Firefox be all crashy

I just crashed Firefox 1.6, again. I'm getting a couple of crashes a day, this version seems much crashier than earlier version, and the last version was already kind of crashy. Anyone have any clue whats going on? Is there something to disable that makes things better? Should I suit up and fix it myself? (as if)

The crashes are pretty unpredictable, or at least I don't have a reproducible case. The crashes usually happen when loading a web page, but they sometimes happen at a completely random time. But in the random cases the crashes might just be because another open window is doing a timed reload at that moment. Its hard to say.

I could also start disabling extensions and whatnot, but I really don't want the hassle. If I can't run realiably with extensions, my reasons to use Firefox dwindles drastically, I'll probably go back to IE. Or maybe try Opera.

Anyway, I've been kind of unhappy with the whole security implementation around extensions in Firefox, it's every bit as bad as ActiveX in IE. The browser's extension facility really should have some sort a permissions security model, even its very corse grained one. Right now its an all or nothing model, yuck.

Posted August 2, 2005 5:11 PM