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Ever since Firefox 4 I have been having trouble with Firefox. Facebook is all messed up and every time the download complete notice slides up in the bottom right corner my monitor has a seizure. FF freezes all the time now and all. I have tried safemode and reset FF but it does nothing.
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Have you tried reinstalling Firefox?
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Have you tried reinstalling Firefox?
I uninstalled. Restarted twice then installed a new copy. I got 5.01 on there now. It still spazzes out when over anything is downloaded.
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yeah firefox used to crash my video drivers any time the download thing popped up....i have been using the latest IE and no problems.
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I didn't like 4 or 5. I am am running 3.6.
I wish i didn't chrome so much in the first 5 minutes I used it or I might have eventually grown to like it as a modern browser.
Maybe 6 will be better.
or you could try waterfox.
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Hmm maybe new nvidia drivers would fix the problem. Or maybe its my GPU that is spazzing out and not FF.
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Originally Posted by Ktulu View Post
Hmm maybe new nvidia drivers would fix the problem. Or maybe its my GPU that is spazzing out and not FF.
I don't know. FF has crashed on me more in the last couple of weeks than it ever has over the last few years... I'm also having issues with "The Adobe Flash plug in has crashed."

Thinking about downloading Chrome.
 
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I don't know. FF has crashed on me more in the last couple of weeks than it ever has over the last few years... I'm also having issues with "The Adobe Flash plug in has crashed."

Thinking about downloading Chrome.
Me too, I actually have downloaded it, but I haven't been using it yet. I like Noscript and chrome isn't is as compatible as firefox, but I am wondering if the annoying crashes outweigh the cons of chrome.

Here is the link for Firefox 3.6 if anyone is curious. I'm going to just use that for now.

Also what is up with Firefox 4, 5, 6 all being released before the time lapse between Firefox 2 and 3? Is it coincidence that the new naming scheme brought with it all these crashes and spazzes?

Mozilla was leading the way in innovation for a while, but now I don't much point in FF other than it is not IE and more compatible than Chrome. That to me isn't the praiseworthy Firefox I used to know. Also there are so many more viruses with Firefox now since so many use it. That was another reason to switch from IE, but anyway.

Sorry for the rambling, just frustrated that my solid rock is crumbling.
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Enter about:config in your URL bar and set the value of browser.download.manager.scanWhenDone to false, that should fix the download problem.

I'm still on Firefox and it's great. I've had no problems on 4 or 5, in fact I like them even more than 2 or 3. The way the development cycle is now they are pushing releases faster like Chrome, nothing wrong with that at all. To each their own though, if you want go ahead and use Chrome, Opera, Safari, or whatever you want.
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Me too, I actually have downloaded it, but I haven't been using it yet. I like Noscript and chrome isn't is as compatible as firefox, but I am wondering if the annoying crashes outweigh the cons of chrome.

Here is the link for Firefox 3.6 if anyone is curious. I'm going to just use that for now.

Also what is up with Firefox 4, 5, 6 all being released before the time lapse between Firefox 2 and 3? Is it coincidence that the new naming scheme brought with it all these crashes and spazzes?

Mozilla was leading the way in innovation for a while, but now I don't much point in FF other than it is not IE and more compatible than Chrome. That to me isn't the praiseworthy Firefox I used to know. Also there are so many more viruses with Firefox now since so many use it. That was another reason to switch from IE, but anyway.

Sorry for the rambling, just frustrated that my solid rock is crumbling.

I feel that. Ad Block Plus, Speed Dial, NoScript, Arctic Glow theme... Me luvs me some FF; totally customizable to suit ones tastes.

I'm holding out hope my crash reports will help out.
 
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