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Ultimate Geek

#90097 14-Sep-2011 18:50
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Hi there,

Noticed with version 6.0.2 of Firefox, when I enter a web address, or open a link in a new tab, -sometimes- the page will load 'Cannot find server', but then doing a refresh it'll load as normal. Noticed mainly overseas website URLs with this issue.

Happening on both my laptop (Windows 7 Home), and the desktop (XP Home). Not sure if it has anything to do with the cable internet connection we have with TelstraClear in Lower Hutt.

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Ultimate Geek

  #521144 14-Sep-2011 19:05
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I am having a similar problem, intermittently clicking a link fails. Problem is intermittent, and I'm not certain it's specific to Firefox (I'm also on 6.0.2 on XP Pro)!  It usually doesn't last long (30 secs +/-), often either fixing itself, or the refresh fixes it (sometimes). By the time I try loading IE6, the problem will have self resolved anyway, so as I said, I'm not certain it's just Firefox in my case. Let's see if other people report same. BTW, Sometimes I close Firefox, but it stays resident in memory, forcing me to use Task Manager to force close it before I can reload a new instance of it. May be related.





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  #521166 14-Sep-2011 20:21
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I've had all of the above issues before, it went away for a while with a new release, and now it is back. Considering changing to Chrome...

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Ultimate Geek

  #521737 16-Sep-2011 00:34
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I get that often... maybe once or twice a day. Have often wondered why. But as you say, refreshing seems to work.

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Ultimate Geek

  #521752 16-Sep-2011 07:18
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I disabled all my Firefox addons, and the problem has not been seen since! But as the issue is intermittent, that could be a coincidence. I then restored several addons, and I remain problem free at this stage, so just maybe it is caused by one of the still disabled addons which include... 'Better Privacy', 'Java Quick Starter', 'Last Pass', 'Microsoft.Net'. I have not seen any problems with the following addons enabled... 'AddSource PLus', 'British Dictionary', 'Download Helper', 'FlashGot', HideCaptionTitleBar', 'Session Manager', 'TabMix', 'Tineye', ViewSourceWith'. Could be coincidence, but that's my observations so far.




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Ultimate Geek

  #523197 19-Sep-2011 19:27
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Update: I've had no further issues with Firefox. Currently have the following add-ons disabled... Better Privacy, Java Quick Starter, Last Pass, and So, for me, it seems my problems are contained in one or more of those add-ons. Since I don't need any of those add-ons, I intend leaving things as is, working!




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Uber Geek

  #524371 22-Sep-2011 02:35
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Something is definitely wrong with the latest Firefox. I had all the issues mentioned two builds ago. They went away and came back with a vengeance on this latest "stable" release. It then started crashing intermittently. In my addons there was a warning that it wasn't compatible with the latest version of Java. I couldn't get rid of the Java plugin without completely removing Java from my PC. This didn't stop the crashes. I ended up uninstalling every addon and extension and that seems to have solved the problem. 

I won't be adding any of them back until after the next FF release. Planning to backup the profile and bookmarks and start over with a clean install. 

It's not my primary browser but I have to have it to test site development. I prefer Opera anyway. 


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  #526575 28-Sep-2011 02:26
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Niel: I've had all of the above issues before, it went away for a while with a new release, and now it is back. Considering changing to Chrome...

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Ultimate Geek

  #526911 28-Sep-2011 19:24
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Hopefully now Firefox 7 is out, the issue has resolved itself.

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  #526923 28-Sep-2011 19:46
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Why not try Firefox Aurora?? I've been using it for quite a while now with no problems. It usually updates every two days or so..




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Ultimate Geek

  #528578 3-Oct-2011 15:47
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StevieT: Hopefully now Firefox 7 is out, the issue has resolved itself.

Sadly, this is not the case.
Version: 7.0.1

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