Firefox takes 10+ times longer to load websites than Edge or Chrome

I'm at my wits end. I've tried every fix I could find and Firefox is dramatically slower then Edge or Chrome. This happens with loading sites, like Amazon. Also, it of… (read more)

I'm at my wits end. I've tried every fix I could find and Firefox is dramatically slower then Edge or Chrome. This happens with loading sites, like Amazon. Also, it often locks up/stops when typing (like right now) and it takes about 15 seconds for it to repond again.

First, I doubt it's a hardware or network issue, since it's happened on both my old archaic PC and now on my new PC (i9 CPU, Nvidia 2070 graphics card, 64gb RAM).

Here's some highlights of what I've tried so far: • Refreshing multiple times • Rebooting the PC • Doing all the Quick Tips on this website • Eliminating all extensions • Clearing all cookies and cash • ...

Also, I don't get any error codes. The tab icon just spins for a long time.

I'm hoping I'm missing something obvious, since I love Firefox.

Thanks and any help!

Asked by Olliesshop 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Olliesshop 3 days ago

Firefox slows down and nothing fixes it, but a restart.

I have used FF for years, now V82 on W7 starts out fine, but bogs down to point you can not type. I have tried all the fixes noted here without success. Monitoring both… (read more)

I have used FF for years, now V82 on W7 starts out fine, but bogs down to point you can not type. I have tried all the fixes noted here without success. Monitoring both Windows Task Manager and FF Task Manager shows nothing unusual when this happens. Internet speed is 100MBS.

Turning off addons, limiting Tabs, clearing history, updating drivers, minimizing background programs, etc., has little or no effect. FF just bogs down, and usually doesn't recover until restarted.

This appears to be particularly noticeable on ebay, but does happen at random on other sites. Where else can I look for a clue to what the problem is?

Asked by rfm 3 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

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Since latest windows update pages load at an extremely slow pace

Hi! As the title states, since the latest windows update (am now on 19041.508), anytime I go on a webpage on Firefox it's extremely slow to load, however once loaded the … (read more)

Hi! As the title states, since the latest windows update (am now on 19041.508), anytime I go on a webpage on Firefox it's extremely slow to load, however once loaded the page is as fast as it should be!

I don't have any antivirus other than windows defender, and disabling it/the windows firewall doesn't fix the issue, so it doesn't seem to be linked to that either, on the online forums such as this one I found it was also common to have issues caused by hardware acceleration, playing with that setting does not help either.

Another friend of mine has the same issue as me since the last update, so I'm assuming it's not something unique to my situation, is this a known issue for which a fix is available? Searching for one has yielded only outdated results.

Thanks a lot!

Asked by antoine.rincent 1 month ago

Answered by antoine.rincent 1 month ago

Any new website entered in the address bar doesnt load and tabs become unclickable

After the recent update 81.0.1 (32-bit), I have started facing an issue where after every few minutes of browsing, all my tabs become unclickable and hitting enter on the… (read more)

After the recent update 81.0.1 (32-bit), I have started facing an issue where after every few minutes of browsing, all my tabs become unclickable and hitting enter on the address bar shows its loading but the website never loads. Trying to close firefox using the close button also doesnt work and I have to open task manager to kill the process and then start firefox again.

Asked by Ayush Pratap Singh 1 month ago

Last reply by Ayush Pratap Singh 1 month ago

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Lagging or no response when I click on a link.

I have used Firefox for several years and have been very happy with it. However, in the last few/several weeks, I am finding that when I click on a link to go to another… (read more)

I have used Firefox for several years and have been very happy with it. However, in the last few/several weeks, I am finding that when I click on a link to go to another screen, it either takes forever or does not work at all.

What steps should I take to help with this problem? I am using Firefox 78.0.2 (64Bit).

Asked by wardholdridge 4 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 months ago

Laggy when doing moves on Board Game Arena

A month to a few weeks ago Firefox started being laggy when switching tabs; also Facebook and Facebook Messenger; on Board Game Arena and also on Discord desktop app (usi… (read more)

A month to a few weeks ago Firefox started being laggy when switching tabs; also Facebook and Facebook Messenger; on Board Game Arena and also on Discord desktop app (using Electron/chromium) typing was getting laggy. I thought it might be hardware so I tested the memory with memtest86 but that passed. I also tried safe mode on Firefox but that made no difference.

So I reimaged my HD to a known good copy from December 2019 and then also recently to 2018 and updated to latest version of Windows 10. All seemed well but recently again Firefox has gotten laggy. Even typing in here it occassionally hangs.

