This sounds like an add-on causing problems or a stuck setting.
None of the test systems here do that. Have you looked at a profile
reset as a next step? (See "How to reset your profile" at the
My only-back-one-page was caused by installing Atlemose's compilation of eyoungren's TenFourFox tweaks. I've gotten an explanation of how to fix it, so all is good now.
Still having problems with TFF crashing when I try to fill in a form. Latest was clicking on the Subject line in a Cisco Registered Envelope Service email. The good news is that it never seems to happen twice in a row, so once TFF is reopened I've been able to complete the form in question.
I tried a few different combinations of clicking on items and
comments and I can't reproduce it either on the G5 or this iMac G4.
Perhaps one of the custom settings is enabling a buggy code path we
don't normally test?
The problem is that this has been happening for several months, long before I added the custom settings. Could it have something to do with an add-on? I can try disabling some of them to see if that's the source.
When I get a chance I'll also try doing a full reset to see if that fixes things.
I disabled all my add-ons and that did not fix the problem of TenFourFox crashing when I click into a comments field. I disabled them all, and then went to "Comment" on a randomly chosen item on Amazon, and got a crash as soon as I clicked into the Comment box.
Minor item, but it may confuse some folk: The link on the support page says "How to reset your profile", and the instructions page is titled that, and says
"Go to Help, Troubleshooting Information. A new page will open.
Click on the Reset TenFourFox button."
But the button says:
Give TenFourFox a tune up
Refresh TenFourFox . . . "
Reset, without re-adding add-ons or the tweaks, did not fix the problem with TenFourFox crashing when I click on a "Comment" box on Amazon. Crashed again as soon as I tried it. The only change I'd made after the reset was to set the home page and search choice to DuckDuckGo. No other changes made to the stock setup.
As this seems to happen with text entry boxes on a number of web sites, I assume it has something to do with how TFF interprets a text entry box.
As I mentioned, the problem pre-dated installing the tweaks.
I'll make those changes, but I still can't reproduce the
problem. Without a reliable test case I can't do much further
analysis. How much memory is in your computer?
The only other suggestion I have is another user reported
something similar with a different site a few months ago that we
couldn't replicate either (another crash bug was identified during
its investigation that we could replicate, but it wasn't
the problem he was having). Perhaps you could see if there is
something about your systems that you have in common.
I'm on a 12" PowerBook G4 1.5 GHz with 1.25 GB of memory, running OS 10.4.11. I also have an OWC SSD installed. I try to keep a minimum of programs open at one time, and regularly monitor memory with Activity Monitor. However, with just a small complement of programs open, I still run close to being out of memory, which is why I restart TFF regularly. For example, just opened TFF is taking 220 MB.
I still run close to being out of memory, which is why I restart
TFF regularly. For example, just opened TFF is taking 220 MB.
Believe it or not, that's about right. Just
mmap()ing XUL, the major superlibrary that contains
most of Firefox/TenFourFox, is good for 70MB or so, and that's
before you've loaded any of the browser chrome, let alone pages. My
1GHz iMac G4 has exactly the same amount of memory your PowerBook
has and I don't routinely need to restart the browser, but YMMV, of
course. In Activity Monitor it's showing about 300MB of physical
memory and about 1.5GB of virtual memory.
So I don't think low memory is the problem here, since this iMac
G4 has a weaker configuration than yours.