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Why is Firefox soi d**n slow in downloading?

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  • Last reply by FredMcD

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Firefox used to be a GREAT tool. Now, it is LESS than great. Firefox previously would load a web page in very short order (never really timed it) but it was in seconds. NOW it is more like MINUTES and that is just when it starts to indicate the page is STARTING to show itself on the screen. Has YAHOO insert itself into your programming?

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Let’s do a full clean re-install;

Download Firefox For All languages And Systems {web link}

Save the file. Then Close Firefox.

Using your file browser, open the Programs Folder on your computer.

Windows: C:\Program Files C:\Program Files (x86) Note: Check Both Folders

Mac: Open the "Applications" folder. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-download-and-install-firefox-mac

Linux: Check your user manual. If you installed Firefox with the distro-based package manager, you should use the same way to uninstall it. See Install Firefox on Linux; https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/install-firefox-linux

If you downloaded and installed the binary package from the Firefox download page, simply remove the folder Firefox in your home directory. http://www.mozilla.org/firefox#desktop ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Look for, and remove any Mozilla or Firefox program folders. Do not remove the Mozilla Thunderbird folder if there is one.

Do Not remove any profile folders.

After rebooting the computer, run a registry scanner if you have one. Then run the installer. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ If there is a problem, start your Computer in safe mode and try again.

http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Linux+Safe+Mode This shows how to Start all Computers in Safe Mode; Free Online Encyclopedia

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link}

A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?

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I have tried all sorts of thing to resolve this problem. All things remained the same. I am now in a real quandary as to how to proceed from here. I suppose I will have to take this laptop to the Genius Bar and have them straighten it out.

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I have tried all sorts of thing to resolve this problem. All things remained the same. I am now in a real quandary as to how to proceed from here. I suppose I will have to take this laptop to the Genius Bar and have them straighten it out. Even this message takes an act of Congress to get sent.

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Start your Computer in safe mode with network support. Then start Firefox. Try Secure websites. Is the problem still there?

http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Linux+Safe+Mode Starting Any Computer In Safe Mode; Free Online Encyclopedia

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I am sorry that I failed, miserably, to mention that I am working with an Apple computer and any references to Windows 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,910 or Linux are completely foreign to me.

I have attempted to accomplish what I need to do with the instructions you referred to by using the icon in the upper right corner about refreshing Firefox and when all is said and, allegedly, done the system cannot find any information.  Thanks for your time.
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Mac Safe Boot To boot into safe mode, press and hold the Shift key after the computer is turned on.

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I think my stupidity and problem, at least at this point, have been solved. Thanks

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Is the problem gone? If so,

If you haven't already, please select the answer that solves the problem. This will help other users with similar problems find the solution more easily.

Thank you for contacting Mozilla Support.

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All is not as it should be. I have enough to get around, albeit SLOWLY, which is agravatting as all get pout for me. My personal tech rep has been out of town this last week and is due back today. I will have him help me out of my quandary.

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Keep us posted.

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https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/update-firefox-latest-version?cache=no Did you update Firefox to the latest version 65.0.2 February 28, 2019

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Before reading your last piece of advice I checked the version of Firefox that I was using. It showed 65.0.1 and the window showed "Firefox Is Up To Date. Then I read your recommendation to up-date to 65.0.2. I attempted to do that, although that same window, now, says I am "Up To Date" with 65.0.2 the operation remains the same. Hopefully I did NOT select the wrong item or push the wrong button but I have uninstalled Firefox twice, shut down the computer, restarted each time and tried to download and install 65.0.2 without success. Any suggestions?

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Please explain the problem in detail. What happens? What is the exact error messages?

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I do receive error messages that various websites are NOT accessible or cannot be found, including Mozilla. I was hoping for a bit more speed in the download/upload process. Like I mentioned in my very first communique the Firefox homepage and any of the websites that I visit previously would take seconds to load up. Now they take minutes and now I also get the caricature with its sign stating we are not going anywhere with this operation and to, maybe, try back later, or pull the plug and start over, or look for disconnections.

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I called for more help.

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Do you think it would help to completely scrub the existing Firefox from my system, let it be for a period of time and then attempt to reinstall Firefox from the link that you mentioned three messages back? I am frustrated and really do appreciate the effort(s) you have expended over a long period of time, going back to the time before Hawai'i's volcano erupted.

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Let’s do a full clean re-install;

Download Firefox For All languages And Systems {web link}

Save the file. Then Close Firefox.

Using your file browser, open the Programs Folder on your computer.

Windows: C:\Program Files C:\Program Files (x86) Note: Check Both Folders

Mac: Open the "Applications" folder. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-download-and-install-firefox-mac

Linux: Check your user manual. If you installed Firefox with the distro-based package manager, you should use the same way to uninstall it. See Install Firefox on Linux; https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/install-firefox-linux

If you downloaded and installed the binary package from the Firefox download page, simply remove the folder Firefox in your home directory. http://www.mozilla.org/firefox#desktop ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Look for, and remove any Mozilla or Firefox program folders. Do not remove the Mozilla Thunderbird folder if there is one.

Do Not remove any profile folders.

After rebooting the computer, run a registry scanner if you have one. Then run the installer. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ If there is a problem, start your Computer in safe mode and try again.

http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Linux+Safe+Mode This shows how to Start all Computers in Safe Mode; Free Online Encyclopedia

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I think this last set of potential operations seems to have resolved this crazy situation. Many thanks for ALL of the assistance.

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Glad to help. Safe Surfing.