Browser crash

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    Anybody else have problems with the web browser crashing? At least that's what I assume is happening. It's happened twice so far (had the Droid for 4 or 5 days). I'll switch back to the browser after being in other apps or the phone being idle for a while, and the screen will go momentarily blank, and the home page will reload, and any pages I had open will be gone.
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    I have never had the browser do anything crazy. One thing you can try that others have, is get astro, and then go into the apps directory on the phone and reinstall the browser app. I do not know if this fully reinstalls the app, but i'd imagine it does. Unless anyone else has another idea.
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    I am new to Android (Blackberry Defector) and just purchased the Droid on Tuesday. I have noticed when I am using the browser on a site that requires a username and password, like my bank or netflix, that everytime I enter the username and then press "next" on the virtual keyboard to go to the password box the browser states "the browser has stopped working suddenly and needs to close." The phone then closes the browser and returns me to the home page. I have had this happen every time I try to log in on any site that requires it. If I try to log in the same sites and press the screen on the password box, the problem does not happen. I am not sure if it is a virtual keyboard issue or a browser issue, but either way it causes the browser to crash and close.
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    Browser closes suddenly

    I've had a problem where my browser suddenly closes in the middle of loading a new page. It completely goes away and I'm back at the home screen, no force close message. When I restart the browser I'm back at my Home page. I have an app called "toggle settings" that does have an auto-kill list, but the browser is not included. Is there another service that the browser depends on that may be getting killed? Thanks.

    Bryan
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    My browser abruptly closes while loading a page at least 3times a day. Anyone developments?
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    Mine did this for the first time yesterday and I thought it was maybe my fault. Then today it happened twice in a row, it's really annoying. What could cause this?
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    I know this is kind of sidestepping the issue, but I use the Dolphin browser. I find that it works better for everything that I do, and as a plus it has multitouch and gesture support. It is also free in the market, so you might consider downloading and installing it to see if it works better than the built-in browser for you.

    -jalsk
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    I've tried it, not a big fan. Iv'e tried all of the browsers, and I just keep going back to stock.
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    Does anyone have a fix for this? My browser does this as well. I'm using the latest OTA update for 2.1 that came on July 16th. However, I've had this issue since 2.1. Thanks.
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    i just got my driod x yesterday and want to love it...but my browser also crashes. so far my workaround is starting on any page expect google.com, go figure? google or maybe igoogle seems to crash the browser. anyone have ideas why or a fix?
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    I haven't heard anything about this problem before. Try using AdvancedTaskKiller and kill the Web Browser and try running the browser again.
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    I do have ATK installed and just tried killing the browser and re-running. it crashed on the google.com page once again :( HELP!
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    I found that even after a reset of the browser, it still crashes after a dozen or so page loads. I noticed that when it does crash, and I launch the Internet browser, it seems to always take me back to the page where it crashed on a previous attempt (not always google, but also reddit.com and others). It became so annoying to the point where I switched to Opera. Works much better.
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2010
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    I will post something if anything comes up.
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    I have every browser I can find installed. Why not?! Here's my current ranking:

    1) Dolphin HD
    2) Dolphin
    3) xscope

    And here's something that might help you:

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    I noticed the same thing. If I open the browser and select a bookmark that navigates away from Google.com, it's fine. The issue that I'm experiencing does seem to relate to Google.com in particular. I would love a fix for this...

    I side-stepped the issue by downloading Opera for the Droid, but I prefer the stock browser.
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    I've been noticing the exact same thing lately, my browser just frequently closes for no apparent reason - not even a force close. It does seem to happen more often during google searches, but also just on random pages too. I haven't seen many posts about it so I guess it's not that common, but it's really annoying. I guess I should try some other browsers out, but I've always been partial to the stock one so I'd rather try to fix the issue. Any other suggestions?

    Btw, I'm currently running UD 8.0 with Chevy's 1 Ghz LV kernel. I've used the same kernel for a long time but just switched over to the ROM not long ago. Maybe that's the cause of the problem? Anyone else running this ROM who's getting this problem? I really like the ROM so if I can't fix it, I guess I'll have to find a new browser till the next version comes out (hopefully soon!).
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    My Windows Media Center does that!!

    Haven't had it happen with my droid browser though.
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    All browsers crash

    I have had this problem with the stock browser for 3 months now. A specific website causes this (my work website). But it can be ANY website that causes the crash, but one pre-requisite seems to be that its the one i visit most frequently. Several times in a day. Maybe 50 or more times. I can navigate to ANY other URL, but not the one that causes the crash.

    Have tried returning the phone to Verizon where they did a complete reset of the phone. After initial power on from reset, went to browser and it crashed again. Then spoke to Tech (level 2) at Verizon who couldn't figure it out either.

    I've tried about everything you can think of to clear this... reset phone, cache, browser, remove apps, reboot phone, remove battery, and tens of suggestions from other users.

    I have Fennec, Dolphin, and Opera installed on phone too.They work when the stock browser isn't but after a period of use, they crash too!!!!!!! Same way as the stock browser, just goes back to the home screen when trying to access a specific web site.

    Even more wierd is that the browsers will just start functioning again , for NO REASON, no reboot, no cache clear, nothing. Just starts working. All browsers react the same way.
    Other users at my work experience the same problem too.
    Very frustrating.
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    Anyone find a fix?! Had this problem on my droid and figured it was just because of android needing more memory. Tell that to my htc thunderbolt, which has 768mb RAM and is having the exact same problem
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