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Is gmail crashing your firefox, especially in Linux? Well you are not alone then. Here are some potential reasons.

  • Too many AJAX calls which firefox is not handling cleanly and leaks memory before crashing.
  • sound.swf – A flash file which produces the sound when someone comes online. This flash sometimes causes the flash plugin to run into an infinite loop, hence crashing the browser along with the plugin.

Simple fix is to disable gmail chat or use flashblock to block the particular flash from loading. Or better use opera like me 🙂


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