I'm running Firefox 3.5.3 with no real problems. But you don't say what iMac you're using. (You have to be using at least a G3/400 to be able to run Tiger.) How much RAM do you have? 512, or even better, 768 is good for Tiger. You should also leave plenty of room on the drive. 20-25% is OK.
The new engine in the 3.5 might be a little bit more resource consuming than the previous 3.0 and that shows up in some small, trivial ways on this G3/400, but if I can run it on this old computer, you can too.
The previous 3.0 won't be supported with security updates past the end of this year. Might as well install the 3.5.
I would probably take any complaints about Firefox with a grain of salt. It's fine.
I've used firefox for several years now. I never loved Safari, and now I'm hooked on Firefox extensions and add-ons. Some are just glam, but then there's Flashblock and Adblock. The preferences give me more options to control the interface than Safari. And I like the look and feel of the thing itself.
But Firefox does crash some, and the developers seem to think that "update" means "add bling". I might take a suggestion from someone who posted above and try Camino. But I have the feeling I'll end up with my old faithful Fox.
I battled with that a while ago. Here's what I found out to remedy it:
Export your bookmarks into an HTML file and save it on your desktop.
Go to ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/[randomstring]/
Delete the following (if they exist):
- bookmarkbackups (folder)
Import the previously created bookmarks.html
Voila! Old icons gone.
Favicons and bookmarks are saved in "places.sqlite". If that one doesn't exist when Firefox is started, it will create a new one from the files in the "bookmarkbackups" folder or a bookmarks.html file (in that order). If none of those exist, it will simply create a new empty "places-sqlite" file, into which you can import a fresh set of bookmarks. The HTML file doesn't contain favicons, but the SQLITE file does.
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*LImnos Wrote:* Firefox 3.5.3 is working for me. My only gripe is that the bookmarks are taking longer to activate, mostly because of the silly little icons next to them.
I'm not seeing this--when I would expect to--on this slow computer. I probably have hundrds of bookmarks and the full list probably loads within an eighth of a second. What I am noticing in the 3.5 is a trivial loading problem in the bookmarks toolbar, where the first half of them load first, then an instant later, the rest load. I think the resource consuming shows up for me most in the 3.5 taking a little longer to completely load from closed, or a bit longer for a new window to open.
Emac and 10.4.11 is not a problem for my eMac nor my older Ti Onyx 667mhz 512 SDRam
Also running Firefox 3.1.13 with no problem, except it is slower than older versions. Actually seems like less crashing tho.
I stopped using Safari cause yahhoo's rich-text beta would work properly with Safari but does well with Firefox, except for posting URL in the hyperlink box.
Tried Firefox 3 on my G3 400mhz and 368 ram.
Takes forever to open. Might as well trash the G3's they are way to far behind the times..
I'm having major power issues with the newest Firefox, 3.5.5, it is sluggish, and my Activity Monitor shows it's CPU usage as high (or even higher) as 100%!!!
If I've not been using it for awhile (even while it's open), and I input a url, or click on a bookmark, etc., the spinning wheel spins, & I must wait 20 secs to a minute or more, before it gets to work!
Anyone else experiencing this?
No problems here with it on PPC/10.4.11 or InteliMac/10.5.8/10.6.2
Try disabling your add-ons, if that doesn't work, I think you should get Applejack...
After installing, reboot holding down CMD+s, (+s), then when the DOS like prompt shows, type in...
Then let it do all 5 of it's things.
At least it'll eliminate some questions if it doesn't fix it.
The 5 things it does are...
Correct any Disk problems.
Clear out Cache Files.
Repair/check several plist files.
Dump the VM files for a fresh start.