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Search delay in Firefox browser

Hi everybody I use Firefox as my main browser and it has a standard Google search bar. Whenever I type something in the search bar there is a 1-7 second delay before the … (read more)

Hi everybody

I use Firefox as my main browser and it has a standard Google search bar. Whenever I type something in the search bar there is a 1-7 second delay before the browser starts responding and doing the search. I don't experience the same delay if I directly click on a website link however.

This problem started recently and I am unable to determine exactly why. I have removed all add-ons, plug-ins, started in safe mode and tried refreshing, deleting and reinstalling but nothing seems to get rid of this search response delay.

Please help?

Asked by rickprivate2 3 weeks ago

Firefox uses up System Disk

Hello, Iam about ready to give up on Firefox. My computer grinds to a halt after letting firefox idle. I have did al the suggestions to make changes in the services. It s… (read more)

Hello,

Iam about ready to give up on Firefox. My computer grinds to a halt after letting firefox idle. I have did al the suggestions to make changes in the services. It seems like the tabs I have open all start to slow down. You can see it in the task manager. Never had this problem before Windows 10 or at some point along the way with 10 it started. I have reloaded and did all the suggestions. But leave it sit and the disk fills up. Also it don't happen with Crome so I doubt it is my computer

Also like right now I have 5 tabs open but you go in task manager it says there are 12 opened?? I cant be the only one that has the problem.

Asked by dualpoint460 3 weeks ago

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Firefox is so slow on my Macbook. Please tell me how to make it faster. I love Firefox, but I am using Chrome right now because Firefox is so slow.

Pages are slow to load. A lot of times out it fully loads a page, even an email! I have to constantly close Firefox and reload it or restart my computer. Is there any thi… (read more)

Pages are slow to load. A lot of times out it fully loads a page, even an email! I have to constantly close Firefox and reload it or restart my computer. Is there any thing I can change in the configurations to make it faster on my Macbook. Thank you.

Asked by jtle2003 7 years ago

Last reply by Amit Kumar Thakur 7 years ago

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When I try to start Waterfox, Firefox loads anyway. I have them both and want to use Waterfox when I don't need my Norton Toolbar. How do I make it work?

I suppose I need two profiles, one for Firefox, one for Waterfox. What is the best way to accomplish this without creating a mess. I have installed both, and want to b… (read more)

I suppose I need two profiles, one for Firefox, one for Waterfox. What is the best way to accomplish this without creating a mess. I have installed both, and want to be able to use both, simultaneously if possible.

I did find the article on Using the profile manager to create.... at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles

but it's not enough to move forward confidently. Right now, the default seems to be firefox. attempts to load waterfox load firefox.

Thank you. BTW, I have all my plugins on "Ask first". Incredible change in speed, and no more 'hang's' and crashes.

Asked by Tom 6 years ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 6 years ago

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firefox wont open please help

Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: firefox.exe Application Version: 32.0.3.5379 Application Timestamp: 54224e2c Fault Module Name: ntd… (read more)

Problem signature:

 Problem Event Name:	APPCRASH
 Application Name:	firefox.exe
 Application Version:	32.0.3.5379
 Application Timestamp:	54224e2c
 Fault Module Name:	ntdll.dll
 Fault Module Version:	6.1.7601.18247
 Fault Module Timestamp:	521ea91c
 Exception Code:	c0000005
 Exception Offset:	00052df6
 OS Version:	6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
 Locale ID:	1033
 Additional Information 1:	b4c7
 Additional Information 2:	b4c74252b02ba14273a3332638c80d68
 Additional Information 3:	71f9
 Additional Information 4:	71f9f4f54ef467b85417e0805553db89

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Asked by craigbohling 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Why does firefox slow down or not respond when I check my yahoo account?

Nothing seems to fix this problem, even the new Firefox update. It's very frustrating and I hate to go back to using internet explorer, but may be forced to. It's like fi… (read more)

Nothing seems to fix this problem, even the new Firefox update. It's very frustrating and I hate to go back to using internet explorer, but may be forced to. It's like firefox "not responding" to yahoo. Please help!

Asked by drmike922 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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One solution to Flash Plugin hanging or crashing issues.

hey guys, i wasnt sure where i could put this info, i have discovered some info regarding the "FLASH PLAYER PLUGIN." that doesnt seem to be documented on any kb article … (read more)

hey guys, i wasnt sure where i could put this info, i have discovered some info regarding the "FLASH PLAYER PLUGIN." that doesnt seem to be documented on any kb article or support thread, so hopefully one of you will be able to help getting this submitted. obviously this wont fix everyone's problem, but it should be included.

