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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 week ago

Last reply by Olliesshop 1 day ago

speeding up Firefox

I clicked on a popup link from Firefox to speed up my browser. Came back to my computer and everything's gone, all my fast links that I had at the top of my screen, like … (read more)

I clicked on a popup link from Firefox to speed up my browser. Came back to my computer and everything's gone, all my fast links that I had at the top of my screen, like Facebook, Gmail, everything I've saved for quick links over the past 2 years. I want my computer back, just the way I had it. This is a nightmare. I'd much rather my browser run slow (it really wasn't running slow). I tried a system restore, but it didn't restore things the way I had them. Please, what do I do to reverse this nightmare, and please don't ever offer to speed up my browser again.

Asked by ginchinchili 1 day ago

Last reply by ginchinchili 3 hours ago

Firefox opens previous tabs on startup even though this setting is turned off

Whenever I open Firefox it opens a new tab for a brief moment then closes it and opens my previous tabs from my last session. I have this setting unchecked in the setting… (read more)

Whenever I open Firefox it opens a new tab for a brief moment then closes it and opens my previous tabs from my last session. I have this setting unchecked in the settings. I think that it is crashing and trying to restore my pages because of that, but there are no crash reports when I visit about:crash. I am running the latest version of Firefox and windows 10.

Asked by Luke Shuttleworth 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Luke Shuttleworth 3 days ago

Anyway to disable "A script from the extension" "is running on this page"

I am getting sick of the message "A script from the extension...is running on this page" It relates to Adblock Plus which is the extension. I watch a YouTube video and th… (read more)

I am getting sick of the message "A script from the extension...is running on this page" It relates to Adblock Plus which is the extension. I watch a YouTube video and then this message comes up on another YouTube tab I have open and Firefox switches to that tab and ruins my watching the video I was watching.

Is there anyway of disabling the message from ever coming up? I increased the values in dom.max_script_run_time and dom.max_script_run_time_without_important_user_input which was a possible solution I read but that does nothing.

Asked by davebesag 1 week ago

Last reply by davebesag 2 hours ago

Firefox Hanging Then Speeding

Hello, I'm a Windows 7 user. For the past 3 weeks my Firefox browser (83.0) has been slowing down and then speeding up while visiting sites. I tried Safe Mode, Refresh, … (read more)

Hello,

 I'm a Windows 7 user. For the past 3 weeks my Firefox browser (83.0) has been slowing down and then speeding up while visiting sites. I tried Safe Mode, Refresh, and Reinstall but nothing seems to help. It's not being caused by anything on my computer (malware, viruses, etc) because I ran several scans using Malwarebytes Premium, CCleaner Premium, Microsoft Security Essentials, even Microsoft Safety Scanner and nothing turns up.
 Is there any other way to fix this issue on the browser?

Asked by purpledove 1 week ago

Last reply by purpledove 2 days ago

youtube videos stuttering

Hello i love mozzila firefox from all the other browsers and i use it only and this is my first time getting problem with browsing online i have firefox 83.0 ( 32 bot )… (read more)

Hello i love mozzila firefox from all the other browsers and i use it only and this is my first time getting problem with browsing online i have firefox 83.0 ( 32 bot ) and i'm working with linux (32 bit) youtube was working fine i think, im not sure that this problem happened after updating firefox i don't know which version of firefox i was using but now im on latest version when i shut down my pc and open it i found that my bookmarks deleted and all the history etc.. now Youtube videos stuttering/lagging and its really annoying problem, thx for your time everyone !

Asked by frospy 1 week ago

Last reply by frospy 6 days ago

Problem - the "sub-window" prompts in FireFox Browser

Hello, The problem that occurs to me can be seen at the picture in the attachment. I have cleaned cash and cookies, but it did not solve the problem. Any idea how to sol… (read more)

Hello,

The problem that occurs to me can be seen at the picture in the attachment. I have cleaned cash and cookies, but it did not solve the problem. Any idea how to solve this??

Asked by mica_lekic 3 days ago

Last reply by mica_lekic 2 days ago

Firefox problem with Yahoo

When I go to the Yahoo main page, using Google and selecting Yahoo News - Current News it shows content but when you try to action anything it doesn't do anything and the… (read more)

When I go to the Yahoo main page, using Google and selecting Yahoo News - Current News it shows content but when you try to action anything it doesn't do anything and then shows an error. (see attached screenshots).

I have carried out all the recommended procedures including cookies, cache, etc and restarted Firefox with all Add-ons disabled and it still does not help with this problem.

I have used Yahoo for years and never had this problem and I have tried using Edge and Chrome and everything works as it should so it is definitely a Firefox issue.

So any suggestions on how to fix this would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Asked by Hawkeye 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Hawkeye 17 hours ago

Links from Twitter or other websites will not display in yahoo.com news pages.

When I open articles or posts on yahoo.com, Firefox will not allow the twitter or other links to be viewed on the page. I have tried with add-ons disabled and in Private … (read more)

When I open articles or posts on yahoo.com, Firefox will not allow the twitter or other links to be viewed on the page. I have tried with add-ons disabled and in Private mode. These can be viewed in other browsers without a problem.

Do I need to turn a feature on or off?

Asked by justin.spitzer 6 days ago

Last reply by justin.spitzer 5 days ago

Firefox crashing frequently with Mozilla Crash Reporter

Firefox has been crashing daily. Need to reinstall every time it crashes. Have tried different versions of Firefox but it still crashes. The latest Crash ID: bp-aea83dc… (read more)

Firefox has been crashing daily. Need to reinstall every time it crashes. Have tried different versions of Firefox but it still crashes.

