Is it me or is Firefox getting less stable?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Thunderbird8, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. Thunderbird8 macrumors regular

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    #1
    After the most recent automatic 'update' of Firefox (which has always been my Mac browser of choice) it seems less stable, and needs a regular restart due to simply stopping responding or loading pages properly.

    Anyone else noticed this?
     
  2. ajx22 macrumors regular

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    I think that they have been putting such heavy work into getting FF3 out that 2.x has suffered a little in past weeks.

    Either try FF3 (beta3) or just hold on a little longer for it to go into a public stable version. FF3 is great! I'm still using FF2 due to the number of extensions I use - but as soon as they are all ported over to FF3 - I'll be there too!
     
  3. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    I've been using Firefox since Photobucket won't upload with Safari anymore.

    So far, Firefox is way faster. :)
     
  4. GoKyu macrumors 65816

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    I tried out the latest FF3 beta, and was really impressed, but I too had to switch back to FF2 for my themes and extensions. Can't wait for 3.0 to go gold though...

    -Bryan
     
  5. methodmano macrumors member

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    Haven't had any issues with Firefox when I use it with the most recent updates.
     
  6. pjrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    I usually get the spinning beachball at least once per session with FF2. I've tried FF3, and I'm looking forward to it, but as many have said - there's a lack of extensions.
     
  7. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    Less stable than...Opera?

    Why, yes, it's always been worse than Opera :D
     
  8. JSchwage macrumors 6502a

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    I've been using Firefox 3.0 Beta 3 for a few weeks now and funnily enough, it seems to be more stable than the current 2.0 release.
     
  9. Merlish macrumors member

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    I've been experiencing it too, it's extremely annoying at times.. Can't wait for 3.0
     
  10. ekologik macrumors newbie

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    i use an early alpha build of FF 2. the buttons have been made to look more mac-like, but as it's older it's a little slower. i wasn't impressed with the look of the buttons on FF 3—this build has a more mac-like look, but i may have to suck it up and get FF 3 when it comes out as a stable release. right now i need my third party add-ons, which, along with the fact that safari isn't widely supported, is the only reason i use FF over safari. for basic surfing on sites without advertisement banners, safari works faster, but i don't like being exposed to ads. the adblock plus add-on for FF is great. i also have the foxdie skin to make it look like leopard's safari. until all my add-ons become compatible with FF 3 i won't be updating to it. i'm still not 100% satisfied with it though, but it remains the better option.
     

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