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Firefox very slow (vs Edge)

Long time Firefox user here - been on from the start (about 2005), and don't want to switch because I love some features like the Panorama View extension, Context Search … (read more)

Long time Firefox user here - been on from the start (about 2005), and don't want to switch because I love some features like the Panorama View extension, Context Search extension etc, and it's always been a great browser.

Recently though (not sure if it's just recently, or I've only just noticed), it's so slow. I tried a brand new profile, no extensions, no settings changes, and it's the same. Example loading times:

bbc.co.uk/news Firefox: 14s Edge: 2s chess.com Firefox: 19s Edge: 4s chess.com play vs computer Firefox 38s Edge 2s

https://youtu.be/er9jBysL0vEFirefox vs Edge (YouTube)

So it's not my profile settings or extensions.

BUT, I tried it on a different user profile on the same computer (Switch User from the Windows Start menu), and it's fast!

Why is this, and what do I need to do on my user account to speed Firefox up (keeping my same Firefox profile)?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by Rhys 1 month ago

Last reply by Rhys 1 day ago

Firefox freezes every few minutes for 10-15 seconds, even in Safe Mode. Task Manager shows one or two of firefox's sub-tasks as "Not responding" and CPU at 100%.

Pretty much title. Since about two weeks when I open firefox the browser freezes every few minutes for 10-15 seconds. Launching firefox in Safe Mode or disabling all ext… (read more)

Pretty much title.

Since about two weeks when I open firefox the browser freezes every few minutes for 10-15 seconds. Launching firefox in Safe Mode or disabling all extensions didn't help. When I open Task Manager during freezes it shows that Firefox is "Not responding" and when I open sub-tasks it's usually one or two causing the problem. When I close those either firefox closes completely or youtube or reddit crashes, leading me to believe it's something with those sites? Refreshing or reinstalling firefox hasn't helped. I'm on Windows 10 (all updates installed) and Firefox 84.0.1 (x64) as of the time writing this.

I hope someone can help and suggest something. I would hate to switch to another browser, but the problem has become unbearable.

Asked by Paul 2 months ago

Last reply by Paul 4 hours ago

Myriad of Problems (since last update?)

Thunderbird has become dysfunctional, I think since the last update. I’ve been using Thunderbird for many years, with an Earthlink account, set to POP3 server. Currently,… (read more)

Thunderbird has become dysfunctional, I think since the last update. I’ve been using Thunderbird for many years, with an Earthlink account, set to POP3 server. Currently, I am using it on my iMac with Mojave 10.14.6. The first symptom that I encountered was being unable to Send emails. Then, I discovered that I couldn’t download emails. Later, to my surprise, it downloaded the latest emails from Earthlink, but all of that email was still on the Earthlink server.

I changed the Earthlink password because I was afraid it was defaulting to IMAP, which I don’t want. But I haven't been able to enter the new password in Thunderbird. I can hardly do anything without getting the spinning ball, and the application freezing. I have to Force Quit to try again, but the same thing happens. Furthermore, I have discovered that the Earthlink account is duplicated under Account Settings. I have absolutely no clue how that happened!

Loading the program and selecting About Thunderbird brings up nothing, so I can’t tell you the version I am using. The Earthlink account is not my only account in Thunderbird. If I have to reinstall the application, would I have to set up all of those accounts all over again?

I have archived emails going back to 1998, when I used Netscape. Most under Local, but some in the Earthlink account that I was using for downloading emails. Yes, my Thunderbird library (libraries?) is/are backed up. But I’m afraid to delete things from within Thunderbird.

Asked by NY2LA 3 weeks ago

Last reply by NY2LA 1 day ago

Moving Message Launches Web Browser

Whenever I move an e-mail message in Thunderbird from my Inbox (which is IMAP) to a local folder, the Firefox Web browser immediately opens up with the next message from … (read more)

Whenever I move an e-mail message in Thunderbird from my Inbox (which is IMAP) to a local folder, the Firefox Web browser immediately opens up with the next message from my Inbox loaded in it. I've been using Thunderbird and Firefox for many years, but this problem just started recently. (In case it helps: If I move an e-mail from the Inbox to another IMAP folder, there's no problem. It's only when I move it to a local folder.)

