Firefox 3.0.5 woes

Summary:If you're a Mac Firefox user, I'd recommend staying away from the recently released 3.0.

Firefox 3.0.5 woes
If you're a Mac Firefox user, I'd recommend staying away from the recently released 3.0.5 update. I stupidly installed it automatically (via Preferences > Advanced > Update) on my MacBook Pro 2.4GHz running Mac OS 10.5.5 and it's completely FUBAR.

Tabs don't work, neither Command-T nor File > New Tab produce a new tab and instead FF 3.0.5 stares back blankly at me. And now FF305 won't even launch for me - it just beachballs until I force quit it. I've resorted to using Firefox 3.1 beta 2 in the interim, because at least it launches.

I know that FF 3.0.5 is probably working fine for you, but other Mac-heads are also complaining about problems in the Mozilla forums. I'm just sayin'...

If you've got a FireFix that doesn't involve upgrading to 10.5.6 (too close to Macworld Expo to risk it) I'd love to hear about it in the TalkBack.

Topics: Apple, Enterprise Software, Hardware


Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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