I switched to Google Chrome

United States
July 10, 2011 4:52pm CST
I've been using Firefox for a long time, but lately since I upgraded to the last Mozilla upgrade my computer always seems to freeze. It will say "unresponsive" ... so when I went to Google Chrome it works perfectly. It never goes unresponsive. I wonder why that is? Does anyone have a similar problem?
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• United States
10 Jul 11
I have been using firefox for a very long time. I do have the latest version and have not experienced the "unresponsive" errors you are getting. Wonder if it depends on whether you have all updates and fixes or maybe I have just been really lucky. I did search and as per Firefox it has to do with add ins conflicts. You can read more here: (This is not a referral link) http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Warning%20Unresponsive%20script How is Chrome? I am very computer savvy and to date have never looked into Chrome. I don't think that I would be switching quite yet, but wondered since you are now a Chrome user you can say what the differences are?
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@SynDash (133)
• Lithuania
10 Jul 11
This could be the case if the unresponsiveness you're experiencing is actually error messages of an unresponsive script :D If the unresponsiveness is lag or hanging of the Firefox itself, then it won't help you much.
@SynDash (133)
• Lithuania
10 Jul 11
Actually from what I saw, it explains ONLY the script errors :D
• United States
10 Jul 11
I don't normally return to rebut a member on myLot but then I do not like to give wrong information when I search, this is what the link says in total: [i]Firefox may give you a "Warning: Unresponsive script" prompt that says "A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the script now, or you can continue to see if the script will complete." This article describes why this could happen and possible solutions and workarounds. This error is telling you that Firefox thinks that a script may be running out of control and would make Firefox hang if nothing is done. The script could be something on a web page you're accessing, in an extension you installed, or even Firefox itself. [/i] Extensions are part of the add ons.
@SynDash (133)
• Lithuania
10 Jul 11
Because Firefox tends to hog the memory. It's a widely known problem of Firefox, yet it never gets fixed fully. There are utilities to take care of this temporarily, but it gets tiring after some time.
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• United States
10 Jul 11
I forgot to mention... Welcome to Mylot, SynDash!
@SynDash (133)
• Lithuania
10 Jul 11
Gee, thanks, mate :D I heard a lot of positive comments about Chrome, but I personally dislike it. I'll be a Firefox fan till the end of it :D
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@manleyjoe (1599)
• United States
11 Jul 11
I had this problem with FF at first but after installing the security update the freezing stopped. I can't understand Chrome it continues to stop working after I open a couple of sites. Could it be that it doesn't like windows 7?
@Awinds (2475)
• United States
10 Jul 11
Firefox 4 would freeze on my all the time, but then Mozilla came out with the Firefox 5 update and that seemed to cure my freezing problems. I was thinking about using Chrome but privacy concerns drove me away. Do you remember which Firefox it was that you were using? Both Firefox 4 and 5 are the "new" kind. Furthermore, were you use the app tab feature when you were having your problems with firefox?
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• United States
11 Jul 11
It's Firefox 5 that is giving me all the trouble. I have no idea the app tab feature you are talking about.
@Awinds (2475)
• United States
11 Jul 11
In that case, its not the problem and I won't get into it. It sounds like for some reason your individual system was not compatible with the latest firefox.
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• United States
11 Jul 11
Apparently so. GC is working beautifully.
@MsTickle (25006)
• Australia
21 Jul 11
Hi PQ - Yes, it's a bit of a pain. I'm still using Firefox but I also use Chrome for some things as well. My Firefox will freeze the page momentarily from time to time. It doesn't last for long enough to be a real trouble but when it does happen, I jump to Chrome and do a thing or two. I just hate waiting for things to happen so I keep myself busy.
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• United States
27 Aug 11
Hi MsTickle, I also hate waiting for things to get unfrozen. I'm used to things being flash quick.. and I hate waiting. Usually when my Chrome froze it would crash.. but now it doesn't crash much.
• Canada
11 Jul 11
I've never had this problem with Firefox. works perfectly for me. But I know how frustrating it can be... same thing happened when I was using crappy Internet Explorer. Ever since I've switched to firefox I've been browsing a lot better. Chrome is okay, too but it just doesn't have as many options or addons imo.
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• United States
13 Jul 11
I think it is because I have vista.
@MATT69AC (335)
• United States
10 Jul 11
well what i like to do is when firefox comes out with new updates i will wait and when it asks me to update i tell it to remind me later. I then wait a month or so, so that it can get all the bugs fixed. I still have have firefox 4 i havnt updated to 5 yet i probly will soon.
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• United States
11 Jul 11
It is 5 that I have. I don't have it now because I deleted it... I'll just use chrome.
10 Jul 11
i don't have any problems with the new firefox but it has disabled some addons for better performence.
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• United States
10 Jul 11
I don't know anything about addons or anything.. I just know it gets unresponsive as soon as I start using it.
@DCMerkle (1281)
• United States
11 Jul 11
I used Firefox since the beginning. I really don't like I.E., but about 6 weeks ago I had upgraded to the latest Firefox and all my bookmarks disappeared. It wouldn't fully load either. So, I went to my favorite PC forum and explained what had happened. I was told to uninstall and try again. I did....3x's and I still got the same mess. So, I tried the Chrome and I have really liked it. Makes me wonder why I didn't try it before.
• United States
11 Jul 11
I love it too!
• Indonesia
11 Jul 11
yes, also the same, but then i switch to an old firefox and work perfect. maybe the last update of firefox make a crash in the system.
• United States
11 Jul 11
The older 3.0 worked fine for me so I don't know what the problem was. Once I upgraded it was no good.
@kaylachan (4778)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
11 Jul 11
Chrome is designed to be "fast". It lacks a lot of the add-ons and other features that firefox prides itself on. Because of that it usually runs faster then most web browsers that have all the additional add-ons and plugins. Not to say it doesn't have any, but it only has the basics. Also when launched, the designers bulit it with this inivation in technology. So as long as you don't overload it, and push it beyond its design limits. You shouldn't have any problems.
• United States
11 Jul 11
Thanks for telling me. I really like chrome.
@bhonti (1247)
• Philippines
11 Jul 11
the problem was reversed in my case.. I switched to Firefox because of the frequest crashing of chrome in my PC. And there were also problem in the audio with Chrome.
• United States
11 Jul 11
FF always crashes with me. Chrome has yet to crash with me.
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
11 Jul 11
I had that problem earlier this week with internet explorer. It seems to be working fine now though. I really like internet explorer and have to have it for other sites I am joined with. I have never tried Chrome but I didn't like Firefox when I tried it.
• United States
11 Jul 11
Hi Steph. I don't like explored at all. It is confusing to me. I guess it is just because I'm not used to it. When I had aol I had IE. and I seemed to get viruses a lot so I don't use it anymore. I get used to one and then the other seems to be less convenient.