I've attached a Firefox Profiler link https://share.firefox.dev/2Zlua5o if that helps with me doing moves on https://boardgamearena.com/ website with each move taking several seconds to do.

I have also the profile with more private information if that helps.

Can anyone help me troubleshoot?

Asked by brisdaz 5 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 months ago

Firefox Slowing Down

After some time of use Firefox start to lag. Finally websites barely open. I tried EVERYTHING and ONLY restarting Firefox works. After restart all is good again... I use … (read more)

After some time of use Firefox start to lag. Finally websites barely open. I tried EVERYTHING and ONLY restarting Firefox works. After restart all is good again... I use VPN.

Asked by lecho9 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

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Browser unresponsive

Please help as I am in the middle of an exam. Firefox browser freezes or unresponsive on MacBook 2019. I have installed and uninstalled several times to no vail. Caution,… (read more)

Please help as I am in the middle of an exam. Firefox browser freezes or unresponsive on MacBook 2019. I have installed and uninstalled several times to no vail.

Caution, I am not IT savvy and their website help is not helpful at all.

Urgent help

Asked by Rasul Akule 6 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 months ago

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Performing TLS Handshake slowdowns

Recently Firefox has become nearly unusable. Opening links are *_sluggish_*... They eventually complete but it's annoying - I've switched back to brave for now. https://… (read more)

Recently Firefox has become nearly unusable. Opening links are *_sluggish_*... They eventually complete but it's annoying - I've switched back to brave for now. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1175357 seems to be the exact same issue however nothing in the thread resolved my problem.

I'd like to stay with Firefox but it's not worth it at this time. :(

Any thoughts/help are much appreciated.

Asked by dovholuk 8 months ago

Answered by dovholuk 8 months ago

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Why is FireFox so slow

I currently have version 72.0.2 and it is so slow. I suspected an ISP problem although I have fibre optics but I just have to compare FIreFox with another browser to see … (read more)

I currently have version 72.0.2 and it is so slow.

I suspected an ISP problem although I have fibre optics but I just have to compare FIreFox with another browser to see that FireFox is the problem.

For instance, on the same site, I can call up a different page in around 5 seconds with FireFox whereas the same change of page takes well under 2 seconds with the Avast Browser.

Opening 3 tabs simultaneously in FireFox when I launch it takes YONKS whereas it used to load all 3 pages in a blink.

I already have add ons like "Disable HTML5 Autoplay" installed to speed up things.

What is the solution please?

Asked by SafeTex 10 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 10 months ago

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I just installed windows 10 and now firefox doesn't work right = very slow, it was fine before

I just upgraded my computer to a 1 tb hard drive and installed windows 10. Now firefox doesn't work right, example: I go on Facebook or another site and when I try to typ… (read more)

I just upgraded my computer to a 1 tb hard drive and installed windows 10. Now firefox doesn't work right, example: I go on Facebook or another site and when I try to type a post I have to type 2 or 3 letters, then wait several seconds for them to appear. I have re-position my cursor and type 2 or 4 more letters and wait again. Can this be fixed?

Asked by paul160 10 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 9 months ago

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TLS handshake slow, times out after Mac Mojave update

This has now happened after the last two Mac updates. I get the TLS handshake forever until it times out. Occasionally something gets through (like the Mozilla help pages… (read more)

This has now happened after the last two Mac updates. I get the TLS handshake forever until it times out. Occasionally something gets through (like the Mozilla help pages!) Unlike others who have posted this issue, the same problem holds in Chrome and Safari. I have tried various fixes, including a new identity on my Mac, with no success. Last time the issue seemed to spontaneously resolve after a couple of hours and never reappeared until Mac updated again. While all this is happening, my email works fine, my husband's macbook pro (just like mine) works fine, and my iPad works fine. I have left this message on the Mac help forum, too, hoping someone will have some idea of what is happening. OS Mojave 10.14.6

Asked by sunolen 9 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 months ago

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Firefox stops being able to visit websites after every update, seems to take a day to get back to normal.

When Firefox updates, it's an extremely frustrating experience. Enough so that I'm about ready to switch over to Chrome (I already use it for work). Every single time, we… (read more)

When Firefox updates, it's an extremely frustrating experience. Enough so that I'm about ready to switch over to Chrome (I already use it for work). Every single time, websites suddenly can't load and all my extensions stop working. It's happening now! I'm writing this from Chrome.

I'm frankly not sure when or why websites start loading again, but it seems to take about a day for things to get back to normal. I've tried closing and reopening Firefox, but that doesn't seem to do anything. It just takes time. I have a 2017 MacBook, OS Catalina 10.15.3.

