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Videos freezing, Pages taking forever to open, what's up?

I am getting more & more frustrated and exasperated, as simple browsing has become tortuously slow, with many sites taking forever to load, or only partially load, or… (read more)

I am getting more & more frustrated and exasperated, as simple browsing has become tortuously slow, with many sites taking forever to load, or only partially load, or have to be refreshed a couple times, to finally get it to load. And videos constantly freezing up, despite lots of free RAM, and a very high-speed internet connection. I assumed whatever was causing this would've been addressed in the last update, or two, but no, it's only getting worse.

Asked by StevenCee 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox Really slow loading pages and slows other programs down after last update.

After this last update Firefox is really slow loading pages and has crashed on me multiple times, I have also noticed if the browser is up it slows other programs down no… (read more)

After this last update Firefox is really slow loading pages and has crashed on me multiple times, I have also noticed if the browser is up it slows other programs down now like when im burning a cd. Is anyone else experiencing this? Thank you

Asked by jsand1977 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 months ago

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Firefox does not respond when I click on any links on any webpage. Clear the history trick only fix the issue temporarily.

Every now and then my firefox does not respond when I click on any links on any webpage. It only works when I clear the browsing histories and cookies for last hour. This… (read more)

Every now and then my firefox does not respond when I click on any links on any webpage. It only works when I clear the browsing histories and cookies for last hour. This happens like every 15-30 minutes and is very annoying that I have to keep clear off the history.

Asked by purav81 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 11 months ago

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firefox using high cpu and memory as of the day of posting.

Just today, firefox began slowing down and soft crashing for minutes at a time. During this time, I can interact with websites, but it doesn't change the visuals or show … (read more)

Just today, firefox began slowing down and soft crashing for minutes at a time. During this time, I can interact with websites, but it doesn't change the visuals or show that anything has changed. new tabs open but don't show up, youtube video audio plays but the screen remains fixed. Firefox usage for just 7 tabs is well over 5 gigatybes of ram and 10-20% cpu at all times.

I attempted everything on the help page, including: killing and restarting firefox, updating firefox, updating windows, restarting my computer, killing firefox and rebooting again, disabling extensions, and updating graphics drivers.

after rebooting with the new windows update, firefox ran smoothly for a brief minute and showed normal cpu/ram usage, but quickly climbed back up to pre reboot numbers.

Asked by ametueraspirant 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox take a long time to load!

Hello, Firefox takes more than 30 seconds to load. Thunderbird is also slow. I've had this problem before at the end of last year. After a while it got better. But now I … (read more)

Hello, Firefox takes more than 30 seconds to load. Thunderbird is also slow. I've had this problem before at the end of last year. After a while it got better. But now I have to wait again. I scanned windows with various anti-virus and anti-malware programs. I have absolutely nothing. I only use Microsoft anti-virus. I have run many repair options on the net. I have also uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox. This long wait to load before I can use the software is really irritating. Internet Explorer starts within 3 to 5 seconds including the display of the first page. Best regards Otto Haldi

Asked by Otto 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox slows down and nothing fixes it, but a restart.

I have used FF for years, now V82 on W7 starts out fine, but bogs down to point you can not type. I have tried all the fixes noted here without success. Monitoring both… (read more)

I have used FF for years, now V82 on W7 starts out fine, but bogs down to point you can not type. I have tried all the fixes noted here without success. Monitoring both Windows Task Manager and FF Task Manager shows nothing unusual when this happens. Internet speed is 100MBS.

Turning off addons, limiting Tabs, clearing history, updating drivers, minimizing background programs, etc., has little or no effect. FF just bogs down, and usually doesn't recover until restarted.

This appears to be particularly noticeable on ebay, but does happen at random on other sites. Where else can I look for a clue to what the problem is?

Asked by rfm 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox huge memory consumption - who's lying ?

I try to keep always open some tabs in Firefox,, probably already too many (it's not unusual to have 25-30 tabs opened, each having it's internet page). I'm using Firefox… (read more)

I try to keep always open some tabs in Firefox,, probably already too many (it's not unusual to have 25-30 tabs opened, each having it's internet page). I'm using Firefox up-to-date on Windows 10 Home already at version 20H2.

