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How to permanently fix firefox slowness(lag)? Everything is VERY temporary ONLY.

I've tried EVERYTHING I can find on here to fix the lagging of my firefox. It mostly does it after I've had it up for few hours and/or when I have Raidoloyalty on. I get … (read more)

I've tried EVERYTHING I can find on here to fix the lagging of my firefox. It mostly does it after I've had it up for few hours and/or when I have Raidoloyalty on. I get paid to listen to them so it not working really is pissing me off! Everything I've read and tired works for like MAYBE a month and then it's right back to doing it again. I am NOT going to constantly go back and do all that stuff EVERY month! I shouldn't HAVE to. Isn't there a way to fix this permanently? or at least fix it for 6 to 8 months or something?

Asked by Lilith33 4 years ago

Answered by Lilith33 4 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 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Can Firefox be optimized for google docs

When I bring up a spreadsheet online in google docs Firefox starts dimming the screen, others tabs run slow. The screen dimming will last, for 2-3 minutes, and then clear… (read more)

When I bring up a spreadsheet online in google docs Firefox starts dimming the screen, others tabs run slow. The screen dimming will last, for 2-3 minutes, and then clear up, 2-3 minutes later it will dim again. The fewer tabs I have helps, but not the answer. IMO the problem has gotten worse over the few upgrades. I have an HP 2000 Laptop, CPU 1300.000 MHz, memory 7586 MiB.

Thx, Larry

Asked by l6griffin 6 years ago

Answered by l6griffin 6 years ago

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How Come So Much Memory Usage

Windows 7 64-bit Desktop. Firefox 58.0.2 I had 3 tabs open. While browsing my computer slowed to a crawl. I have experienced this many times. Even disabled my two addons … (read more)

Windows 7 64-bit Desktop. Firefox 58.0.2

I had 3 tabs open. While browsing my computer slowed to a crawl. I have experienced this many times. Even disabled my two addons with the same result. What can I do?

See the screenshot.

Asked by rwmol 3 years ago

Answered by rwmol 3 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 3 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 years ago

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I keep getting message that something went wrong please refresh

Ever since I updated Firefox 2 or 3 days ago, getting onto Facebook is very slow and sluggish. Every time I try to play a game I get an error message that something went… (read more)

Ever since I updated Firefox 2 or 3 days ago, getting onto Facebook is very slow and sluggish. Every time I try to play a game I get an error message that something went wrong, please refresh. I have refreshed Firefox and checked all my plugins for the latest updates and that did not help at all.

Asked by SonjaV 6 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 years ago

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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 3 years ago

Answered by josmac69 3 years ago

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Problem with Auto Scroll.

(Sorry for my bad english, it's not my native language) Hello, it's been many months that I have a problem with automatic scrolling Firefox Maintain pressure on the mouse… (read more)

(Sorry for my bad english, it's not my native language) Hello, it's been many months that I have a problem with automatic scrolling Firefox Maintain pressure on the mouse wheel can slide in all directions of the web page, very useful for long pages and also for very high resolution pictures.

Off for several release (from 40.0.0 I think but not certainty), scrolling stops and / or is extremely slow and choppy until the page is not fully charged. This is all the more painful if we wait for loading a heavy image on a slow site.

I tested with the Firefox Safe Mode and it changes nothing. Disable graphics acceleration nor solves this defect. Test a new blank profile ... Remove and reinstall Firefox ... Namely I met no automatic scrolling problem on Internet Explorer or Chrome.

As I visit large high resolution photo galleries, is often sucks having to wait finish loading before dragging on the page with the pressed wheel. I leave then your knowledge to help me determine the source of this defect.

P.S. Windows 7 x64 with ATI HD7870 2go

Asked by Tauxieros 5 years ago

Answered by Tauxieros 5 years ago

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Firefox freezes when opening web links

When attempting to open links in a new tab with the middle mouse button (MMB), Firefox freezes for a few seconds before going on with loading the webpage. Occasionally th… (read more)

When attempting to open links in a new tab with the middle mouse button (MMB), Firefox freezes for a few seconds before going on with loading the webpage. Occasionally this happens also when searching for something through the address bar. Following suggestions on similar topics on the forums, I tried starting Firefox in safe mode, but the problem persists. In fact, after starting in safe mode, an additional problem appeared: after trying to re-load the tabs from my last session, Firefox froze on each and every one until the page had loaded completely. To emphasize and make the problems as clear as possible:

-Firefox freezes for a second or two when opening ordinary web links in a new tab.

-Firefox freezes for a second or two when searching something through the address bar.

-After starting Firefox in safe mode, opening links freezes Firefox until the webpage is completely loaded.

Asked by xedative 3 years ago

Answered by xedative 3 years ago

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Firefox runs multiple sessions in task manager and runs slow. Have uninstalled, reinstalled, refreshed, updated drivers, disabled addons in laptop. Help?

