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The update to 40.0.2 is hugely troubled

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After the last update from 39.0.3, Firefox became unusable. My definition? The Big River website taking 20 seconds to load my log-in screen and Task Manager showing Firefox to be running constantly at 98%.

I had removed/disabled all of the 'not tested' extensions (mostly Flash related) to no avail.

With NOTHING else being changed, a reversion to Firefox 39.0.3 and everything is much better.

No. This is not a question. After a half-dozen screens of round-and-round to get to a comment area (and not getting there), I will park myself here.

Here's to hoping that FireFox will not 'New and Improve' itself to uselessness.

After the last update from 39.0.3, Firefox became unusable. My definition? The Big River website taking 20 seconds to load my log-in screen and Task Manager showing Firefox to be running constantly at 98%. I had removed/disabled all of the 'not tested' extensions (mostly Flash related) to no avail. With NOTHING else being changed, a reversion to Firefox 39.0.3 and everything is much better. No. This is not a question. After a half-dozen screens of round-and-round to get to a comment area (and not getting there), I will park myself here. Here's to hoping that FireFox will not 'New and Improve' itself to uselessness.

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  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.8
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.60.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • 1,2,1,2044
  • DRM Netscape Network Object
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  • Shockwave Flash 18.0 r0
  • 5.1.30514.0
  • Npdsplay dll
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:39.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/39.0

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FredMcD
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Start '''[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode Firefox in Safe Mode]''' {web Link} by holding down the '''<Shift><br> ''(Mac Options)'' ''' key, and then starting Firefox. Is the problem still there? ----------------- https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/update-firefox-latest-version '''40''' -------------------- '''[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-uses-too-much-memory-ram Firefox uses too much memory (RAM) - How to fix]''' This article describes how to make Firefox use less memory to make it run faster and prevent crashes. '''https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-slow-how-make-it-faster''' '''https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-uses-too-many-cpu-resources-how-fix''' '''https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-hangs-or-not-responding'''

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Thank you for the response.

It is unfair to make a complaint and not be willing to try to fix it. Still, having reverted to 39.0.3 and losing the problem..that's fine with me.

A computer should be a tool...a tool that works, NOT a wall to spend hours banging one's head against trying to 'fix' something. Having spent over 30 years doing exactly that (yes, before there WERE 'PCs'), I'll pass.

Thank you for the response. It is unfair to make a complaint and not be willing to try to fix it. Still, having reverted to 39.0.3 and losing the problem..that's fine with me. A computer should be a tool...a tool that works, NOT a wall to spend hours banging one's head against trying to 'fix' something. Having spent over 30 years doing exactly that (yes, before there WERE 'PCs'), I'll pass.