Asked by marty22 2 weeks ago

Last reply by marty22 1 day ago

Proxy Settings

we have installed Firefox 85.0.2 (esr). we are working in home office with a vpn connection (citrix gateway). the system is set to use proxy settings with a script - ever… (read more)

we have installed Firefox 85.0.2 (esr). we are working in home office with a vpn connection (citrix gateway). the system is set to use proxy settings with a script - every time I start firefox new, it is set to "auto-detect proxy setting for this network" and I have no internet. Also with disabled vpn connection - i have to set the proxy setting to "no proxy" or "use system proxy settings" who sets the setting default to "auto-detect ..."? why is this not working in home-office

Asked by stefan.luik 1 week ago

Last reply by stefan.luik 1 week ago

THUNDERBIRD: Error message "cannot compact XXX folder"

I have started getting error messages: "The folder XXX cannot be compacted because another operation is in progress. Please try later." At first it just referred to one f… (read more)

I have started getting error messages: "The folder XXX cannot be compacted because another operation is in progress. Please try later." At first it just referred to one folder, now it's referring to 3 or 4. I'm running TB 78.7.1 (64-bit) on a MacBook running Catalina v 78.7.1 (64-bit) - both say they are up-to-date. I have tried quitting TB and re-starting but no difference. It's more of a nuisance than anything else because I have to click on each error message each time it appears to remove it. Ideas and help welcome. Thank you David

Asked by David Addis 6 days ago

Internet speed drops when Firefox starts

before Firefox starts 441 mbit/s after starting Firefox 235 mbit/s I close Firefox and the speed is again around 500 mbit/s What does Firefox do with my internet channel… (read more)

before Firefox starts

441 mbit/s

after starting Firefox

235 mbit/s

I close Firefox and the speed is again around 500 mbit/s

What does Firefox do with my internet channel?

Asked by Нина 6 days ago

running filter on folder gives error

Background: 1. My Thunderbird catches some spam, plus I manually sort some messages to junk folder with the junk status icon. 2. Comcast provides a forwarding address (mi… (read more)

Background: 1. My Thunderbird catches some spam, plus I manually sort some messages to junk folder with the junk status icon. 2. Comcast provides a forwarding address (missedspam@comcastdotnet) to which it's customers may forward junk to help prevent repeats. 3. To easily use Comcast's service, I created a filter for the junk folder: "forward to missedspam@comcast."

Problem: When I "run filters on folder" for the junk folder when it contains more than 2 junk notes Thunderbird give an error message: An error occurred while sending mail: The mail server sent an incorrect greeting: resomta-ch2-19v.sys.comcast.net resomta-ch2-19v.sys.comcast.net Too many sessions opened. See the image. Question: Is this a real problem or just an annoyance?

Thanks

Asked by beachcolonist 6 days ago

Lockwise for other browsers - extensions/add-ons

Hello, I'm wondering if there's any plan to create extensions for other browsers for Lockwise ? I need to jump across various browsers, Chrome/Brave, Safari, etc. for te… (read more)

Hello,

I'm wondering if there's any plan to create extensions for other browsers for Lockwise ?

I need to jump across various browsers, Chrome/Brave, Safari, etc. for testing and it would be great to have access to all of my passwords across the different browsers, without having to switch back to Firefox.

This would be just for the "desktop" versions as the app is integrated with my mobile device.

Thanks in advance

Asked by noj505 6 days ago

smart inbox is empty

I posteId this as a solution vs. a question, sorry. yesterday when I opened TB for the 2nd time, my inbox was empty. I also noticed it appeared to be a different icon … (read more)

I posteId this as a solution vs. a question, sorry.

yesterday when I opened TB for the 2nd time, my inbox was empty. I also noticed it appeared to be a different icon and when I highlighted it, it said smart inbox.... anyway, I had years of files in the inbox (I have not been great in migrating everything) my other folders were not impacted, just inbox. I looked in my profile and found the first image, lots of mail.ogengr-#. in most of them, the 'inbox' file had no kb. I found out that TB was linking to ogengr-4. (0kb in inbox). I failed to do the 'repair inbox' trick before I looked through the other files and found one with like 97K kb and copied that into -4. but it only had files from like 2008. I looked in another profile and again found 1 file with 75K kb but it was only 2007 files...

is there somewhere else I can look for the inbox files? I have removed latest version of TB and went back to 78.6.1 and it didn't seem to help

Asked by gogden 6 days ago

Popup windows shows blank screen

I am having trouble while right clicking on the firefox, it shows blank area. Also every popup messages texts are not visible. Firefox Version : 48.0 Os  : MacOS Big Sur … (read more)

I am having trouble while right clicking on the firefox, it shows blank area. Also every popup messages texts are not visible.

Firefox Version : 48.0 Os  : MacOS Big Sur 11.2.1


Attaching the screenshot for the same.

Asked by l1support 6 days ago

firefox high CPU, RAM, HDD load when open few tabs at once

when i open 4-5 tabs at once, this is happening. No matter which tabs. I just opened google search and few results. It keep loading my pc until i restart firefox, eben wh… (read more)

when i open 4-5 tabs at once, this is happening. No matter which tabs. I just opened google search and few results. It keep loading my pc until i restart firefox, eben when i close these tabs. What to do with it?

