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Firefox has become cranky

22 Jun 2005

Is anybody else experiencing frequent Firefox crashes after upgrading to 1.0.4 ?

0.9 to 1.0.2 were rock solid. I wonder what's up with this latest version.

Comments

Pooya says:

It is working very good here. What I experienced is that most of firefox crashes are because of extensions, try upgrading your extension and also finding those extension how cannot update themself automatically. I saw that especially with extensions that add options to right click menu.

goosmurf says:

Yup. Frequent crashes when loading java applets. Not sure why (haven't bothered investigating).

Gavri Fernandez says:

shhhhhhh!! I've had the same problem for about a month now. Kind of embarassed to admit it to anyone else after all my harping about how great Firefox is and how IE is a piece of crap..
Don't blog about this, man! It hurts our reputations :P

Krishna says:

I have been using it since it was released. I dont see any issue so far!! Didn't a fresh reinstall help?

Sudar says:

Hmm, even I have noticed a similar behavior. After the update, the browser freezes when I keep it open for long time with out using it. It takes around 5 minutes (together with lot of refreshes) for it to come to life again

Mahesh says:

I was under the impression these firefox crashes are only on FreeBSD!! and was trying to live with it.

BTW, how compatible is the flash plugin for firefox1.0.4 on FreeBSD.

-Mahesh
Celebrating Life...

Tom says:

On W2K, it seems to be working fine for me. No crashes that I can recall.

pradeep says:

firefox sucks on Linux. Konqueror rocks!!
Firefox on W2K is very nice, though.

Azmi Ahmad says:

I have also been observing crashes after upgrading to 1.0.4 on Win XP Pro. Mostly when I am accessing websites having Java Applets and are more IE friendly.

Manish Jethani says:

Go to 1.1. It'll still crash, but you'll feel happy about being on the cutting edge. :)

Raj Shekhar says:

Disable the adblock extensions and then try using it. I think that is what is causing FF to crash on sites using tons of flash

Swaroop says:

@_: Woah! that's a lot of ayes and nays :)

I have zero Firefox extensions installed and generally do not visit any Java-based sites either. What I've noticed is that it still works great on Windows but I seem to experience the problems on *nix systems.

@Manish: I have DeerPark on my Mac and that works pretty well, although I don't use it as much since I have Safari :)

Sudar Blogs says:

Is FireFox 1.4.0 unstable?

Recently I saw Swaroop saying that Firefox 1.0.4 is frequently crashing in his system. It was only after reading his blog and the comments I began to notice that even I have a similar problem, particularly when I keep it open for long time without us...

Ankit Malik says:

Hmm...not here..

Don’t blog about this, man! It hurts our reputations
Now that is stupid...if it is ok to blog about its '+ point' it is probably also ok to blog about its '- points'!

Gavri Fernandez says:

@ankit: I was kidding. I thought it was painfully obvious but just to make sure all of god's creatures understood that I was being funny, I ended my sentence with this emoticon -> :-P

Ankit Malik says:

ok :p

SultanArun says:

The 2 issues i found are
1> It sleeps if we are not using it
2> if the default homepage loading crash
firefox wont be launched, though it is loaded to memory.

Adarsh Bhat says:

me too

RoadRunnerAZ says:

Howdy!
I've been trying to load applets with Firefox with no sucess. As I was reading through this forum I noticed some of you guys have experienced the same problem.
Has anyone found the cure for that? thx in advance

RoadRunnerAZ says:

Ooops! I guess I've just found the way to make an applet run on both IE and FF. Here it goes some example using
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It works fine!
Good programming,
RR-AZ

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Sorry I forgot to comment it out so that can be displayed on this page.

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RoadRunnerAZ says:

If someone needs the code, just email me... I couldn't paste the HTML code into this page.
jrcavallaro@gmail.com

Sudar’s Blog » Is FireFox 1.0.4 unstable? says:

[...] Recently I saw Swaroop saying that Firefox 1.0.4 is frequently crashing in his system. It was only after reading his blog and the comments I began to notice that even I have a similar problem, particularly when I keep it open for long time without using it. (I have the habit of not shutting down my system for weeks together). [...]

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