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I would like the "old Coke" back.

I upgraded Firefox on both of my computers and now it is slow. Just typing this is taking longer than it should. I'm typing along and it falls behind at least 3-4 words before it catches up. Changing pages on a website is very slow. I found the suggestion to 'refresh', did that and no difference. Firefox was my favorite and go to browser. I'd like to add some images but I can't capture how slow it is typing this or trying to navigate thru some of my favorite sites. Trying to check my email on Buckeye Express.com took so long, as it took so much longer to load each email and then waiting to save it or trash it. Navigating your own support pages is frustrating waiting for it to change pages.

I want the 'old Coke' back.

I would like the "old Coke" back. I upgraded Firefox on both of my computers and now it is slow. Just typing this is taking longer than it should. I'm typing along and it falls behind at least 3-4 words before it catches up. Changing pages on a website is very slow. I found the suggestion to 'refresh', did that and no difference. Firefox was my favorite and go to browser. I'd like to add some images but I can't capture how slow it is typing this or trying to navigate thru some of my favorite sites. Trying to check my email on Buckeye Express.com took so long, as it took so much longer to load each email and then waiting to save it or trash it. Navigating your own support pages is frustrating waiting for it to change pages. I want the 'old Coke' back.

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hi, thanks for reporting this. could you go to the firefox menu ≡ > help ? > troubleshooting information page and take a look in the Accessibility section if accessibility is set to "true" there.

if yes, can you please copy & paste this whole section into a reply in the forum and see if the following fixes the performance problem: go to the firefox menu ≡ > options > privacy & security panel and under permissions check the setting to prevent accessibility services from accessing your browser.

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hi, thanks for reporting this. could you go to the firefox menu ≡ > help ? > troubleshooting information page and take a look in the Accessibility section if accessibility is set to "true" there.

if yes, can you please copy & paste this whole section into a reply in the forum and see if the following fixes the performance problem: go to the firefox menu ≡ > options > privacy & security panel and under permissions check the setting to prevent accessibility services from accessing your browser.

hi, thanks for reporting this. could you go to the firefox ''menu ≡ > help ? > troubleshooting information'' page and take a look in the ''Accessibility'' section if accessibility is set to "true" there. if yes, can you please copy & paste this whole section into a reply in the forum and see if the following fixes the performance problem: go to the firefox ''menu ≡ > options > privacy & security'' panel and under permissions check the setting to '''prevent accessibility services from accessing your browser'''.
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Thank you Phillip!!!!! Everything works as before. I wasn't looking forward to the slow process of moving everything to Chrome. Again thank you :)

Thank you Phillip!!!!! Everything works as before. I wasn't looking forward to the slow process of moving everything to Chrome. Again thank you :)
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cesckysan 1 solutions 7 answers

My hero, Philip! Seems firefox is back to the old self ... I was soooo disappointed ... tired of having to use Edge and Chrome :))))))

Thanks!

My hero, Philip! Seems firefox is back to the old self ... I was soooo disappointed ... tired of having to use Edge and Chrome :)))))) Thanks!
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Chelmite 1 solutions 12 answers

Mine says: Accessibility Activated false Prevent Accessibility 1

Firefox 57.0.1 for Ubuntu canonical.

Mine says: '''Accessibility''' Activated false Prevent Accessibility 1 Firefox 57.0.1 for Ubuntu canonical.
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