THE PROBLEM::

Flash Player Hanging or Crashing (unable to watch flash/video content) Script has become unresponsive error message when trying to view flash/video content

THE SOLUTION:

a possible cause to this problem is that you have lost permissions to the file directory where flash is actually stored. without these permissions you will be unable to properly utilize the flash plugin on firefox.

to fix the problem we will need to update the security settings on the flash directory.

for 32 bit machines: C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash

for 64 bit machines: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash

navigate to the \Macromed\ folder and right click on the flash folder and select properties. click on the security tab at the top of this box then on the advanced button at the bottom of this box. after navigating to this screen, you will need to click change permissions. first make sure there is no deny statement which is denying access to this folder, if one exists, remove it. second make sure that the name "Everyone" has the abilty to read and execute, to do this: click on everyone, then edit. next, select: apply any changes to: "This folder, subfolders, and files." this is at the top of the edit box. after you click ok to the changes you made, you will need to enable the option: "Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object." now click the apply button, then ok button. now check to see if firefox is working.


if you find that you are unable to change these permissions, then you lost access to the parent folders as well and they are replacing child object permissions. you will need to apply the solution above to the parent folder that is overriding the permissions. this will either be: \system32\ or \SysWOW64\ depending on your machine or possibly even the \Windows\ folder.

If you find that these parent folders indeed had their permissions lost, then you have likely acquired some malware. You should download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and do an update and full scan.

Asked by Obscvred 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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how to increase mozilla firefox uploading speed?

I am working on a website. This site is very very Busy. More then 60,000 user hit this website at a time.There are any tips or tricks to hit this website directly and av… (read more)

I am working on a website. This site is very very Busy. More then 60,000 user hit this website at a time.There are any tips or tricks to hit this website directly and avoid busy message ?

Asked by hasanssc 5 years ago

Last reply by Seburo 5 years ago

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Random hangs when entering text

OS: Windows 7pro Sp1 64bit History: About 3 updates ago Firefox started to randomly hang when I entered text, such as text in Gmail or in search engine windows. Or while… (read more)

OS: Windows 7pro Sp1 64bit History: About 3 updates ago Firefox started to randomly hang when I entered text, such as text in Gmail or in search engine windows. Or while filling out this help request. I tried unsuccessfully all the suggested remedies. I then uninstalled Firefox, and deleted any remaining references to Firefox and Mozilla in the registry. Finally I downloaded and did a fresh reinstall of the latest version. I used Febe to restore Bookmarks and Passwords. The problem continues. Details: Leaving Firefox by clicking on any icon on the taskbar or clicking on the desktop and then returning to Firefox restores the ability to enter text. Until the next hang. Amount of text I can enter between hangs seems random. It can be a few words or several paragraphs. When Firefox hangs the cursor stops blinking and the program becomes unresponsive to any input. Plea: Is there a solution or do I have to give up on my favorite browser and switch to Chrome or (gulp)IE? Thanks in advance for any help!

Asked by ed4037 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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MSDN site is very slow on firefox. although it is superfast on IE

i am accessing https://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/ using Firefox and the pages take minutes to load. although it loads super fast using internet explorer. i suspect… (read more)

i am accessing https://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/ using Firefox and the pages take minutes to load. although it loads super fast using internet explorer. i suspect that Microsoft may implemented some tricky behavior in their site. however, i would like to ask first if this is a common issue or not.

Asked by a7med111 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Rolling back to Firefox 40.0.2 resolves slow eBay issues in 40.0.3

Running Windows 7 Pro x64, Intel core i7, 8GB RAM Firefox 40.0.3 was hanging a lot when browsing eBay pages after upgrading. Removing all addons did not resolve the issue… (read more)

Running Windows 7 Pro x64, Intel core i7, 8GB RAM

Firefox 40.0.3 was hanging a lot when browsing eBay pages after upgrading. Removing all addons did not resolve the issue, nor did clearing cache or re-installing 40.0.3.

Re-installing 40.0.2 resolved the issue.

Some change introduced in 40.0.3 or possible eBay site upgrade is causing one of the top ecommerce sites to becomes unusable.

I recommend contacting ebay techs to resolve this issue if you believe the change did not occur on the Firefox end.

Additionally, when bringing up the task manager application, I see the ffcert.exe is running most of the time when the hangs occur. I never noticed this app previously, but that may be due to the hang not occurring so I had no reason to keep task manager open.

