Hey, if FF doesn't work and something else does, go with it. All I can say is I have never had any of the problems you complain about with FF going back to Phoenix 0.2 on Win2k to FF 4 beta 9 on XP Sp3. I'm also sure, as with many of your approaches to computing, I never put it through the paces you do. I rarely have more than 6 tabs, I rarely leave my browser running over night,etc. We all do what works best for us. Hopefully, you will now have what you want.