Firefox WTF?!?!

Oh Firefox I used to love thee.

At one point I recommended you to all of my friends and installed you on all of my computers.

What has happened to you?

You now crash at least four times per day, usually more than that, and usually at the most inopportune times.

Why have you forsaken me Firefox? Why are you treating me this way, why are you doing this to me? What have I done to deserve this scorn from you?

With all of your updates I thought you were getting better, but it seems you’re just getting worse.

I’ve taken to using IE more now, but it feels like cheating, but when you’re not there for me I’ve got to turn my attention elsewhere. I don’t want to cheat on you but you give me no choice.

Is our relationship coming to an end? Is it really over?

It was nice while it lasted but it seems your desire to become popular has overshadowed your actual usefulness.

You were my rock, I could depend on your like no other, but now you fail me, you’ve let me down.

I think it might be time to part ways my dear Firefox, parting is just such sweet sorrow.

It might be time to move on to another that will not let me down as you have.

You used to bring me happiness but now you just bring me frustration and even anger, and that I cannot live with anymore.

Why have you done this to me?

I will miss you.

Maybe, when you get your act together, we can start anew, but until then I just cannot bear to see you anymore.

  3 comments for “Firefox WTF?!?!

  1. Pkort
    September 16, 2009 at 10:11 am

    I had the same problem a few years ago and moved to Opera. I came to the conclusion over time that it was all my extensions and ended up moving back to Firefox earlier this year, only using what I needed and either uninstalling or disabling the other stuff.

  2. September 17, 2009 at 4:36 am

    I thought it might be plugins as well, but the only one I’m using is Google Toolbar..

  3. October 17, 2009 at 2:15 am

    Very nicely written. Your blog will strike a cord in thousands of Firefox users. It gives voice and information to the people who are going through this. Now I know my computer is ok, and I’m not crazy. Firefox is really crashing across the land.

    I started having the same Firefox crashing problem a couple of months ago. It gets worse every day. I run dual 24″ monitors, and have 4Gbs of memory so I often have a lot of pages open. This continual crashing is a huge pain in the neck. Why are we not hearing anything from Mozilla Firefox about this?

    I’ve unplugged my Google Desktop, and killed the add-ons that are the known Firefox trouble makers. It sill crashes. Many times every day. It is heartbreaking. I used to love Firefox. Tabbed browsing changed everything! What happened?

    Google Chrome is a fast browser, and it is easy to import Firefox
    Bookmarks Toolbar info into the Google Bookmarks Toolbar. Icons and everything. I tried going back to IE. That lasted less than 30 minutes.

    Thanks again for giving voice to the Firefox crash frustration. Maybe they will do something. I hope so as Firefox was a sweet browser. I’ll keep looking for some fix for this. If I find one that works I’ll send it along. For now I’ve got to go Chrome.

    ted@tedsutton.com

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