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Firefox instability
« on: July 04, 2014, 02:15:29 PM »
I like Firefox. It means that my eforts to connect to the interweeb are less likely to be monitored by Microsoft or Google.

However, I am getting a dark screen. Often.

I really don't want to use Chrome.

Any tips?
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Re: Firefox instability
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2014, 02:18:31 PM »
Try Opera.

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Re: Firefox instability
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2014, 02:24:25 PM »
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Re: Firefox instability
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2014, 02:25:51 PM »
Feck it. Third Firefox crash of the day.
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Re: Firefox instability
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2014, 03:13:50 PM »
Firefox here and no problems. Must be on your end.


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Re: Firefox instability
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2014, 06:05:32 PM »
Your firefox instability is obviously due to a traumatic experience.

Just what have you been looking at that might have setoff your browser like this?
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Re: Firefox instability
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2014, 07:23:18 PM »
Firefox here and also no issues.

Try uninstalling all its plugins, uninstall Firefox, reboot, then run a registry cleaner, then reboot again before installing Firefox without any plugins.

Reboot again and try it for a while with Private Browsing and Do Not Track on (in the Firefox settings) as the only changes.

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Re: Firefox instability
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2014, 08:12:41 PM »
Try scanning for malware too. Malwarebytes is my choice.

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Re: Firefox instability
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2014, 08:15:51 PM »
Try scanning for malware too. Malwarebytes is my choice.

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Re: Firefox instability
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2014, 11:15:20 PM »
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Re: Firefox instability
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2014, 03:22:13 AM »
Be rather cautious with any extension / plug-in. Try turning half of what's running, off, and see how stable it is. If bombs, toggle the plug-ins and test. If no bomb, turn on half of the plug-ins until you can figure out which is the bad apple (if any).
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Re: Firefox instability
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2014, 04:39:10 AM »
I've disabled a few plug ins. Let's see what happens.
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Re: Firefox instability
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2014, 05:56:52 AM »
Stability returned for a day or two, then crash! I notrice there's a number of comments around on instability with Windows.

I'm looking at Opera.
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Re: Firefox instability
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2014, 09:09:21 AM »
Ever considered dumping Windows as the source of your frustration? ;)

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Re: Firefox instability
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2014, 07:47:28 AM »
Windows 7 with Firefox and no problems.   :P

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Re: Firefox instability
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2014, 07:55:32 AM »
Yeah. We've all pretty much concluded it's on his end.

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Re: Firefox instability
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2014, 08:28:47 AM »
It is. I've disabled all add ons and no crashes yet.
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Re: Firefox instability
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2014, 05:34:33 AM »
Hmm. Still unstable. It seems that The Poke website is much disliked by Firefox.
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Re: Firefox instability
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2014, 10:43:13 AM »
So avoid it. When a web site doesn't play well with standards, it always makes me wonder why.

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Re: Firefox instability
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2014, 11:25:18 AM »
Or try an alternate browser (Chrome, Safari, Opera) for that problem site...
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Re: Firefox instability
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2014, 02:34:17 PM »
Just not IE.  :D

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Re: Firefox instability
« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2014, 04:28:59 PM »
Hmm. Still unstable. It seems that The Poke website is much disliked by Firefox.


So avoid it. When a web site doesn't play well with standards, it always makes me wonder why.



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Re: Firefox instability
« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2014, 04:32:20 PM »
Hmm. Still unstable. It seems that The Poke website is much disliked by Firefox.


So avoid it. When a web site doesn't play well with standards, it always makes me wonder why.



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Re: Firefox instability
« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2014, 08:10:53 PM »
What is it? A pr0n site? Talk about risky surfing.

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Re: Firefox instability
« Reply #24 on: July 13, 2014, 10:27:42 PM »
What is it? A pr0n site? Talk about risky surfing.

Worse, it's a British The Onion.
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