Firefox 79 is the latest stable version of Mozilla, with comprehensive functional and security coverage. On the Windows platform, Firefox 79’s WebRender leverages the performance of Intel and AMD graphics. On macOS, however, the improvements to Firefox 79 are not only not obvious (mainly at the bottom), but have even introduced a strange bug.
Bogdan Popa, Softpedia’s editor, quoted a colleague as saying that after updating firefox 79, he felt the browser’s response become very slow, occasionally stuck, and then returned to “normal” working.
Even more uncomfortable for macOS users, Firefox 79 seems to have a “regular” occurrence of Caton, but this intermittent fault makes it hard to find the culprit. Even with the removal, the problem is overwhelming:
Remove firefox 79 add-ons one by one to troubleshoot the exact cause of the failure;
Clear all browser data;
Reinstall firefox 79;
Multiple attempts to restart the device.
Bizarrely, all the other browsers running on the same device seem to be working. By now, all the targets have been directed at the macOS version of Firefox 79 itself.
While the concerns raised at the moment are not very widespread, we do see a similar MacBook using the Caton report on Reddit.
One netizen said: ‘Firefox has been inexplicably stuck, completely unaware of what the reason is. Whether I type something in email, social media, or even search engines, the browser will be stuck for 5 to 10 seconds.
Another netizen said: “When Caton, the browser failed to respond to any input operations.” But after recovery, it responds to a random click as it moves the mouse. Even if I don’t use it for any big tasks, I’ll almost get frozen when trying something.
In response, some netizens suggest that Firefox 79 be run in safe mode, but doing so will slow down the overall speed of the browser, as if there were a problem with the Internet connection.
Now we can only hope that Mozilla will fix the bug that is plaguing macOS users in the new version (expected for release on August 25), and that users who can’t wait for it can think of other ways (roll back to the old version, or switch to a different browser).