Sunday, March 30, 2008

Firefox Hangs - Solution

This is one of the pages that caused Firefox to hang.

SEEK - Australia's no. 1 jobs, employment, career and recruitment site
I couldn't figure out why it happens. Searched the Internet but no help in sight. It appeared to happen mostly with banking sites and a few others. Removed Firefox 2 and installed 3.0 beta 4 but nothing changed.
Eventually I came across the World Clocks page that has a personalized page (as my Windows Mobile based device does not know about Daylight Savings Time changes this year) with clocks around the world. On this page there was a link to the personalized page but in applet version.
Opening the Java version hanged Firefox every time. There was Microsoft Java installed (with Vista) but it did not work.
Installed latest Java Runtime from SUN and Firefox started crashing. One, two, three, four, five times but, eventually, it succeeded running the Java applet. :))
Now it works fine. I can open the Seek page (that's the one I still remember hanging Firefox every time). Hm, what a weird solution. Hope this helps someone...

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