Make Facebook stop annoying me!
April 16, 2014 9:51 AM Subscribe
Typing anything in a Facebook entry box (search bar, status update, comment field) that causes a list of possible things I might want to link (friend's name, company, page I've "liked") to come up freezes Firefox. Completely. Except not every time, and not consistently. Help!
posted by booksherpa to Technology (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
So, within the past week or so, I've been encountering this REALLY ANNOYING* behavior in Facebook where typing in any entry box will inconsistently cause Firefox to completely hang. The only similarity to the incidents is that Facebook guesses what I'm trying to link/search for and "helpfully" provides a list. So, for example, if I'm typing "Wow, it's really sunny out today!", as I type "sunny", Facebook will pop up a list of friends named Sue, businesses that start with "Su", etc. Sometimes Firefox will freeze on that list, sometimes it won't. If it freezes, I exit and restart, and type the EXACT SAME THING, it doesn't freeze.
It has made Facebook almost completely unusable for me. Sometimes the freezes happen within 5 minutes of each other, sometimes an hour or two apart, and I forget that it happens - until it happens again. It is not predictable at all. Needless to say, this is really frustrating. Yes, I've restarted the computer and updated my extensions and add-ons.
Has anyone else encountered this behavior, or can offer a solution? I would prefer not to reset Firefox - I did that some months ago, and I don't want to start over AGAIN. I have Googled for solutions with no joy. I've got a Windows 7 laptop, Firefox 28.0, the latest style of Facebook. I am fairly certain that I've had new Facebook longer than the issue, so I don't think they're related.