I've retrofitted as it were 38.0 which performs in precisely the same manner, now. I have huge lag times when typing in the search field, and incredibly slow page load. … (read more)
I've retrofitted as it were 38.0 which performs in precisely the same manner, now. I have huge lag times when typing in the search field, and incredibly slow page load. IE is performing perfectly (well, as perfectly as a connection with known current ssues in this node - but that's an ISP issue). I've tried a totally fresh install of both 38.0 and 38.01 removing all traces of Firefox via run/ %appadata%, everything Firefox-related from the HD (x64 program folder etc) and I'm stumped. IE is loading a little slowly but as stated before, known issue with my connection at times. Even using Firefox functions say within the options menu is taking 7-10 seconds to bring up. A new tab is taking, again, seconds to open.
I *was* running Adblock Plus 2.6.9, BetterPrivacy 1.68, EPUBReader 220.127.116.11, Norton Toolbar 2014.7.12.14, NoScript 18.104.22.168, Self-Destructing Cookies 0.4.7, StumbleUpon 4.19 and Xmarks 4.3.6. Only the Norton Toolbar was disabled upon auto-update, which I enabled. Then I disabled every add-on which did nothing. I did try re-installing 38.01 without the full brainwipe first in case I had a corrupted file, but...well, no change, ditto with two virgin installs of 38.01 and then 38.
I've just run a full system Norton scan - just 33 tracking cookies from IE (ugh). There's not a lot I can add having acted somewhat hastily in just wiping everything - but in my defence I've always been able to fix any FF niggles/annoyances myself (not scared to go into the guts when necessary to change values sanely from authoritative sources) when they've occurred. Usually a fresh install does the trick if things start looking really bad, once or twice over the years I've had to totally purge and start afresh but this is the first time that I've had that not work at all...
I know there's probably nothing anybody can suggest especially but I'm hoping!