So, quite quickly Task Manager comes to report that Firefox takes 1400-1600 of RAM (out of the laptop's total of 6 GB). At the same time, Firefox's internal Task manager pretends that memory taken by all tabs does not sum up more than cca 650 MB !!! This is concur with about:memory tab if I try that too.

Here's a capture taken with Snip&Sketch having both Firefox's tab with it's internal task manager, + Windows's Task manager over it (attached).


I feel like I'm cheated here, but ... who is most closer lay blame on ? Who is more likely to lie in this case ?0 Firefox or Task Manager ?

I tend to believe it's Firefox, but I'm willing to have other opinions. Are there extra memory taken by Firefox that is not reported in the about:memory tab, or in it's internal task manager ? (I'm onto this, I believe that there is something that is not reported, but so far have not a shred of evidence on this).

This is exactly why on my computer at work (on an OpenSUSE install) I gave up on Firefox and turned to Chrome, because on this one I can trust the internal task manager, and it does not crush my Linux box like Firefox eventually have done with it's crazy memory consumption and/or CPU huge load from time to time. I am still using Firefox on the home Windows 10 laptop because I share it with my wife, and decided she is to use Chrome, and myself Firefox:-)

Asked by lenrocd 1 year ago

Last reply by webdev1 1 year ago

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Firefox 93: I can't even type!

Ever since I updated, typing has become incredibly challenging... There's big delays in the words showing up, letters come out in the wrong places, & it doesn't impro… (read more)

Ever since I updated, typing has become incredibly challenging... There's big delays in the words showing up, letters come out in the wrong places, & it doesn't improve even when I clear cache, clear memory, & refresh pages. I don't know what else to do. Should I delete and re-install Firefox, or replace this with the previous version?

Asked by StevenCee 9 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 months ago

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Firefox slow to load.

Firefox slow to load, 20-30 seconds. Appears is opening more than one instance with a single click. When it does load it sometimes comes up with the last page I had open … (read more)

Firefox slow to load, 20-30 seconds. Appears is opening more than one instance with a single click. When it does load it sometimes comes up with the last page I had open even tough I closed it out properly. Sometimes get error msg that must close out 2nd Firefox before can start Firefox but saying yes results in the current open window closing. This started yesterday and the latest version of Firefox was automatically installed yesterday? Window 7. Cleared cash. Disabled all add on's etc. No help. Close out Firefox and Task Mngr show no Firefox running. Start Firefox and Task mngr shows four/five Firefox running. This started yesterday and the latest version of Firefox was automatically updated yesterday. Any ideas.

Asked by waltslagle 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox very slow starting up and one more issue...

I had tried everything. I have deactivated all FOUR of my plugins and started up Firefox again. I have uninstalled and reinstalled a fresh copy. I installed Firefox on an… (read more)

I had tried everything. I have deactivated all FOUR of my plugins and started up Firefox again. I have uninstalled and reinstalled a fresh copy. I installed Firefox on an SSD even and it is still painfully slow. I have the same plugins and such on Chrome and that one opens up immediately. So I have been using Chrome a lot more lately because Firefox is opening slowly these days. Takes 15-20 seconds for Firefox to open every single time. I have deactivated each plugin one by one to see if they were causing the issue and sure enough, all of them were clean. Firefox still opens slowly.

On an unrelated note, I have been using Chrome a lot more lately also because some things on a webpage don't work on Firefox. I can't explain it. Like on the hickory farms website, I click on the Add To Cart button and it looks like it is being pressed, but nothing is added to the cart. This type of thing happens across the internet on many different sites. When I go to Chrome, everything works as it ought to. I have my settings set to Standard in Privacy and Security. I don't know where else I have to check and change things to get those buttons and other links and such to work.

