Solution to my Firefox lockups

I’ve been having some problems lately with Firefox randomly locking up (this is on OSX 10.3). It’s been driving me bonkers. I’ve tried doing some troubleshooting on it and I’ve been *fairly* certain that it’s related to one or more of my plugins, but I haven’t been able to figure out which one specifically. Until now that is. So far I am *fairly* certain I’ve fixed the problems by taking the following steps:

  • Disable the “notify me of updates” feature in switchproxy.
  • Disable the periodic check for updates for firefox and for extensions and themes.

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