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Firefox on my Mac has been so slow the past few days, what's going on?

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The past week, every time I click on anything - an e-mail in gmail, something on a website I want to go to, the arrow to scroll on a page, the Mac colorwheel comes on and it takes forever. I finally got so frustrated I switched back to my old Safari. But this is a new problem, and I didn't do anything to the computer to cause it. My internet connection is fine (cable) as Safari works great. So what's going on? (I have version 3.5.9)

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My first suggestion would be Update Firefox to the latest version as the version you have seems a bit dated.

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Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

for no reason I can tell about five days ago.

Installed Plug-ins

  • Runs Java applets using the latest installed versions of Java. For more information: Java Embedding Plugin. Run version test: Java Information.
  • Gecko default plugin
  • http://www.facebook.com/fbplugin/
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Shockwave Flash 10.0 r32
  • Coupons Inc. Plugin
  • Macromedia Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 10.1.1
  • Java 1.3.1 Plug-in
  • Java 1.3.1 Plug-in (CFM)

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X 10.4; en-US; rv:1.9.1.9) Gecko/20100315 Firefox/3.5.9

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alex_mayorga 12 solutions 164 answers

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My first suggestion would be Update Firefox to the latest version as the version you have seems a bit dated.

cor-el
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You should also update Flash.

See http://www.mozilla.com/plugincheck/


Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of the add-ons is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Tools > Add-ons > Themes).

  • Don't make any changes on the Safe mode start window.

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