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 8:10 pm on Apr 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hi Everyone,
I have just joined and i find everything interesting here.I am sure someone out here will surely help me in solving some problems.
I am experiencing a lot of problems with Firefox, Have been using Firefox Mozilla for about 5 years.
The more i get updates for Mozilla slower its performing.
Now with a recent update for addons on java and shock wave flash player for Mozilla it has starting popping up after 5 minutes after clicking it.
All are latest updates for mozilla and seems like the browser is unable to respond as if it has become very heavy.
Does anyone here have any solution to this problem?
Or should i quit using Mozilla Firefox. Nowadays i get a lot of crashes and i don't know why?.
I wish to get suggestions from you.

Viks Moktan



 6:14 pm on Apr 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

Welcome aboard Moktan, what's the environment, in particular, available RAM?

FF has always been a bit of a memory hog, I run XP Pro/2GB RAM and is seems to do OK. There is an ongoing problem with a bit of a "hiccup" effect, if left open several days running it begins to halt for a second while scrolling. Other than that, no problems to report here.


 8:09 pm on Apr 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thanks Rock, my ram is 512 MB, maybe that's it i need to upgrade my ram, but crashes is always there when i open the site www.alibaba.com (login page), Rest all websites i browse are opening perfectly well, no crashes.
But damn! i cant login at Alibaba, i dont know may be the java problem or something else. Its working well when i login the same website in IE.
The homepage opens up fine but when i try to sign it everything freezes and crash sign pops up closing all the browsers.
Can you explain what might be there at Alibaba.com that makes my firefox crash? That's a B2B website and i have my company listed in it.
Sorry but that's just a question because i am confused!


 2:13 am on Apr 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

I know alibaba, no, can't comment on why it's causing a crash.

Yeah, 512MB is running kind of thin, especially if you're running Vista or Win 7. You can try, if you haven't,

- make sure no other applications are running
- disable Javascript (which may disable functions on alibaba, but will at least help debug the issue)
- disable images

Ram is cheap these days, I ran on 1GB for a while and it just wasn't enough, 2GB seems to be sufficient, but I have at least one other power hungry app open at all times (Photoshop, Flash, others,) as well as a couple other smaller apps. Buy as much as you can afford.


 7:18 am on Apr 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thanks very much for your suggestions, i would better update my Ram and see what happens.
I will keep in touch.



 8:18 am on Apr 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

Also curious how many tabs are open at any given time. I keep it to two or three (at most) and shut down the browser twice a day (morning and afternoon/early evening). Clears memory in use, also allows FF and plugin updates (only use two NoScript and a video thingie) to install, if found. Do add at least another 512mb, though better to go 2gb if your motherboard supports it... don't know how old your hardware is.

One other "fix" is to uninstall FF (export your bookmarks to a different location first) then manually delete the FF folder(s) in all locations (on Win machines that will be under a user account and program files, make sure it is gone from registry as well) then reboot. Then install new. Done that for a few clients with similar problems, even on low memory machines, and that restored operations.


 9:05 am on Apr 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thanks Tangor for the suggestions, Mine is a HP laptop with 1.73GHz processor with XP professional service pack 1, 512 MB with Graphic Card Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML 128 MB.
But where do the find the FF to manually uninstall it?


 9:30 am on Apr 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

Start/Control Panel/Add Remove Programs. Locate Mozilla Firefox, Left Click, then click Remove

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