Pages are loading really slow about 20 seconds after I updated to 15.0.1
I updated my Firefox to 15.0.1 which I did not want to do, but it kept harassing me to do it and now the pages take forever to load. Anytime I go to my Earthlink email, it just loads and loads until it hit the stop "x" and then sometimes it will load. I did not change anything on my computer. All I did was update the browser. When I load the exact same pages in Safari, they load right away. I have tried looking online and found that many users have the same issue. I tried many of their suggestions and nothing worked. I use an iMac 10.6.8.
I was having the same problem with version 18.0 as soon as it finished installing. I also noticed Firefox AND MSE were using up-words of 27% to 40% each of my CPU. I tried resetting to defaults to no avail. I then uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled version 13.0.1 and all is well. I also disabled the automatic update feature. So for now it will be 13 at least until the bugs are worked out of FF 18.Go to answer 1
A possible cause is security software (firewall,anti-virus) that blocks or restricts Firefox or the plugin-container process without informing you, possibly after detecting changes (update) to the Firefox program.
Remove all rules for Firefox and the plugin-container from the permissions list in the firewall and let your firewall ask again for permission to get full unrestricted access to internet for Firefox and the plugin-container process and the updater process.
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Every time Firefox opened
This started when...
After I updated to the new version of Firefox
- Shockwave Flash 11.3 r300
- Java Plug-In 2 for NPAPI Browsers
- The Google Earth Plugin allows you to view 3D imagery and terrain in your web browser.
- The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
- The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
- DivX Web Player version 220.127.116.11
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:15.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/15.0.1
You might want to consider getting the latest BETA of FF 19 at https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html . I've been using it and it is faster than previous versions (and very stable). It adds it's own PDF reader which is pretty darn quick. This might be your best option to try.
The problem is that, unlike Apple computers which are tightly controlled by Apple, PCs are the wild west and every computer becomes pretty unique over time. At some point, some setting or combination of settings and programs can make other programs run slowly or not at all (you'd be amazed at the conflicts I've run into over the decades).
So while you're running into these very real problems with FF 18, most other folks are not. One thing I've noted with new editions of FireFox is that add-ons often do not get updated and an outdated add-on can be the cause of myriad problems. So you'd be very prudent to first update your add-ons (in your menu, click on "Tools" then "Add-ons." Selected "Extensions" and then, click on the icon near the top on the right that looks like a wheel. Select "Check for Updates." Make a list of those that updated. After they've all loaded, restart FireFox. Then for those that did not update, visit their home pages to confirm that you have the current version -- and if you don't, install the newest version. To get to their home pages from with in the Add-On Manager, click on the underlined "more" link for the update and you'll see the link for its homepage. Also make sure that the "Automatic updates" is checked. This may help you.
I know it's hard to be patient with computers and their software. Computers really are dumb -- they just do what they are they are told to do by their software and their users. So patience with them is a virtue, no matter how frustrating the computer can be. They've driven me batty many times and I've built about 70 of them.
Good luck. I'm most curious to learn what finally works for you.
Modified by Tylerdowner
Found the problem !!!!! I had the same problem as everyone else. The problem was Adblock Plus. Get rid of it and use Adblock Edge and watch your pages load very fast.