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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

Answered by Olliesshop 6 days ago

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Since latest windows update pages load at an extremely slow pace

Hi! As the title states, since the latest windows update (am now on 19041.508), anytime I go on a webpage on Firefox it's extremely slow to load, however once loaded the … (read more)

Hi! As the title states, since the latest windows update (am now on 19041.508), anytime I go on a webpage on Firefox it's extremely slow to load, however once loaded the page is as fast as it should be!

I don't have any antivirus other than windows defender, and disabling it/the windows firewall doesn't fix the issue, so it doesn't seem to be linked to that either, on the online forums such as this one I found it was also common to have issues caused by hardware acceleration, playing with that setting does not help either.

Another friend of mine has the same issue as me since the last update, so I'm assuming it's not something unique to my situation, is this a known issue for which a fix is available? Searching for one has yielded only outdated results.

Thanks a lot!

Asked by antoine.rincent 1 month ago

Answered by antoine.rincent 1 month 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 4 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 months ago

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Performing TLS Handshake slowdowns

Recently Firefox has become nearly unusable. Opening links are *_sluggish_*... They eventually complete but it's annoying - I've switched back to brave for now. https://… (read more)

Recently Firefox has become nearly unusable. Opening links are *_sluggish_*... They eventually complete but it's annoying - I've switched back to brave for now. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1175357 seems to be the exact same issue however nothing in the thread resolved my problem.

I'd like to stay with Firefox but it's not worth it at this time. :(

Any thoughts/help are much appreciated.

Asked by dovholuk 8 months ago

Answered by dovholuk 8 months 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 9 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 9 months ago

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Surface Book 2 - FF hangs or crashes

When I navigate to www.pcmag.com on my Surface Book 2. FF will hang or crash. I do not have this problem with other browsers on my laptop. Is this a known bug or do I nee… (read more)

When I navigate to www.pcmag.com on my Surface Book 2. FF will hang or crash. I do not have this problem with other browsers on my laptop. Is this a known bug or do I need to update something.

I am running the latest FF version with default settings, the only add-on is BitWarden.

Asked by Mezito 10 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 10 months ago

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Can't backup bookmarks. The bookmarked sign on bookmarked pages dissapears few moments after every launch. Sync is stuck on syncing. Can't add new bookmarks.

After starting Firefox, Sync starts and gets stuck on "Syncing" till I restart. Ever page shows as bookmarked for a while and then they all turn into not bookmarked. Back… (read more)

After starting Firefox, Sync starts and gets stuck on "Syncing" till I restart. Ever page shows as bookmarked for a while and then they all turn into not bookmarked. Backups won't be saved. Changes to bookmarks and adding new ones won't work either. Have tried a new profile, deleting xulstore.json and places.sqlite and have also tried safe-mode and all of them together. The sync is still in a loop. I have about 56000 bookmarks(I know that's a lot!) but it didn't use to take more than a few seconds. And not being able to see the last sync time by hovering really sucks as well btw.

Asked by Garshasb 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox completely locks up and can't click on pages, switch tabs or open menus. FF 65.0.2 64bit, Win10 Pro 10.0.17763 build 17763

This happens while browsing different pages and doesn't seem related to a single web page, around 10 tabs open none using much resources. Computer CPU usage and ram usage… (read more)

This happens while browsing different pages and doesn't seem related to a single web page, around 10 tabs open none using much resources. Computer CPU usage and ram usage are at under 50%.

I only have a single extension, lastpass, which i disabled and still get the same results.

Asked by craniumboy 1 year ago

Answered by craniumboy 1 year 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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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 running slowly after newest update

After the recent update in May 2018, my Firefox is running slowly. Pages are not loading as quickly as before and streaming video is freezing to the point it is unwatchab… (read more)

After the recent update in May 2018, my Firefox is running slowly. Pages are not loading as quickly as before and streaming video is freezing to the point it is unwatchable.

Asked by dpreston68 2 years ago

Answered by dpreston68 2 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 2 years ago

Answered by xedative 2 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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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 2 years ago

Answered by Tonnes 2 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 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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FF59 delays many page (URL) changes by up to 2 min

FIRST--your "Troubleshooting information: [green] Automatically add" button does NOT work!!! I clicked it only to get a nonexistent page message, and, when I back arrowe… (read more)

FIRST--your "Troubleshooting information: [green] Automatically add" button does NOT work!!! I clicked it only to get a nonexistent page message, and, when I back arrowed to get back to my message here, IT WAS GONE--a half box of message lost and now blank again. (The question was persistent--why not the message so far as well?) I'm spitting nails because I have to try to remember the exact details of what I said so I don't miss any important information for you!

Starting with FF59, there are often (not always) significant delays in switching from one page (URL) to another. The case that is particularly irksome to me is switching between my two Gmail accounts, which I do often during a day. Prior to v59, such page switching was nearly instantaneous. (I tested this on Google Chrome to see if this was a Google issue or even a general Internet issue. However, Chrome behaved nearly instantaneously, just the way FF used to prior to v59. That points to FF as the culprit in this problem.) Nor does this problem occur only once during the page switch--it actually occurs TWICE! I decided to time this once: (1) 54 seconds until the moving dot stopped, when I ought to be at my destination; (2) but it was only a blank screen, so I clicked the reload icon; and (3) 53 seconds later the Gmail account selection page finally appeared. That was a total of nearly 2 minutes when it used to be nearly instantaneous! (And this happens EVERY TIME when switching to the other Gmail account!) Additionally, while all of this was going on, "s3.amazonaws.com" and "fileserver.xyz..." (and once a third one that I don't remember) would appear at the lower left during (1) and (3). Why in the world is FF going to these sites and slowing the process? I used to LOVE (and brag to friends about) "full-featured Firefox" versus "crippled Chrome", but I've had to stop giving such advice for the moment because of this particular issue with v59. This delay issue occurs not only with Gmail but also with some other page switching, too--but I have not been able to notice any pattern. I hope that v60+ can resolve this FF problem!!

Asked by harveyh 2 years ago

Answered by harveyh 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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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 2 years ago

Answered by rwmol 2 years ago

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After Feb ~12th, Firefox freezes until a page fully loads

Sometime after around Feb 13th, I think I might have rebooted for a Windows update and now Firefox pages completely lock up until the entire page loads. To be more specif… (read more)

Sometime after around Feb 13th, I think I might have rebooted for a Windows update and now Firefox pages completely lock up until the entire page loads.

To be more specific, I can still switch tabs, open menus, etc... but I cannot interact with anything on the page itself like click links, type in text fields, right click to get the context menu... but if I switch to another tab, I can interact with that page just fine. In addition, while the page is frozen like that, I can't use the back button either, but clicking it (or using the back button on my mouse) will make the browser go back only after the page fully loads.

Why is this bad? Some pages can take 10 to 20 seconds or even more to load! So even though I can see the link I want to go to almost immediately, I have to wait until every picture is done loading before I can click it.

In addition, things like the dropdown you get on google as you type in the search box will freeze the page when you select them. For example, I go to google, I type "Firef" then click the Firefox autocomplete. The entire page freezes for a couple of seconds before the screen is cleared and goes white and then it starts loading the next page.

Other things I've noticed, those google captcha things where you click the checkbox for "I am not a robot"; those can take over 15 seconds to load and freeze up the page PLUS clicking the checkbox ALSO freezes the page again for another 15 seconds.

This happens in safe mode too and with all addons disabled.

Asked by uglycat 2 years ago

Answered by uglycat 2 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 2 years ago

Answered by josmac69 2 years ago