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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Jamie, Apr 29, 2012.

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  1. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    Every now and then when I start fire Fox, it has been trying to get me
    to upgrade to their latest and greatest version. They take me to their
    site ect, etc. I don't have any trouble with what I have now so I just
    decline it.

    Lately, when they alert me to a newer version, they
    are now including in their message "your old version will soon be
    attacked by viruses" or
    "Soon be vulnerable to Viruses" I can't remember the exact verbiage
    but that is the gist of it.

    Has any one seen this in their campaign regarding fire Fox upgrades or
    is there something I don't know about FF that I should?

    Jamie
     
  2. Sjouke Burry

    Sjouke Burry Guest

    I'm using 3.6.10 and I have no problems.(xp pro sp3)
     
  3. Sjouke Burry

    Sjouke Burry Guest

    I dont upgrade because every new version is slower and more bloated.
     
  4. hamilton

    hamilton Guest

    This is not IE !!!

    What make you think FF is slower and more bloated ?

    Wait, are you still using a Pentium 1 ??

    OK, your right.

    h
     
  5. T

    T Guest

    I made the mistake of upgrading to v12 - it crashes on a regular basis.
    In every one of the crash reports I put my contact info and explain I've
    been using the product since the 0.x days and that the pinnacle was
    3.6.26 and it's all been downhill since then.

    I also find it interesting they're STILL pushing updates to the 3.6
    product. It's a tacit admission that they fucked up.
     
  6. Yes, the latest is 3.6.28 if you want both small and secure.

    Go to the parent directory for other languages.

    http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/latest-3.6/win32/en-US/
     
  7. The main obstacle for me is that my favorite add-ons don't work with the
    latest. I know how to force it to install, but still no-go for some of
    them.
     
  8. Guest

    FF leaks memory big time. I only have about one dozen FF windows (for
    each area of interest and/or customer), each with perhaps about a
    dozen tabs in each, perhaps 100 tabs total.

    At startup this consumes about 700 MB of virtual memory (7 MB/tab is
    that reasonable ??). Opening new tabs and deleting them or some older
    ones and the total number of open tabs still in the ballpark of 100,
    the virtual memory consumption is up at 1500 MB. With 1 GB of physical
    memory and other applications, the systems slows to a crawl.

    And yes, the FF plug-in-container is even a worse memory leaker.
     
  9. T

    T Guest

    Mozilla created the Plugin-Container to prevent Flash and other player
    memory hogs. But they instead created an application that will consume
    more CPU over time than just about anything else.
     
  10. qrk

    qrk Guest

    1. Be sure your updater is set to never check. Options, advanced,
    update.

    2. Check your add-ons, extensions (or plugins, I forgot which) for a
    Firefox add-on. This got mysteriously installed on one of my computers
    which creates a nag when you launch FF which states that version 12 is
    the last version for Win2k and XP sp1, maybe sp2. Removing this add-on
    cured my machine. I was about to stop using FF until I just found
    this. What the hell are they thinking coming up with a nag such as
    this!?! This is an issue which hasn't hit the search engines yet.
     
  11. Guest

    Alternatively, you can use FF

    Help | Start with add-ons disabled

    but still it appears that the plug in container is started in some
    cases and it is faster to abort the plugin-container with task
    manager.
     
  12. T

    T Guest

    I'm running Firefox 12 and Silverlight 5.0.61118.0 - and the crashes are
    spectacular! Now interestingly the reason for plugin-container was to
    prevent Browser crashes and let the plug-ins crash gracefully. I think
    Mozilla screwed the pooch on version 12.
     
  13. John S

    John S Guest

    I don't understand this. I am running FF 12.0 under Win7 and have had no
    crashes or other problems. I don't remember which version of FF I
    initially installed back in 2009, but I've had no problems whatsoever.
    Maybe I'm just lucky?
     
  14. josephkk

    josephkk Guest

    Yikes.

    Of course i do not experience that issue as i don't leave browsers on for
    very long. Do my business and close it.

    ?-)
     
  15. josephkk

    josephkk Guest

    Yep. And cookies as well. Gotta love NoScript and Ghostery.

    ?-)
     
  16. josephkk

    josephkk Guest

    Couldn't have said it better.

    ?-)
     
  17. josephkk

    josephkk Guest

    I don't think that they have had a good version since the 3.6 series.

    ?-)
     
  18. josephkk

    josephkk Guest

    There is not a problem with crashes, it is the screwed user interface.
    They took too much out of it to make it 2 inch screen friendly.

    ?-)
     
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