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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 11:45 PM
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Anybody having any problems with Firefox 7?
It seems to be crashing a lot for no apparent reason. I downloaded it a few days ago.


Maybe I shouldn't have done that.
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canetoad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-06-11 12:05 AM
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1. It seemed very recently
That Firefox went from 3.6 to version 4. Versions 5, 6 and 7 seem to be unheralded, with not a lot known about bugs and disfunctions.

Version 4 was extremely buggy when first released. I generally wait a full 8 - 12 months before updating, giving me plenty of time to read of known bugs and disfunctions. By the time I get around to updating, we are on the sixth or seventh re-write and one can be fairly sure it's stable. I doubt I've seen any discussion and/or comparison of Versions 5 , 6 and 7.

I'm starting to believe that the Firefox developers have lost their way. I'd suggest turning off your auto updates, do a little reading before changing your version and make regular backups of your settings.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-06-11 05:31 AM
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3. I'm with you on this. i try to avoid the bleeding edge.
I've found that everything works better if you stay at least one version behind.
I've had less hassles if you stick to the slightly older versions-especially if the new has a bunch of changes all at once.
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canetoad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-06-11 06:58 AM
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4. Mate, I just want things to work
In the grand scheme, I couldn't give a flying fuck which version I'm using, as long as it does what I require. This goes for any program or OS.

Folk like you and I are quite capable of managing the security of our own machines and don't need to be forced into an unwanted update just because 'everyone' is updating.

What I'm finding, as programs evolve, is that they are less geared toward user efficiency and real-world productivity, and more towards us being directed down a path pre-determined by the program writers and developers.

Only the very extremely proficient use ALL the features of MS Office, Adobe Suite, Mozilla progs etc. I almost pee myself with delight when I see a mug user raving about the advantages of new features that they neither understand nor have a use for.
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-06-11 12:43 AM
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2. Working fine here
I've lost some extensions but that's not unusual after an upgrade. The extension developers will either catch up or I will find replacements.

Running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-06-11 09:40 AM
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5. I've been getting an occasional script error on exiting Firefox
script: chrome://browser/content/sanitize.js:136


Was just Googling that this morning, and it seems to be a common bug complaint. I think it has to do with the clearing of history/cookies, etc. Just a minor inconvenience at the moment.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-06-11 12:19 PM
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6. What version did you upgrade from?



I upgraded from V4 and removed the few incompatible addons and haven't seen any problems yet.
If you go to Tools/Add-ons it will highlight those that are incompatible.


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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-06-11 03:38 PM
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8. Version 6.
I generally upgrade after about a week or so it becomes available. I figure if there's a major screwup, that's enough time to catch it and kill it.

Other than that, I'm try to keep it upgraded in case there's some security issue.

:shrug:
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ChromeFoundry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-06-11 01:02 PM
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7. I upgraded to 7.0.1 and am not very pleased, so far
I've noticed several pages (such as pages on LifeHacker) will put the entire window into the dreaded "Not Responding" state... it usually comes back after a few minutes. I had to hack the XML files of several add-ons to allow them to start up in FF 7. I don't see any gains from upgrade this release. In other words, It's not faster or more accurate in rendering pages to standards (because those points are all that matters).
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Earth Bound Misfit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-11 04:51 AM
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12. The "add-on" issue is an easy fix without hacking XML files...
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/add-on-c...

About this Add-on

After installing the Add-on Compatibility Reporter, your incompatible extensions will become enabled for you to test whether they still work with the version of Firefox or Thunderbird that you're using. If you notice that one of your add-ons doesn't seem to be working the same way it did in previous versions of the application, just open the Add-ons Manager and click Compatibility next to that add-on to send a report to Mozilla.

Even if your add-ons all work fine, if they're marked incompatible, please let us know that they work fine by submitting a success report so we can encourage the add-on developer to update their compatibility information.


I've been using this add-on since ver 3.6.4 & I haven't come across an add-on yet that was *actually* incompatible thru ver 7...7 seem to have *fixed* the memory leak issue, at least as far as I've observed.

I like it. YMMV.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 12:07 AM
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9. I'm still on 3 something or other
I haven't been downloading the latest thing for a long time because I like my addons to work.
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randr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 09:40 AM
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10. I keep getting a reminder to "download important upgrade"
Edited on Sat Oct-08-11 09:41 AM by randr
to Firefox 7. After the last few upgrades I am going to pass.
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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 09:38 AM
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11. Yes! I came here to post a question....
One consistent, annoying problem I'm having is that when I click links within emails, the links don't work in Firefox.

However, when I access the same email and click the same links in IE, it works fine.

Plus, graphics don't display in Firefox on many sites, whereas they display fine in IE.

:shrug:

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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-11 11:59 AM
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13. Make sure Firefox is set as your default browser
Here's how to do that:

1. Open Firefox

2. Select Tools from the menu

3. Select Options

4. Click Advanced

5. Click the Check Now button

6. Click Yes if the default browser is not set.

7. Click OK.
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