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Why is Firefox running so slowly?

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Despite downloading and installing several "fixes" to the slow running of Firefox I can't believe that it is running so slowly.

Firefox is painfully slow, so much so that 8 times out of ten the page times out and fails to load.

This is completely unacceptable. Firefox has been my browser of choice for about 15 years, but unless Mozilla finds a PROPER fix to this issue I will be changing my default browser to Chrome.

Does anyone have a solution to this?

My OS is Windows 10.

Despite downloading and installing several "fixes" to the slow running of Firefox I can't believe that it is running so slowly. Firefox is painfully slow, so much so that 8 times out of ten the page times out and fails to load. This is completely unacceptable. Firefox has been my browser of choice for about 15 years, but unless Mozilla finds a PROPER fix to this issue I will be changing my default browser to Chrome. Does anyone have a solution to this? My OS is Windows 10.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/72.0.3626.121 Safari/537.36

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FredMcD
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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 ------------ [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode Start Firefox in Safe Mode] {web link} A small dialog should appear. Click '''Start In Safe Mode''' (not Refresh). Is the problem still there? https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Firefox+is+already+running+but+is+not+responding https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-slow-how-make-it-faster https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-uses-too-many-cpu-resources-how-fix https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-uses-too-much-memory-ram https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-hangs-or-not-responding https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-takes-long-time-start-up

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That did not fix it.

I don't have time to fiddle around with Firefox all day. If Mozilla can't get its act together then hard luck.

I'm switching to Chrome as my default browser.

Problem solved.

That did not fix it. I don't have time to fiddle around with Firefox all day. If Mozilla can't get its act together then hard luck. I'm switching to Chrome as my default browser. Problem solved.