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Strange change in Firefox

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    sheilamyersposted 3 years ago

    I was reading through the "answer" section and my browser froze up. The easiest fix always seems to be to close the browser and then open it back up. That solved the problem, but the very first thing I noticed was that the look of Firefox had changed. The main ones I'm seeing are the green bar across the top, the drop-down menus now being above the address bar (and in the green area), and the icons (home, bookmark page, etc) look different. Is it just me or has anyone else seen this change? Would that be caused by Firefox's automatic updates and the freeze caused by the updates being downloaded?

    1. Homeplace Series profile image86
      Homeplace Seriesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I got a note earlier to download the "new" Firefox... haven't done it yet... I'm sure that is related to your experience... different formats, computers, done a staggered times...  ;-) Aren't computers fun??  ;-)

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        sheilamyersposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I love the things I can do on my computer, but I'm so far from knowing that much about them and they drive me crazy at times.

    2. galleryofgrace profile image82
      galleryofgraceposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You might also want to check Firefox for new add ons and extensions that were installed.

    3. KenDeanAgudo profile image75
      KenDeanAgudoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I experienced this too. I hated it so I shift to chrome. I am using firefox before for i feel much comfortable but this past few months firefox got crashed often so I uninstall it. It is very upsetting.

    4. Matthew Meyer profile image77
      Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Firefox was recently updated from 28 to 29 and there were some minor cosmetic changes.

      Clearing your browser cache is the simplest first step to try when you have any sort of browser issue.

      Here are additional trouble shooting tips as well.
      http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/Diag … r-problems

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        sheilamyersposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Matthew. I figured it was some sort of update. I didn't know it was a new version. I usually hate when anything changes versions because their supposed improvements usually end adding more confusion, but so far this version of Firefox looks and works great.

  2. Lew Marcrum profile image85
    Lew Marcrumposted 3 years ago

    That IS strange!  I haven't noticed anything different on mine.

  3. The Examiner-1 profile image80
    The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago

    What version do you have ? I have 28.0 and I did not see that. Plus I have Google Chrome for my browser.

  4. Xenonlit profile image61
    Xenonlitposted 3 years ago

    29.0 is out and you might have automatically updated. Check your version. I just loaded it today and it's great! The last version was just blogged down, now it's fast.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
      DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I have v 28.0 and it constantly freezes up and crashes!  I hope 29 is better.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 3 years ago

    I have Firefox and prefer it, but I don't use Windows. Mine sounds nothing like Firefox on Windows.
    On my Mac there is really no noticeable loading time. I worked on Windows at the hospital where I was employed, and the loading time could (at times) get to the frustrating status and could slow down some important items that we needed stat: printouts/people, procedures/scheduling, test reports, etc.
    Maybe the problem is in how the system and the browser interface, and not just in Firefox

  6. cfin profile image79
    cfinposted 3 years ago

    My firefox freezes when I visit certain sites. It gives me an open to stop script or close.

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image77
      Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      There is a newer version of Firefox available, 29.0.

      I would suggest clearing your browser cache, upgrading to the latest stable version, and restarting your computer.
      If that doesn't fix it, then you may want to uninstall Firefox, reboot your computer and download and install the latest stable version or try another browser like Chrome as some browsers handle JavaScript and Flash content differently.

      Also try closing all other tabs and just opening one with HubPages as sometimes the issue can be system resources such as RAM or CPU as well.

      1. cfin profile image79
        cfinposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for the reply Matthew. Unfortunately I have tried all of the above and the problem persists at both work and home. My work computer is a beast and my home computer is more than competent but I find, when I work to fast firefox stops responding. It's only a problem with hubpages.com sometimes, but is especially prevalent while using CNN or some of my work sites.

        Chrome is an option, however, it doesn't always format sites correctly which can be annoying and it links everything to a gmail which can be awkward.

        1. Matthew Meyer profile image77
          Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          It's only a problem with hubpages.com sometimes, but is especially prevalent while using CNN or some of my work sites.

          This statement indicates that the issue you are experiencing is not specific to HubPages.com and as such is likely a browser or system issue.

          You also posted this message using Firefox 28.
          Please try the steps outlined above, including upgrading your browser to the latest stable version (29.0 as of yesterday)

          Here are those steps.
          I would suggest clearing your browser cache, upgrading to the latest stable version, and restarting your computer.
          If that doesn't fix it, then you may want to uninstall Firefox, reboot your computer and download and install the latest stable version or try another browser like Chrome as some browsers handle JavaScript and Flash content differently.

          Try closing all other tabs and just opening one with HubPages as sometimes the issue can be system resources such as RAM or CPU as well.

          Here are some other trouble shooting steps.
          http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/Diag … r-problems

 
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