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Firefox's Recent Operational Issues Are Putting a Rift In Our Relationship

Dear Firefox: You're Becoming a Bad Boyfriend

For years, Firefox has been one of the most stable, trustworthy, and reliable browsers I had ever met. So much so, that I've kind of gotten attached to the guy and settled in for what was expected to be a productive, long-term relationship. That was, until the latest update hit.

What came next was crashes, news of crazy security loopholes, and bugs. And I'm not the only one. Half of Sugar HQ is experiencing the same problems, which leads me to believe that Firefox is becoming the bad boyfriend we all hate: running around on us behind our backs, without ever giving us any satisfaction. Firefox even had the nerve to disappear and leave BuzzSugar a lame "failure-to-restore" message, and then blamed the website she was on for the problem — the nerve!

So I'm sending my once trusty Firefox a message on behalf of all of us that are experiencing the same erratic and sketchy issues: let's work this out. I didn't want to have to say this, but I'll go back to Safari if this behavior continues. You've been warned.

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Booked Booked 6 years
Do any of the other browser programs you guys have mentioned save your tabs the way FF does? If so I will switch to which ever one does - since that is probably my favorite part of FF - being the site-hopper (ADD Anybody?) that I am I can never remember what it was I was looking at or what site it was on - so the saved tabs was a gift! Help!!! :)
macgallie macgallie 6 years
This post saved my life! Okay maybe I'm being dramatic, but Firefox has pretty much become unusable on my mac. As an avid Firefox fan, I hate to admit that I've gotten back with my ex - Safari and my quality of life is much improved (yay!). ps - I'm sorry I blamed you macbook, it's not your fault.
Complexitii Complexitii 6 years
Yea.. I love FF for the add-ons... but the crashing is so irritating.
NYCGRIFF NYCGRIFF 6 years
Every negative comment regarding Firefox is absolutely true! I've personally used Firefox since its inception, and used to swear by it. Especially, in comparison to Internet Explorer. That's all about to change now. It appears that the "Mozilla Project" needs a complete overall! These repetitive "updates" are only *not* working, but indeed making matters worse. The reason why I am convinced that it's strictly a Firefox issue, and not a *system* problem, is because I work with many computers in my profession, and the issues repeat themselves on each and every one. What a pity. The Mozilla folks need to take heed before people begin abandoning this once terrific browser by the multitudes. Wake up Mozilla and carefully examine the handwriting on the wall...
chakra_healer chakra_healer 6 years
I had to downgrade a few updates ago and will not be updating again until I'm sure the bugs are gone.
pinkmystic pinkmystic 6 years
WOW I seriously thought i was alone. I've been using chrome for a while now. I love it, thought it's a bit too simple for me... other then that... pure love
Booked Booked 6 years
Thank you for this post! Now I can show my Hubby that "NO...it is not because I have too many tabs open! It is happening to everybody!" Well maybe not everybody but he doesn't need to know that. Mine has been crashing at least 2x a day since the update and today it couldn't recover ANY of my tabs!!! Ughh...I am so upset. Might have to go back to Safari but I have loved my FireFox. So sad. :(
famousmoviestar famousmoviestar 6 years
oops made a heart symbol looks like these comment boxes hate them. anyway, it's a great browser and has lots of features and has never crashed on me. try opera today!
famousmoviestar famousmoviestar 6 years
Gurrrls what about opera? I <3 it, works well with javascript and it has never crashed on me once.
Advah Advah 6 years
Wow thank you SO much for this post, I was starting to worry about my PC! Good to know it's stupid Firefox. It keeps dlding new updates, I think it's becoming a much heavier programme, and lately it's been crashing about twice a day since I've spent my week working on my laptop all day long. I'm tempted to try Google Chrome, but what's that thing about it spying on my activities?
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 6 years
i've been ignoring the download update message for a few days and i'm glad i have!
cptnruthless cptnruthless 6 years
to everyone having crashing issues: blame the addons - I didn't update any of mine on my PC, and no crashes yet. my Mac doesnt have any addons and all is fine on there too. :)
esmerb esmerb 6 years
This just happened to me the other day! I'm glad I'm not alone in this sad, sad relationship!
dqueen888 dqueen888 6 years
i love chrome! works the best, has spell checker, and if you need to google something, you can do it from your browser, which i LOVE!!!
Magenta1982 Magenta1982 6 years
I'm a Safari-girl... But I have Firefox anyway because not every website works great with Safari. I like Camino too, and I am waiting for the official first version of Chrome for Apple. :)
mudnessa mudnessa 6 years
I switched to Chrome a few months ago. I really like it.
tiabia tiabia 6 years
Happy to hear I'm not the only one having problems with Firefox (specifically on my Macbook Pro). I just said this morning that I might need to downgrade Firefox :-(.
bethinabox bethinabox 6 years
I've had the opposite experience... Firefox crashed all the time before this update, but now I'm not having much trouble with it at all. *shrug*
michlny michlny 6 years
Oh no! I just downloaded the update :(
Zivanod Zivanod 6 years
I have been getting that same message the last little while. I've also been getting a lot of crashes too! I thought it was the computer because my fast new computer is currently broken (thanks Vista) and I am using my old one. Guess I should stop blaming the old clunker. Perhaps I should add Google Chrome on to it and see if that works better. Oh I could also go get off my lazy butt and get my nice new computer fixed too. Whatever! LOL
weffie weffie 6 years
Safari has really improved in the last few updates, I broke up with Firefox a while ago
mistwolf mistwolf 6 years
I used chrome for a few weeks and really liked it, but it handled rss/atom feed adding poorly. Firefox detects them and easily lets me add them to google reader or live bookmarks, but chrome didn't seem to know what to do with them at all and just gave me the raw xml code when I clicked on an rss link, let alone autodetecting if a site had a feed. But once chrome can do that, I will be very tempted to switch, it was quicker and used much less memory, and never crashed like FF does lately.
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