Asked by Dyrelogan 1 year ago

Last reply by fidservant 1 year ago

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Firefox opens pages slowly every time after I used it for months

My Firefox opens pages slowly every time after I used it for months, and clearing the cache doesn't help. However, if I create and use a new profile, it gets fast again. … (read more)

My Firefox opens pages slowly every time after I used it for months, and clearing the cache doesn't help. However, if I create and use a new profile, it gets fast again. What could be the problem?

Asked by liujiahao1558 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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version 91 of firefox keeps freezing the OS - Linux

For quite a while I am using Firefox and had no issues, but recently, with new version , I am constantly facing two issues 1. the initial load of a page takes more then … (read more)

For quite a while I am using Firefox and had no issues, but recently, with new version , I am constantly facing two issues 1. the initial load of a page takes more then 30 seconds , sometimes 1 minute, but after the first page has been loaded if I open another page , it will be as usual 2. Completely random and without any sign of slowing down the OS - the OS freezes - nothing works at all and I have to restart it using the power button. ( and this happens when Firefox is open so I doubt Firefox)

version Firefox Browser 91.0.2 (64-bit) Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0

Asked by vhsu20 11 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 months ago

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Firefox seems to be timing out

This past week I have noticed while using google workspace it seems as firefox will time out. This causes my gmail to show errors because it is not connected any longer. … (read more)

This past week I have noticed while using google workspace it seems as firefox will time out. This causes my gmail to show errors because it is not connected any longer. It also seems that when this does happen I can't do anything through the firefox browser such as search or browse the internet until I completely close and re-open firefox. I would like to know what I can do to resolve this issue. I have refreshed, uninstalled and reinstalled, and tried about:config settings that handle "timeouts". Please I need assistance asap with this issue.

Asked by sjsipe 9 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 months ago

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Firefox don't load the websites for a minute but other browsers does load them normally

I am facing a strange issue where the Browser doesn't load the website for a minute and shows server error. However, this behavior is not specific to any website and the … (read more)

I am facing a strange issue where the Browser doesn't load the website for a minute and shows server error. However, this behavior is not specific to any website and the server error shows randomly. Sometimes the browser loads the website normally while other times it shows server error. Please check this screencast: https://jmp.sh/jEu4D9k to understand better. So, I initially tried to open calendly.com and it didn't load despite my multiple reload attempts. However, when I tried to reload it after a minute then it came to life.

I have been facing this issue for many months and I tried almost every solution I found on Mozilla community pages like Resetting Mozilla, Setting No Proxy, Turning Off IPv6, DNS Prefetching Changes, Turning On/Off hardware acceleration, Uninstalled Mozilla and Installed a fresh copy, Changed to Mozilla Developer Edition, etc. but no luck. Please note that the other browsers are working fine and don't have any issues.

Asked by Raj 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox cannot access websites but ISP says I am connected to the internet

Firefox stops working several times a day & cannot access websites. PC is connected via Ethernet to the modem/router. I get a message website cannot be found. I calle… (read more)

Firefox stops working several times a day & cannot access websites. PC is connected via Ethernet to the modem/router. I get a message website cannot be found. I called the ISP a couple times & they show me connected to the internet.

Firefox will not completely close & let me run it again. Task Manager lets me remove all but one occurrence of FF, which prevents me from running another copy of it.

I end up restarting the PC several times a day to get connected again.

The last time I was looking in Control Panel > Network Connections & that window froze & could not close out of it. I could open FF over the Control Panel window but could not run FF. I let it sit while using a wireless device to look up stuff. The monitor went to sleep because there was no signal, probably because the PC went to sleep. I could not wake up the PC & had to power it off.

Another time Network Connections > Local Area Connections was stuck on "identifying..." and never found the router.

All this started happening after I tried a USB wireless adapter & installed its driver & Cisco software that got installed with the driver. I have uninstalled all this & updated the wired network adapter driver.

I tried to restore Windows back to an earlier date a couple times but a message said the restore was not successful.

Any suggestions would be appreciated, Thanks

Asked by Mike109 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Input tools opens slowly

Hello! I got this issue when i am clicking on input tools (on screen keyboard) on google search page,it opens up with a 3-5 second delay and this problem started after i … (read more)

Hello!

