Firefox 4 woes

  Glen 19:55 PM 08 May 11
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Firefox 4.0.1 seems a disaster. Ever since I downloaded it (using Vista Business) Google is useless, and other search engines also freeze up or refuse to scroll. Is this a common problem. Should I go back to Version 3.6, and if so how do I do it? Glen

  Zurdo 10:27 AM 09 May 11

I'm still on Firefox 3 and will stay till I'm sure Firefox 4 is better. The latest Firefox 3.6.17 is here.......http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-older.html

  Zurdo 10:33 AM 09 May 11

Just found how to put in a proper link.......d'oh. Firefox latest at link text

  robin_x 11:10 AM 09 May 11

Use Mozbackup to save all your bookmarks and settings before trying new versions. It is easier to go back.

Filehippo has all versions on one page.

Not Portable on that page but I just tried it to see if I did want to upgrade at last (without messing about uninstalling/re-installing main versions).

I gave up on that. Couldn't get my profile imported from 3.6.16 in spite of following ehow instructions. ehow Firefox Portable

  birdface 19:21 PM 09 May 11

An old thread so no doubt some spam has been removed. The problem has probably been fixed a few months ago so no use adding to it.

  birdface 19:22 PM 09 May 11

Oops must be on magic beans ignore last post.

  Glen 19:24 PM 09 May 11

Many thanks to Robinofloxley. I used Filehippo to go back to Firefox 3.6.17 and it worked perfectly. All my bookmarks remained intact. The problems were only with the search engines, which always froze, and were impossible to open or close down. Each time I needed to use the Task manager to close the program and start again. I will wait a few months and read how Version 4 is improved before I try it again.

Glen

  finerty 21:57 PM 09 May 11

if you look on you tube about speeding firefox or about:config

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