Per the Windows 7 Action Center Reliability History my last FireFox 3.6 hang was on March 3, 2010. 13 days ago.
NOT SO. I had one last night.
FireFox 3.6 (rc2) became very sluggish … so much so that I thought I was on a Vista system. Then I remembered. I have only used Vista at BestBuy.
I have narrowed the scenarios when FireFox 3.6 gets its knickers in a twist. Suffice to say that in most instances it involves sites running scripts — JScripts.
I tend to have tabs open with LOGGED on sessions. I have blogs on both WorrdPress and TypePad. They both require that I LOGON to their services. So I invariably have two open tabs with active, LOGGED ON sessions. It is also not unusual for me to have active, open sessions with Fidelity.com, amazon.com, Google, Yahoo and CraigsList.
I also hit at least 300 different sites a day, and have a minimum of 12 tabs open, across two instances of FireFox (on two separate monitors) at least 12 hours a day. Most days … 14 or 16 hours. So I create quite Web wake.
I need to CLEAR MY HISTORY … everything … not just the cache … on a regular basis.
It would appear that my problems last night was to do with my HISTORY overflowing the comfort level of FireFox 3.6.
I deleted everything. Cookies, cache, sessions etc.
So, if you are experiencing FireFox 3.6 crashes … PLEASE try clearing HISTORY of EVERYTHING.
Yes, this has been an age old cure with FireFox. You would think they would have got over this hang-up. Appears not to be the case.
We are DESPERATELY in need of FireFox 3.7. But, in the meantime, FLUSH your history. OK?