February 13, 2006

firefox Firefox has been trying to get me to update to version, for a while now so I finally did today. The new version has creashed 3 times already today.

Is it just me or did 1.0.x seam to be a lot more stable than 1.5?

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I've had no issues at all. You may want to check your extensions and make sure they are all up to date. I had a couple that didn't work in 1.5
I have to agree with Wiliiam, above. FF1.5.0.1 has been exceptionally stable for me, even while mixing the ever-horrible combination of Quicktime and Flash. But yeah, you definitely need to make sure your extensions are up to date. Adblock, especially, gave me a bit of flak until I updated it.
Yep, it's just you. No issues here.
I agree; Firefox 1.5 has caused me more headaches than 1.0.x ever did. Crashes, missing scrollbars, and after updating GreaseMonkey to make it work in FF1.5, FF1.0.7 crashed on startup. I've since decided to use 1.0.7 for when I need Gecko. I'm on a mac though, so I don't know if the windows version is as problematic or not. (btw you have an extra "e" in the word "crashed")
Try uninstalling some extensions you don't use often. Firefox would crash like crazy on me, then I removed all my extensions (except for Chatzilla), and it's fairly stable now.
Yes, I noticed this the same day I installed it. It seems very unstable compared to previous versions. As well as the lack of updates to alot of popular extensions I have installed.
I had no problems with the new version. Try to uninstall unstable extensions or try to setup a new and clean firefox profile .. that worked for a colleague of mine
Firefox 1.5 runs fine for me with lots of extensions. But there are definitley some plugins out there which crashes Firefox. Check out for new versions or uninstall some of them.
The new update has been certainly below expectations. After 1.5 I was waiting for out of loyalty, but this has definitely been a black star in the FF lineup.
Even if it crashes a few times a day, I find it works a whole lot better for me than that damn IE7!
I couldn't agree more, I only use it at home because I couldn't be bothered to reinstall the old version.
Hi, It crashes for me too... It may be depends on the OS you use it !! Is anyone having problem on LINUX ? OS X ? XP ? 2003 ? Vista ? :) jgw
I'm running on XP Pro and have around 30 extensions installed. I have had no problems at all. Did you uninstall your firefox 1.0 extensions prior to installing 1.5? Might be a problem with older extensions. Can you list them?
Try running in safe mode and disabling all of your extensions. Then, one by one, (I know this could seem more trouble than it's worth) re-enable each extension until it crashes. When writing in the Bug Forum with previous problems it has been mentioned that certain combinations of extensions along with machine configurations can cause instability in FF and therefore cause a crash.
I'm having lots of problems also. Actually started with 1.0.7. FF before that was great. I updated to 1.5, then hoping things would improve. No luck. I'm running a clean install on XP, only have Adblock, Forecast, and Flashblock for extensions. I've removed the extensions and it still crashes. I have plenty of memory resources and no other known issues on the system. The only consistent thing I can find is that having multiple tabs open and switching between them is very likely to produce a crash, esp. if the website has a lot of Flash on it. I've been using Opera more and more, and while I miss many of the great features of FF, I find Opera is rock solid, never crashes. Hopefully FF will get this issue resolved as this risks stifling an otherwise great browser.
Same here, after upgrading from Firefox 1.0 to 1.5, firefox has been crashing consistently.
I've had problems myself, but nothing really terrible, as I've isolated it to the javascript open_window command. After a link is clicked that causes a new window to open, rather than a new tab, it seems to cause a major instability with FF. Basically, if I have to use a javascript button, I will shut down FF afterwards, then restart it. No problems.
mine is crashing as well, for no good reason...argh! does anyone know a way to get rid of this crashing pb (don't tell me anything about extensions or uninstalling please)
I started having problems with - frequent crashes with random activities on random web sites. I first disabled all my extensions, then deleted them. Then I installed TalkBack for a while. Then I formatted Windows. I started with a clean profile, though I did import bookmarks. After two days, with no extensions but TalkBack, Firefox crashed on startup, even in Safe Mode with 0 extensions. I uninstalled it, and installed 1.0.7. It seems useable, but it already crashed once on exit.
