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rsmith6621 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:35 PM
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Mozilla 3.5.2 Problem


Has anyone using Mozilla 3.5.2 noticed that it tends to freeze up when you click on certian links...Mine does when I click on Yahoo mail inbox and I end up shutting down the box to get it to unfreeze.
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jaxx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:38 PM
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1. I have to refresh some pages to get them to open.
Otherwise it's ok.
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travelingtypist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:39 PM
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2. I had horrible sound issues with 3.5.2.
Have since switched to Google Chrome and am much happier.
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 04:05 PM
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15. As long as you understand that Chrome is nothing but a data collection engine.
Google has made absolutely no effort to hide this since they announced it as a development project. It is clearly stated in the license agreement.

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travelingtypist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 04:07 PM
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17. I will have to look into that.
If I find I have issues with it, I'll have to reconsider using Chrome, go to Safari or Opera or something. I just know I'm not going back to Firefox. It gave me nothing but headaches.
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jannyk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:41 PM
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3. Mine won't access any mnsnbc link - always goes to a blank page
- only since the upgrade tho'. Weird no?
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:41 PM
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4. i gave up on the fox, the latest version sucks...
i use no frills chrome
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:41 PM
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5. Yeah, I've been getting freezing I never got before. Haven't paid enough
attention to detect a pattern as when it happens.
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:44 PM
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6. It happens to me when McAfee antivirus is updating
Edited on Sun Aug-23-09 03:45 PM by bananas
It seems to lock up for a looong time,
maybe even minutes,
no indication of heavy cpu usage in task manager,
task manager says application "Not responding",
but then McAfee puts up a message that it's finished installing an update,
and Firefox comes back to life.
Something is getting locked during the McAfee update.


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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:59 PM
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24. Yes,
that, too...................
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kas125 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:47 PM
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7. Yes, mine is freezing up and keeps giving me that error
message about an unresponsive script. It's extremely frustrating!
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 04:50 PM
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19. That happens with my Mozilla based SeMonkey browser too
Its a script error, and it seems to only effect Mozilla/Firefox.

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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:47 PM
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8. Oh yes...Read it and weep.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Tomorrow I'm going to my computer guy to see if he can untangle my mess...

My friends made many good suggestions, and all I was able to do was mess it up MORE.

:banghead:
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:47 PM
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9. I haven't noticed any issues in 3.5.2 n/t
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Imagine My Surprise Donating Member (938 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:48 PM
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10. YES! I thought it was my computer! n/t
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:48 PM
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11. No.
But then, I've only been using it for about a week. I had to build a new 'puter after a massive electrical storm fried the old. It was off, but I should have unplugged the surge protector.

I never check my yahoo inbox; it's been years since I used yahoo mail. Maybe I'm just not seeing sites that cause problems.

For the record:

I just logged into Yahoo and checked my mail. I had no trouble getting in, and out of my mailbox. There's about 20 old emails in there from 2005/6.

I also navigated msnbc without a problem. :shrug:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:50 PM
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12. Camino is a much better browser
I haven't used Mozilla since I discovered Camino.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:50 PM
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13. I've been having problems too.
Never had a problem with Firefox before this latest update, but now, my computer screen will suddenly go blank. I can't get it to come back on without manually shutting down my computer and then restarting it, which I hate having to do.

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Imagine My Surprise Donating Member (938 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:50 PM
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14. Yes, thank you for confirming this!!! n/t
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dem629 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 04:06 PM
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16. Yep. I have that exact problem, usually w/Yahoo email, my secondary email.
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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 04:33 PM
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18. Yes, I had this problem the other day. Haven't seen it since.
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ohheckyeah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 04:56 PM
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20. Yes....
Edited on Sun Aug-23-09 04:58 PM by ohheckyeah
it's horrible until you get rid of the addon that's causing the problem. I was so frustrated I uninstalled 3.5.2 but then decided to try again.

There are certain addons that are the kiss of death with 3.5.2 (at least on my computer):

Microsoft .NET Framwork Assistant
Java Quickstarter
Mcafee Side Advisor
RealPlayer Browser Record Plugin
ShareVideo (Vodpod)

Addons that are "iffy" with 3.5.2:
Shareaholic
SeekService

The addons I am able to use:
Adblock Plus
English Dictionary

For those using 3.5.2 who don't like the tear away tab to a new window there is an addon to stop that function. It's called bug489729. You can find it
here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/12276


I think you will find once you get rid of any of those you will have a quick, responsive browser. I love it now that I got rid of those addons. It's fast!