Asked by jagamer 5 years ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 5 years ago

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New HP windows 10, firefox frezing constintly

I have a New HP running windows 10, I installed Firefox for Win 10 all new it keeps freezing 3-4 times a day, if its left sitting open with tabs open, I come back its f… (read more)

I have a New HP running windows 10, I installed Firefox for Win 10 all new it keeps freezing 3-4 times a day, if its left sitting open with tabs open, I come back its frozen. have to close Firefox with task manager. I have refreshed Firefox , reinstalled Firefox , updated all computer drivers none were needed , Tested with No extensions running (ad block is installed it made no difference before or after install, Please Advise what the next step would be to try. Thanks

Asked by dive1313 5 years ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 5 years ago

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Context menu opening delayed by about 5 seconds

I was using my computer a couple of days ago with no issues, shutdown the computer for the night, then the next day there is a delay for the context menu to show up after… (read more)

I was using my computer a couple of days ago with no issues, shutdown the computer for the night, then the next day there is a delay for the context menu to show up after right clicking in both Firefox and Thunderbird.

Aside from installing a few updates I have not made any changes to the computer since the day before & I have no issue with context menus in other browsers or the OS.

The hardware a Dell Optiplex 790 with an i5-2400 quad core, 12 Gb ram running Ubuntu 17.04 64bit.

The symptoms:

- The right click context menu takes approx 5 to 8 sec to show up. - Drop down menus on web pages & in settings behave the same. - Occasionally the FF window will darken for a second or two then return to normal. - When an option on the context menu is clicked it is taking about 3 sec to go through.

Fixes tried:

- New Profile. - Safe Mode. - Disabling Hardware Acceleration. - Complete removal of FF & TB as well as their folders. - Downgrading to FF version 50. - Checked on another computer (this one is running Lubuntu, & does not show the issue).

Does anyone have any ideas?

Asked by Dr Jekell 3 years ago

Answered by Dr Jekell 3 years ago

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Firefox crashes

When in Yahoo accounts, Firefox freezes when opening a new window (not a new Firefox browser). This problem does no occur when using a different browser. I am using wind… (read more)

When in Yahoo accounts, Firefox freezes when opening a new window (not a new Firefox browser). This problem does no occur when using a different browser. I am using windows 7.

Asked by RonStein 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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How to increase performance

Firefox v55.0.3 64bit is extremely slow in loading pages (so slow that I'm using IceDragon in most cases). I looked up increasing performance by using Hardware Accelerati… (read more)

Firefox v55.0.3 64bit is extremely slow in loading pages (so slow that I'm using IceDragon in most cases). I looked up increasing performance by using Hardware Acceleration by increasing the Content Process Limit (see attached). I have Hardware Acceleration selected. However, the selection for Content Process for my version of Firefox is set to one and the option is grayed out so I can't change it.

Any ideas on how to increase my performance? Running Win 10 Pro 64bit CU with latest updates.

Asked by rzn6jw 3 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Firefox very slow before update

For a number of times over many years I noticed that Firefox becomes very slow when not updated for a long time, and then becomes fast after update. I don't rush to upda… (read more)

For a number of times over many years I noticed that Firefox becomes very slow when not updated for a long time, and then becomes fast after update. I don't rush to update it so sometimes I am using a version for months. Any idea how could I fix this strange behaviour?

Asked by doru001 3 years ago

Last reply by doru001 3 years ago

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I am about to give up. Even refresh hasn't helped. Unusable for the last month or so. Forced to use Chrome.

Slow, slow, slow....often hangs up. Often can't keep up with typing...it used to be great. What happened? Is there any hope? Or do I just go completely Chrome? … (read more)

Slow, slow, slow....often hangs up. Often can't keep up with typing...it used to be great. What happened? Is there any hope? Or do I just go completely Chrome?

Asked by PollyZ 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Firefox Quantum freezes for 5-15 seconds when opening a new tab or switching to it.

Not only I tried a fresh reinstall, I tried resetting all settings, safe-mode, rebooting, disabling hardware acceleration, upping the amount of processes FF uses, ALL the… (read more)

Not only I tried a fresh reinstall, I tried resetting all settings, safe-mode, rebooting, disabling hardware acceleration, upping the amount of processes FF uses, ALL the solutions the questions normally had... you name it.

This won't be solved by any of the other solutions I found here or anywhere else.

EVERY SINGLE TIME I open a new tab, FF Quantum (version 57, up to date as of today November 16th) freezes for 5 to 15 seconds. If I have a youtube video opened for example, the sound keeps playing (so the video is still playing on the "background") but I can't click anywhere or do anything, can't close the browser either if I don't open the task manager and shut down the process.

It's getting REALLY annoying, but I want to get a fix before I definitely decide to swap to Chrome. Please, don't make me switch to Chrome.

Asked by Heladitos 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago