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Hi! Recently, in my laptop, Firefox started freezing at every single startup; after force shutdown and restart, though, it works flawlessly each time, and for the whole duration of the session at the computer. Can anyone please suggest a solution?

My laptop set-up is practically identical to that of my PC, but the latter doesn't exhibit the same malfunction. I've tried anything I could, including reinstalling the b… (read more)

My laptop set-up is practically identical to that of my PC, but the latter doesn't exhibit the same malfunction.

I've tried anything I could, including reinstalling the browser, removing all of my bookmarks (about 10,000) and addressing extensions (Decentraleyes, Default Bookmark Folder, Disable Tab Detach, Flagfox, I don't care about cookies, Keepa, Notifier for Gmail, Privacy Badger, To Google Translate, uBlock Origin, Undo Close Tab, Video DownloadHelper and Youtube's Annotations No More), but not even safe mode improved the situation in the least. Windows Defender also hasn't detected any malware and my web surfing habits are as safe as it gets.

The only deeper data I could gather is that the problem manifests with a progressive, rapid surge in CPU and RAM usage; the former, for example, is saturated to its total 16 GB in a matter of about 20 seconds.

My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 7586 with Windows 11 64 bit; Firefox version is the latest, 100.0, and, by the way, none of the recent updates has improved the situation.

Thanks to anyone who might come up with an educated guess!

Asked by Jacopissimo 1 week ago

Last reply by Terry 1 week ago

continual problems loading firefox browser

For the last two days and multiple times loading the firefox browser, it has taken about five minutes for the browser to load on our Dell Inspiron desktop, running Window… (read more)

For the last two days and multiple times loading the firefox browser, it has taken about five minutes for the browser to load on our Dell Inspiron desktop, running Windows 11. Nothing happens for about one minute, then the spinning blue circle appears, then firefox starts to load, then the screen goes back to the desktop, then a black screen appears, then some white rectangles start to appear across the top of the screen, then the screen goes back to desktop, then back to the black and white top-of-browser window that is still trying to load, and then finally after the five minutes, our home page loads. However, clicking on a bookmarked website, or typing in a website in the address bar results in a 2-3 minute wait for that site to load. And this happens time after time with the computer still on, and also startup after startup. If this should continue for a few more days, we will start using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, and also cancel our subscription to Mozilla VPN. This cannot continue!

Asked by chezmich 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

Firefox is slow - does multiple profile affect performance?

Firefox is slow; so slow I have to use another browser, Brave, to get around this. It is not about 'how many open tabs' or 'what extensions are doing'. I can have one pro… (read more)

Firefox is slow; so slow I have to use another browser, Brave, to get around this.

It is not about 'how many open tabs' or 'what extensions are doing'. I can have one profile open with one tab and still wish there would be a better response.

I have lots of profiles. I think the performance was better when I first started Firefox on this computer. I wonder If I eliminate profiles will I get a better performance.

How do I go proving this? - How easy can I take the profiles folder copy and rename it then start firefox with a profile folder and only one profile and one tab then What?

I did not gain a significant advantage in the load times for firefox. The load time for the browser with only the one empty tab 22 - 26 seconds . The load time for yahoo.com main page 31 -36 seconds. The load time for a link on the yahoo main page 20 - 22 seconds.

The question was "does having a large profile folder slow response time for firefox"? I believe I am seeing that this is true. When I load the yahoo profile it can take 10+ seconds more to resolve the main page and up to an addition 5-7 seconds to resolve the opened tabs.

Know that the browser was the only user process opened at the times of the tests. Know that the internet connection is the primier package and I have been monitoring the speeds frequently recently. I am good with the internet connection times. Know that I know the quick fixes and either there was no improvement or the inconvience of doing with out dark reader is no option.

Now understand I did not run these tests through a testing suite. These test were a couple one offs I used to form an opinion. Everyday usage forms an opinion in everyday users without hard data to coincide with the usage.

Asked by GIlbert Bigelow 2 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 months ago

Firefox eating my memory & PC performance

Hi, since the last update, Firefox is taking a huge amount of memory and slowing everything else on my PC right down. Right now this support tab is the only webpage I hav… (read more)

Hi, since the last update, Firefox is taking a huge amount of memory and slowing everything else on my PC right down. Right now this support tab is the only webpage I have open, yet you can see in the screenshot there are 31 Firefox processes running, and over 1G of memory being taken. I've followed all the help threads and taken the steps in them - it's made no difference. Please can you help me find a way to tame Firefox. Also - I'm really not an IT expert at all so please can you tell me in very simple language :)

Asked by markgarylambert 3 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 months ago

Firefox Really slow loading pages and slows other programs down after last update.

After this last update Firefox is really slow loading pages and has crashed on me multiple times, I have also noticed if the browser is up it slows other programs down no… (read more)

After this last update Firefox is really slow loading pages and has crashed on me multiple times, I have also noticed if the browser is up it slows other programs down now like when im burning a cd. Is anyone else experiencing this? Thank you

Asked by jsand1977 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

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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 8 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 months ago

Firefox gets slower and slower to the point where typing lags behind

When I use firefox, it gets slower and slower over time to the point where it's a chore just to type. And this is on a recent MacBook pro. Everything else is fast. But Fi… (read more)

When I use firefox, it gets slower and slower over time to the point where it's a chore just to type. And this is on a recent MacBook pro. Everything else is fast. But Firefox gets unusable. The UI should not be a bottleneck like this.

Retarting speeds it up for a while, but then it gets slow again in a few hours.

Is there some kind of profiling I can run that I can use for filing a bug report?

