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Old 01-20-2010, 01:16 PM
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After being badgered nonstop at every one of half a dozen computers I use, I finally downloaded 3.5 on one of them.

I have no idea what is improved but I do know FF 3.5 locks up regularly whereas 3.0 never did. It has locked up on THT in fact several times.:ban ghead:
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:04 PM
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I am running 3.5 and have had no issues. Maybe do an uninstall, re start, clean reg (crap cleaner tool) restart, do fresh Firefox install?
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Jim, does your computer pop up notices that "firefox is running, but isn't responding" kind of things. You have to stop firefox then restart it?

This has just started with me and I haven't uploaded anything new.
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I recently switched from Firefox to Google Chrome. Suggest you try it.
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I recently switched to a MAC!
But you guys don't want to hear about that....
I feel your pain! My old PC had viruses all the time.
All the down time meant I couldn't do anything.
It always seemed that the latest anti-virus
could only clean up old viruses and couldn't deal with next
months.

The Mac for 10 months has run like a top without a hiccup.
My other PC has crapped out several times over the same period,
I'll never buy another PC.
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Old 01-20-2010, 03:21 PM
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try this


go to START
RUN
type "%temp% and hit OK
select all
delete these temp files
you will be amazed
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Originally Posted by bamaboy473 View Post
Jim, does your computer pop up notices that "firefox is running, but isn't responding" kind of things. You have to stop firefox then restart it?

This has just started with me and I haven't uploaded anything new.
No notice but that is what is happening essentially. I have to Ctl-Alt-Del and then kill the process.

I did download Chrome as well, no complaints so far, but then I never had any with FF 3.0 either except the incessant updating and badgering to download the "superior" v3.5
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go to START
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type "%temp% and hit OK it shows a bunch of files
select all click all 30 something files, or just the "temporary Internet" file?
delete these temp files right-click just the Temp file and Delete just that one?
you will be amazed
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Laird I think that was supposed to be %temp% not "%temp%
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Garrett, the correct brackets are the percent sign. It appears as ninety-six on THT. Laird
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I am sorry. You are right. The quote sign is not correct.
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Originally Posted by bamaboy473 View Post
go to START
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type "%temp% and hit OK it shows a bunch of files
select all click all 30 something files, or just the "temporary Internet" file?
delete these temp files right-click just the Temp file and Delete just that one?
you will be amazed
You will get the same thing if you type in prefetch
Nothing before the word and nothing after.

All those items are running and ready in your RAM (ready access memory) if you were to call them up. (so to speak)

Also go into TOOLS, OPTIONS, look at all the stuff in those tabs.
Have your PC delete the COOKIES when you shut down for the night.
Saving cookies can slow you down also.
This may cause you to have to "Log In" your "User Name" the first time you you go to a site when getting back on line the next day but your PC will run cleaner.
Look in HISTORY and SECURITY, there are some choices there that will clear where you have been when logging off. Or, if you leave it active to remember, you can check where anyone else has been surfing.

You may want to delete some of those sites (links) you were on in the Sand Bar
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You get what you pay for ...
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Originally Posted by 240 LTS View Post
You will get the same thing if you type in prefetch
Nothing before the word and nothing after.

All those items are running and ready in your RAM (ready access memory) if you were to call them up. (so to speak)
Typing in either word brings up a host of folders that I don't have a clue what they are, and deleting unknown folders doesn't sound very bright to me.... so what folder would we be looking for. ....and why would we delete it...to make firefox run more politely?
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Originally Posted by 240 LTS View Post
You will get the same thing if you type in prefetch
Nothing before the word and nothing after.
Jeff typing in " prefetch " brings up a different folder than Laird's " %temp% " folder. To the best of my knowledge they both can be emptied.


Rick, why don't you start off by going to Internet Options and deleting your Browsing History then go to Disk Cleanup in System Tools, then go to prefetch and %temp% to double check the status of things.
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Originally Posted by bamaboy473 View Post
Typing in either word brings up a host of folders that I don't have a clue what they are, and deleting unknown folders doesn't sound very bright to me.... so what folder would we be looking for. ....and why would we delete it...to make firefox run more politely?

It's not so much as you are "Deleting" the folders as it is you are taking them out of the RAM is the way it was explained to me.
They are not Deleted from you PC.
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Just use Crap Cleaner, much easier

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I recently switched from Firefox to Google Chrome. Suggest you try it.
Ditto that! I downloaded Chrome the first day it came out and have barely looked back. There are still one or two sites out there that require IE or FireFox, but 99.9% of the time, chrome is the deal.
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