still loads of crashes/hangs etc under the supposedly stable OS X!

    I have been running XP under Bootcamp now and have not had one single crash!!

    Such a shame that I have to revert back to XP with my nice unibody Macbook hardware.

    Cheers
     
  10. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    This could be something akin to drivers going corrupt in the WinXP environment :rolleyes:

    It sounds like a .ktext file got corrupted or something. You can use your restore DVDs to re-install the OS over what you have and start again or you can try and find the trackpad .ktext or even .pref files and replace them manually
     
  11. techarchitect thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Where do the trackpad ktext and pref files live? Thanks for the info.

    Cheers
     
  12. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    That's going to take some exploring on my/your part :p

    Also, have you applied the trackpad firmware update that was issues quite a while ago (If you're on a unibody)?
     

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