I've been using Firefox since 2004, and it hurts me to say this, but it has become almost unusable. I have a brand-new installation and profile, and the user interface is… (read more)
I've been using Firefox since 2004, and it hurts me to say this, but it has become almost unusable. I have a brand-new installation and profile, and the user interface is so slow and laggy I can't use it. As I type this, there are numerous lags between when I type and when the letters appear. Scrolling pages has constant infuriating delays. It is so bad, Firefox will often just crash. This usually occurs when the UI within the viewport becomes completely unresponsive and I click the reload button. The reload button will spin for a minute or 2 and then the program crashes. I have maybe 100 or more items in my about:crashes. Every time it crashes, I submit the crash report. Here are some from the past few days:
I have tried every troubleshooting thing available, and nothing has fixed it. I tried:
the settings recommended here http://develop.alpdesigns.ch/pages/other/speed_firefox.html
the settings recommended here: http://codebetter.com/darrellnorton/2005/01/28/speeding-up-firefox-the-right-way/
disabling hardware acceleration
disabling smooth scrolling
NOTHING WORKS. I am so frustrated! I am a web programmer and I frequently have 20+ tabs open. I have NO issues with Chrome, but if I have even 1 tab open Firefox can't handle it. The delays of ANY TIME I click the mouse, type, scroll, etc. are just killing me. There are also quite a few addons I use, but the user interface problems occur no matter if they are installed or not.
I continue to use Firefox because Firebug and the other amazing developer tools, but I can't use it if it's going to be this slow out of the box. Is there anything else I can try?