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Firefox 30.0 is so slow since updated. IE & Chrome do not have problems loading pages, showing blank pages, need two or more tries to open webpages.

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Firefox 30.0 is so slow since updated. IE & Chrome do not have problems loading pages, showing blank pages, need two or more tries to open webpages. It seems to have something to do with visual data on pages. My homepage msn.com grows old and dies each time I open the page after closing out of firefox and re-opening. It takes forever!! Is it a memory drain? Each page opened in a new firefox session suffers the same fate.

Firefox 30.0 is so slow since updated. IE & Chrome do not have problems loading pages, showing blank pages, need two or more tries to open webpages. It seems to have something to do with visual data on pages. My homepage msn.com grows old and dies each time I open the page after closing out of firefox and re-opening. It takes forever!! Is it a memory drain? Each page opened in a new firefox session suffers the same fate.

Chosen solution

Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link} While you are in safe mode; Press the <Alt> or <F10> key to bring up the tool bar. Followed by;

Windows; Tools > Options Linux; Edit > Preferences Mac; application name > Preferences

Then Advanced > General. Look for and turn off Use Hardware Acceleration.

Poke around safe web sites and see if there is still a problem. Then restart.

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FredMcD
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Chosen Solution

Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link} While you are in safe mode; Press the <Alt> or <F10> key to bring up the tool bar. Followed by;

Windows; Tools > Options Linux; Edit > Preferences Mac; application name > Preferences

Then Advanced > General. Look for and turn off Use Hardware Acceleration.

Poke around safe web sites and see if there is still a problem. Then restart.

'''''[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode Start Firefox in Safe Mode]''''' {web link} While you are in safe mode; Press the '''<Alt>''' or '''<F10>''' key to bring up the tool bar. Followed by; Windows; '''Tools > Options''' Linux; '''Edit > Preferences''' Mac; ''application name'' '''> Preferences''' Then '''Advanced > General.''' Look for and turn off '''Use Hardware Acceleration'''. Poke around safe web sites and see if there is still a problem. Then restart.

Question owner

Thanx for the assist, it worked! The "safe" websites come up instantaneously.

I also discovered something interesting when clicking on my Acorntv bookmark to open webpage. The firefox circle goes round n round while a caution icon appears in the link field with a message stating, "This website does not supply identity information". Firefox hangs up for about 10 or so seconds then takes me to the website.

Thanx for the assist, it worked! The "safe" websites come up instantaneously. I also discovered something interesting when clicking on my Acorntv bookmark to open webpage. The firefox circle goes round n round while a caution icon appears in the link field with a message stating, "This website does not supply identity information". Firefox hangs up for about 10 or so seconds then takes me to the website.
my_connect 0 solutions 1 answers

After update to 30.0 it's getting slow

I'm using mac osx 10.9.4 still have this problem. it's getting slow down when I'm use for few mins.

MacBook Air 11-inch, Mid 2011 Processor 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Graphics Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB Software OS X 10.9.4 (13E28)

After update to 30.0 it's getting slow I'm using mac osx 10.9.4 still have this problem. it's getting slow down when I'm use for few mins. MacBook Air 11-inch, Mid 2011 Processor 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Graphics Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB Software OS X 10.9.4 (13E28)
FredMcD
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4074 solutions 56859 answers

my_connect

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