Firefox Freeze Up

Spike Burch spikeb at
Fri Jun 3 22:38:39 UTC 2011

I've had no issues with FF 4 on 11.04, strangely.

On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 4:08 PM, Christopher Wilson
<christopher.j.wilson at> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 3:13 PM, Douglas Whitfield
> <whitfield at> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 14:23, simon simple <antikoa at> wrote:
>>> I can not surf really when it enters this "mode" but if I leave it alone
>>> for a period of time it will go to a entered url, go back via the back
>>> button and close but only after some time has passed.  Again, it seems as if
>>> the app is doing something else or leaking memory to the point that it is
>>> coming to a stand still.  However, everything you say sounds like the "big
>>> boy" version of my problem as I could see a leaking app slowly bring the
>>> whole OS to a stand still
>> Just for clarity, are you on Firefox 3.6 and 10.04? One of the bugs you
>> linked to was an 11.04 bug.
>> I've had several problems with blocked sites slowing things down.  If I
>> block "facebook" on the router for instance (which I'd prefer to do), just
>> about everything that uses Facebook Connect grinds basically to a halt.
>>  This is the case in Chrome, Chromium and Firefox.
>> If you aren't wedded to extensions, I'd highly recommend Chrome or Chromium.
>>  FootieFox and Tree Style Tabs are too much with which to part for me!
> Just to wade into this discussion, I've been noticing a really
> significant slow down in FF 4.? on Ubuntu 11.04.  My symptoms are
> broadly similar to Simon and Richard's. When I wake my computer from
> sleep I can use FF for about 90 seconds and then it pretty much grinds
> to a halt. It is unusably slow for something like 30 seconds and then
> it comes back to responsiveness.
> I haven't dug into it too much but it sounded similar to what you both
> are experiencing. The slowdown got so bad that I've switched to
> midori[1] for day-to-day use.
> [1]:
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