Crashes on BBC pages

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08 Oct, 2015 10:08 AM

Hey there,
I am experiencing crashes on some of the new BBC pages, e.g. this one freezes my browser every time:

Any ideas?
(TFF 38.3.0, Mac OS X 10.5, G4 (7450), 1GB RAM)


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 08 Oct, 2015 02:22 PM

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    It doesn't crash for me, it just takes a very long time to load.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 11 Oct, 2015 10:16 PM

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    Yes, it's glacial, but it doesn't crash. I'm not sure who owns the performance issue, but it isn't particularly sprightly on my 2014 i7 MBA either, so this is probably Mozilla.

  3. 3 Posted by Martin Niggeman... on 15 Oct, 2015 08:41 AM

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    So I probably don't have enough RAM left for TFF, as it keeps crashing
    over here …
    But you're right, it's pretty bad on Intel Macs, too. Seems odd, as
    the BBC does not usually build badly performing pages.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 15 Oct, 2015 02:18 PM

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    Quite possible it's RAM related. There's a number of very large images on it. Still, my 1.25GB iMac G4 was able to view it.

  5. 5 Posted by funtoosh on 09 Nov, 2015 12:32 PM

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    These crashes have disappeared for me, too. Might have been webfont-related (typekit?) …
    The issue can be closed.

  6. 6 Posted by JD on 10 Nov, 2015 12:06 AM

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    Facebook has been seriously messed up with loading the page even after clearing history and cookies.

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