I got this issue when i am clicking on input tools (on screen keyboard) on google search page,it opens up with a 3-5 second delay and this problem started after i installed version Firefox 90.0.02 64 bit.

My OS is Win 10 64bit. All updates except KB5004237 are installed.

I do have a couple of add-ons like Default Bookmark Folder and uBlock Origin and i even disabled them but still the issue stands with input tools delay.

I also refreshed my Firefox but that didn't help either.

Any solutions to this issue?

Asked by pilotorder 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

Firefox is slow - does multiple profile affect performance?

Firefox is slow; so slow I have to use another browser, Brave, to get around this. It is not about 'how many open tabs' or 'what extensions are doing'. I can have one pro… (read more)

Firefox is slow; so slow I have to use another browser, Brave, to get around this.

It is not about 'how many open tabs' or 'what extensions are doing'. I can have one profile open with one tab and still wish there would be a better response.

I have lots of profiles. I think the performance was better when I first started Firefox on this computer. I wonder If I eliminate profiles will I get a better performance.

How do I go proving this? - How easy can I take the profiles folder copy and rename it then start firefox with a profile folder and only one profile and one tab then What?

I did not gain a significant advantage in the load times for firefox. The load time for the browser with only the one empty tab 22 - 26 seconds . The load time for yahoo.com main page 31 -36 seconds. The load time for a link on the yahoo main page 20 - 22 seconds.

The question was "does having a large profile folder slow response time for firefox"? I believe I am seeing that this is true. When I load the yahoo profile it can take 10+ seconds more to resolve the main page and up to an addition 5-7 seconds to resolve the opened tabs.

Know that the browser was the only user process opened at the times of the tests. Know that the internet connection is the primier package and I have been monitoring the speeds frequently recently. I am good with the internet connection times. Know that I know the quick fixes and either there was no improvement or the inconvience of doing with out dark reader is no option.

Now understand I did not run these tests through a testing suite. These test were a couple one offs I used to form an opinion. Everyday usage forms an opinion in everyday users without hard data to coincide with the usage.

Asked by GIlbert Bigelow 5 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 months ago

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Issues with Firefox browser on Mac OSX

In the past three weeks, I have been experiencing issues with the Firefox browser on my iMac MacOSX. First, the browser, after some amount of time of usage, seems slower.… (read more)

In the past three weeks, I have been experiencing issues with the Firefox browser on my iMac MacOSX. First, the browser, after some amount of time of usage, seems slower. Second, if I keep windows with multiple tabs open overnight and then try to use them, they don't seem to function. The YouTube videos will not play. I can't move the tabs. I need to close the tabs and window altogether to get YouTube to function. Lastly, as of now, I can't even select and move tabs. I have never experienced this problem with Firefox on my iMac.

Prior to this I don't remember having these issues. What has changed?

Asked by gesar_o 8 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 months ago

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Firefox gets slower and slower to the point where typing lags behind

When I use firefox, it gets slower and slower over time to the point where it's a chore just to type. And this is on a recent MacBook pro. Everything else is fast. But Fi… (read more)

When I use firefox, it gets slower and slower over time to the point where it's a chore just to type. And this is on a recent MacBook pro. Everything else is fast. But Firefox gets unusable. The UI should not be a bottleneck like this.

Retarting speeds it up for a while, but then it gets slow again in a few hours.

Is there some kind of profiling I can run that I can use for filing a bug report?

Asked by theosib 7 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 months ago

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Internet connectivity.

Due to my work I often have several tabs open for upwards of 12 hours at a time. This being said, for some reason after roughly 8-14 hours of being open my internet slowl… (read more)

Due to my work I often have several tabs open for upwards of 12 hours at a time. This being said, for some reason after roughly 8-14 hours of being open my internet slowly gets weaker and weaker, it never completely turns off, and the internet works perfectl for my browser, however other programs (discord, photoshop, minecraft, anything that uses a passive amount of information) slow down until I restart firefox completely. It sometimes slow my 70mb/s+ upload/download to .1mb/s measurable upload/download and if i can fix this somehow that would be wonderful.

Asked by water kitty 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago