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Tried everything but still slow, now what?

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I am fed up with a slow computer, I don't know if it's windows 10, broadband or firefox but I get so much buffering and delay it is very frustrating. There is sometimes a pop up bar saying an extension is causing issues but it is quickly gone yet the slowness continues. I've tried closing, deleting,reinstalling etc nothing makes any difference. I've also tried Linux and it was the same, everyone blames somebody else. What can I try now?

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hi, please only use one adblocking addon and change the following preference to improve performance: 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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Thanks but no difference. Everyone tells me I need more memory than 2gb for win10 so I'm seriously wondering if I need to dump it and buy another with more capacity.

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here is a free program that may help you it has me i just got an upgrade today its now 1.50 i think this will give you more info then you need for instance it told me that my clock speed was running better/higher than the normal which was great. lot of other info thats just the first one i noticed you can download it for free or buy it. another called why it crashes just as good . both separate programs, try thee first one. it anaylis the cpu, chipset, kernel, cpu temp,bios, application responsive, memory load, cpu load, and much more. you can see the report it gives you and find your problem it doesnt give you a how to fix but.. david WhySoSlow (Home Edition)\ your version: 1.00, build 100.31229 latest version: 1.50, build 150.30816

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https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows/windows-10-specifications

Hi, the above says 2gigs but your not going any where fast that is for sure. If do build for the future general life span of a system is 5yrs.


when I built I stuffed 24gig in 8yrs ago on this and 32 in other one 5yrs ago.


Multi-Processor Support : Go to the 3 Bar Menu then Options --> General --> Performance and untick everything. change the recommended size lower then see how it runs. Note: 1 = No Multiprocessor = slow again. Try 2 Restart Firefox after making these changes please. Note : Hardware Acceleration is for Video Card, Monitor to see if remain off or to turn back on.

Only Disable as last resort.

Multi-processor Can completely disable it this way in about:config : dom.ipc.processCount set to 1 browser.tabs.remote.autostart = false browser.tabs.remote.autostart.2 = false

Only move to esr if low ram and old system.

Firefox Extended Release Version : Firefox ESR does not come with the latest features but it has the latest security and stability fixes.

If do please :

As for Win 10 go up the Start Menu and uninstall everything that will uninstall. Get rid of all Tiles. Go to Settings and go into every one of the headings and turn off everything you do not need or use like Maps. Can use Google maps instead. Some things will uninstall there also. But every category go up and down the menu and get rid of stuff.

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davidspriggs said

here is a free program that may help you it has me i just got an upgrade today its now 1.50 i think this will give you more info then you need for instance it told me that my clock speed was running better/higher than the normal which was great. lot of other info thats just the first one i noticed you can download it for free or buy it. another called why it crashes just as good . both separate programs, try thee first one. it anaylis the cpu, chipset, kernel, cpu temp,bios, application responsive, memory load, cpu load, and much more. you can see the report it gives you and find your problem it doesnt give you a how to fix but.. david WhySoSlow (Home Edition)\ your version: 1.00, build 100.31229 latest version: 1.50, build 150.30816

sorry but I don't unerstand that

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As I mentioned Ignore that as it is not a solution nor actionable it is a monitor of programs which will take more ram to use.

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Pkshadow said


Multi-Processor Support : Go to the 3 Bar Menu then Options --> General --> Performance and untick everything. change the recommended size lower then see how it runs. Note: 1 = No Multiprocessor = slow again. Try 2 Restart Firefox after making these changes please. Note : Hardware Acceleration is for Video Card, Monitor to see if remain off or to turn back on.

Only Disable as last resort.

Multi-processor Can completely disable it this way in about:config : dom.ipc.processCount set to 1 browser.tabs.remote.autostart = false browser.tabs.remote.autostart.2 = false


As for Win 10 go up the Start Menu and uninstall everything that will uninstall. Get rid of all Tiles. Go to Settings and go into every one of the headings and turn off everything you do not need or use like Maps. Can use Google maps instead. Some things will uninstall there also. But every category go up and down the menu and get rid of stuff.

I've done as much of that as I can but there is only the one browser.tabs.remote.autostart

none of which improved it at all

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https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/switch-to-firefox-extended-support-release-esr

I just tried that and it is actually worse, it keeps "not responding" on each and every page.

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Hi, just lost everything I typed. Ok 2gigs of ram it is time to stop on this as wasting time dealing with limitations that are crippling the use of this aged beast.

Suggest. https://www.seamonkey-project.org/ was part of Mozilla but is now branched off and uses less ram with mail and HTML Editor and Browser. Is much Like Netscape except ugly. Can get skins. I get to order and build all me stuff to order in Canada. Not so lucky with Dell except this https://www.dell.com/en-ca/gaming/alienware as they bought it out. You get what you pay for. mine is 8yrs with 24gig, 5yrs with 32 gig, 2yrs with 32 gig and a laptop that runs like your stuff. Buy for the future

Firefox Based Alternatives https://www.palemoon.org/ https://www.waterfoxproject.org/ https://www.comodo.com/home/browsers-toolbars/icedragon-browser.php https://www.gnu.org/software/icecat/ www.cometbird.com/ I run this as a 2nd browser https://www.seamonkey-project.org/ is like Netscape with mail and HTML Editor. www.cometbird.com/ https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en https://vivaldi.com/?lang=en