Firefox 6 crashes when Social Fixer is enabled

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Firefox 6 and later may crash when running the Social Fixer add-on. I have not yet been able to find the cause of this, but it doesn't happen for everyone. The bug report on mozilla's bug tracker points to a garbage collection problem, which may be a bug in Firefox itself, and Social Fixer just triggers the bug somehow.

As a work-around, you can use the Greasemonkey version of Social Fixer, which is identical in functionality:

  1. Install the Greasemonkey add-on for firefox (click to go to the install page)
  2. Restart Firefox
  3. Install the Greasemonkey version of Social Fixer

NOTE: Because the add-on and greasemonkey version of SFX store their preferences in different ways, if you had preferences setup with the add-on and then move to the Greasemonkey version, your preferences will not be retained. To transfer your preferences, see How can I transfer my preferences from one browser to another?


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