Firefox 5 + Lion Crashing // Semi-Solution

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

  1. rmbrown09 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 25, 2010
    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:

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

  2. LinMac macrumors 65816

    Oct 28, 2007
    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 68040


    Jun 20, 2003
    Brisbane, Australia
    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 65816


    Feb 26, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    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

    Oct 28, 2007
    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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