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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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FireFox was first published on February 13, 2006.

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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.
by Rick O on 02/13/2006 at 4:15:43 PM UTC
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")
by Elliott on 02/13/2006 at 4:46:14 PM UTC
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.
by daniel on 02/13/2006 at 5:36:44 PM UTC
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.
by Gene on 02/13/2006 at 6:17:40 PM UTC
I couldn't agree more, I only use it at home because I couldn't be bothered to reinstall the old version.
by Simon Baynes on 02/14/2006 at 11:52:26 AM UTC
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 ?
by JGWill on 02/14/2006 at 2:01:07 PM UTC
Same here, after upgrading from Firefox 1.0 to 1.5, firefox has been crashing consistently.
by jks on 02/21/2006 at 1:27:12 AM UTC
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.
by Mark on 02/21/2006 at 8:47:16 AM UTC
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)
by nico on 02/24/2006 at 4:54:21 AM UTC
window sp 2 installed

dom inspector inspects dom of html,xulmand xml oncluding browser chrome

tabrowser preference enhances control over some aspects of tabbed browsing

adblock v.5 night 42 filters ads from web-pages

downthemall mass download for firefox

pdf download allows you choose what you want to do with pdf file,dl it view with external view or as html

seems to crash alot when i go on to ppl myspace that has music
by internetguru on 02/28/2006 at 8:09:10 AM UTC
I haven't had any problems with but I only have FoXpose 0.3 and DOM Inspector installed.
by Dan on 03/06/2006 at 2:47:47 AM UTC
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. ;)
by Dominic on 03/17/2006 at 10:25:29 AM UTC
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.
by Justin Baeder on 04/02/2006 at 1:45:31 AM UTC
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.
by janson daniel on 04/05/2006 at 7:03:22 AM UTC
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!
by Will on 04/06/2006 at 4:04:11 AM UTC
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?
by CJ on 04/06/2006 at 6:19:01 PM UTC
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 :(
by krycor on 04/08/2006 at 3:03:05 AM UTC
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by Pete Freitag on 04/10/2006 at 9:48:57 AM UTC
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?
by Captkidd on 04/16/2006 at 5:01:22 PM UTC
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.
by rkmcswain on 05/17/2006 at 8:10:29 PM UTC
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.
by Kunal Mattoo on 07/14/2006 at 2:49:59 AM UTC
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.
by Kunal Mattoo on 07/14/2006 at 2:53:01 AM UTC
Yeah, it crashes on me all the time now.
by ryan on 07/24/2006 at 5:42:46 PM UTC
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.
by marcome on 07/30/2006 at 8:18:20 AM UTC
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.
by tom on 08/14/2006 at 10:24:30 PM UTC
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
by Luis on 09/05/2006 at 4:33:18 PM UTC
my new firefox will not let me access yahoo e-mail. help....
by larry on 09/19/2007 at 12:48:41 PM UTC
Yep, its turned into a crash puppy for me as well.
by Craig on 03/07/2008 at 11:09:34 PM UTC
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.
by Eric on 01/19/2010 at 12:16:33 AM UTC