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firefox 88 too slow

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After migrating from Firefox 87 to 88.0.1 under linux-64 (debian 10), the browser became very slow. Typing has a delay of 2-3 seconds between end of type and appearence on screen. Same for loading pages. Migrating back to firefox 87 is a nuisance since part of the setup is lost and mozilla keeps insisting daily to switch to firefox 88. The articles in "Fix slowness" do not seem to help.

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Do you have the same issue under a different user? Have you tried downloading a separate copy of Firefox to a folder and run it to see if you have the same issue. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release

You can also run another version to verify. I currently have 3 versions plus the OS installed version. http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/

It would help if you provided a link to the article you are referring to. That way we know what steps you have already tried. Is the slowness on any site?

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A fresh copy gives the same problem. Examples: If I type the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog in the search feield, I finish typing when the field displays "jump". It takes 3-5 more seconds to finish. In 87 it was instantaneous. When typing my 12 characters password, the screen displays the first character by the time I've finished. Before: instantaneous. Same if I use backspace to delete characters. It lags about 4 seconds. Loading pages is also generally slow. For any page. The articles that do not help are here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/firefox/fix-problems/slowness-or-hanging Nothing of this happened in 87. I can happily wait until 89, but it is annoying that (a) I cannot automatically keep my setup (b) mozilla keeps urging me to update

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How about a different user on the same system?

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It's only me in the system, who has had successful company of firefox during 87 releases. I guess the problem lies in firefox, not in the user. It behaves as if it is working against the disk rather than against RAM.

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Firefox 89 is as slow as 88. I tried: fresh start, new user, no add-ons, refresh firefox, all without result. Running firefox 87 on Linux 64 Debian 10, it responds instantaneously. With 88 or 89, it gets slow. There is a many-seconds delay between typing and getting response on screen.

What can I do?

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