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Keyboard seems to not work for several minutes on newly opened tab / site

Firefox version: 58.0.2 (64-bit) OS: Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS When I open new tab or call some site from bookmarks etc. keyboard seems to not work for a while... I noticed that… (read more)

Firefox version: 58.0.2 (64-bit) OS: Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS

When I open new tab or call some site from bookmarks etc. keyboard seems to not work for a while... I noticed that although cursor seems to be in the in the input item which I clicked with mouse - it actually looks like it moving very rapidly between other input columns. Most obvious it is in gmail - but generally this problem is the same for all newly opened websites. I had to wait for at least 30 seconds but usually more - after this time problem is gone and I can input text without any problems. I tried to google for solution but so far without any useful results....

Asked by josmac69 2 years ago

Answered by josmac69 2 years ago

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FF has become extremely slow at resolving addresses and loading pages.

I have tried resetting Firefox to no avail. Microsoft Edge accesses the same web pages very quickly, so I know it's not my connection. Firefox is taking about 3-5 seconds… (read more)

I have tried resetting Firefox to no avail. Microsoft Edge accesses the same web pages very quickly, so I know it's not my connection. Firefox is taking about 3-5 seconds to resolve a URL, as long as 8 seconds to load a page.

Asked by farmerdave 4 years ago

Answered by farmerdave 4 years ago

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Why do I have trouble with the PCH games on Firefox

When I play the Publishers Clearing House games Firefox keeps freezing. I have to go to Chrome and then it works fine, but I don't like Chrome. Why do I have trouble wit… (read more)

When I play the Publishers Clearing House games Firefox keeps freezing. I have to go to Chrome and then it works fine, but I don't like Chrome. Why do I have trouble with Firefox for things like that?

Asked by rosemarybales 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Firefox slow to open links from Thunderbird and elsewhere

With versions of Firefox later than 34 (or possibly 35 - not sure) attempting to open a page link from an email in Thunderbird and occasionally other sources, results in … (read more)

With versions of Firefox later than 34 (or possibly 35 - not sure) attempting to open a page link from an email in Thunderbird and occasionally other sources, results in Firefox 36 and 37 hanging for up to a minute before opening the new tab and page, so I am forced to use 34 to retain smooth operation.

I have not included the Troubleshooting Information as the problem does not relate to the Firefox version currently in use.

Edit: I asked the question originally in this thread which will show some of the things which were suggested and tried:

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=2056047

Asked by albertd 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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My website works slow on Mozilla

Hello, Mozilla is faster than google chrome and whenever i use to browse website mozilla works faster. However i have a website https://bloggerwalk.com which works slows… (read more)

Hello,

Mozilla is faster than google chrome and whenever i use to browse website mozilla works faster. However i have a website https://bloggerwalk.com which works slows on mozilla as compared to google chrome. Is this a browser issue or my website issue.

Thanks and Regards

Asked by dnbucket88 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Update 40.0.2 is slow, hangs a lot, even in safe mode.

So, i tried several things in the troubleshooting articles here in the Support, but none solved my issues. Basically, after Firefox automatically updated to 40.0.2, the b… (read more)

So, i tried several things in the troubleshooting articles here in the Support, but none solved my issues.

Basically, after Firefox automatically updated to 40.0.2, the browser hangs a lot on opening and closing tabs, as well loading websites. When not doing anything, the CPU/RAM usage is normal, but opening or closing tabs uses a lot of CPU (most of the time, 100% of the CPU is being used when browsing) and it hangs every time. Scrolling down pages also causes the browser to hang. I tried disabling several plugins and extensions and I even tried using safe mode, but even in safe mode it happens constantly. I'll post the specs of my computer (not big deal), but remember that these issues didn't happen before the update.

Core 2 Duo, 2.93 GHz 4 GB RAM Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit GeForce 8400GS

Please, did anyone find problems with this new update? What should I do? I've been using Firefox since 2007 and I love it, I'd hate to switch to another one.

Asked by Gakun 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Firefox slowed to a crawl after updating Norton Security.

Updated to latest version of Norton. FF hung up ("not responding" msg) every time a new tab was opened. Refreshed FF; now tabs work fine, but FF is extremely slow. Pa… (read more)

Updated to latest version of Norton. FF hung up ("not responding" msg) every time a new tab was opened. Refreshed FF; now tabs work fine, but FF is extremely slow. Pages that used to takt one second or less to load now take from two to ten minutes.

Asked by Bowkie 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Firefox is really slow to open first tab, after that I can open as many tabs as I want instantly. Why won't the first tab open instantly?

