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post #31 of 54
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Originally Posted by *ka24e* View Post

I'll list a couple issues that i've experience on two separate machines. One AMD (720BE) and one Intel (3570K) with the same OS (Windows 7 x64) and the current version of flash.
- Certain flash games will not open. A quick copy and paste of the URL in Chrome and the game loads / plays without a hitch.
- Random "Flash player has stopped responding" on random websites, mainly youtube.
- The browser seems to come to a crawl when multiple programs are open. Even tho RAM never goes about 3-ish GB's.
It's annoyed me to the point to switch browsers on both system, which after switching each to Chrome, I have not experienced any issues at all. I'll give FF16 a try and report back.

Sounds similar to the problems I'm having. I don't know if flash in general causes it, as I've pretty much only used youtube as of late, but I kept getting lockups and the occasional flash player crash. The browser liked to crash as well. This was on FF19. And yeah, it ran slow as well.
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post #32 of 54
Well, I should rephrase that. Firefox seems to cause Flash based issues, and yes I would get the occasional lockup or crash to desktop as well.

Since other browsers run perfectly fine (same version of Flash). I was on version 15 of Waterfox (tried Firefox as well) btw.
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It's great that they caught the issue promptly, but I use extra-thick tinfoil for my hats! tongue.gif

That's whole lot of extensions, dayum.
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post #34 of 54
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It's great that they caught the issue promptly, but I use extra-thick tinfoil for my hats! tongue.gif


Someone as paranoid as me! I'm going to use a couple of these. tongue.gif
post #35 of 54
My firefox is always leaking memory and as soon as 1 tab is glitching, the rest of my tabs all freeze and that sucks. Can't wait for separate processes.
post #36 of 54
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My firefox is always leaking memory and as soon as 1 tab is glitching, the rest of my tabs all freeze and that sucks. Can't wait for separate processes.

If this does happen it would mean a massive overhaul of the gecko engine which ain't happening anytime soon. If you follow the Mozilla wikis/blogs what their trying to do now is meet the smoothness/speed of other browsers (in certain aspects) by greatly optimizing code.

I personally have never had any problems with the stable version of Firefox. I hope i don't jinx myself. frown.gif
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I would love to ditch Firefox...just not a fan of it, but Selenium is just too awesome.
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post #38 of 54
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'Our browser is so secure, yada yada yada.' Never using FF again...Its Chrome or IE for me.

With that mindset you should also say "I am never going to use IE, Windows, Chrome, video games, etc." because they have had flaws as well.
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My firefox is always leaking memory and as soon as 1 tab is glitching, the rest of my tabs all freeze and that sucks. Can't wait for separate processes.

Never have had that problem. Separate processes? Like how Chrome badly handles its ram? Sorry, but I would never use FireFox again if that happened. I like optimized RAM.
post #40 of 54
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Firefox has been disappointing me as of late. FF19 keeps freezing and crashing on me.

Why are you using a volatile nightly build for your main browser? I use Aurora which is volatile enough, (mainly because the beta channel got a bit boring smile.gif) but I won't be trying anything straight out of the oven.
    
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