Firefox: will frequently refuse to load pages, requiring restart....

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Argelius, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. Argelius macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2005
    I use FireFox ( on Mac OSX 10.5.2 and frequently experience the following problem:

    Web pages will refuse to load -- just get the spinning status indicator and "Loading..." on the tab (the application isn't frozen -- just seemingly looking for the web page)

    --- Using the "open in Safari" extension, the non-loading page(s) will open immediately in Safari.

    --- If I shut down FF and reload the page, it will (90% of the time) immediately load fine.

    Any ideas what might be causing (or how to fix) this behavior?

    (When I use Safari for extended periods of time, I do not experience this problem, but I'm wedded to FF and all its incredibly useful extensions...)

  2. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    1. try clear private data, all of them

    if problem persists

    2. try establish a new profile. Search google or here for "firefox + profile" to get detail if this is first time you try to do it. Very easy tho.
  3. Argelius thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2005
    Thanks -- I will give that a try!
  4. pjrobertson macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2007
    Happens to me occasionally. Restarting is the only thing that works.

    My advice is bear with it till FF3. Hopefully it won't be long....
  5. Argelius thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2005
    Yeah. I tried one of the FF3 Betas, but so many of my favorite extensions weren't yet compatible, I couldn't stand it....

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