Tried refresh, reinstall firefox, no anti-virus program, actually I have no programs, no plugins, no extensions. Added firefox to the windows firewall allowed through lis… (read more)

Tried refresh, reinstall firefox, no anti-virus program, actually I have no programs, no plugins, no extensions. Added firefox to the windows firewall allowed through list (which I never did with my vista machine) Brand new i5 quad core 3.6khz computer with windows 8.1 All drivers are up to date. It did take 2 weeks to get windows 8.1 finally installed without locking up and having to reinstall for the fifteenth time by disabling all of Microsoft's built in spyware. It's been semi stable for 2 days now. When I install kaspersky av. it adds another couple minutes to firefox launch.

I was really excited about my new suppose to be faster computer but my 10 year old Q6600 2.4khz with vista is way faster and easier to use.  I know I can't be the only one in the world to have this problem.  I've been all over the internet and I see all the problems people are having with windows 8.1. I've got invitation to upgrade to windows 10 but that just locks up the computer again.  Someone, anyone please HELP!

Asked by stormynurse 5 years ago

Answered by stormynurse 5 years ago

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Why does typing or hitting the backspace key while typing freeze mozilla?

This happens all the time. I'm typing and it freezes. I hit backspace and it freezes. It takes several seconds up to a minute to 'wake up" and it's totally non-responsive… (read more)

This happens all the time. I'm typing and it freezes. I hit backspace and it freezes. It takes several seconds up to a minute to 'wake up" and it's totally non-responsive during that time.

Asked by OsoBlanco 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Firefox will not load.

Firefox will not load. I installed Kaspersky Internet Security and everything was working fine until it wasn't. I then uninstalled Kaspersky, but Firefox would still not … (read more)

Firefox will not load. I installed Kaspersky Internet Security and everything was working fine until it wasn't. I then uninstalled Kaspersky, but Firefox would still not load.

Since I love Firefox I restored my computer to a previous state and that fixed everything, so then I installed a different Kaspersky product and everything was perfect. Now the problem is back again.

I don't know if the problem is on Kaspersky side or Firefox, but I would prefer not to restore again and I have no more troubleshooting ideas.

Firefox starts in Windows safe mode. When I double click on the Firefox icon the mouse indicates FF is loading, but then it doesn't start. Chrome starts fine. Contacted Kaspersky, but their first troubleshooting tip did not work. Under Event viewer I can see crash details for Firefox, but I can't interpret them and I don't know if they are related to FF not loading.

I'm okay with unintelligible Firefox and then reinstalling, but I do not want to lose my bookmarks, themes, add-ons, etc.

Any ideas would be appreciated!

Asked by Another_user 5 years ago

Answered by Phoxuponyou 5 years 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 10 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 10 months ago

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Firefox 40.3 will not start but older versions will

Firefox 40.0.3 will not start or open. I Uninstaller and put on 36.0.3 and it runs. Once I go to the About tab it automatically downloads the latest version. Then when I… (read more)

Firefox 40.0.3 will not start or open. I Uninstaller and put on 36.0.3 and it runs. Once I go to the About tab it automatically downloads the latest version. Then when I click on the Firefox icons nothing happens. I have repeated this process several times with the same results. XP Pro SP3

Asked by kenx1ster 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Using 70-90% cpu 411K+ ram no addons or flash a couple tabs & locks my XP netbook anyway to use less resource killing me

Hi I saw the article about getting firefox to use less resource but I have no extensions or addons and removed flash entirely really bare bones vanilla firefox version 43… (read more)

Hi I saw the article about getting firefox to use less resource but I have no extensions or addons and removed flash entirely really bare bones vanilla firefox version 43 - its killing me. Using up to 90% CPU and hits over 411K memory - nothing else really running closed everything I could in task manager except what won't close or needed to keep things running and a few web pages open - locks me up. Thanks

Asked by Disappointeduser 4 years ago

Answered by Chris Ilias 4 years ago

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firefox quits responding halfway through loading a page using Windows 10

I've tried both version 40 and 42. Every time I try to load a webpage, Firefox quits responding part way through. I've gone through add-ons. I went through all the help a… (read more)

I've tried both version 40 and 42. Every time I try to load a webpage, Firefox quits responding part way through. I've gone through add-ons. I went through all the help articles and nothing worked. The problem started after installing Windows 10 and often happens on Politico and Fox News. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling. After the uninstall I scanned the registry with ccleaner

Asked by Thrasher70 5 years ago

Answered by Thrasher70 5 years ago

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Constant Blinking, 1-Second Long, Not-Responding Errors

Basically whenever I do virtually anything now on FF it constantly "blinks". For example if I'm on Youtube it will randomly go to desktop for a split-second while the FF … (read more)

Basically whenever I do virtually anything now on FF it constantly "blinks". For example if I'm on Youtube it will randomly go to desktop for a split-second while the FF taskbar on top is still visible but "not responding" and then less than a second later everything's fine.

