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Ever since a particular update of Firefox was released (it seems), the browser has been jamming an awful lot, epically on certain pages. For example, a post I made here. This page jams every time I load it...

Is there anything I can do to amend this issue? The only option I can think of is to reinstall it, however I as hesitent to take that option as it would cause me to loose a lot of information - bookmarks, layout settings, add ons etc.

Any ideas? :)
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I would first try starting at the basic. Try deleting your cookies and cache then restart FireFox. If the problem persists then try starting FireFox in safemode>
Click Start>All Programs>Mozilla FireFox>Mozilla FireFox (safe mode)

If it works there then there is a good chance that an add-on is bad. Then start disabling your add-ons one at a time and restarting FireFox in normal mode to see if that clears it up.

If you are convinced that FireFox needs reinstalled you can always back up your profile so you do not lose any of your settings:
http://www.mozilla.o.../profile#backup

I am not positive but I believe that doing an un-install then a re-install should not touch your profile but I would back up just incase :)
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You should be able to backup all your Firefox data. Bookmarks are the easiest as they can be exported/imported very easily. Your profile backup info here: How To Manage Profiles. The add ons I think are in their own folder. Haven't checked, but you could look through Mozilla FF folder and copy those files elsewhere to be safe. Normally, I have had no problems with un-installing a FF version and re-installing one where it picked up my Profile, Bookmarks and Add Ons ok.

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Also, if you are not married to Firefox, you could try Opera. It's really got the majority of the same features, the security and it is super fast. Just a thought. Good luck to you. http://www.opera.com
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I would first try starting at the basic. Try deleting your cookies and cache then restart FireFox. If the problem persists then try starting FireFox in safemode>
Click Start>All Programs>Mozilla FireFox>Mozilla FireFox (safe mode)

If it works there then there is a good chance that an add-on is bad. Then start disabling your add-ons one at a time and restarting FireFox in normal mode to see if that clears it up.

If you are convinced that FireFox needs reinstalled you can always back up your profile so you do not lose any of your settings:
http://www.mozilla.o.../profile#backup

I am not positive but I believe that doing an un-install then a re-install should not touch your profile but I would back up just incase :)

I have tried cookies, I clear them at least once a month anyway. I will try disabling add ons. Thankyou.

You should be able to backup all your Firefox data. Bookmarks are the easiest as they can be exported/imported very easily. Your profile backup info here: How To Manage Profiles. The add ons I think are in their own folder. Haven't checked, but you could look through Mozilla FF folder and copy those files elsewhere to be safe. Normally, I have had no problems with un-installing a FF version and re-installing one where it picked up my Profile, Bookmarks and Add Ons ok.

Ron

Tried all that before, some of my add ons didn't transfer properly and it was annoying.

Also, if you are not married to Firefox, you could try Opera. It's really got the majority of the same features, the security and it is super fast. Just a thought. Good luck to you. http://www.opera.com

Good idea, but unfortunately, I'm too in love with FireFox :)





EDIT: I disabled some of my Extensions and it is running a lot faster and hasn't jammed on the pages it normally does! Hopefully this will last...

Thanks for all the help.

Edited by tiroshii, 21 December 2007 - 12:12 PM.

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It could just be one extension causing the problem and developer needs to be warned that it is causing a problem. Sometimes they do not get an update out soon enough for the latest version of FF and the extension partially works except under certain conditions.

You might want to get the FEBE Extension for FF to keep your FF backed up on a schedule.

Ron
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It could just be one extension causing the problem and developer needs to be warned that it is causing a problem. Sometimes they do not get an update out soon enough for the latest version of FF and the extension partially works except under certain conditions.

You might want to get the FEBE Extension for FF to keep your FF backed up on a schedule.

Ron

Cool thanks, I'll download that now.

I will find out which extension it is which was causing the problem and send the developer a messasge.

Cheers :)
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I will find out which extension it is which was causing the problem and send the developer a messasge.

Cheers :)

Thanks. If everyone took the time and effort to provide feedback, it would probably help to get the extensions updated quicker.

Have a safe Holiday.

Ron
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I will find out which extension it is which was causing the problem and send the developer a messasge.

Cheers :)

Thanks. If everyone took the time and effort to provide feedback, it would probably help to get the extensions updated quicker.

Have a safe Holiday.

Ron

Thanks again. Have a good Christmas!

:)
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