Digital Marketing and Social Media Strategy

Firefox keeps freezing. Is it time to move back to Safari?

I’ve just about had it with Firefox. It’s been an amazing ride, I’ve really enjoyed the ability to add plug-ins with ease using the Firefox browser by Mozilla. The latest version is crashing constantly, it freezes at the drop of a hat and it’s driving me nuts.

I have just posted a Firefox customer service form. Let’s see what the response is like (if any).

Firefox Customer Service

On a side note. I tried to check the Mozilla blog for answers and noticed their Commenting feature is off. If you have a blog and you don’t allow comments, it’s not a blog, but merely a newsletter. Food for thought.

[tags]Firefox freezing, Firefox crashing, Mozilla blog, Safari, Firefox customer service[/tags]

Dave

http://www.davemadethat.com

View more posts from this author
  • joe

    Hey Dave,
    I’ve been having firefox crashing a bunch too. I haven’t had any crashing with the new Flock though. It is much improved from when originally released. I don’t know that I’ll stay with it, but I am going back to an almost stock FF without extensions to see if it will be more stable.

    Joe
    “Childrens do Learn”

  • joe

    Hey Dave,
    I’ve been having firefox crashing a bunch too. I haven’t had any crashing with the new Flock though. It is much improved from when originally released. I don’t know that I’ll stay with it, but I am going back to an almost stock FF without extensions to see if it will be more stable.

    Joe
    “Childrens do Learn”

  • Mozilla’s first response will be “Firefox is fine… your plug ins are the problem.” I have seen plug ins be a big problem for freezing (check out this article for problem extensions http://kb.mozillazine.org/Problematic_extensions) . It removing problem extensions made a world of difference for me.

    Of course, I still believe their main problem is how it handles Javascript. Fix that, and it will make many people happier.

  • Mozilla’s first response will be “Firefox is fine… your plug ins are the problem.” I have seen plug ins be a big problem for freezing (check out this article for problem extensions http://kb.mozillazine.org/Problematic_extensions) . It removing problem extensions made a world of difference for me.

    Of course, I still believe their main problem is how it handles Javascript. Fix that, and it will make many people happier.

  • Thanks for the comment Joe. I installed an early version of Flock, but lost interest. I’ll have to give it a go again.

    Good call on a naked version of Firefox. I did try using the new version with my apps disabled, but still had issues. Maybe they have to be deleted first, but then that doesn’t really help me much.

    hmrf… still waiting on Firefox’s reply…

    Cheers

  • Thanks for the comment Joe. I installed an early version of Flock, but lost interest. I’ll have to give it a go again.

    Good call on a naked version of Firefox. I did try using the new version with my apps disabled, but still had issues. Maybe they have to be deleted first, but then that doesn’t really help me much.

    hmrf… still waiting on Firefox’s reply…

    Cheers

  • Thanks Ed, that’s a very handy link. Great to hear from you by the way. Hope all is well man.

    Cheers.

  • Thanks Ed, that’s a very handy link. Great to hear from you by the way. Hope all is well man.

    Cheers.

  • Dave,
    I’m a version back from you and I’m having troubles with Firefox freezing. I definitely will not upgrade. In fact I have been using Safari a lot more lately. Keep me posted on their response.
    Scott

  • Dave,
    I’m a version back from you and I’m having troubles with Firefox freezing. I definitely will not upgrade. In fact I have been using Safari a lot more lately. Keep me posted on their response.
    Scott

  • Thanks Scott. I’ll keep ya posted for sure. Assuming I hear back from Mozilla right?

    Cheers.

  • Thanks Scott. I’ll keep ya posted for sure. Assuming I hear back from Mozilla right?

    Cheers.