Asked by 夏風 6 days ago

Moving messages make them disappear

Recently, when moving new message from inbox to a local folder, sometimes the moved messages suddenly disappears and cannot be found anywhere else. I used to be succesfu… (read more)

Recently, when moving new message from inbox to a local folder, sometimes the moved messages suddenly disappears and cannot be found anywhere else. I used to be succesfull doing this but recently (TB 78.7.1 64bits) it already happened twice. On one instance, I did use the Messages > Move message to > destination file and message disappeared anyway. How can I resume regular process without this havoc ???

Asked by LeCobr@ 6 days ago

Server not found

I am just not able to access sites related to CFA Institute, rest I am able to do. If I try to browse any of the site related to that, I am getting: 'Server Not Found", a… (read more)

I am just not able to access sites related to CFA Institute, rest I am able to do. If I try to browse any of the site related to that, I am getting: 'Server Not Found", as window heading and below the description looks like this:

Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.

We can’t connect to the server at cfasocietyindia.org.

If that address is correct, here are three other things you can try:

   Try again later.
   Check your network connection.
   If you are connected but behind a firewall, check that Firefox has permission to access the Web.

I have tried every possible outcome, but not able to solve this. Hence if anyone can help on this, that would be great. Attaching a screenshot for a better refrence

Asked by akshesh.katkoria 6 days ago

Lockwise update, missing passwords, saving of passwords after update is not working.

Hi, i did "clean" update my firefox. Now my passwords are all missing. On top of that firefox is not saving any new passwords. Firefox is saying I am not loged in??? But … (read more)

Hi,

i did "clean" update my firefox. Now my passwords are all missing. On top of that firefox is not saving any new passwords. Firefox is saying I am not loged in??? But I am... Tried to downgrade my firefox to restore all my old passwords (That I never saved, shame on me) but I can only find the key4.db data in the profile folder. Is downgrading possible?

Who can help me to restore my passwords and to get my lockwise back to working again?

Asked by toni.boekenbrink 5 days ago

deleting contiguous emails

Recently, while deleting a list of contiguous emails from Inbox, the email following the last selected email for deletion will also disappear. It is not found in Inbox o… (read more)

Recently, while deleting a list of contiguous emails from Inbox, the email following the last selected email for deletion will also disappear. It is not found in Inbox or Trash. It seems restarting Thunderbird thankfully restores the AWOL email.

Firefox -> Thunderbird

Asked by light.bulb 5 days ago

Firefox History Manipulation

Greetings. Whenever I click on a link to Facebook, the page manipulates the browser history, effectively disabling the back button by adding multiple instances of the sam… (read more)

Greetings.

Whenever I click on a link to Facebook, the page manipulates the browser history, effectively disabling the back button by adding multiple instances of the same page. I read that Google addressed this issue with Chrome a while back, but I don't find anything about a fix for Firefox. Is there one?

Thank in advance. Bill

Asked by firefox181 5 days ago

Last reply by firefox181 5 days ago

Firefox doesn't connect unless I restart browser

Whenever I turn off my wifi or if I lose connection, the browser stops working after I resume connection. It won't connect to any site. I have to restart the browser and… (read more)

Whenever I turn off my wifi or if I lose connection, the browser stops working after I resume connection. It won't connect to any site. I have to restart the browser and then it works fine. I have this problem on both the desktop and laptop. Win 7 and Win 10. How can I fix this?

Nvidia driver crash caused by video playback in Firefox?

Hey, This is a bit of a stretch, recently I've been experiencing some blackscreen events and it's been very difficult to pin down the problem. Windows Event Viewer shows … (read more)

Hey,

This is a bit of a stretch, recently I've been experiencing some blackscreen events and it's been very difficult to pin down the problem. Windows Event Viewer shows the error as "Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered." (event id 4101), which by itself is not very helpful at all.

Essentially what happens is both of my monitors go black for a few seconds with a 'no signal' message, and then come back to life. All audio continues to play as normal and I can still interact with things on my PC, even though I can't see them.

The thing is, they seem to happen more frequently (if not 100% of the time) when viewing video playback in Firefox through YouTube, Twitch, etc. So this got me wondering, is the problem actually caused by Firefox? I'm using developer edition 87.0b1, which is the latest version.

I haven't recently updated my Nvidia drivers (I'm using the latest drivers - 461.40) or Windows itself (I'm using Windows 10 Pro 20H2), recently I did update my Firefox and if my memory serves correctly then the timing would about line up for when I started getting these crashes.

I appreciate this is quite a niche issue, but it seems like a software rather than hardware problem (and of course may be totally unconnected to Firefox, I'm just poking in the dark). This PC is all quite new and I've had 0 issues at all other than recently these driver crashes started happening out of nowhere.

Has anyone else experienced a similar issue?

Asked by Simon 5 days ago