When running Firefox on my laptop in Windows 10. Firefox loads several sessions in task manager which is causing my laptop to run slow. I have tried every fix in the supp… (read more)

When running Firefox on my laptop in Windows 10. Firefox loads several sessions in task manager which is causing my laptop to run slow. I have tried every fix in the support site. Can anyone guide me to a possible solution? Thanks

Asked by regell2u 3 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 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 Oso Blanco 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 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 1 year ago

Answered 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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Firefox recently started freezing every time I (a) try to open options (b) try to download a file (c) try to export bookmarks (d) try to move a bookmark around

Firefox within the last month has started freezing every time on a Windows 7 laptop every time I try one of the above actions. I have tried "refresh Firefox", safe mode, … (read more)

Firefox within the last month has started freezing every time on a Windows 7 laptop every time I try one of the above actions. I have tried "refresh Firefox", safe mode, uninstall/reinstall, nothing seems to help. Can't open prefs so I have not been able to turn off hardware acceleration. However, I was able to set up Firefox Sync which let me get my bookmarks to another PC and it looks like make setting changes on that PC affects this copy of FF so I <think> I've also tried turning off hardware acceleration. Nothing works. Especially frustrating that the options freeze. Firefox has worked for years on the affected laptop, is there anything I can do except give up and switch to another browser?

Asked by caraquenatb 6 years ago

Answered by caraquenatb 6 years ago

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Long delays and characters mixed up when typing

When I'm typing in Firefox (writing an email for example) there is a delay of about ten seconds between the keystroke and the character appearing during which time the cu… (read more)

When I'm typing in Firefox (writing an email for example) there is a delay of about ten seconds between the keystroke and the character appearing during which time the cursor seems to freeze. If I type several words in a row the cursor freezes like this and then the characters all appear at once but not at all in the correct order. They are too mixed up for it to be simply a mistake in my typing - the resulting text has all the letters that I typed but in a crazy order that looks like gibberish. This happens when Firefox is otherwise running normally (no other delays or freezes) and does not happen in any of my other browsers or applications. It significantly slows down my work and I prefer using Firefox but often am forced to switch to another browser to get my work done in a reasonable time frame

Asked by JoannaGrace 6 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 years ago

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Firefox takes two minutes plus to load, apparant clash with Norton Internet Security

Today I tried to launch Firefox from the Norton Support menu, It took more than two minutes to load. After that it takes two minutes on restart. When it finally runs al… (read more)

Today I tried to launch Firefox from the Norton Support menu, It took more than two minutes to load. After that it takes two minutes on restart. When it finally runs all websites a lightening fast, except for Norton, which is very slow if at all. Three sessions with norton chat support have not improved anything and following the Firefox troubleshoote including reinstallation have not solved either.

Asked by Philip Ebert 6 years ago

Answered by Philip Ebert 6 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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All drop-down menus do not show and right-click does nothing after a period of time

This problem started for me around 4ish months ago, but I couldn't tell you the version number I was on at the time. I'm having the exact same issue on two different phy… (read more)

This problem started for me around 4ish months ago, but I couldn't tell you the version number I was on at the time. I'm having the exact same issue on two different physical computers both running Windows 7 Pro x64, while I do not have this issue on my work computer running Windows 10 Pro x64.

The Problem:

After a period of time, sometimes 6-8 hours, sometimes 48 hours, I am no longer given any context menu's when I right-click in FireFox, either on a webpage or on the toolbar areas. This typically happens when leaving FireFox open and idle over night, then I see the problem in the morning, or some mornings it works fine and continues to throughout the day, but then stops the following day. So, for example, I am unable to Pin or Unpin tabs when this happens, nor can I right-click anywhere. Also, when I click on the Menu or Bookmarks button, nothing pops down. The button changes colors to a darker shade like it is de-pressed but the menu does not appear. This happens in drop-down menu's on websites as well - they do not appear. I am able to use the up and down arrows, or letter keys, to move around them but the drop-down is gone completely.

This is all fixed if I close FireFox and re-open it. Seemingly a timer is reset and everything works again for a while.

What I've done:

I started with simple things like unpinning my tabs, closing tabs and removing extensions but non of that worked. I then backed up and deleted my entire Firefox profile under AppData - Local but it started happening on my new profile also. Earlier this week I completely uninstalled FireFox and the update service, and deleted everything Mozilla from all three AppData folders as well as ProgramData. I rebooted and then re-installed FireFox using Ninite. I did not import any data, pin any tabs, install any add-ons or save any passwords. I was trying to be as vanilla as possible, but the problem was happening again the next morning. Yesterday I started FireFox in Safe Mode and am having the same problem running in Safe Mode.

This effort so far has been concentrated on one of my two machines experiencing this problem, as I was hoping to solve it on one and then apply the solution to the other, but I am at a loss. I can't imagine that additional Windows programs would cause this but there are a few overlapping programs between the two.

I have Microsoft Security Essentials and MalwareBytes Premium installed on this primary machine having the issues, whereas I do not have MalwareBytes installed on the other machine also having this issue. I thought the Web Protection may be interfering but I don't believe so now.

One other similarity is that both computers are non-domain and the primary account used on both is a non-admin account purposely (I try not to run as admin unless absolutely necessary, for obvious reasons). I'm wondering if possibly not running as an admin is causing an issue somehow? I will try temporarily making myself an admin tonight and leave FireFox in Safe Mode idle again to see if anything has changed.

Other than that, would you have any ideas or things I may be able to try? I'm open to anything at this point, I just want this fixed! I don't want to move to Chrome. :(

Asked by jondrum418 3 years ago

Answered by Tonnes 3 years ago