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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 06:05 PM
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26. Thank you -
I just disabled the RealPlayer Browser Record Plugin.

Maybe that will help.

Thanks.......................
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ohheckyeah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 06:20 PM
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27. You're welcome.
I hope it works for you.
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:09 PM
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29. Well,
I just went to my DU Inbox, which had been freezing up whenever I clicked on anything in there, and it worked just fine.

Maybe this is premature, but I think your suggestions fixed it for me, and for that, you have my undying gratitude.

We are all so tethered to these machines, it's like having a serious physical sickness when the machine misbehaves.

But, just because I'm curious - how would I uninstall 3.5.2 and get back to the prior iteration, if that should prove necessary?

I know - I'm pushy, and taking advantage of your good nature and expertise.

Again, thank you so much..................
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ohheckyeah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 08:00 PM
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34. You're welcome.
If you decide to uninstall Firefox and want to go to an older version, go here: http://www.oldapps.com/firefox.php?old_firefox=56

Download the version of Firefox you want to revert to. I found both 3.0.8 and 3.0.12 both to be pretty stable. Do not install yet.

Go to your Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs, and then remove Firefox 3.5.2. Once it's been removed you can then install the old version you downloaded.

(I didn't mean to over explain, I just don't assume people automatically know where to go to uninstall a program.)
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 08:12 PM
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36. You're wonderful -
This is excellent, and you can never "over-explain" to a computer idiot such as I. I am grateful for any step-by-step instruction.

And this will preserve my Bookmarks?

Again, thank you so very much.......................
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ohheckyeah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 08:18 PM
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37. As long as when you
uninstall Firefox 3.5.2 you pick the option to keep the personal information. A window will pop up when you click on uninstall and guide you through it. (It's under Mozilla Firefox in your programs list)
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 08:22 PM
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39. Ahhhh...........
Your work here is done, and, rest assured, you have my undying gratitude.

Even though Firefox seems to be working quite wonderfully now, it's nice to have that information, should I need it.

Again, my gratitude.

Be safe..........................................
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ohheckyeah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 08:24 PM
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41. You're very welcome.
When I was having trouble with Firefox it was driving me crazy. I hate I.E. and I didn't care for Chrome at all.

If you continue to have some freezing, let me know. There's one more trick we can use.

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Holly_Hobby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:56 PM
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21. I went back to the old version because the new one was so bad n/t
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:56 PM
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22. I just went and checked all my Yahoo accounts to test it and all 4 worked.
Weird problem though.
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:58 PM
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23. Yes -
some pages periodically freeze, just for a few seconds.

MY DU Inbox does it.
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 06:03 PM
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25. Same here on occasion. Buggy release. nt
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IDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 06:27 PM
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28. No lockups, but noticed no vertical slider control on some pages
Overall, no other issues.
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:14 PM
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30. Yes, Mozilla Firefox has been sucking the last couple versions
balking at certain types of scripts and just plain freezing up with far too much frequency.

i'm ready to make IE my default, though i don't want to.
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Aragorn Donating Member (784 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:20 PM
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31. this is non-random
but I like it. The beta did a lot of what people here are saying, but not the final version. Maybe try downloading and re-installing and make sure you are getting the correct (non-beta) version.
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Jazzgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:22 PM
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32. I'll take a stab at this.
I noticed periodic freezing since I upgraded to 3.5.2. I did a little investigation and found a thread (I believe on a Firefox forum site) to go to about:config and change the browser.sessionstore.interval to 300000. That did the trick for me. it may not work for you but it won't hurt to try it.
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ohheckyeah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 08:22 PM
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40. I remember reading that. That did work for some people.
It was a terrible release on Firefox's part and they are losing users because of it.
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LAGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:29 PM
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33. No problems with 3.0.13
Only reason I reverted back after upgrading to 3.5.x for a short time was because my Norton Anti-virus integration doesn't work yet with the new version, but now it sounds like I have more reason to stick with this version-line until they work the kinks out.
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armyowalgreens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 08:01 PM
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35. Get Google Chrome. It's the only browser I ever use.
It's basically bug free.
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ohheckyeah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 08:21 PM
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38. I didn't have a navigation bar on Chrome. What's up with that?n/t
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armyowalgreens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 08:24 PM
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42. I don't know. You probably unchecked a box or something.
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ohheckyeah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:08 PM
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43. No, that's the way it was when I installed it.
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