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Taurus
18-09-2011, 05:14 PM
Hi There

Just want to know the experience of people using Mac and Firefox.
I and running Mac OSX 10.7 and firefox to 6.0.2.
Firefox just hangs mid-way while I am surfing the net.
As a result, I have to hdd reboot the Mac every time it hangs.
No such problem when using Safari.
I have been a Firefox user for umpteen years and is not about to give up yet.
Does anyone know what the issue is?

cheers

icow
18-09-2011, 05:44 PM
Have you tried running firefox in safe mode or whatever its called.

Safari
18-09-2011, 05:54 PM
Running the same as you but not had any problems. Could be an Add-On causing the problem
Try going to Help/Restart with Add-ons disabled

Beemer
18-09-2011, 11:13 PM
I was going to ask what worked best on a Mac. I used Firefox on my PC and loved it but haven't added anything to the iMac yet. I have friends who love Chrome but I tried it on the PC and didn't like it. So it sounds like Firefox is usually fine for a Mac?

plod
18-09-2011, 11:38 PM
did use ff on the mac but sinced changed to chrome with a touch of safari

Taurus
19-09-2011, 12:32 AM
Running the same as you but not had any problems. Could be an Add-On causing the problem
Try going to Help/Restart with Add-ons disabled

Umh, why didn't I think of that! I have 3 add-ons - dictionary tooltip, reminder fox and weather forecast. Will disbale 1 by 1 and see how it goes.
Icow - how does running FF in safe mode help? Please advise.
Thank you.

Safari
19-09-2011, 12:37 AM
I was going to ask what worked best on a Mac. I used Firefox on my PC and loved it but haven't added anything to the iMac yet. I have friends who love Chrome but I tried it on the PC and didn't like it. So it sounds like Firefox is usually fine for a Mac?

I have FF Safari Chrome and Opera and they all work ok.
I tend to use Safari and FF mostly though, it just comes down to personal preference really.