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firefox quantum is slower than firefox 56
I have no idea WHAT they changed in quantum that makes it do this, but it's made the browser 4x slower rather than their advertised 2x faster.
So all the previous questions and solutions for this problem suggest it's addons and probably the users fault for the slowness of quantum. However I disagree Firefox 56, with all the same addons runs perfectly fine continuously with multiple tabs open, and my normal usage for extended periods of time, when switching tabs, minimizing, etc.
Firefox Quantum with all the same addons does not, after extended time periods it slows down extremely, when switching tabs, minimizing, etc. This includes the nightly, the beta, and the developer version, which I tried all three of because THEY had been suggested to fix the problem as well. I even attempted the about:memory "solution" which did absolutely nothing. I want a solution and/or a Fix, other than my current which is having uninstalled quantum completely and reverted to 56 version, I would LIKE quantum to work.
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Please install Firefox 60.0.1, which has many performance improvements. Thank follow these steps to speed it up:
- Upgrade your graphics drivers to use hardware acceleration and WebGL
- Disable Accessibility Services How do I disable Firefox Accessibility Service?
- I'd also suggest checking that you have no malware on your computer, a quick scan with malwarebytes should confirm.
- You should also update to windows 10 if at all possible, and ensure that you are using Windows Defender as your only anti-virus.
These should all help speed up Firefox and your computer in general.