Firefox Freezing! All the time..

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  1. Gator24765 macrumors 6502a

    Gator24765

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    This has been happening a lot lately. I am not sure if this is computer issue or a firefox issue. My firefox has been freezing all the time. A lot of times when I change pages it will freeze, the spinning color icon shows up (not too sure what its called) and i have to wait like 30 seconds and its back to normal..

    this never happens when i use safari or any other programs..


    any ideas?
     
  2. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    Well seeing as you have 8 gigs of ram, I doubt that's the reason. Also, seeing that it's Firefox, I'd also assume there's a problem with the program itself.

    Open Activity Monitor. What is the usage of Firefox? When you completely quit the program and restart it, does the prOblem occur instantly or does it occur after some time?

    What are your page ins with Activity Monitor?

    Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox?
     
  3. Gator24765 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Gator24765

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    I havent tried completely uninstalling then reinstalling.. I have just upgraded and still doing the same thing..

    It happens every 5 minutes.. more or less


    As far as CPU usage in activity monitor, I have one tab open now and its jumping back and forth between around 3% to 42%. When it freezes it goes to 102%


    Page ins: 890.7 mb
     
  4. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    Hmm; the type of content on a particular page might be causing these problems. When I have a lot of tabs open that contain flash content or heavy content of a certain format, firefox uses up more CPU even if the pages are actually doing anything. No actual work being done.

    Tey switching to a different browser? Chrome is great and amazingly fast, that's what I use as my main browser anyway.
     
  5. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Firefox has always seemed... broken on OS X. Firefox 7 crashed on me once. Sent my computer into a rabid frenzy, paging out several gigabytes. Which is ironic, because the browser was supposed to have gotten rid of memory leaks.
     
  6. Gator24765, Oct 23, 2011
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    Gator24765 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have been thinking about switching over to chrome.. is there an easy way to transfer saved passwords etc from FF to chrome?



    *edit*

    Just downloaded chrome and saved passwords etc switched over soooo easy.

    Anyone know if you can customize colors and stuff like firefox?
     
  7. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    Go to the official chrome store and they have applications, extensions, themes, and all of that jazz. Just make sure it's the official store and not some knockoff with compatible applications.
     

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