Is this a known issue? I see all kinds of possible solutions when I try and look for some myself, but oftentimes the OP says they didn't work and then people offer other solutions. I'm wondering why this seems to happen, and if there's a suggestion for how to fix it once and for all—I've never had this problem with Chrome.

Asked by alexandralash 9 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 months ago

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Surface Book 2 - FF hangs or crashes

When I navigate to www.pcmag.com on my Surface Book 2. FF will hang or crash. I do not have this problem with other browsers on my laptop. Is this a known bug or do I nee… (read more)

When I navigate to www.pcmag.com on my Surface Book 2. FF will hang or crash. I do not have this problem with other browsers on my laptop. Is this a known bug or do I need to update something.

I am running the latest FF version with default settings, the only add-on is BitWarden.

Asked by Mezito 10 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 10 months ago

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Can't backup bookmarks. The bookmarked sign on bookmarked pages dissapears few moments after every launch. Sync is stuck on syncing. Can't add new bookmarks.

After starting Firefox, Sync starts and gets stuck on "Syncing" till I restart. Ever page shows as bookmarked for a while and then they all turn into not bookmarked. Back… (read more)

After starting Firefox, Sync starts and gets stuck on "Syncing" till I restart. Ever page shows as bookmarked for a while and then they all turn into not bookmarked. Backups won't be saved. Changes to bookmarks and adding new ones won't work either. Have tried a new profile, deleting xulstore.json and places.sqlite and have also tried safe-mode and all of them together. The sync is still in a loop. I have about 56000 bookmarks(I know that's a lot!) but it didn't use to take more than a few seconds. And not being able to see the last sync time by hovering really sucks as well btw.

Asked by Garshasb 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Website slowing website

Thought problem was just on MyPoints when viewing videos but occurred yesterday at InBoxDollas while playing a game. 9/15 - Attached is one of the video screens with the… (read more)

Thought problem was just on MyPoints when viewing videos but occurred yesterday at InBoxDollas while playing a game.

    • 9/15 - Attached is one of the video screens with the website slowing...... In this group Postables - almost all had this come up. Sometimes just froze there & when I refreshed screen this ... website slowing.... came up & I had to StopIt for video to continue. {Often the screen would be Black as attached shows, sometimes black with an x in the middle so I refreshed}**

Last night I deleted History (except for personal.). Opened MyPoints this morning & went to Postables where half or more of the videos had this popup line stating Website slowing...... & I had to keep clicking on StopIt. I went to the video in image I added but the 2nd from there had this popup - slowing website.... So I guess deleting history helped some perhaps - but is still there. {Searched last night & all the ideas/thoughts listed to stop this went back to 2016. Before deleting History, I went to registry & searched for Firefox Pioneer and also Shockware - None were found.

Asked by jcluvu22 1 year ago

Last reply by jcluvu22 1 year ago

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How to fix lag/delay when typing on address bar?

There is a delay sometimes when I type in the address bar. It only happens when using the address bar, when I use search bars in websites or type in Google Docs there is … (read more)

There is a delay sometimes when I type in the address bar. It only happens when using the address bar, when I use search bars in websites or type in Google Docs there is no delay. I tried opening Firefox on Safe Mode, but the problem persisted. I also tried resetting the all browser.urlbar preferences that I had modified to default, but it still lags.

Asked by Tiago 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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For one of the client we are experiencing slow browsing issue with Firefox (Firefox 60.7.2esr) .

For one of the client we are experiencing slow browsing issue with Firefox (Firefox 60.7.2esr) .We tried without any customization but it has the same slow browsing exper… (read more)

For one of the client we are experiencing slow browsing issue with Firefox (Firefox 60.7.2esr) .We tried without any customization but it has the same slow browsing experience. However there is one observation though if we use explicit ip address instead .pac in proxy then browsing speed is fine. Our proxy team hasn’t found anything abnormal with proxy configuration and pac file size is also small in kbs.

Asked by vikas.singh11 1 year ago

Last reply by Jeremy Sanders 1 year ago

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Gmail has slowed to a crawl and won't load and won't allow me to type a reply

In the last couple days Gmail has slowed to a crawl. It won't load, and barely does, and once it does I try to click on an email loads super slow and trying to type in a … (read more)

In the last couple days Gmail has slowed to a crawl. It won't load, and barely does, and once it does I try to click on an email loads super slow and trying to type in a reply in one existent, had to switch over to google chrome to do my emails. What is going on? I have a new modem from ATT also. I cleared cache and cookies, restarted computer and still slow to a crawl

Asked by debbiejambor 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago