[SOLVED] Near-Constant 'Crashes-On-Exit' and VERY slow/unusable Captchas on TFF7450....

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Adam Albrec

23 Jul, 2017 09:09 PM

CK: A follow-up to my near-constant 'Crashes-on-Exit' and slow/unusable catpchas issues with TFF7450 over the last year: After removing the "Tab-Groups" addon (that replaced formal T.G. support in Firefox), the problems seem to have vanished!!!

Who Knew??

BTW. with Wordpress's new 'sign-in to comment' scheme, even after signing-in to wordpress.com, it is nearly impossible to comment the TFF Dev-Blog. The sign-in Cookies just don't seem to carry-over you you get stranded on this page (see attached). This never seems to go anywhere.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 23 Jul, 2017 09:15 PM

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    I'm not sure what to say to the Wordpress issue - I don't have a Wordpress account, so I can't verify. Is it still the same way on a clean profile?

    As far as the TG addon being responsible, good news that you found the cause and this might be precautionary for people wanting to play with it. However, even though we support add-ons on a "best effort" basis, it still bugs me a bit that you found the browser was unstable with it (it might not work, to be sure, but even chrome JavaScript shouldn't crash things), so I'll look into seeing if I can reproduce the same issues when I have some spare cycles.

  2. 2 Posted by Adam Albrec on 23 Jul, 2017 09:24 PM

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    I hear you completely. I just stumbled across it through not using it much, and even with no tabs stored in it, the removal, coupled with the addons and such in place all seem to have come back into alignment.

    As for the wordpress thing - it is happening everywhere and there are lots of reports: probably NOT fixable - might just be worth making a mention.

    BTW - have you also played with the disabling of IPv6? AMAZING how it perks up PPC. And since we are generally not needing backend update support and the stuff usually - pushed to it, there doesn't seem to be much downside.

    On 7/23/17 2:15 PM, Cameron Kaiser wrote:

  3. 3 Posted by Adam Albrec on 06 Aug, 2017 03:44 PM

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    BTW: Now that I've got that tab-group stuff behind me, and can really check out the browser without fear of crashes, am shocked how good it is now. Sites like 500px that are super Javascript heavy are really usable, and Flickr is like butter (even on my DP G4-streteched over two screens).

    Eventhough it isn't quite as fast at focused tasks as our Intel Quad iMacs at work (obviously), it is strikingly more responsive much of the time.

    The Intels have a 'hurry-up and wait' quality about that that really puts me off (even my Brother's big Mac Pro takes about 3 seconds to paint-in icons when you open a Finder window).

    The other day on my G4, I had TFF open with 24-tabs, iTunes playing music, Photoshop CS4 with a 5000 pixel image, TenFourBird and 2 FoxBoxes (with my Yahoo & Google accounts) - AND it was Quite Usable! Even Google Docks Works (though that is a bit choppy at times with big Spreadsheets).


    P.S. I know the SSD and NewerTek SATA cards are helping too, but just shows how peppy PPC can still be.

    On 7/23/17 2:15 PM, Cameron Kaiser wrote:

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