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since installing downthemall I have been experiencing crashes. On Linux FF was so unstable I have started using Opera :)
I haven't had any problems with but I only have FoXpose 0.3 and DOM Inspector installed.
Yep, FF 1.5.01 is very unstable. Its crashing constantly. I'm thinking over reverting back to v.1.0.7.
For me: Crashes often in linux, OS = Linux (fedora 4). Runs stable in Windows XP.
Yes, I'm facing the same problem too. v1.0.7 almost never crashed - but every so often v1.5.0.1 gives me this illegal memory reference error and crashes. I've noticed this happens when I click on a link - even the Back button... crashes a lot, on a regular basis. It seems that I face almost all the problems reported around the net.
Same experience: Sometime the new firefox only lasts a few seconds. Yahoo mail keeps crashing it. Used to run fine for weeks at a time before.
Tell you what, right now I'm still using 1.0.7 because it kinda pisses me off that whenever I upgrade, (at least some of) my extensions render incompatible. Though, I have on another PC and indeed, it crashed a couple of times. Should I look forward to IE7? Errm, no. ;)
Its not just you! Its a bit crap lately.
Frankly if faulty/incompatible extensions were at fault, at least Firefox could alert users which ones were the culprits, and then let the users decide which appropriate action to take next. Been getting a lot of crashes recently with Sometimes it just freezes when I open another tab. Tried uninstalling a few plugins (I only had a few: Sage, Switchproxy, Xinha that's all; all updated) but the crashes still happen sporadically. Now I appreciate all the investment of effort into developing Firefox, but if the good folks at are not careful, if MS gets its act together, people may start to switch out of frustration to alternative browsers such as Opera or even IE7. Especially the newer converts.
My firefox is crashing constantly and consistently. I'm running it on linux and I've got DOM inspector, talkback, and the A9 toolbar extensions installed. All are updated. I had been using konqueror and opera primarily but wanted to use the diary feature of the a9 toolbar.
Crashes all the time for me. I'm running lots of extensions, but they're all up to date and none register as incompatible with The advice saying to disable all of my extensions kind of eliminates the usefulness of FF in the first place, doesn't it? I'd rather use AvantBrowser than FF with no extensions. I did try to disable them all and re-enable them one by one, but it seems to be browsing, tabs, and time rather than extension behavior that freezes me up. The more tabs I have open, and the longer FF has been running, the more likely it is to freeze up and crash.
Yes, Firefox 1.5 crashes often with me too. The previous version was more assuring. I'm hunting for it actually.
Firefox crashes and freezes all the time with no warning. It shuts down and makes you loose all the pages you had open. Even Opera browser is more stable than Firefox. It has never crashed on my computer.
tell me about it!!! as a new firefox user it isn't giving me alot of confidence. For some reason exactly the same version is installed on several computers at work and some work fine and others don't!
Reformatted my harddrive and installed Mozilla Firefox version browser. My Operating System is Windows XP (Home), for some reason this new Firefox version will NOT accept my preferences. Each time I load the browser, it's back to what came with it when downloaded. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can get version, to accept (and keep) my preferences?
Yep, crashes all the time.
Hrm i have a desktop and laptop and the odd thing is it freezes ONLY on my laptop, not sure if its cause i got xp home on there compared to pro on desktop or what? tried re-installing firefox multiple times now with no extensions :(
Those of you having issues might want to try this tip:
I am having big issues with FF Even without any themes and extensions, it always crashes on exit. Opera is much more stable but does not copy graphics - which the only reason I still use Firefox!
There is no doubt that 1.5 has a major stability issue. They need to update again soon.
Firefox crashes constantly.
Firefox causing me problems now. ( crashed sometimes), but this new one just freezes while downloading, and wouldn't load up again until I restarted Windows - Three times! I used to use Opera and I'm just about ready to go back to it. I value the NoScript extension to Firefox, but I can't stand an unstable browser. Why should it be a choice of stability or security? Can't someone get it right please?
