Firefox lags and freezes for a few seconds every time I want to load a new page or open a new tab
This just started a couple weeks ago, I've tried disabling numerous add-ons and updating plugins but to no avail.
Additional System Details
- Shockwave Flash 11.6 r602
- Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.15.2 for Mozilla browsers
- NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
- iTunes Detector Plug-in
- Google Talk Plugin Video Accelerator version:0.1.44.23
- Version 126.96.36.19965
- Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.0
- Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.6
- Google Update
- VLC media player Web Plugin 2.0.2
- Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502
- HP Product Detection Plugin
- HP Active Check Plugin
- HP Pit Plugin
- Facebook Video Calling Plugin
- McAfee MSC FF plugin DLL
- Nexon Game Controller
- McAfee Virtual Technician plugin for Mozilla (Gecko Version: 1.8b1)
- Unity Player 3.5.2f2
- The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
- Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:19.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/19.0
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I just tried your solution and it is working much better. I have tried other fixes and they always work for a while before Firefox lags again so I will update if the problem presents itself again.
You can check for problems with the places.sqlite database file in the Firefox Profile Folder if it happens again.
Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).
- Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.
Also make sure that security software (firewall, anti-virus) isn't interfering.
The problem still persisted after I did the reset. Right now I am trying it out in safe mode and it seems to be working fine but I will try the place.sqlite fix. Also, this is a list of all the extensions I currently have installed:
- AdBlock Plus 2.2.3 - Adblock PLus popup addon 0.7 - easy youtube video downloader 6.7 - java console 6.0.33 - java console 6.0.37 - java console 6.0.39 - mcafee site advisor 3.6.0 - thumbnail zoom plus 2.3.2 - YTshowRating 1.0.4
This is from the message log of the Places Maintenance Addon (sorry if it seems messy, not sure how to keep it on one line each):
> Integrity check + The database is sane > Reindex + The database has been reindexed > Orphans expiration + Database cleaned up > Coherence check + The database is coherent > Vacuum Initial database size is 10240 KiB + The database has been vacuumed Final database size is 10240 KiB > Statistics Database size is 10240 KiB user_version is 21 page_size is 32768 cache_size is 128 journal_mode is wal synchronous is 1 History can store a maximum of 102102 unique pages Table moz_places has 146 records Table moz_historyvisits has 20 records Table moz_inputhistory has 18 records Table moz_hosts has 69 records Table moz_bookmarks has 150 records Table moz_bookmarks_roots has 5 records Table moz_keywords has 0 records Table sqlite_sequence has 0 records Table moz_favicons has 43 records Table moz_anno_attributes has 8 records Table moz_annos has 123 records Table moz_items_annos has 93 records Table sqlite_stat1 has 15 records Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_inputhistory_1 Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_hosts_1 Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_bookmarks_roots_1 Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_keywords_1 Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_favicons_1 Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_anno_attributes_1 Index moz_places_faviconindex Index moz_places_hostindex Index moz_places_visitcount Index moz_places_frecencyindex Index moz_places_lastvisitdateindex Index moz_historyvisits_placedateindex Index moz_historyvisits_fromindex Index moz_historyvisits_dateindex Index moz_bookmarks_itemindex Index moz_bookmarks_parentindex Index moz_bookmarks_itemlastmodifiedindex Index moz_places_url_uniqueindex Index moz_places_guid_uniqueindex Index moz_bookmarks_guid_uniqueindex Index moz_annos_placeattributeindex Index moz_items_annos_itemattributeindex
Modified by cor-el
Disabling hardware acceleration seemed to solve the problem. Thank you all very much, but before I close this thread as solved, I've always had that feature enabled to the best of my knowledge. Why did it suddenly cause problems?
There was likely an update to your graphics driver that caused this issue.