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Why does Firefox crash on my Macbook?

Asked by EnzoX24 (1986points) July 8th, 2008

For some reason after about half an hour of using Firefox, it will stop fully loading pages. I have to keep hitting refresh multiple times to finally get a page to display everything in the correct format, and then when I click on another link, Firefox wont fully load that page.

I tried reinstalling it, and upgrading to Firefox 3 (which is amazing), but that didn’t seem to work. The only temporary solution I can find is restarting my computer. Should I completely delete it from my computer and then reinstall?

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warpling's avatar

Maybe try to open it and clear the prefs temporarily, I find this clears up a lot of application related issues.
To do this hold shift while opening firefox.

EnzoX24's avatar

Ok I tried it. Not sure if it worked, so here’s to hoping!

jrpowell's avatar

I have the same problem. The only difference is that sometimes I can make it through the day without it acting weird and sometimes it happens a couple times a day. I found that quitting Firefox and restarting it is enough to clear up the problem.

I have been battling with this for a long time and nothing seems to help. It is a little better with Firefox 3 but it still happens.

EnzoX24's avatar

The thing is though, this never used to happen to me. I believe it was an update or something, because it randomly started happening.

jrpowell's avatar

Me too. I think it was around the upgrade to that I started having problems.

aidje's avatar

You reinstalled, but did you make sure to delete all of your old profile information? Most of the problems I’ve had with Firefox over the years have been because of corrupted profiles, and can be easily fixed by starting with a fresh one. Usually such profile corruption is concurrent either with an upgrade to Firefox or the installation or upgrade of an extension.

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