Firefox is slow - How to make it faster
What good is that super fast Internet connection when your browser is running at dial-up speed? This article will help point you in the right direction to track down and fix this problem. Of course, if you need extra help with any of this, we have a community of volunteers standing by.
To resolve slowness problems not specifically mentioned in this article, you should scan your computer for viruses, spyware, and other malware and read Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware.
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High hardware resource usage
Firefox hangs or stops responding
If Firefox freezes and gives you the hourglassgives you the spinning beach ballturns gray, try the Firefox hangs or is not responding - How to fix article.
I get a Warning Unresponsive script error
“Unresponsive script error”? What does that even mean? We've got an article about that called, believe it or not, Warning Unresponsive script - What it means and how to fix it that will help clear things up.
Firefox takes a long time to start up
Try the suggestions in the Firefox takes a long time to start up article.
Speed up Windows and make your computer work better. See Optimize Windows 7 for better performance where some recommendations are also applicable to other Windows versions.
This didn't solve my problem. What do I do now?
Sometimes tracking down the source of these kinds of problems is difficult. We have a community of volunteers ready to help you figure it out.
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