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Over the past week or two, I've noticed Firefox is randomly crashing a bunch. It mostly happens on forums when I'm entering a message. I've noticed it happening when I click the text box, and then I hit enter to go down a few spaces. Then the error message pops up and it crashes. I guess at least it saves your session so you can immediately go back though.

Is this happening to anyone else?

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I haven't gotten this problem, but what does the error message say?

There is no error message. When you hit "Enter" while typing in your forum message, you get a box that pops up telling you that FireFox has to close (you know, the whole "Send/Don't Send" deal). Then you have to restart FireFox. This has been happening to me ever since the 2.0.0.2 upgrade, and it's getting really old.

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This happens to me all the time, but not when typing a message. If I follow a link to a thread and click the back button before it has loaded completely, Firefox will sometimes freeze and shut down completely.

Needless to say, I don't like vBulletin anymore.

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Happened again a while ago when I clicked the reply button but regreted it the next second since I wanted to check one thing and pressed the back button. Then the thought "aww crap" crossed my mind and shortly afterwards Firefox broke down.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Alright, here's what I did for the moment.

As I mentioned before, all the crashing started with the 2.0.0.2 update. So, I went back and grabbed the 2.0.0.1 version of FireFox, and thus far, I've had not a single crash. Seems something happened, and currently there's nothing on Mozilla's help forum that does anything besides telling people it's not FireFox, but a plug-in. They suggest going through their standard "FireFox crashes" diagnostic, but people still say the browser crashes even after doing all the things the diagnostic says to do. I even read a post or two flat out refusing to believe that it was FireFox at all... like somehow FireFox couldn't possibly have a bug in it. I can also no longer find the threads that talked about the browser crashing to the desktop, which puzzles me.

So, try going back to 2.0.0.1 and see if it helps.

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