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Firefox soooo slow, why?

By learninmypc
Jun 2, 2015
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  1. Until the latest update, my firefox was nice & fast. Now it takes longer to do anything so I find myself using SeaMonkey or Google Chrome more. What did they do to slow it down? I've not added anything to it.
     
  2. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 851   +201

    The slow down could be related to any number of things. Not every update will actually result in improved performance (Even if they say it does). If you're really interested, I'd suggest taking a look at their change log for the most recent update. Also, I'd suggest doing a clean install of the browser if it's unbearably slow. With that said, I personally use Firefox and I haven't noticed any noticeable difference in speed. If you have add-ons installed, I'd probably take a peek at those as well. The update could have resulted in the browser and one of the add-ons not playing nice together.
     
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  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,612   +336

    Thanks for your input. :)
     
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,612   +336

    @Blkfx1 , thanks, uninstalled/reinstalled & much faster, thank you. :)
     
  5. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 851   +201

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  6. barbarian1977

    barbarian1977 TS Rookie Posts: 25

    Glad that you've solved your problem.
    Actually in such cases you have to clean cache, cookies and temporary files. Usually helps
     
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,612   +336

    Thanks, I'll remember that.
     
  8. bluejolls

    bluejolls TS Booster Posts: 108   +8

    When you use Reset on a regular version of Firefox, your old settings folder is moved to the desktop in a folder named Old Firefox Data. But I'm not sure about Nightly; a manual backup sounds like a good idea.

    You can open your currently active Firefox profile folder using either:

    • Help > Troubleshooting Information
    • type or paste about:support in the address bar and press Enter
    In the first table of information, click the button to "Show Folder". This should be everything.
     
  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,612   +336

    Thanks but I figured it was due to some addons since I installed SRWare browser with NO addons & it was faster so I removed a few addons from FF & it was better.
    When I uninstalled FF, I did a COMPLETE uninstall & literally started over from scratch.
    I'll just have to live with it :)
     
  10. bea108

    bea108 TS Enthusiast Posts: 30   +9

    And if you have ccleaner installed, when you have it clean up your temp files, etc. set it to clean the dns cache as well.
     
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,612   +336

    Well, I've done everything mentioned in this thread but its still as sluggish as it was . Just another thing I guess I get to live with. Thanks for the input thou. :)
     
  12. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 851   +201

    What are your currently installed add-ons?
     
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  13. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,612   +336

    Adblock plus, Video downloader, WOT & X-notifier. ALL updated.
     
  14. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 851   +201

    Uninstall every add-on except ABP and then clear cache,history,..etc. Let me know how it works then.
     
  15. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,612   +336

    A bit faster. Now I'm betting you're going to have me reinstall them one by one to see which one is the baddie :)
     
  16. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 851   +201

    Absolutely. Haha. Let us know how it goes.
     
  17. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,612   +336

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    I think this helped, will hope so. It is a bit faster, thank you again. :)
     
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  18. bea108

    bea108 TS Enthusiast Posts: 30   +9

    Adblock has been causing some issues lately, so I would start there. I use disconnect because I've heard of too many problems with ADP.
     
  19. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,612   +336

    Ok, do me a favor & go here http://www.kirotv.com/ & post a screen shot of what you see. I know what I see, but I want to see what you see. :)
     
  20. bea108

    bea108 TS Enthusiast Posts: 30   +9

  21. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,612   +336

    Nothing but a box ? To post a screenshot, save it some place on your computer & then click upload a file in here,browse to the picture & click it & you'll have an option to use FULL image, do so. Thank you.
     

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