Asked by theosib 4 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 months ago

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Firefox 93: I can't even type!

Ever since I updated, typing has become incredibly challenging... There's big delays in the words showing up, letters come out in the wrong places, & it doesn't impro… (read more)

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Asked by StevenCee 7 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 months ago

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Issues with Firefox browser on Mac OSX

In the past three weeks, I have been experiencing issues with the Firefox browser on my iMac MacOSX. First, the browser, after some amount of time of usage, seems slower.… (read more)

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Prior to this I don't remember having these issues. What has changed?

Asked by gesar_o 6 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 months ago

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Firefox seems to be timing out

This past week I have noticed while using google workspace it seems as firefox will time out. This causes my gmail to show errors because it is not connected any longer. … (read more)

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Asked by sjsipe 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 months ago

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Gmail

In Email, with every other click on a mail item, I get the message "Firefox is not responding." After 15-20 seconds the mail continues, but the same thing happens again, … (read more)

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Asked by George's FIREFOX 6 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 months ago

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background processor freezing computer

I have to go into task manager to stop background processors from freezing my computer. Closing background processors in disk and memory. Sometimes there are as many as 1… (read more)

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Asked by jarekorn 8 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 months ago

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Firefox does not respond when I click on any links on any webpage. Clear the history trick only fix the issue temporarily.

Every now and then my firefox does not respond when I click on any links on any webpage. It only works when I clear the browsing histories and cookies for last hour. This… (read more)

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Asked by purav81 9 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 months ago

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File Fragments

I am hoping someone from Firefox Development sees this and that something can be done for those of us who need to have several tabs open simultaneously. I often find mys… (read more)

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Asked by kraigswi 9 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 9 months ago

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Firefox opens pages slowly every time after I used it for months

My Firefox opens pages slowly every time after I used it for months, and clearing the cache doesn't help. However, if I create and use a new profile, it gets fast again. … (read more)

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Asked by liujiahao1558 9 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 months ago

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Videos freezing, Pages taking forever to open, what's up?

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Asked by StevenCee 9 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 9 months ago

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Firefox very slow starting up and one more issue...

I had tried everything. I have deactivated all FOUR of my plugins and started up Firefox again. I have uninstalled and reinstalled a fresh copy. I installed Firefox on an… (read more)

I had tried everything. I have deactivated all FOUR of my plugins and started up Firefox again. I have uninstalled and reinstalled a fresh copy. I installed Firefox on an SSD even and it is still painfully slow. I have the same plugins and such on Chrome and that one opens up immediately. So I have been using Chrome a lot more lately because Firefox is opening slowly these days. Takes 15-20 seconds for Firefox to open every single time. I have deactivated each plugin one by one to see if they were causing the issue and sure enough, all of them were clean. Firefox still opens slowly.

On an unrelated note, I have been using Chrome a lot more lately also because some things on a webpage don't work on Firefox. I can't explain it. Like on the hickory farms website, I click on the Add To Cart button and it looks like it is being pressed, but nothing is added to the cart. This type of thing happens across the internet on many different sites. When I go to Chrome, everything works as it ought to. I have my settings set to Standard in Privacy and Security. I don't know where else I have to check and change things to get those buttons and other links and such to work.

Asked by Dyrelogan 11 months ago

Last reply by fidservant 9 months ago

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Input tools opens slowly

Hello! I got this issue when i am clicking on input tools (on screen keyboard) on google search page,it opens up with a 3-5 second delay and this problem started after i … (read more)

Hello!

I got this issue when i am clicking on input tools (on screen keyboard) on google search page,it opens up with a 3-5 second delay and this problem started after i installed version Firefox 90.0.02 64 bit.

My OS is Win 10 64bit. All updates except KB5004237 are installed.

I do have a couple of add-ons like Default Bookmark Folder and uBlock Origin and i even disabled them but still the issue stands with input tools delay.

I also refreshed my Firefox but that didn't help either.

Any solutions to this issue?

Asked by pilotorder 10 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 10 months ago

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firefox using high cpu and memory as of the day of posting.

Just today, firefox began slowing down and soft crashing for minutes at a time. During this time, I can interact with websites, but it doesn't change the visuals or show … (read more)

Just today, firefox began slowing down and soft crashing for minutes at a time. During this time, I can interact with websites, but it doesn't change the visuals or show that anything has changed. new tabs open but don't show up, youtube video audio plays but the screen remains fixed. Firefox usage for just 7 tabs is well over 5 gigatybes of ram and 10-20% cpu at all times.

I attempted everything on the help page, including: killing and restarting firefox, updating firefox, updating windows, restarting my computer, killing firefox and rebooting again, disabling extensions, and updating graphics drivers.

after rebooting with the new windows update, firefox ran smoothly for a brief minute and showed normal cpu/ram usage, but quickly climbed back up to pre reboot numbers.

Asked by ametueraspirant 10 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 10 months ago

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Google home page loads very slow.

I have google set up as my home page and it takes 30-60 secs to load after opening the browser while in chrome it loads instantly. Same thing happens to youtube sometimes… (read more)

I have google set up as my home page and it takes 30-60 secs to load after opening the browser while in chrome it loads instantly. Same thing happens to youtube sometimes. This always happens after I turn on my PC. I have no problems with other websites. They load instantly. This started after the last firefox update. After this 30-60 sec loading period the problem dissapears.

I turned off hardware acceleration and it didn't help. I have no extensions installed, except adblocker and turning it off didn't help either. I cleared my cache and still no luck. In fact I have just reinstalled my windows so there is nothing on my PC that could cause trouble in any way.

Asked by oleg.zyx 10 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 10 months ago