The latest Crash ID: bp-aea83dc4-ed3d-4298-8686-b149b0201126

Would appreciate help in fixing the problem. Thanks!

Asked by yuenhome 3 days ago

Last reply by yuenhome 3 days ago

Slow Firefox for Deasktop!!!!!!!!!!

Hello, Can you tell me what happen with your browser in around last 1 year? My internet connection is: Download~1000 Mbps,Upload~600 Mbps. See attached photo what is my … (read more)

Hello, Can you tell me what happen with your browser in around last 1 year? My internet connection is: Download~1000 Mbps,Upload~600 Mbps. See attached photo what is my internet,when i test it with different browsers which i have installed on my PC. See what is the statistic for Firefox O.O WTF? I like your browser and use it from very long time,but if will it crash my connection,i will forget for it! Do something!

Asked by Angel Of Death 9 hours ago

Last reply by Angel Of Death 6 hours ago

sound when using firefox

Hi The other day i was watching a movie on Viaplay. I paused it, and when i started it again, there was no sound. Ive tried other websites, to see if there is any sound,… (read more)

Hi The other day i was watching a movie on Viaplay. I paused it, and when i started it again, there was no sound. Ive tried other websites, to see if there is any sound, but sadly no. Ive tried other browser, and there the sound works just fine.

ive tried reinstall mozilla, and seached for solutions, but cant get any answers.

Please is there som tec guru, that can help me

Best reggards

Michael

Asked by michael_sandberg87 4 days ago

Last reply by michael_sandberg87 3 days ago

I have updated my O/S from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.10. Nothing else. Now Firefox is nearly useless

This is basically a copy of what I put in the Ubuntu forum. The problem is the same, no matter where I post it. Originally I was using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I thought it woul… (read more)

This is basically a copy of what I put in the Ubuntu forum. The problem is the same, no matter where I post it.

Originally I was using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

I thought it would be good to update to GG (20.10) though I did briefly try FF (20.04).

As the install was done on an existing 18.04 version things remained the same for programs, book marks, etc.

Ok, now the crunch: I USE Firefox ""A LOT"". When it loads, there are...... 8 x 6 windows of FireFox and each of those have anywhere from one to ""THIRTY"" tabs loading.

Believe me: ""It worked!!""

I could use it, also run other tasks as well - though a VM was pushing it with the RAM. But the entire machine worked.

Now, I am lucky if FireFox loads at all. Let alone let me browse.

When it loads some of the window's tops are flashing. A screen shot does not really show this. (I tried)

All that has changed is the O/S from 18.04 and Firefox from (what ever it was) to 83.0

I don't want this to be a finger pointing exercise between Mozilla and Ubuntu. I would prefer it is helpful to all.

What have I tried? I've tried starting FireFox with all addons disabled. Still happens.

I am going to try to remember to (next time) launch FireFox from a Terminal and pipe the output to a file to look for things.

The machine I am using has shown it is well up to being able to have this running. I have had it working for a few years like this.

This post is (for now) to establish there is a problem. I will post more information when I get it, rather than waiting to get it then post, as I feel there are a lot of people who have very similar problems and I want it known: ""You are not alone!""


Now a bit of extra stuff.

Other things which are weird: When I am watching stuff - youtube for example - the playback is/WAS jerky. I hadn't touched anything in the settings.

After digging around, I discovered that I had to turn ""OFF"" the hardware acceleration for the graphics. Question: How did it get turned on? (Semi rhetorical)

I have a lot of local pages I open with passwords. When I load them the CPU load goes through the roof and nearly invariably the program just exits. No crash report.

Which is a good 50% of how it happens. The other 50% is the machine just locks up and I have to power it down.

Asked by teeny_weeny 20 hours ago

Last reply by teeny_weeny 3 hours ago

Firefox takes over 30 seconds to load a tab that I've already opened and seen before

Firefox takes over 30 seconds to load a tab that I've already opened and seen before. I mean tabs that have already displayed some content, I switch to a tab, then go ba… (read more)

Firefox takes over 30 seconds to load a tab that I've already opened and seen before.

I mean tabs that have already displayed some content, I switch to a tab, then go back to the tab I was previously on, and it takes over 30 seconds to load, sometimes over 3 minutes. This is making firefox unusable.

And because it doesn't happen all the time, it's not very reproducible for me, but it happens often. Is there a way to fix this?

Asked by desbest 1 month ago

Last reply by desbest 4 days ago

Realms (protected directory), FF 83.0, OSX 10.14.6

Since the update, I'm unable to access ANY protected directories on any sites (those where a small modal dialog box appears at the top of the page asking for a uid/pwd pa… (read more)

Since the update, I'm unable to access ANY protected directories on any sites (those where a small modal dialog box appears at the top of the page asking for a uid/pwd pair and displaying the name of the realm above that). The dialog box doesn't even appear, the page does not change from its previous location, and the "I'm thinking" animation in the tab continues forever without ever seeing an error message.

Any suggestions? Must I downgrade? (uck)

Asked by buggyisalreadytaken 5 days ago

Last reply by buggyisalreadytaken 3 days ago

How to set up camera in Google Meet?

Camera doesn`t work in google meet after last update(83.0). Access to my camera is allowed. In setting too. How i need to set up my camer or it`s bug? Please help me. Tha… (read more)

Camera doesn`t work in google meet after last update(83.0). Access to my camera is allowed. In setting too. How i need to set up my camer or it`s bug? Please help me. Thank you.

Asked by Fed2000 6 days ago