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    firefox goes grey while searching

    Hi All

    I have a problem with Firefox the screen keeps going Gray any ideas for a novice to sort out.

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    Re: firefox goes grey while searching

    applications go grey when they're not responding, much like in windows when it says '(not responding)'. does it happen all the time? maybe you should upgrade to the newest firefox, or launch firefox from the terminal and see if it reports any bugs (could be a problem with an extention perhaps)

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    Re: firefox goes grey while searching

    This usually happens when the program becomes non-responsive. What search are you taking about? It is the string search for webpages or any web search engine?
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    Re: firefox goes grey while searching

    Do you notice excessive disk activity while this happens? I recommend another browser. FireFox is now spyware IMHO. It reads my disk repeatedly for long periods of time: completely unacceptable. While it reads the disk, the cpu usage goes way up, and the browser lags or freezes. None of the other browsers I use do this.
    Last edited by spiderbatdad; April 23rd, 2008 at 02:05 PM.

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    Re: firefox goes grey while searching

    Thanks for a quick reply. This happens almost all of the time. I find i need to have only one tab at a time. Also yesterday Firfox did an update to version 2.0.0.14. Sometimes even the one tab i have open goes gray.

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    Re: firefox goes grey while searching

    Hi

    Never noticed excess disk activity. I can't hear anything as i type i have the side panel of my Dell ready to increase memory i have a 512 and a 256 sticks or ram. I ntend to later today increase to 2gb.

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    Re: firefox goes grey while searching

    Mine does the same although it usually sorts itself out in a couple of seconds. The hd doesn't really get much use, neither the ram or the cpu as displayed by am AWM applet.

    Sounds like we have similar problems, I've ignored it.
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