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5. Power Tools for Web Developers > 57. Handle Hangs and Other Bad Juju

Handle Hangs and Other Bad Juju

Firefox is only nearly perfect. Here’s how to manage when it’s not.

All software has defects. Firefox benefits from five years of poking and tweaking aimed at making it as robust as possible. It probably has fewer defects than Windows, although that’s hard to say, since the Windows bug database isn’t available to public scrutiny. This hack describes what to do if you happen to get stuck with a problem. If you do manage to make Firefox hang, then that’s a significant achievement. You should be proud of yourself for pushing the limits and thus proving your skills.

Separate Out Performance Problems from Hangs

A few things slow Firefox down, rather than causing it to die completely:


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