Firefox 5 + Lion Crashing // Semi-Solution

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by rmbrown09, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. rmbrown09 macrumors 6502a

    rmbrown09

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    So for me I have been in a type of browser roulette lately.
    I have been using Chrome for the last 2 years, but after I clean installed Lion, I used Safari since it was right there. I liked Safari, but no URL bar search is a deal breaker.

    Then I saw on Engadget that Firefox 5 was out. I gave it a shot. I am liking it for now, but the 5 release crashes a lot on Lion.

    The beta still crashes, but much less. Get it here if you use Firefox: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html

    It will still be version 5.0, but I will download a 27mb update that seems to help.

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  2. LinMac macrumors 65816

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    Clean all your caches, reinstall Firefox 4, reboot, then upgrade to Firefox 5 inside the browser.

    Mine seems to be reasonably stable after that.
     
  3. ErikGrim macrumors 68030

    ErikGrim

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    You'll be nuts not to use Safari 5.1 on Lion. It runs in circles around every other browser - including Chrome.

    Take it from a web developer who currently is running lots of tests to optimise performance from web apps.
     
  4. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

    Icy1007

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Don't use Firefox. Easy fix.
     
  5. LinMac macrumors 65816

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    I don't use Firefox for speed. I use it for the extremely thorough job it does blocking advertising with just three extensions.

    A fast browser like Safari, without very thorough adblocking, is much slower for me with all the slow advertising servers. :D
     

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