My Firefox has been crashing a lot lately

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  1. Paulie
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    Is there something I haven't done yet, possibly?

    It fucking crashed on me yesterday while I was in the middle of typing out a huge discussion board response in one of my online classes. I lost the whole damn thing and had to re-do it with much less vigor than it had previously.

    I like how when it crashes it will attempt to re-open the tabs you had going, but it seems like the times it crashes without being able to save my tab work is only during the most important times.

    Any suggestions, because otherwise I love this browser. It beats IE in every way except this. IE NEVER crashed this often.
     
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    Mine has been acting up at work. Its a pig.
     
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    IE crashes every time I use it.

    Have you updated the latest version of Firefox?
     
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    :lol: Rav I'm sorry, it's really hard to take you seriously when that av keeps popping up.

    to answer your question though, not that I know of. Does it typically prompt you to?
     
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    This is interesting. I have never had FF "crash."

    Try this: Firefox Support Home Page these are the developers, I bet they can help you.
     
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    An earlier version of FireFox used to crash quite often. My solution was to uninstall it then reinstall, that helped for a while. One thing I've noticed is that if you have too many plug-ins that could make it a bit unstable.

    The current version, 3.5.3 works just fine on Vista and XP.
     
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    I have a BUNCH of plug-ins, never had a stability issue. FF has always been a rock and I have been using it for many years.

    I am thinking alot of it probably has to do with how much resources a system has.
     
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    A couple of things, usually yes it does notify you when an update is available if you have that turned on but more importantly you may be having a software or hardware conflict issue. Have you downloaded anything new lately? Also what are the specs on your machine and how old is it? I've never had a problem with IE or Firefox crashing but I have had problems due to system resource issues and bad hardware. It could be your machine has gotten so old it can't handle anything new like updates and software. The one they provide us at work to play on is old and it doesn't matter if I'm using IE or Firefox it locks them up all the time. The last thing is you could have picked up a virus.
     
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    You're just jjinxed. ;)

    You may try re-installing your Firefox, or try disabling all your tools/add-ons. Also, you should know the rule of thumb for computers by now, save, save, save, ... if you are going to type up something important and long, use your text editor and save a draft copy, because shit happens. :cool:
     
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    Working okay for me Firefox 3.5.3 Ubuntu flavour. Very stable.
     

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