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dryeo

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Fix for Firefox and SeaMonkey crashes
« on: 2012.03.18, 04:11:33 »
Anyone who has experienced crashes at certain web sites in the font matching code with Firefox 6 or newer, this seems to be the fix.
Thanks to Leonard for finding this.

On 03/16/12 06:50 pm, Leonard N Small wrote:
> Not a fix, but a workaround that I haven't seen mentioned elsewhere, I went
> into about:config and set 'gfx.downloadable_fonts.enabled' to False and these
> traps completely went away. Not sure about side-effects, but I haven't
> noticed any problems with the sites I frequent. YMMV.

Dave

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Re: Fix for Firefox and SeaMonkey crashes
« Reply #1 on: 2012.03.18, 13:20:18 »
Thanks for sharing, it worked!
/Mikael

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Re: Fix for Firefox and SeaMonkey crashes
« Reply #2 on: 2012.03.18, 15:50:17 »
dryeo

Thank you very much for sharing.

I used to have that kind of crashed with firefox 8.0.1
here it is the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJXug6SiltI

I had been trying it for a while setting 'gfx.downloadable_fonts.enabled' to False and the browser it is not crashing on the same sourceforge site I was having that problem.

Good workarround !!! Thanks again for letting us know.
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Re: Fix for Firefox and SeaMonkey crashes
« Reply #3 on: 2012.03.23, 07:56:23 »
I haven't logged on in a looong time, but I just had to say Thank You!

That killed those @#$%^!!! crashes. Once the disappearing cursor is fixed I will be a happy camper.

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Re: Fix for Firefox and SeaMonkey crashes
« Reply #4 on: 2012.03.23, 09:20:09 »
//..Once the disappearing cursor is fixed I will be a happy camper.

Dan Carroll

I guess you have tried this?

* Mouse Pointer Issues
    If the mouse pointer disappears when starting the app, you can use
    "SET MOZ_ACCELERATED=1" to override automatic detection of how your
    video driver displays the pointer.  If it flickers when scrolling a
    page, you may want to try "SET MOZ_ACCELERATED=2".
/Mikael

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Re: Fix for Firefox and SeaMonkey crashes
« Reply #5 on: 2012.03.23, 09:40:13 »
//..Once the disappearing cursor is fixed I will be a happy camper.

Dan Carroll

I guess you have tried this?

* Mouse Pointer Issues
    If the mouse pointer disappears when starting the app, you can use
    "SET MOZ_ACCELERATED=1" to override automatic detection of how your
    video driver displays the pointer.  If it flickers when scrolling a
    page, you may want to try "SET MOZ_ACCELERATED=2".


Those fixes are for issues with video drivers and how they implemement or don't a hardware mouse cursor.
The problem that Daniel mentions is a focus problem in the code. There's also another focus problem where you can't input anything into the URL bar. For both the workaround is clicking the desktop or a different window.

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Re: Fix for Firefox and SeaMonkey crashes
« Reply #6 on: 2012.03.23, 16:01:11 »
Ok, thanks for clarification. I have noted the problem with the adressfield, so I stick to FF8.01
/Mikael