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What's up party people! Sorry I disappeared for a while. I've been testing another Firefox 64bit browser and made a discovery that may interest some of you. It's a memory limitation but I'm not sure if it's restricted to Firefox 32bit browsers only or if it also affects 64bit builds. Anyway, I'm testing another Firefox 64bit build and noticed after having it run for a while after leaving the house then closing it when I got back, I got a blue screen with an access memory error.

I never received an error like this ever but it happened after running another Firefox 64bit build only. So I decided to check around and see if there may be a problem. I came across an interesting post at Pale Moon's site relating to this issue ( Here's the post: http://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=736 ). It seems a lot of the new features and added code to Firefox is creating a memory issue causing Firefox to slow down, freeze or crash. It's considered a serious bug that needs to be addressed/fixed and they're trying to resolve it. ( Memory bug: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=709480 )

So I wanted to pass this along for anyone who may be experiencing some issues with Firefox builds. Like I said, I'm not sure if this affects 64bit builds but I have experienced a crash using the latest version which has never happened before relating to the memory issue. Maybe someone can jump in with a little more knowledge and clarify exactly how this affects us.
Edited by djkilla - 5/9/12 at 3:15pm
post #2232 of 7225
I have also noticed that new tabs opened in Waterfox, spawned from clicking a hyperlink on another web page, open with the focus scrolled to the bottom of the page, as opposed to the normal behavior of opening with the focus at the beginning of the page. Very odd. Not terribly annoying, but, odd nonetheless. I would rather it didn't do that.


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I am having issues with Youtube being really slow to load videos. It's fine on chrome and ie. On waterfox they take like 15secs to start and then they'll stop to buffer every 5 secs... What could be wrong?
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Originally Posted by adrianmak View Post

How could I use google+ hangout on waterfox ?

google+ hangout seems could not recognize the plugin i installed
Well, chances are the plugin is for 32-bit browsers only, not 64-bit browsers.
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yeah, i use waterfox with about 100-150 tabs and i get a lot of funny behavior. im still wondering if its one of my addons (i'd hate to disable them since they are "core addons" for me).

strangiest behavior is the ctrl key getting stuck.

so i'd type "t" and a new tab is made. or mouse scroll would resize the page. (ctrl-mw up/down)

This did not occur in previous versions.
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Originally Posted by biatche View Post

yeah, i use waterfox with about 100-150 tabs and i get a lot of funny behavior. im still wondering if its one of my addons (i'd hate to disable them since they are "core addons" for me).

strangiest behavior is the ctrl key getting stuck.

so i'd type "t" and a new tab is made. or mouse scroll would resize the page. (ctrl-mw up/down)

This did not occur in previous versions.
If you have a fast-ish internet connection and don't use some of those tabs all the time, go to Options>General and tick 'Don't load tabs until selected', it should really help performance. Sounds like your issue could be profile/addon related, try starting a new profile and see if that fixes your issue.
post #2237 of 7225
Great browser, MrAlex! I would like to recommend you though, to modify the user agent string so that it specifically shows up as Waterfox and not as Firefox. That way, I can add support for it in my OS/Browser postbit plugin I'm working on. It will also help identifying your browser and make it grow.
Edited by EliasAlucard - 5/10/12 at 4:49am
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I wanted to change the look of firefox and tried stylish with script. Strangely, I find myself with firefox a more responsive!!! headscratch.gif
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Aerofox Transparent +

For those like me who have problems of freeze, try to see if they make the same positive effect.
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First time Waterfox user here. I understand that version 12 is still very new, but is it supposed to use tons of memory? With FF12 using my usual session (two windows 10 tabs) it would hover around 500MB or so, but the same session on WF12 uses right around 1 GB.
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First time Waterfox user here. I understand that version 12 is still very new, but is it supposed to use tons of memory? With FF12 using my usual session (two windows 10 tabs) it would hover around 500MB or so, but the same session on WF12 uses right around 1 GB.

Mine jumps all over. I think it's in it's nature.
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