Update: There is a fix, please read http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/forum/read.php?9,98959
I can visit http://news.com
) and reliably crash K-Meleon (1.5.3) about once in every dozen page views anywhere on the site. I have found no common cause in the crashes but I suspect it could be ad related due the intermittant nature. It's always "K-MELEONW9X caused an invalid page fault in module GKLAYOUT.DLL". It doesn't seem to matter what is enabled or disabled. K-Meleon is stock, and there is no interfering 3rd party software on my (Win98) PC.
That said, anyone is welcome to try to crash their browser too, but frankly I don't care about the issue specifically. In my week with K-Meleon I've experienced so many catastrophic failures and spent so much time finding workarounds that I'm just tired and expect such things will continue to happen. I haven't gone many places yet but I've already stumbled across two sites that would fatally freeze my screen (as described on page three
of the sticky Crash Report Thread), and now the page fault crashes I just described (not to mention having to find workarounds to get yahoo mail to work properly
on my terms). The possibility is strong that my old PC/OS/Install presents a great platform for K-M failure, so I'm not really complaining about the browser itself, on the contrary I've mostly been extolling it's virtues, all the while bashing my head against it failures and convoluted nature.
What I really want to know is, is there a way to stop K-Meleon from deleting my cache after a crash?
I suspect not, I haven't found anything in that regard. The thing is, I'm on a slow dialup connection (that is not a redundant statement) and an avid offline browser, especially when doing days of research. I dislike the way the browser history is handled, being slim on features (a lack of search, and the extension I tried didn't seem to work properly either), but so be it, I may be able to live with such limitations or be able to improve the situation in the future. But having my carefully hoarded cache destroyed for what seems to be no good reason is stupid. I have now set up a macro to trigger on browser startup that will create an incremental backup of my whole profile folder, but the fact that I needed to do this on top of everything else borders on ridiculous.
News.com reliably crashes the browser, check it out if you like.
And, is there any way to stop K-Meleon from trashing my cache after a crash?
On an unrelated note, if I type %date% into the pop-up search box the google results show the first three characters (%d) transformed into some kind of accented U.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/07/2009 05:37AM by Doon.