Latest Firefox, anyone else having problems?

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  1. ascender macrumors 68000

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    Since installing the latest version of Firefox via the automatic updater, my iMac has started to hang. It starts with the application itself becoming non-responsive, then while I can still move my mouse, the dock won't appear, I can't click on anything and I can't bring up the window to force quit anything.

    At first I thought it was a problem with the iMac itself, but then I remembered that this only started since the new Firefox went on. I'm now using Safari and the problem hasn't re-surfaced.

    Just wondering if its me or if anyone else has had similar?

    Thanks,

    Mike.
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    By latest, do you mean the latest 2.x strain (I think, 2.0.0.7) or the latest 3.x developmental build? I have 2.0.0.7 installed, but I use Safari predominantly. If there's anything replicable I can test for you, I'll give it a try.

    If you want to get back on Firefox, you might also try exporting your bookmarks and then moving your profile out of the application data folder, to force creation of a new profile. Often times, when Firefox is excessively buggy, the issue is related to an incompatibility between something in there and your Firefox, rather than a "core" bug in Firefox....
     
  3. ascender thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Sorry, its the latest stable version (how ironic), 2.0.0.7. I'm running it on a new-style 24" iMac which has been rock solid up until now.

    I'll try the new profile thing, thanks!
     
  4. majordude macrumors 68020

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    Two crashes ("quit unexepectedly") in two days so I'm back on Camino. :mad:
     
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  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I started it up, and it's running at the moment and seems to be stable so far. I'll let it run a bit now to see, if I can. Mind you I'm on a PPC; so if this is an Intel binary thing, I can't help. :(
     
  7. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I am having minor issues with Google Browser Sync and Firefox 2.0.0.7. GBS seems to fail to sync sometimes, other times it works. Google problem or extension incompatibility?
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Firefox 2.0.0.7 with Adblock 0.7.5.2 and Grapple (EOS) 3.4 seems to be quite stable for me... and is reinforcing my decision to use Safari 3. :( So I'm closing it down now. ;) If you do come back with anything specific I can test for you, I'd be pleased to do so. :)
     
  9. arkitect macrumors 601

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    I have a strange thing happening with Firefox in the UK Apple store…

    Everything loads OK — but when I try to get onto the iPod Nano page Firefox crashes. Everytime! iTouch, MacBook, Mac Pro pages etc are all OK — but everytime I try the Nano page I come unstuck.

    Bizarre. :p
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Arkitekt, the one on the left or the one on the right? Either way, they both seem to display fine for me.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. ascender thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Looks like I was wrong. Just had another crash while using Safari. Very strange. I can still hear iTunes playing in the background and move the mouse, so its not completely fallen over.

    Where do you start troubleshooting this sort of problem on a Mac?
     
  12. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Just to test it I managed to crash it again! :eek: Had to restart.
    The Nano link on the main page of the UK store…
    This one… It freezes when the progress bar at the bottoms says: waiting for storechat.apple.com and then Beachball! :mad:
     

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  13. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    For me, the link you circled leads to the window on the right of my screenshot above....
     
  14. arkitect macrumors 601

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    :D Alas, for me it leads to a Firefox freeze. Been like that since the new iPods were announced and the new UK store went up. Anyway. Now I just use Safari for the Apple store.
     
  15. eluk macrumors 6502a

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    I'm getting the same result. Though I can 'Force Quit' from the Dock.
     
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  17. reubs macrumors 68000

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    I've been having the same problems with FF lately. If I open a tab and begin entering info quickly, the whole app locks up. Thankfully it gives me a restore option, but I still haven't gone over to Safari...(all my PWs and extensions are holdovers from my Windows days, and FF is the one app I can't do away with).

    I hope a new build or an update will come out soon so I can verify what's happening, but as it stands a crash every couple of days is annoying.
     
  18. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    I'm on 2.0.0.8 and I'm having quite a few problems, on both of my computers. Firefox hangs quite regularly. I'm thinking about trying the export bookmarks solution. I'll let you know how it goes.

    Update: I when I removed the firefox profile, the application wouldn't restart. So I'm redownloading.

    Update2: redownloaded, reimported bookmarks. Everything seems to be working. It'll be a while before I know if this solves the problem.
     

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