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Firefox 4. - March 27th 2011, 07:23 PM

I downloaded it and it was working fine and everything but recently, it's been being a pain. Whenever I open it, it sometimes goes straight to not responding or it'll take ages to open then when I'm scrolling, it'll scroll then stop then scroll then stop etc. At first I thought it could be my computer or my internet but they're all working fine and I tried Google Chrome and that's working perfectly fine which leads me to believe it actually is Firefox.

Has anyone else been having these problems with it or is it just me or is it not Firefox at all? Just in case you need to know, I'm using Windows Vista.
   
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Re: Firefox 4. - March 27th 2011, 08:43 PM

I have Windows Vista and Firefox and I don't usually have any problems with it but sometimes it does take a few extra moments to open a window. I've never had this happen consistently. Maybe try uninstalling, restarting then reinstalling?


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Re: Firefox 4. - March 28th 2011, 11:27 PM

On some occasions Firefox can be a pain, if it's a constant hassle the best solution I have used is to uninstall Firefox, then delete all files related to it named "Mozilla" which can be found:

C:\Program Files\

To get to the following folders below you must have "Don't hide hidden folders" checked. Which can be done if you go into any windows explorer viewer, ie. My Documents.. Press "Alt" on the keyboard, which will show the toolbar at the top, and then follow this:

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C:\Users\{YOUR USERNAME}\AppData\Local
C:\Users\{YOUR USERNAME}\AppData\Roaming

Once all 3 locations have been manually deleted just reinstall Firefox, and problem should be resolved.
   
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Re: Firefox 4. - March 31st 2011, 11:30 AM

Sorry for the extremely late reply to this thread but if I did what was suggested above, would I lose all my bookmarks and passwords and so on? Or, would they still remain?
   
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Re: Firefox 4. - March 31st 2011, 06:20 PM

Yes you will, I suggest backing them up before you continue. Backing up bookmarks is simple. Just go to the Bookmarks page and click "Import/Export Bookmarks" and export the file anywhere on your desktop temporarily. To backup your passwords use this: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/fir...word-exporter/

You can export your passwords by going to the "Options" section then "Security".
   
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Re: Firefox 4. - March 31st 2011, 11:28 PM

Hmmm...I was contimplating downloading Firefox but now I'm not going to.
   
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Re: Firefox 4. - April 1st 2011, 08:58 PM

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Re: Firefox 4. - April 2nd 2011, 05:04 PM

A lot of new software releases that require updates, or major updates themselves are frequently bugged. Mine's been working awkwardly too. I shouldn't have updated it 'cos I was half-aware something like this might happen. I've switched to google-chrome temporarily. It's very fast.


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Re: Firefox 4. - April 2nd 2011, 05:55 PM

Yeah....i've been having issues with Firefox over the past couple of days, it's been taking aaaaaages to open windows and tabs, bit of a pain in the ass. Although I switched to Internet Explorer and it wasn't a lot better.


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Re: Firefox 4. - April 2nd 2011, 07:50 PM

Internet Explorer has always been rather slow for me.


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