I tried disabling add-ons, disabling hardware acceleration, doing a complete fresh restart, nothing seems to have fixed it.

Asked by muffinoffun 4 years ago

Answered by muffinoffun 4 years ago

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Kaspersky extension disabled but Firefox still very slow

I use Windows 7. The problem started when Kaspersky beefed up its security yesterday, I've tried Safe start with extensions disabled but it makes no difference. I also ha… (read more)

I use Windows 7. The problem started when Kaspersky beefed up its security yesterday, I've tried Safe start with extensions disabled but it makes no difference. I also have Malwarebytes running in the background. I've tried to uninstall this several times but am unable to do so. I have no other extensions active as far as I can see, and in fact the Kaspersky one was already disabled.

Asked by JHTotnes 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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How do I prevent frequent plugin stalls ?

I'm running XP64 pro. The scripts on Yahoo will stall FF after a few minutes. Often I get the popup message that a plugin script has stalled and asks if I want to prevent… (read more)

I'm running XP64 pro. The scripts on Yahoo will stall FF after a few minutes. Often I get the popup message that a plugin script has stalled and asks if I want to prevent seeing this again from the site. That's nice but every page on Yahoo is unique. So the stall happens on every page that isn't closed after a short while. The more stalls I get the slower my computer runs even though I use task manager to kill stalled processes. Then I have to reboot to clear out the FF remnants. Is there a way to kill remnants of stalled scripts without rebooting? Often FF crashes and asks me to send a report to Mozilla. Seems to me you guys should have a feature to enable extended logging for inclusion in crash reports. I have sent many requests to fix the problem. If you guys can't fix the root cause of the problem then can you at least provide a decent workaround so the memory doesn't get cluttered up with orphaned threads sucking up all my CPU power?

Asked by John_is_annoyed_with_FF 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Firefox is totally slow and not responding

Hi! I need a little help. My FF is totally slow. I don't know where the problem is. I have open only a few tabs and it is loading too long, maybe 20 seconds and more and … (read more)

Hi!

I need a little help. My FF is totally slow. I don't know where the problem is. I have open only a few tabs and it is loading too long, maybe 20 seconds and more and also "not responding" for a couple of seconds. I have never had these problems in such a way. FF was slow many times in 10 years of my using of this browser, but this is extreme for me. I tried to get rid of any unnecessary plugins and extensions, it helped for a few days and come again. Then I tried, for me the last solution, restarting/reseting FF to factory defaults... it also helped perfectly, but only for a few days and come again and I'm here, frustrated from FF. This problems I have on more computers and PC's are pretty new. 2x different HP ProBook 455 G2 with AMD A8 APUs and 1x HP ProBook 450 G2 with i3 Intel, if this could help. Plugins and extensions are only basic as I say, so this can't be a problem in my opinion.

Thank you very much for every respond.

Asked by biggie 5 years ago

Answered by biggie 5 years ago

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When I open bookmarks the computer browers locks up for a short period of time and then the bookmarks is very slow. All else works fine?? Help?

The bookmark will open in firefox and show the complete list, but as soon as it opens the mouse freezes and nothing works for a minute, almost like the system is looking … (read more)

The bookmark will open in firefox and show the complete list, but as soon as it opens the mouse freezes and nothing works for a minute, almost like the system is looking for something? Then when I get mouse function back the scrolling of the bookmark is very slow at best? I have delete firefox version 41 and re-installed with no help. Anyone now having this isse?? Thanks!

Asked by b.schnur 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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FF will not load pages and I must shut down and restart for it to work if I leave it alone for a while.

If I am working online and leave for a few hours and then come back and go to open a new tab or even reload an existing tab or go to a new website using an already open t… (read more)

If I am working online and leave for a few hours and then come back and go to open a new tab or even reload an existing tab or go to a new website using an already open tab, the only thing I get is the "spinning circle of death." I then must exit out of FF. Then when I go to reopen FF I get a window that says FF is still open, even though it is not and do I want to shut it down, so I click yes. Then I am able to reopen FF, but always get a message that says my user profile cannot be loaded properly, so I have click on that and reopen a second time. Then it finally opens and I am able to work fairly well until the same problem happens again.

I am really not sure what changed, but I never had this problem, I could leave FF open for days and come back and then open a new tab just fine and begin working again.

Asked by domo5665 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago