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27.01 Is Horrible

 12:36 am on Feb 17, 2014 (gmt 0)

Can I back-out of this update?

This thing is awful, it simply will not go to sites I am trying to click-thru to, it takes a minimum 2/3/4 clicks and reloads to get there and even then it quite often fails.

This is a total failure, I have had to revert to Opera, which I used for years but got fed-up of all the quirky changes but at least it works, or Chrome, which I really do not want to use.

I've done all the scans and virus checks, this is a FireFox problem since I have precisely the same problem on two non-connected machines and it's pi$$ing me off.



 1:17 am on Feb 17, 2014 (gmt 0)

I'm running 27.0.1 as well as my wife without any issues and we're both power users.

Have you tried rebooting your machine as I recently had Chrome do something like you describe and it was a chunk of code stuck in memory that wouldn't release causing the problem. Rebooted and everything was cool.

Also try disabling all add-ons as any single malfunctioning add-on can cause all sorts of havoc which isn't Firefox's problem.

Let me know if any of that helps.


 1:05 pm on Feb 17, 2014 (gmt 0)

Doh! Thanks iBill, I only have two add-ons and disabling one of them, which I didn't even know I had, seems to have resolved the problem.


 12:37 am on Feb 28, 2014 (gmt 0)

This thing is so unstable it's crazy. I have disabled my only other add-on yet it st's still giving me grief, grief to the point whereby I am now having to use Chrome to see if sites are actually "unavailable"...and they are not, it's Firefox's stupid caching that's creating the problem.

This is crap of the first order...WTF are they doing?

I am seeing the same issue in SeaMonkey, QED!


 9:32 am on Feb 28, 2014 (gmt 0)

I've been experimenting this morning and it's the Toolbar Bookmarks which have been giving me the most grief, especially Statcounter.

As soon as I changed the url path it started working however I'm still not convinced this has solved the problem completely.


 2:38 pm on Feb 28, 2014 (gmt 0)

I think I'll keep clicking the "remind me later" button for a few more weeks.


 7:14 pm on Feb 28, 2014 (gmt 0)

I haven't had a problem with firefox in years. Currently running the latest on linux, still with no problems. I have 5 windows open with an average of 10 tabs each.


 8:39 pm on Mar 10, 2014 (gmt 0)

It's driven me crazy, nearly every time I want to click an external link I have to do it three times, this is also happening on my Win7 office machine, on my Win7 laptop I have not upgraded and it's still working perfectly.

I am also experiencing precisely the same problem on SeaMonkey, Chrome seems to be fine.

I've put virus checkers etc across my systems and nothing's been found, surely I'm not the only one?

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