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User Info: BitCake

4 years ago#1
I was watching a youtube video and bam, I get the firefox crashed pop-up and the whole browser closes.

This happens way too often when I'm not watching the amount of tabs I have open, which is usually not that many to begin with. (no more than 30 of them at a time)

I'm not going to accept the BS that it's just firefox that can't handle that many tabs.

What's going on, really? I have 8 GB of ram if that makes any difference.

User Info: zxelman

4 years ago#2
I get this too if I'm not careful. Essentially, don't have too many tabs. Apparently 8GBs of RAM doesn't do a thing for it. I intentionally tried to crash it and it crashed when it wasn't even getting near the limit.

If you think you're gonna be bad about it despite your efforts, there should be a way to limit how many tabs you can have. Inconvenient I know, but that's a solid way.

I find that I can have 20 tabs open without lag though, which is plenty of flexibility. If your computer can't handle around that much, there could be a problem.

User Info: strongo9

4 years ago#3
Google Chrome is your answer.
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User Info: zxelman

4 years ago#4
strongo9 posted...
Google Chrome is your answer.

Lags like a ***** on sites with flash. It's definitely faster on other sites though, in my experience.

User Info: fatali

4 years ago#5
Do you happen to have a GTX 560?
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4 years ago#6
Clear your cache would be the first recommendation
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User Info: rpgian

4 years ago#7
Do a clean reinstall of it. Flash player too. Use something like ccleaner to clean stuff up as well.
I never get that problem and I can have 120+ tabs loaded running a lot of addons like adblock,ghost, grease,my download grabber,etc..

Only problems I get are when saving images via the browser it likes to take its sweet time.

User Info: JKatarn

4 years ago#8
You're running with 30+ windows open (more than a few running instances of Flash I imagine) and you're wondering why it keeps crashing? Firefox itself has always been somewhat unstable/leaky memory wise, and the Flash plug-in has caused more than few crashes for me over the years, then when you add in having that ridiculous number of windows open I'm not surprised. Seeing as most people can only address/deal with a few pages at a time I don't see why you need 30+ simultaneous windows open.

TL:DR - Firefox has always been somewhat unstable, don't open so many tabs at once, you can't get all self-righteous when it's free software.
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