Firefox crashing frequently

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by m85476585, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. m85476585 macrumors 65816

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    Is Firefox crashing frequently for anyone else? I'm running 3.6 and it is crashing on me almost every day, and every time it is just after I start typing in the address bar or the search bar.
     
  2. miknos Suspended

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    Firefox for mac is crap compared to Windows counterpart.

    If you use it because of extensions, try Chrome. More stable, faster and have a better user interface.

    If you insist in using Firefox; Maybe you have many plugins/extensions installed. Uninstall all and if necessary, download Firefox again.
     
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    My problems are only with Safari sucking. Firefox runs perfect for me.
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Check to see if there are any crash logs being generated.
    Code:
    ~/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/...
    Also, it could be addon related so you can try disabling some of them to see if that helps.

    I have the opposite experience as you. Chrome is less stable, slower, and I don't like the interface. Everyone has their own preferences. I can't stand Chrome personally.
     
  5. m85476585 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The only crash reporter log is from the middle of 2009 when I was using Firefox 3.5 beta.

    Chrome for Mac is still beta, so I imagine it isn't completely stable either. Overall I haven't had any major problems with Firefox before 3.6.
     
  6. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Must not have been a full crash then. In that case, open up Console.app and have a look there right after Firefox crashes on you. There are lots of messages that come through here, which is why I only recommend looking at it when this happens. It may give some clues.
     

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