After another bout in the ring with the damn browser I emailed the folks that (I'm supposing) run the whole damn stupid show.
I've done all the bug fixes, used it on different OS's, trawled the forums and still it behaves like a village idiot every single day. I think I almost hate it
Summary: FF is Damn Irritating. Like A Really Bad Skin Rash
Having used FF for two years I have to say that never before I have used a browser that is so overrated, overhyped and overinflated.
I work as a freelance writer and being perfectly frank - I am sick to my eyeballs and past at continuing to expect FF to do anything other than freeze, crash and pretty much fall apart. In fact I'm so sick of feeling sick I wonder if a pregnancy test would be more useful (right now) than your bloody browser.
I have tried to utilize your help section on more than a few occasions - remove this add-on, use that add-on - it's more confusing than trying to navigate a mile-wide maze whilst blind and carrying a sack of potatoes.
I'm sick of wasting time whilst working, sick of losing work that I've uploaded to the internet, sick of trusting FF to do what it's supposed to be - a streamlined, user-focused all-round better web experience.
Being perfectly honest I'm now trying to repair my laptop after banging my forehead off it yet again - as a result of FF crashing and freezing its way through the last 20 minutes. It's like trying to work with a recalcitrant child - all tantrums and no bloody headway.
The only guarantee that appears to be mutually exclusive with FF is frustration. That and the accompanying headaches. And let's face it - last time I looked you weren't handing out free Advil with every download. You should.
It's time to pull up your socks (at least try knee-high ones) and turn your browser into everything you like to claim it to be. And no - my laptop is not full of its own damn bugs, glitches and hardware issues.
Every single OS I've used it on - even brand new, out the box computer equipment - has experienced the same go-slow, low-performance nonsense. FF is about as much use to anyone that works online as the contraceptive pill is to room full of nuns.
And don't get me started at how much room it takes it take up just to use it. It's so god damn fat everywhere I look on my computer I can see the damn thing hogging the back seats. Yours in 100% pure annoyance, irritation and frustration,
P.S. I prefer feeling the above when its hormone related or because I burned a few cookies. Not because I'm wasting time and energy on something that's akin to going on a long, strenuous walk - only to find that the view is a post-war dump that's about as pretty as my brother's bullfrog on a really bad day.
How many add-on's you're using with current firefox profile ?
Btw, do you see 'plugin_container.exe' in task manager ?(if you're using windows).
It had seo quake, adobe dmn and microsoft dot net. Was I supposed to use or have others there? It's always been the same unstable carry on. I've messed around with it, uninstalled and re-installed and yet it remains the same.
I don't know if I should be laughing or crying right now. I HATE FF too. In fact, I hate it so much that I use Opera, with all its disadvantages. I can't see page ranks, can't open an Amazon online reader, can't use firebug, etc. But I can use the browser! Wow!
In that case 'plugin_container.exe' which holds adobe and non-adobe plugin resources will consume more CPU resources and you get buggy/slow firefox. This problem will be solved in FF4, sorry.
I feel the same way as you, Frog. I just am unable to verbalize it quite as well!
Plugin-container.exe is def the culprit for me. I usually wind up closing and restarting my browser at least once per hour. All day. Every day. I close it using the Task Manager so that it has all my tabs and windows ready and waiting for me when I restart it.
And I find that using ANYTHING 'Adobe' makes everything a big, hot mess. Basically, if I open a PDF, Plugin-container.exe pretty much freaks out and I have to reboot when I'm done reading.
I wonder if an open-source Adobe alternative would fix that issue. Hmmm.
I have used FF for years now with very few crashes. I have an Apple, maybe that explains it. I'm not changing.
I just switched to Chrome and it is so much faster.
I switched to Chrome some time ago.
FF developers have taken a good thing and ruined it.
I have written articles (not here) about some of the dumber technical decisions they have made. The hilarious thing is that they defend themselves and, in my not so humble opinion, demonstrate their incredible ignorance and arrogance in every reply.
I'm happy with Chrome. Once in a while I have had to use Safari for a specific page, but that is rare. I will never use Firefox again.
Firefox was absolutely flawless for me over a period of around 24 months. For the last 3 months it has shut itself down about 3 times per day, and whilst they helpfully restore things precisely as they were before each crash, it has started to bug me too. So much so that it is only marginally better than Internet Explorer now.
I have to say I use FF and it works great for me. Never crashes, no problems at all. Wonder if it has to do with add-ons, plugins and other things?
I use very little extras with my browsers.
No, it's not that. It could be having lots of tabs and leaving it open for days. I suspect it of memory leaks.
If you are rebooting or logging out daily, you might not see that.
Yeah I actually turn my computer off every night. Never saw the point in leaving it on.
No, it is sleeping and unplugged. I like to run the battery down a bit over night.
I should explain that.
It is recommended that Lithium batteries be discharged slightly every day for longest life and fully discharged once a month or so for calibration.
I used to try unplugging during the day, but I'd forget. By leaving it sleeping but unplugged over night, it drains slightly every day.
How is it an expensive practice? Really, I would like to know. A computer is a machine, machines wear out the more you use or run them.
So it makes sense to shut any machine down when your not using it. Do you leave your TV or stereo on all the time? So why leave a computer on?
Ahh ok, gotcha. But even if it did run down the battery, seems like the extended life you get from shutting it down overall as far as the main computer itself would more than offset a new battery.
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