FireFox crashing on Lion

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MacBH928, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. MacBH928 macrumors 68030


    May 17, 2008
    i just want to know if others are facing an extremely annoying Firefox experience on OS X LION. Since I ever installed it , it has been crashing like crazy like at least once a day. It just hangs...
    I am running the latest update of the OS and FIREFOX
  2. CardboardGiant macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2011
    I highly recommend Chrome over Firefox.

    Smooth and very stable.
  3. anotherpaul macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2011
    No problems here with Firefox 5 & now Firefox 6.

    Had installed the 2nd day I got the Mac mini, about 3 weeks ago; haven't had any crashes.

    Did have "crashes" at some websites because I don't have javascript on, normally, & only turn it on when necessary after which I turn javascript off again. Sometimes, a website would send the javascript then expects a respond which will never happen; & some websites get the wait forever.

    In either case, the website's configuration will lock up the browser so I would have to kill the browser myself (this is a crash or malware prevention?) Sometimes, just disabling javascript will fix the situation.

    I've found that the Mac apps are usually multi-threaded so that the "preferences" can sit on a separate window while browsing; much easier to turn on/off javascript unlike windows which is still locked into single threaded apps, even Firefox (no official 64-bit version there).
  4. killerrobot macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2007
    I haven't had any problems with FF 6 and Lion. Some of my plug-ins were out of date and had to be updated when I upgraded and some add-ons weren't compatible with 6 so they had to be disabled.
  5. MacBH928 thread starter macrumors 68030


    May 17, 2008
    i tried chrome many times but the browser seems to turn my laptop fans way up it goes crazy paying flash...
    i do mean CRAZY unlike firefox and safari

    but ill give another try

    i will also check the add ons
  6. dyrer macrumors member


    Feb 24, 2010
    I also have the same experience but when ask me where to download

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