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#1 garmanma

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 06:19 PM

I really haven't started researching yet, but is anyone else having trouble with Firefox's recent update? It jumps my CPU useage to 100% and stays there. Everything's fine with I.E.
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Posted 01 December 2007 - 06:58 PM

No problems here garmanma.
This is a good article for troubleshooting Firefox CPU Useage.
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Posted 01 December 2007 - 07:31 PM

Thanks, I'll have look. It's defintley Firefox. It started right after the download when I rebooted. I'm spoiled, I can't stand I.E.
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Posted 01 December 2007 - 07:53 PM

Found the problem. I went to see what add-ons I had. As far as I recall I only had one = I.E. Tab. There was another one also. Dom Inspector. It's supposed to uninstall when you restart Firefox after an update but it didn't. I had to uninstall it in the add-ons window and we're back to normal
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Posted 02 December 2007 - 01:11 AM

Glad you were able to solve the problem. :thumbsup:
Sometimes our favorite extensions are known to cause unwanted side effects in Firefox.
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Posted 02 December 2007 - 10:12 AM

Actually it isn't an extension you choose to add. It automatically installs with the Firefox update. It checks for any problems with the update progress and the integrity of the update. It's supposed to uninstall itself at the end of the update process. That happens when it prompts you to restart Firefox. For some reason, it didn't do that
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Posted 02 December 2007 - 01:03 PM

Thanks for pointing that out; I noticed quite a few hangs with Firefox myself, and there it is: DOM Inspector. Seems the uninstall option for DI is disabled however. :thumbsup: Time for me to do some research.

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 01:33 PM

Thanks for pointing that out; I noticed quite a few hangs with Firefox myself, and there it is: DOM Inspector. Seems the uninstall option for DI is disabled however. :thumbsup: Time for me to do some research.

Instead of restarting the browser, try rebooting the machine
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Posted 02 December 2007 - 02:33 PM

Thanks for the suggestion. It ended up requiring an uninstall and then reinstall of FF using the advanced method, which gave a checkbox for the DI and Feedback Agent features. They were selected by default, so I just unchecked them and continued on my way. It looks like I didnt need to export my bookmarks beforehand because they were there after the reinstall. Still, its a good habit to make backups before doing stuff like this. Anyways, all is well now. :trumpet:

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 05:49 PM

I still wasn't real happy with it. It was still hogging the CPU with multiple tabs opened. Plus my page up and down and the arrow keys never worked. I downloaded Opera and I can't believe the difference.
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Posted 02 December 2007 - 11:16 PM

I still wasn't real happy with it. It was still hogging the CPU with multiple tabs opened. Plus my page up and down and the arrow keys never worked. I downloaded Opera and I can't believe the difference.
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Have you enabled the SPEECH feature? Great to sit back and have the text read to you.

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#12 garmanma

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 09:29 PM

Have you enabled the SPEECH feature? Great to sit back and have the text read to you.

I hear too many voices already :thumbsup:
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