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version 91 of firefox keeps freezing the OS - Linux

For quite a while I am using Firefox and had no issues, but recently, with new version , I am constantly facing two issues 1. the initial load of a page takes more then … (read more)

For quite a while I am using Firefox and had no issues, but recently, with new version , I am constantly facing two issues 1. the initial load of a page takes more then 30 seconds , sometimes 1 minute, but after the first page has been loaded if I open another page , it will be as usual 2. Completely random and without any sign of slowing down the OS - the OS freezes - nothing works at all and I have to restart it using the power button. ( and this happens when Firefox is open so I doubt Firefox)

version Firefox Browser 91.0.2 (64-bit) Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0

Asked by vhsu20 4 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 16 hours ago

HAD it with this platfoerm - upgraded, STILL taking FOREVER to load fully but, what's WORSE - corrupting my mouse, keyboard, USB functionality.....

FIX what seem to be CLEAR conflicts with relationship between platform and user's device (desktop, Dell Optiplex 790 in my case - that do NOT occur with Opera, otherwise)… (read more)

FIX what seem to be CLEAR conflicts with relationship between platform and user's device (desktop, Dell Optiplex 790 in my case - that do NOT occur with Opera, otherwise) as WELL as aforementioned ATROCIOUS performance quality - BTW, this is the SECOND update / upgrade I've done in LESS than a WEEK.....

Asked by ogam5 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 days ago

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Firefox crashes mac?

Hi, for the past week whenever I open Firefox (FF) it works normally for about two minutes, then slows, then causes my entire mac to slow and freeze. If I don't force qui… (read more)

Hi, for the past week whenever I open Firefox (FF) it works normally for about two minutes, then slows, then causes my entire mac to slow and freeze. If I don't force quit FF quickly, my mac crashes. Once I force quit FF everything is fine. I've been using Chrome for the past week or so hoping FF would fix itself with an update but no go.

Anyone else having this issues?

Asked by houseofderron 4 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 days ago

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I just installed windows 10 and now firefox doesn't work right = very slow, it was fine before

I just upgraded my computer to a 1 tb hard drive and installed windows 10. Now firefox doesn't work right, example: I go on Facebook or another site and when I try to typ… (read more)

I just upgraded my computer to a 1 tb hard drive and installed windows 10. Now firefox doesn't work right, example: I go on Facebook or another site and when I try to type a post I have to type 2 or 3 letters, then wait several seconds for them to appear. I have re-position my cursor and type 2 or 4 more letters and wait again. Can this be fixed?

Asked by paul160 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Why is FireFox so slow

I currently have version 72.0.2 and it is so slow. I suspected an ISP problem although I have fibre optics but I just have to compare FIreFox with another browser to see … (read more)

I currently have version 72.0.2 and it is so slow.

I suspected an ISP problem although I have fibre optics but I just have to compare FIreFox with another browser to see that FireFox is the problem.

For instance, on the same site, I can call up a different page in around 5 seconds with FireFox whereas the same change of page takes well under 2 seconds with the Avast Browser.

Opening 3 tabs simultaneously in FireFox when I launch it takes YONKS whereas it used to load all 3 pages in a blink.

I already have add ons like "Disable HTML5 Autoplay" installed to speed up things.

What is the solution please?

Asked by SafeTex 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox stops being able to visit websites after every update, seems to take a day to get back to normal.

When Firefox updates, it's an extremely frustrating experience. Enough so that I'm about ready to switch over to Chrome (I already use it for work). Every single time, we… (read more)

When Firefox updates, it's an extremely frustrating experience. Enough so that I'm about ready to switch over to Chrome (I already use it for work). Every single time, websites suddenly can't load and all my extensions stop working. It's happening now! I'm writing this from Chrome.

I'm frankly not sure when or why websites start loading again, but it seems to take about a day for things to get back to normal. I've tried closing and reopening Firefox, but that doesn't seem to do anything. It just takes time. I have a 2017 MacBook, OS Catalina 10.15.3.

Is this a known issue? I see all kinds of possible solutions when I try and look for some myself, but oftentimes the OP says they didn't work and then people offer other solutions. I'm wondering why this seems to happen, and if there's a suggestion for how to fix it once and for all—I've never had this problem with Chrome.

