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Ad Blockers Slowing Page Loading on Startup
This is a specific problem whose solution I was unable to find, which is why I am posting here. For quite a long time (I'm not sure when since it has been long enough that I have more or less accepted it at this point), I am having an issue with page loading while I have an Ad Blocker installed. It doesn't matter which one it is, as long as I have one installed and enabled, it takes around 3-5 minutes for any page to load when I first start Firefox. This is especially prevalent when I have just started up my computer, compared to if I had used Firefox just a while ago and am opening it again, in which case the duration is shorter, but still around 2-3 minutes.
I have tried multiple ad blockers, such as uBlock Origin, AdBlock, AdBlock Plus and AdNauseam, but I'm facing this issue with all of them. I know it's the ad blocker because whenever I disable it, the pages which were otherwise not loading, load immediately, but with ads. If I enable the ad blocker again, I still have to wait the duration I would otherwise have to, for the page to continue loading or website to continue working.
I would like to know some way around this issue aside from disabling the ad blocker altogether, or a suggestion for a different ad blocker would also be welcome, as long as I can get rid of this issue.
Current Firefox version: 86.0.1 (64-bit)
I've had this issue persistently over several versions over the last couple of years.
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Can you post a link to a page which exhibits that behaviour?
I don't get this issue with specific pages, it's a general problem and none of my pages load in such cases. Sites including Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, Last fm, etc.
I have uBlock Origin and don't get that delay when loading a page. Since you are using FF86, I am unsure which of the following articles applies. Does the problem occur if you start Firefox in safe/troubleshoot mode? https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/diagnose-firefox-issues-using-troubleshoot-mode