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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by jojo, Jan 26, 2011.

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    Anyone else experiencing problems running this browser?

    It seems to lock up and it says '(not responding)' at the top of the window occasionally. I mean it works as normal, but when this happens, the whole browser freezes for 10-20secs before it goes back to normal. Looked it up on google also, and nothing conclusive, but seems to be a common problem?

    Probably time to switch to google chrome.
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    My FireFox is totally fine, try a fresh install.
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    Yep, I've noticed this, but only recently.
    Seems to only happen to me when downloading a file though (and the little 'downloads' window appears). When it completes the main mozilla window and download box hangs/freezes for a bit then returns to normal.

    I reckon it's a recently installed update or add-on that is causing it.
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    I use it on 3 different systems and not noticed any issues with it.

    Have you tried Opera?
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    I wouldn't rush - Chrome is doing exactly the same for me at the moment!

    I went to Chrome as IE was originally showing this symptom as well.

    I've run every diagnostic I can think of on my laptop and everything seems ok. I suspect it's a problem with Windows rather than the browser.
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    Yes recently mine has been hanging like that.maybe theres a new update to fix it?
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    My firefox seems to be poo recently also. It often crashes when watching videos on the BBC news website, and just generally is slow.

    I considered going to chrome, but haven't been bothered to yet.
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    Chrome is missing a lot of the useful features of FF so not worth moving IMHO.

    I know FF suffers from problems with certain extensions. Skype recently hit the headlines for example as it installs a FF extension without you knowing and it was causing crashes and slow page laods. Try disabling any extentions you recently installed/updated.
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    Jinxed me, my FireFox keeps crashing on downloads now.
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    OK, stick with FF for a bit then, thought google Chrome was pretty quick on my mates machine, hence the plan to change, but of course, I have FF all setup on how I want it.

    I've been stalling on installing the latest version of MSN live too - actually, I did the upgrade, then downgraded it - as it's just **** and laggy, plus it's 160gb! Wonder if this has anything to do with it?

    The current MSN live is annoying too, it thinks I need extra boxes of people talking to me when I open up my hotmail acc, if anyone knows how to disable this, please tell me!
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    I bet it's not.
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    OK smart arse, 160mb.
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    No problems on Firefox here.
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    Mine refuses to load a MTB forum I usually go on, bikeradar. I have given up on it for now, it's doing my nut in at the moment.
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    I have been having a few problems with firefox recently, but just uninstalled the skype ad-on as it apparently causes stability issues. seems to be running better now...
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    I ditched FF for chrome a while ago - it took too long to start up, and I had problems like that all the time with it. When I bought a new laptop over here, chrome kept on making it hang, so I'm actually using IE right now. Mind you, I use Opera on the BB, so I should really get around to downloading that.
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