Asked by alexandralash 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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TLS handshake slow, times out after Mac Mojave update

This has now happened after the last two Mac updates. I get the TLS handshake forever until it times out. Occasionally something gets through (like the Mozilla help pages… (read more)

This has now happened after the last two Mac updates. I get the TLS handshake forever until it times out. Occasionally something gets through (like the Mozilla help pages!) Unlike others who have posted this issue, the same problem holds in Chrome and Safari. I have tried various fixes, including a new identity on my Mac, with no success. Last time the issue seemed to spontaneously resolve after a couple of hours and never reappeared until Mac updated again. While all this is happening, my email works fine, my husband's macbook pro (just like mine) works fine, and my iPad works fine. I have left this message on the Mac help forum, too, hoping someone will have some idea of what is happening. OS Mojave 10.14.6

Asked by sunolen 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Performing TLS Handshake slowdowns

Recently Firefox has become nearly unusable. Opening links are *_sluggish_*... They eventually complete but it's annoying - I've switched back to brave for now. https://… (read more)

Recently Firefox has become nearly unusable. Opening links are *_sluggish_*... They eventually complete but it's annoying - I've switched back to brave for now. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1175357 seems to be the exact same issue however nothing in the thread resolved my problem.

I'd like to stay with Firefox but it's not worth it at this time. :(

Any thoughts/help are much appreciated.

Asked by dovholuk 1 year ago

Answered by dovholuk 1 year ago

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Browser unresponsive

Please help as I am in the middle of an exam. Firefox browser freezes or unresponsive on MacBook 2019. I have installed and uninstalled several times to no vail. Caution,… (read more)

Please help as I am in the middle of an exam. Firefox browser freezes or unresponsive on MacBook 2019. I have installed and uninstalled several times to no vail.

Caution, I am not IT savvy and their website help is not helpful at all.

Urgent help

Asked by Rasul Akule 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox Slowing Down

After some time of use Firefox start to lag. Finally websites barely open. I tried EVERYTHING and ONLY restarting Firefox works. After restart all is good again... I use … (read more)

After some time of use Firefox start to lag. Finally websites barely open. I tried EVERYTHING and ONLY restarting Firefox works. After restart all is good again... I use VPN.

Asked by lecho9 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Laggy when doing moves on Board Game Arena

A month to a few weeks ago Firefox started being laggy when switching tabs; also Facebook and Facebook Messenger; on Board Game Arena and also on Discord desktop app (usi… (read more)

A month to a few weeks ago Firefox started being laggy when switching tabs; also Facebook and Facebook Messenger; on Board Game Arena and also on Discord desktop app (using Electron/chromium) typing was getting laggy. I thought it might be hardware so I tested the memory with memtest86 but that passed. I also tried safe mode on Firefox but that made no difference.

So I reimaged my HD to a known good copy from December 2019 and then also recently to 2018 and updated to latest version of Windows 10. All seemed well but recently again Firefox has gotten laggy. Even typing in here it occassionally hangs.

I've attached a Firefox Profiler link https://share.firefox.dev/2Zlua5o if that helps with me doing moves on https://boardgamearena.com/ website with each move taking several seconds to do.

I have also the profile with more private information if that helps.

Can anyone help me troubleshoot?

Asked by brisdaz 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Lagging or no response when I click on a link.

I have used Firefox for several years and have been very happy with it. However, in the last few/several weeks, I am finding that when I click on a link to go to another… (read more)

I have used Firefox for several years and have been very happy with it. However, in the last few/several weeks, I am finding that when I click on a link to go to another screen, it either takes forever or does not work at all.

What steps should I take to help with this problem? I am using Firefox 78.0.2 (64Bit).

Asked by wardholdridge 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Any new website entered in the address bar doesnt load and tabs become unclickable

After the recent update 81.0.1 (32-bit), I have started facing an issue where after every few minutes of browsing, all my tabs become unclickable and hitting enter on the… (read more)

After the recent update 81.0.1 (32-bit), I have started facing an issue where after every few minutes of browsing, all my tabs become unclickable and hitting enter on the address bar shows its loading but the website never loads. Trying to close firefox using the close button also doesnt work and I have to open task manager to kill the process and then start firefox again.

Asked by Ayush Pratap Singh 1 year ago

Last reply by Ayush Pratap Singh 1 year ago

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Since latest windows update pages load at an extremely slow pace

Hi! As the title states, since the latest windows update (am now on 19041.508), anytime I go on a webpage on Firefox it's extremely slow to load, however once loaded the … (read more)

Hi! As the title states, since the latest windows update (am now on 19041.508), anytime I go on a webpage on Firefox it's extremely slow to load, however once loaded the page is as fast as it should be!

I don't have any antivirus other than windows defender, and disabling it/the windows firewall doesn't fix the issue, so it doesn't seem to be linked to that either, on the online forums such as this one I found it was also common to have issues caused by hardware acceleration, playing with that setting does not help either.

Another friend of mine has the same issue as me since the last update, so I'm assuming it's not something unique to my situation, is this a known issue for which a fix is available? Searching for one has yielded only outdated results.

Thanks a lot!

Asked by antoine.rincent 1 year ago

Answered by antoine.rincent 1 year ago

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Firefox slows down and nothing fixes it, but a restart.

