Discussion in 'other software & services' started by JRViejo, Mar 18, 2014.
64-bit Firefox on 64-bit OS
I've had a few "not responding" and more memory since x64.
Yeah, I went from 300 to 500 MB and it would hang a lot. I went back to 32 bit for now. Runs much better, unfortunately.
Well, I'll stick with x64 for now and stay tune. Thanks
FYI, after installing Firefox 64 bit along side FF 32 bit I could not find a way to make the 64 bit the default browser. I had to uninstall the 32 bit version first.
So, that's what happened. Do'h!
Did you have the same problem? It seems that the OS doesn't see that the two versions of Firefox are different; it only gives one choice in the default settings app and there's no way to move the default from one to the other. I don't need to keep both versions of Firefox on the system, but for anyone who does this could be a problem.
Yeah, I got fumbled trying to figure out which shortcut opened which.
I was expecting (silly in hindsight) two discrete programs. 64 from Program File and 32 from Program Files (x86). My expectations fell short.
Even renaming shortcuts confused (being confused is easy for me) because I had not considered default.
So, the marriage was swiftly n' amicably dissolved. 64 resides alone with a few not responding's.
Don't know what to conclude from memory bump.
I don't mind using memory. Just don't have a clue why.
32 had been behaving herself. Then I go and bring in an interloper.
I still find it odd that I had tried the betas of 64 bit 40 and 41 without issue, but the 64 bit 42 final hangs, once so bad I had to hard reset my machine. I don't know what they did to it, but I am passing on the 64 bit until they come out with a better version. Firefox has been going downhill for me anyway. 36.0.4 was the last version I was able to run with hardware acceleration. Scrolling is choppy without it. I wish they would stop breaking things that used to work.
I just noticed this tip no longer works for me with FF42. Not sure at what point this was "fixed" to not work at all.
Adric, actually, the Options Window tweak was just removed in Firefox 42:
The only way now to get it back is via the Classic Theme Restorer add-on, as detailed in their Main Features list.
Yes, I tried that, but the simulated window looks unnatural (a bit over-sized). I liked the old pop-up window better. I'll just live with the current default.
Adric, I don't use the add-on so I didn't know how it would look. Given your results, I guess we all have to live with what we have.
A question here. Is the new 64 bit version of FF 42 the one that hangs and uses ridiculous amounts of memory? Because that's what i got going on right now. Its driving me nuts. Almost to the point of looking at newer laptops. Trying to find a fix that doesn't involve that at least not yet. I took off all my addons , did nothing. Finally refreshed FF but that do much either. I have scanned with malwarebytes and SAS free, also defragmented the HD. Is the only fix to use the 32 bit version? How do I check to see what version I'm running? Thanks.
Open the Task Manager while firefox is running and view the process. If it does not have "(32 bit)" next to it then you're running the 64 bit version.
Good Afternoon! I was upgraded to 64 bit...I guess,when I open task mgr nothing denoting the version...based on Victek's info...I guess I have the 64 bit...on my 32 bit version. Haven't noticed any lag as of yet...would have liked to have been given the option. Sincerely...Securon
Unfortunately, the 64-bit Windows version is still not provided in the System & Languages page, and that's a sign that they are still tweaking it.
Another method of checking browser versions, is type about:buildconfig in the address bar, and under target, you should the currently running version.
In my case: i686-pc-mingw32 (32-bit).
64-bit would be: x86_64-pc-mingw32.
Firefox 43.0 is out
remember, the override switch...
It's not available from within the browser updater yet though. FF42 is still offered from the official download site too.
Totally forgot about that and I've some unsigned add-ons, thanks for the heads up.
I had three unsigned and two just went signed and the other one is disabled anyway.
FF42x64 so, waiting for internal update to see....
i got the update via internal update , i'm running v43 32bit
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