What would be the reason for firefox always hanging?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by rnp614, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. rnp614 macrumors newbie

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    But other programs still running fine? On my OSX partition only 4 free gigs left. Could this be the problem? I miss firefox, but alas I'm stuck using chrome.
     
  2. guitargoddsjm macrumors 6502

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    First of all, a general rule of thumb is to always maintain 10% of your HDD capacity as free space. This will help with general computing.

    Secondly, Firefox has issues. There are memory leaks galore, and it's losing steam against more modern browsers like Safari and Chrome. I was like you and stubbornly kept using Firefox because it had extensions and it was familiar. Now that Chrome & Safari have extensions too, there is even less reason to keep using Firefox. I couldn't handle Firefox constantly hanging (especially when loading pages with Flash) and its memory leaks, so I switched to Chrome (although I do have some problems with it).

    One nice feature w/ Chrome is the ability to sync your browser with your Google/Gmail account (i.e., bookmarks, preferences, extensions, etc).
     
  3. cleric macrumors 6502a

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    Yea I switched to chrome, firefox performance is getting pretty terrible.
     
  4. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    Same here. I just got really tired of restarting the Firefox. No such issues with Chrome.
     
  5. halledise macrumors 65816

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    just stick with Safari and you can't go wrong :cool:
     
  6. Hastings101 macrumors 68020

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    Have you uninstalled and reinstalled it? Removed addons? Those things might help you.

    I've noticed every browser on the mac sort of needs some work, seems they all lack in one department or another - Java and Flash seem to be the most common. Safari gives me the least problems out of all the browsers I've tried so I stick with it.
     

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