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  1. madinkbeard
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Different parts of my WordPress admin area keep crashing, when I'm using Firefox 3.0.10.

    -Doesn't happen in Safari.
    -Doesn't always crash on the same page. Sometimes login, sometimes dashboard, sometimes edit, sometimes image upload.
    -I tried a clean install of Firefox, still crashed. Tried safe mode after my clean install, still crashed.
    -It hasn't happened on any other sites, only WordPress and with two different blogs I have running (albeit on the same server).

    Anyone have any ideas?

  2. mosco
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Have the same issue. With several copies of firefox on different computers and different wordpress users.

    All on Mac OS X with firefox 3.0.10, but this was also happening with ff 3.0.9
    What plugins do you have? I think it may be due to a plugin, one that we have in common so far for users crashing is SearchStatus (Alexa), but I am testing with that plugin removed to see if it doesn't crash anymore.

    It happens every time we try to load the wordpress admin (wp 2.7.1) the comments section in particular, although it could just be the login (the page never loads it crashes).

    The only work around so far I found was to create a new firefox profile and copy+paste my old ff profile files in there (bookmarks, saved passwords, etc.)

    Safari has no problems.

  3. mosco
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Crash still happens even with searchstatus plugin removed, so it doesn't look like it's a plugin issue.

  4. madinkbeard
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    It's not a plugin, I had it crash in safe mode too.

    It's also happened while trying to access wordpress.org.

  5. mchuge
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm having the same problem. Crashes every time.

  6. EMG
    Forum Volunteer
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Is this happening with any and all other WP-generated sites as well?

    I don't know if maybe this might be related, but:

    Last night, I was experiencing a stupidly weird bug where Opera 9.6.4 would crash out in the middle of loading blogs that had WP content in them.

    Never experienced that before until last night. I was wondering if maybe it was just my own computer that was being crash-happy and so I just rebooted my machine and gave up on Opera 9.6.4 and went back to 9.6.3.

    Also, have you ever been able to check your CPU and RAM usage prior to crash out?

  7. madinkbeard
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    It was also happening to me with this site (well the codex).

    I ended up uninstalling completely Firefox 3.0.10 and then installing the latest Firefox 3.5 beta. So far so good (after extensive wordpress use for a day).

  8. Lautermilch
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Besides crashing I am getting a lot of 'hang time' with Firefox 3.0.10 since I did the upgrade last week. As I read the first post I was doing a full virus and spyware check thinking that might be the problem but see others are having issues.

  9. Lautermilch
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'd like to ad that I have switched to Google Chrome for the last two days without any problems. I still use Firefox but the delay time was too annoying. Chrome is working well so I can have both my WP sites open at the Dashboard and not have any delays.

  10. qzplx
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Its happen to me also, any solution for this ?

  11. GimliGlider
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    same problem, no solution!

  12. rockandrollmark
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Same problem with Firefox and Internet Explorer! In Firefox I can post but not insert images and it is brutally slow. In IE it crashes when I try to create a new post!

  13. maikelneris
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Try to disable the Gears from FF extensions. Its solve my problem.

  14. GimliGlider
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Eureka guys! I just found the solution and I can guarantee it works 100 percent! Simply go to Tools > Add-ONs, select Gears and 'Disable' it. Everything will work fine after that.

    And Gears was totally useless to me from day 1. So losing it is not a big deal. If you can't live without Gears, wait for Mozilla and/or Google to fix it.

    Best Regards,
    Gimli
    http://www.gimliglider.com

  15. jayce9
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    That worked! TYVM!

  16. ppriede
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Disabling Google Gears works perfect for me

    THX GimliGlider!

  17. jfrenaye
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    You are the man. Thanks so much. It just started to become an issue for me yesterday and the only area where it happened was when I tried to upload/insert an image. WP worked fine in IE for me.

    Disabled Google Gears and VOILA!

    THANKS SO MUCH!

  18. david011777
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Solid work Gimli - solved my problem too. Interestingly, I wasn't having crash problems with Firefox and WP until a couple of days ago...presumably Firefox updated and during the process engaged Google gears (or gears updated and the change caused the crash). Either way, works again. Great!

  19. madinkbeard
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    That would explain why upgrading to FF3.5 beta worked for me. Gears got disabled because it is non-compliant with 3.5.

  20. amberstang
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Having the same problem as jfrenaye, but I do not have Gears enabled. Was able to upload images yesterday. Today FF crashes. Made no changes to FF or WP settings. I since tried a clean install of FF 3.0.1.10. Still crashes Images loading fine in IE.

  21. twinkletwinkle
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    This problems started for me on 5/29 and crashed FF every time I tried to upload a photo to a new post. I disabled Tools/Add Ons/Gears as described above and all works well again! Thank you!!!

  22. send2paul
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yup. Same issue - not able to upload images without Firefox crashing.

    Disabled Gears.... problem solved.

    So - what's it all about then?

  23. TomDog
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yup. Ditto for me. Kept crashing when image uploader is started but works fine after Google Gears was disabled. Thanks for the cure.

  24. tonjal
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Was having the same problem that started out of the blue about a week ago. Every time I tried to add images to my posts Firefox just closed with no warning. I hadn't done any updates or new installs. I was stumped. I even tried to reinstall WP in case a file was corrupt. Still same problem. I disabled Google Gears and all in now working. :) The whole thing is just weird, because I've had Gears installed and running for months.

    Thank you maikelneris for sharing this solution - you're my hero :)

  25. asechrest
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Had the same issue and the same solution worked. Thanks for this.

  26. Roger Rowe
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Worked for me too!

    Woooohoooo!

  27. Hirvine
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I had this problem too and I like to add, 'just' removing the buffers and disallowing won't help. You really need to disable the 'full' gears plugin. Thx for the fix, I knew I would find a solution at the forums :D.

  28. steveportigal
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Disabling Google Gears also worked for me. Has anyone passed this issue onto either Firefox or Google so they can track it and perhaps fix it?

  29. Brian Fegter
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thank you so much. That was so frustrating.

  30. lanz
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks a Million!

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