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How can I avoid having to refresh Firefox every time I use it?

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I only really use my computer for answering emails and reading web sites and typing letters, yet almost every next day (having switched the computer on and off again) I find Firefox running very slow. Is there something I can do other than ditching Firefox and reverting to Internet Explorer, please?

I only really use my computer for answering emails and reading web sites and typing letters, yet almost every next day (having switched the computer on and off again) I find Firefox running very slow. Is there something I can do other than ditching Firefox and reverting to Internet Explorer, please?

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Installed Plug-ins

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  • CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Album Plugin Utility Module for IJ
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Shockwave Flash 21.0 r0
  • 5.1.41212.0

Application

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:45.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/45.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/45.0.1/WINNT/en-GB/

Extensions

  • Firefox Hello Beta 0.1 (loop@mozilla.org)

Javascript

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Graphics

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  • driverDate: 6-13-2007
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  • numAcceleratedWindowsMessage: [u'tryNewerDriver', u'9.6']
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  • supportsHardwareH264: No; Hardware video decoding disabled or blacklisted
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  • windowLayerManagerRemote: True
  • windowLayerManagerType: Basic

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Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4258 solutions 59626 answers

Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web Link} by holding down the <Shift>
(Mac=Options)
key, and then starting Firefox. Is the problem still there?

While still in Safe Mode,

Type about:support in the address bar and press Enter. Under the main banner, press the button; Copy Text To Clipboard.. Then in the reply box at the bottom of this page, do a right click in the box and select Paste. This will show us your system details. No Personal Information Is Collected.

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? While still in Safe Mode, Type '''about:support''' in the address bar and press '''Enter.''' Under the main banner, press the button; '''Copy Text To Clipboard.'''. Then in the reply box at the bottom of this page, do a right click in the box and select '''Paste.''' This will show us your system details. '''No Personal Information Is Collected.'''