User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10.1 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10.1 Difficult to reproduce in exact steps, but in general, I usually have 5-12 actual FireFox windows open at any time, with a varying number of tabs within each going. After awhile (~2-5 days continuously open, browsing about 3 hrs a day), I'll click on a link or attempt to open a new web page and Firefox will hang... alt-tabbing to a new application, then returning to Firefox will bring *some* partial functionality (able to go between the tabs, able to scroll, able to close tabs, but that's it). At that point, the swirling "Loading" icon on the tab is there but does not move. Clicking on tabs is slowed down substantially, and clicking on the tab which initially froze everything produces a gray screen, eventually causing Windows to call Firefox "Not Responding". During this time, the address bar takes the address of one of the tabs in the window, but fails to update/change as I click on other tabs. Right-click menus are very slow to load (10 seconds - sometimes never) and are unresponsive, as is every function in Firefox which would create a new window/dialog box. Closing tabs at this point works...but fails to free up RAM occupied by Firefox. Once all of the windows have been manually closed, Firefox.exe still remains resident in memory, still holding onto all of the RAM it was prior to the crash. For some reason, Firefox seems to consume ~123MB of RAM during this, page file'd portion being about double that. The only "remedy" at this point is to open up Task Manager, End Task on Firefox.exe, then start over... very annoying when you're in the middle of a few research projects and have things grouped by window. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: See Details Actual Results: See Details Expected Results: Should work! 0.8 worked fine!
Oy! Sounds awful. But, Oy! Takes two to five days to reproduce, eh? Is 123MB a lot on your system? (Could the performance hit be blamed entirely on disk swapping?)
512MB installed on the computer, so no, it shouldn't be a major load. Happens whether I have a ton of programs running in the background or just Firefox.
I forgot to mention that it happens with my laptop as well (192MB installed)... both were running the latest version of AdBlock... removed AdBlock from this system, cleared all of the privacy settings, and will continue testing on here. Not sure if this will "fix" the problem or not, but it gives me something to try.
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