Firefox Freezing on Leopard

Jun0409Jun 04, 09

My setup-of-choice has been Firefox on Mac OS X 10.5 for a while. There are only a couple of things that get under my skin directly resulting from this near-perfect combination, and this is one of them. If you have ever been on a flaky WiFi connection, you many have noticed that Firefox freezes nearly every time you open or close a tab. My suspicion is that this is resulting from websites requiring AJAX calls using onbeforeunload. This appears to be confirmed in this GetSatisfaction thread. Here is a video of the wreckage:

About Jason Miller:

I am a JavaScript developer from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. When I am not typing green code onto a black screen, you might find me at the nearest coffee pub checking out the brew. I run a internet firm called developIT and maintain blogs and web apps when I can.
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