I have used FF for years, now V82 on W7 starts out fine, but bogs down to point you can not type. I have tried all the fixes noted here without success. Monitoring both… (read more)

I have used FF for years, now V82 on W7 starts out fine, but bogs down to point you can not type. I have tried all the fixes noted here without success. Monitoring both Windows Task Manager and FF Task Manager shows nothing unusual when this happens. Internet speed is 100MBS.

Turning off addons, limiting Tabs, clearing history, updating drivers, minimizing background programs, etc., has little or no effect. FF just bogs down, and usually doesn't recover until restarted.

This appears to be particularly noticeable on ebay, but does happen at random on other sites. Where else can I look for a clue to what the problem is?

Asked by rfm 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox takes 10+ times longer to load websites than Edge or Chrome

I'm at my wits end. I've tried every fix I could find and Firefox is dramatically slower then Edge or Chrome. This happens with loading sites, like Amazon. Also, it of… (read more)

I'm at my wits end. I've tried every fix I could find and Firefox is dramatically slower then Edge or Chrome. This happens with loading sites, like Amazon. Also, it often locks up/stops when typing (like right now) and it takes about 15 seconds for it to repond again.

First, I doubt it's a hardware or network issue, since it's happened on both my old archaic PC and now on my new PC (i9 CPU, Nvidia 2070 graphics card, 64gb RAM).

Here's some highlights of what I've tried so far: • Refreshing multiple times • Rebooting the PC • Doing all the Quick Tips on this website • Eliminating all extensions • Clearing all cookies and cash • ...

Also, I don't get any error codes. The tab icon just spins for a long time.

I'm hoping I'm missing something obvious, since I love Firefox.

Thanks and any help!

Asked by Olliesshop 1 year ago

Last reply by Olliesshop 1 year ago

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Internet connectivity.

Due to my work I often have several tabs open for upwards of 12 hours at a time. This being said, for some reason after roughly 8-14 hours of being open my internet slowl… (read more)

Due to my work I often have several tabs open for upwards of 12 hours at a time. This being said, for some reason after roughly 8-14 hours of being open my internet slowly gets weaker and weaker, it never completely turns off, and the internet works perfectl for my browser, however other programs (discord, photoshop, minecraft, anything that uses a passive amount of information) slow down until I restart firefox completely. It sometimes slow my 70mb/s+ upload/download to .1mb/s measurable upload/download and if i can fix this somehow that would be wonderful.

Asked by water kitty 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Written

Hi, for some version (now I'm using 77.0 and everything is fine), when the writings are on a white part of the video, they have grainy edges and are unwatchable. This doe… (read more)

Hi, for some version (now I'm using 77.0 and everything is fine), when the writings are on a white part of the video, they have grainy edges and are unwatchable. This does not happen neither with Opera, nor with Edge and not even with Chrome. Not even with 84.0.2 the problem was solved. I kindly ask for help.

I am Italian, sorry for any grammatical errors.

Asked by Ruggiero 1 year ago

Last reply by Ruggiero 1 year ago

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Firefox huge memory consumption - who's lying ?

I try to keep always open some tabs in Firefox,, probably already too many (it's not unusual to have 25-30 tabs opened, each having it's internet page). I'm using Firefox… (read more)

I try to keep always open some tabs in Firefox,, probably already too many (it's not unusual to have 25-30 tabs opened, each having it's internet page). I'm using Firefox up-to-date on Windows 10 Home already at version 20H2.

So, quite quickly Task Manager comes to report that Firefox takes 1400-1600 of RAM (out of the laptop's total of 6 GB). At the same time, Firefox's internal Task manager pretends that memory taken by all tabs does not sum up more than cca 650 MB !!! This is concur with about:memory tab if I try that too.

Here's a capture taken with Snip&Sketch having both Firefox's tab with it's internal task manager, + Windows's Task manager over it (attached).


I feel like I'm cheated here, but ... who is most closer lay blame on ? Who is more likely to lie in this case ?0 Firefox or Task Manager ?

I tend to believe it's Firefox, but I'm willing to have other opinions. Are there extra memory taken by Firefox that is not reported in the about:memory tab, or in it's internal task manager ? (I'm onto this, I believe that there is something that is not reported, but so far have not a shred of evidence on this).

This is exactly why on my computer at work (on an OpenSUSE install) I gave up on Firefox and turned to Chrome, because on this one I can trust the internal task manager, and it does not crush my Linux box like Firefox eventually have done with it's crazy memory consumption and/or CPU huge load from time to time. I am still using Firefox on the home Windows 10 laptop because I share it with my wife, and decided she is to use Chrome, and myself Firefox:-)

Asked by lenrocd 1 year ago

Last reply by webdev1 1 year ago