Is Firefox causing beach balls?

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by Mad Mac, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. Mad Mac

    Mad Mac Active Member

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    My Mac has been slow lately often beach balling. I was suspecting Firefox. So after switching to Safari things were ok. Anyone experiencing this too?
     
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    when you say beach balling how does that happen really?

    firefox 3 looks snappy in mine tho'
     
  3. Mad Mac

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    I don't know exactly what Firefox was doing but this multicolored orb (beach ball) keeps coming up screeching everything to a halt. It wasn't this way before but I guess it accumulated junk along the way. I've temporarily disabled phishing measures and so far it has been cooperative. But to be honest, There is no problem with Safari and I am wondering why I even bother with Firefox.
     
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    happens to me sometimes. Especially for sites that has a lot of javascript or Ajax in it.
     
  5. Sanobabits

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    Or perhaps some extension in FF? My 'Fox is behavin' nicely.
     
  6. Mad Mac

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    By that you mean plugins? I might as well delete them.
     
  7. PatrickGaerlan

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    Yah, it could be the plugins. I don't have any installed and I've never had a problem with Firefox 3.
     
  8. Mad Mac

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    I've disabled the security options and so far it has been running fine. I haven't seen the beach ball yet.
     
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    yep, happens to me to. I switched to Camino browser
     

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