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Have you got any crash reports? I don't know why it is crashing, WF has worked fine for me (WF 28.0.2 on Windows 7) for all versions and using flash-heavy sites like youtube and other video hosting sites

As sad as it sounds, there's no point in using a browser version that's 10 versions behind, so sadly you may have to try another x64 variant of Firefox (such as Pale Moon or Cyberfox) if we can't get this resolved. It may help to try those out anyway, if you don't have issues with them, then the issue is in WF. if not, it's something on your machine frown.gif

IE 11, chrome, and Opera work just fine.


Palemoon had the same crashing and symptoms.
Very strange.

Yet waterfox version 18 is fine.
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It sounds like an issue specific to modern Firefoxes and forks thereof. Have you submitted any Pale Moon crash reports to Moonchild over on the PM forums?
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Sorry for the late reply everybody, deadlines and exams are here so I've been busy getting everything together! I won't be very responsive until around the middle of June when it's all over.

 

Waterfox will cary on being what it has always been, a 64-Bit version of Firefox. So whatever changes happen to Firefox, will happen to Waterfox. Even if Mozilla release stable 64-Bit builds, they won't be optimised, as Mozilla will focus on compatibility and stability over all else. Waterfox focuses on getting as much performance as possible. If you like using Palemoon and Cyberfox, that's great. I had to censor posts on the website because bots kept on spamming Cyberfox all over the disqus boards. Moonchild (the dev of Palemoon) on the other hand is very helpful and in fact has offered help to Waterfox plenty of times!

 

As for Waterfox 29, it's coming! The update to FF29 changed the build system a lot so I'm working around it and making sure everything runs correctly. I'm also working on an updated website as the current one is out-dated.

 

Then, over the summer I'll be working on another project that I think lots of you will like, but Waterfox isn't going anywhere, I'll always be developing it so no need to worry about that :).

 

If there's anything else, just let me know! I'll try to get back as soon as possible.

    
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Good luck on your exams. Obviously, they come first.

I'm having a problem with being unable to close Waterfox. I'm running Windows 8.1 and do not have Firefox installed on this system, just Waterfox. If I click all of the Xs on all of the Waterfox windows to close them, i expect Waterfox to be closed. However, although Waterfox no longer shows up in the Apps list of Task Manager, it then shows up in the list of Background Processes.

What I do not understand is why Waterfox needs to be running in the background, but more importantly, why it needs to retain it's memory usage. I often have several windows open with many tabs open in each window when I run Waterfox. Waterfox uses anywhere from the mid 700 MB to over 1 GB. When Waterfox is running in the background, it retains the same amount of memory usage as it had when it was open.

When I close Waterfox, I would like to get that memory back to use for programs that are open and running. My normal way to get the memory back at this point is to open the Task Manager after closing Waterfox, scroll down to Waterfox in the list of Background Processes, select Waterfox, and click on End Process.

There should be a much ea sire way. Have I configured something wrong?
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Indeed. A browser, once closed, should release its memory and close the process that's running. If it's persistent that may be a sign something else is not working right.
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Thanks Alex. Good luck with exams etc and looking forward to finding out about the new project.
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Good luck on your exams. Obviously, they come first.

I'm having a problem with being unable to close Waterfox. I'm running Windows 8.1 and do not have Firefox installed on this system, just Waterfox. If I click all of the Xs on all of the Waterfox windows to close them, i expect Waterfox to be closed. However, although Waterfox no longer shows up in the Apps list of Task Manager, it then shows up in the list of Background Processes.

What I do not understand is why Waterfox needs to be running in the background, but more importantly, why it needs to retain it's memory usage. I often have several windows open with many tabs open in each window when I run Waterfox. Waterfox uses anywhere from the mid 700 MB to over 1 GB. When Waterfox is running in the background, it retains the same amount of memory usage as it had when it was open.

When I close Waterfox, I would like to get that memory back to use for programs that are open and running. My normal way to get the memory back at this point is to open the Task Manager after closing Waterfox, scroll down to Waterfox in the list of Background Processes, select Waterfox, and click on End Process.

There should be a much ea sire way. Have I configured something wrong?

A security product can hold certain services and programs causing the memory issue your referring too. Especially the local security authority subsystem service.
Have anything installed protecting http or with browser plug ins ?

Still don't know the cause of my issue.
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Thanks for your reply Arakasi —
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Have anything installed protecting http or with browser plug ins ?

Yup. I have ESET antivirus installed. ESET has a "Temporarily disable" menu option with presets for 10, 30, 60 minutes, 4 hours, and until reboot. I disables it, reopened Waterfox with several windows and a bunch of tabs open, visited a new page, closed all windows, and opened Task Manager. No Waterfox in the background processes. Your suggestion was right on. I very much appreciate it.

Wish I could reciprocate by helping you with your Flash problem, but Flash works fine with Waterfox on my system. Have you tried installing Firefox 28 on your system and seeing if it, too, crashes with Flash? If it doesn't with a clean install, then the conflict is withing the Waterfox code. If Firefox crashes using your present Waterfox profile folder but doesn't with a clean install, that would tell you something. If Firefox crashes with a clean install, then the problem is a conflict within the Firefox code that Waterfox is based on.
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I posted this a few pages ago but it got ignored. Here it is again:

I'm still getting the out of date browser message:
http://i.imgur.com/DKa3Q72.png

My use agent:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Win64; x64; rv:28.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/28.0 Waterfox/28.0

Thing is I installed Waterfox 28 on a fresh VM install of Windows 7 64 bit and I still get the same message.
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I posted this a few pages ago but it got ignored. Here it is again:

I'm still getting the out of date browser message:
http://i.imgur.com/DKa3Q72.png

My use agent:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Win64; x64; rv:28.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/28.0 Waterfox/28.0

Thing is I installed Waterfox 28 on a fresh VM install of Windows 7 64 bit and I still get the same message.

Workaround: Use a user agent masker that changes the user-agent presented to the website.
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