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Firefox 14.0.1 slow to switch tabs

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I open the following tabs each day to get my "Tech News Fix". Switching between tabs with Firefox 14.0.1 is MUCH slower than with the previous of Firefox.

Ars Technica

   http://arstechnica.com/

BetaNews

   http://www.betanews.com/

BetaNews - New Software Downloads

   http://fileforum.betanews.com/

Building Windows 8 - MSDN Blogs

   http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/

File Hippo - Download Free Software

   http://www.filehippo.com/

Official Google Blog

   http://googleblog.blogspot.com/

OSNews.com - Exploring the Future of Computing

   http://www.osnews.com/

Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows

   http://www.winsupersite.com/

Smashing Magazine

   http://www.smashingmagazine.com/

The Register: Sci/Tech News for the World

   http://www.theregister.co.uk/

Whirlpool - Australian Broadband News

   http://www.whirlpool.net.au/

Windows 8 app developer blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

   http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsappdev/

When a new tab is selected the browser pane is blank for several seconds before the page content loads.

I hope you can help.

Chosen solution

You most likely have on demand loading enabled. Click the Firefox button in the upper left hand corner. Then click Options. Click on the Tabs section. Uncheck "Don't load tabs until Selected".

Then restart Firefox.

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You most likely have on demand loading enabled. Click the Firefox button in the upper left hand corner. Then click Options. Click on the Tabs section. Uncheck "Don't load tabs until Selected".

Then restart Firefox.

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Tyler,

Thanks for the reply - it seems to have worked. For anyone else looking at this thread, the option Tyler mentions is on the "General" tab rather than the "Tabs" tab. It also takes some mucking around to un-click the "Don't load..." setting.

I had to select the "Show my windows..." option from the "When Firefox starts:" setting. Then I could un-click the "Don't load..." setting. Then you can re-set what ever you were using for the "When Firefox starts:" setting.

Regards, Peter

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