Mine is on Linux... -- crashes randomly, on random websites, ALWAYS after I click a link or hit submit on a form. Worse, it doesn't tell me what exactly happened, it just exits... no warning, no nothing. I'm running KDE 3.5.1 and have the KDE-gtk theme installed
If you've been getting crashes on Yahoo Mail or other Yahoo sites with Firefox 1.5 + AdBlock: newer Yahoo Messenger slips an unrequired Firefox plugin into C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Shared\npYState.dll when it installs - rename/delete it and the crashes stop. See for information.
Yes, I crash frequently on Yahoo Mail on I had another machine with 1.0, no crashes. Upgraded to and Yahoo Mail crashes it about every 5th or 6th email I click on.
^Agree with above post^ Everytime i have one or two sites in the tabs opened with yahoo! mail.. it crashes :(..
Getting same thing with version
YES!!! Firefox crashes all the time for me too.
From where should I download talkback. The html and jdp tages which are looking perfectly fine in Internet Explorer, in the firefox all the setting has been changed.
From where should I download talkback. The html and jsp pages which are looking perfectly fine in Internet Explorer, in the firefox all the setting has been changed.
I too have had with regular firefox crashes. I found that it has to do with yahoo. Firefox _never_ crash now ever since I stopped using yahoo mail. I will try the suggestion above to rename/delete npYState.dll as stated in above comment.
Yeah, it crashes on me all the time now.
Definately...I was just looking for solutions myself. It is usually yahoo, but not always. It crashes once a least.
I have version and it too crashes while browsing. Then it recovers the session and a lot of the time it keeps crashing and then pops up your session keeps cvrashing at startup. Continue or Abort? This is so annoying and I wish there was a fix for this.
K i need version cause is shit i dont get wont work worth shit the extentions are worth shit!!!
My firefox is also constantly crashing and my girlfriend has it on her pc, same version, that also crashes all the time. I can't even kill it sometimes.
PC / Win 2k Server / v1.5.0.6 sucks. Hating life that I have to use myspace at all, but its not horrible w/ 20+ crashes a day. Shortly after upgrading FF to this version is when myspace started using Flash9 for 'security' reasons. It is also around the same time that it started crashing like mad. I cant believe there aren't more people making a stink about this to both myspace and FF.
I'm getting lots of crashes, rarely survives more than a few minutes. No extensions used. 1.5.05 standard on Mepis6 linux. Had no problems on ubuntu 6.06.
It looks like version fixes the stability problems. There is no package yet for Mepis 6. totally has NOT fixed stability issues for me. Its worse.
I didn't have any problems at all until Now I crash all the time on my two home PCs (both XP Home), but rarely, if ever, on my work PC (XP Pro).
I am a tester and I need to be able to test the older version of firefox, where can I obtain version 1.0.7
I am not alone!!! My Firefox is driving me mad as it keeps crashing - I just hope I have enough time to post this before it does it again - Can anyone please help, I don't want to use IE.
When I try to go on a web site like freewebs, I get a program error and it said: Mozilla Firefox X This Program did an illeagel operation and has been Shutdown [Close] X X X X X Click here for details [Details>>] I got the Microsoft Libraries Update I think, but if I don't I have to download the update off IE 5.5SP2 Is it bad? If so, do I have to run Dr. Watson?
my new firefox will not let me access yahoo e-mail. help....
Firefox crashed when I use Yahoo! mail as well. How do I uninstall extensions if that is thought to be causing my problems? Thanks.
Yep, its turned into a crash puppy for me as well.
Firefox was crashing on me too when I used Yahoo mail. I found the solution on the below site. Hasn't crashed since.
Is it possible to go from the latest version of firefox back to Firefox If so how?

Why do I want to go back? I'm starting an online course and its telling me that I need the old version to communicate with any one at the school.
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