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Firefox crashes

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Firefox has lots of hidden “about:*” pages. “about:config” and “about:plugins” are two of the more well known pages. I just learned about the “about:crashes” page, which lists the occasions when the crash reporter was invoked. My historical counts:

  • 2008: 23 (17 in the first three months)
  • 2009: 2
  • 2010: 2

That’s a nice improvement. Two crashes per year is a pretty good mean time between failure for a heavily used, complex application that executes arbitrary third-party code.