browser issues

Discussion in 'macOS' started by foothead, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. foothead macrumors regular

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    I have an old 700 G3 iMac that I use as a jukebox with OS X.2 I recently installed the updates including safari and firefox 3. Now whenever I use either browser, it will work fine until I go onto a page with any flash on it, when it will either freeze up completely, or give me a box telling me that the program had unexpected errors and needed to close. I am still able to use internet explorer, but it can no longer render the pages correctly. Other than this, everything is working perfectly. Is there any workaround for this, or a way to fix it? thanks.
     
  2. greg400 macrumors 6502

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    I can only imagine how terrible flash runs on a G3 processor. It's absolutely awful on modern technology. But that's besides the point as it shouldn't just crash. I suggest uninstalling flash completely then re-installing the latest version to see if that fixes anything.

    http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/alternates/
     
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Will that iMac run 10.4 or 10.5? If you're gonna try to keep it awhile, it might be worth the investment.
     
  4. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    How did you get FF3 installed on 10.2? It requires 10.4 to install.
    http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/system-requirements
    On my ibook g4, the best I can install in FF 2.02 running 10.3.9.

    As far as flash, to get to v.10 you also have to be running 10.4 or later.
    http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/systemreqs/#os

    The highest flash for 10.2 is 8 I believe.

    For the sites that flash does work on my ibook, it often crashes the browser because it uses too much cpu. Your best bet is going to be upgrading to 10.4 and also getting some extra RAM into your g3 in order to fix the flash rendering problems.
     

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