System locking up

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Tue Sep 20 18:40:02 UTC 2011

On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 20:56, J <dreadpiratejeff at> wrote:

> Whenever I encountered issues like you're describing with FireFox, the
> culprit was always one of three things:
> A plugin gone bad (or poorly written to begin with)

I have disabled all plugins and extensions. I have no themes. With all
plugins and extension disabled, the issue does not return. With even
one extension enabled, the issue returns. It does not matter which
one! so I cannot narrow the issue down to a single extension.

> A site running Flash

Flash is a plugin, and all plugins are disabled.

> A site running Java or Javascript.

I can reproduce with JavaScript-light pages. JS was actually my first
inclination as I use Flashblock. (when Flash was still enabled, before

> Almost without exception, issues I saw with FF were caused by one of
> those three things (the last two could mean Flash or Java plugins, the
> JRE, or who knows).
> Ultimately, though, I ditched FF for Chrome because issues like what
> you're describing, plus frequent crashes where FF would just die and
> disappear and so forth were becomming daily and sometimes hourly
> problems... Chrome has been far more stable for me.

Chrome and Opera do not support two critical Firefox features that I
need. I've been wanting to move for months.

Dotan Cohen

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