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Firefox very slow (vs Edge)

Long time Firefox user here - been on from the start (about 2005), and don't want to switch because I love some features like the Panorama View extension, Context Search … (read more)

Long time Firefox user here - been on from the start (about 2005), and don't want to switch because I love some features like the Panorama View extension, Context Search extension etc, and it's always been a great browser.

Recently though (not sure if it's just recently, or I've only just noticed), it's so slow. I tried a brand new profile, no extensions, no settings changes, and it's the same. Example loading times:

bbc.co.uk/news Firefox: 14s Edge: 2s chess.com Firefox: 19s Edge: 4s chess.com play vs computer Firefox 38s Edge 2s

https://youtu.be/er9jBysL0vEFirefox vs Edge (YouTube)

So it's not my profile settings or extensions.

BUT, I tried it on a different user profile on the same computer (Switch User from the Windows Start menu), and it's fast!

Why is this, and what do I need to do on my user account to speed Firefox up (keeping my same Firefox profile)?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by Rhys 1 month ago

Last reply by Rhys 1 day ago

Firefox freezes every few minutes for 10-15 seconds, even in Safe Mode. Task Manager shows one or two of firefox's sub-tasks as "Not responding" and CPU at 100%.

Pretty much title. Since about two weeks when I open firefox the browser freezes every few minutes for 10-15 seconds. Launching firefox in Safe Mode or disabling all ext… (read more)

Pretty much title.

Since about two weeks when I open firefox the browser freezes every few minutes for 10-15 seconds. Launching firefox in Safe Mode or disabling all extensions didn't help. When I open Task Manager during freezes it shows that Firefox is "Not responding" and when I open sub-tasks it's usually one or two causing the problem. When I close those either firefox closes completely or youtube or reddit crashes, leading me to believe it's something with those sites? Refreshing or reinstalling firefox hasn't helped. I'm on Windows 10 (all updates installed) and Firefox 84.0.1 (x64) as of the time writing this.

I hope someone can help and suggest something. I would hate to switch to another browser, but the problem has become unbearable.

Asked by Paul 2 months ago

Last reply by Paul 1 hour ago

Pausing and stopping video also stops music playing outside Firefox

Pausing and stopping video also stops music playing outside Firefox. If I click pause or end a video within firefox, music playing outside firefox using programs that are… (read more)

Pausing and stopping video also stops music playing outside Firefox. If I click pause or end a video within firefox, music playing outside firefox using programs that are not firefox stops. How can this be fixed?

Asked by desbest 4 months ago

Last reply by desbest 2 minutes ago

Proxy Settings

we have installed Firefox 85.0.2 (esr). we are working in home office with a vpn connection (citrix gateway). the system is set to use proxy settings with a script - ever… (read more)

we have installed Firefox 85.0.2 (esr). we are working in home office with a vpn connection (citrix gateway). the system is set to use proxy settings with a script - every time I start firefox new, it is set to "auto-detect proxy setting for this network" and I have no internet. Also with disabled vpn connection - i have to set the proxy setting to "no proxy" or "use system proxy settings" who sets the setting default to "auto-detect ..."? why is this not working in home-office

Asked by stefan.luik 1 week ago

Last reply by stefan.luik 1 week ago

Checksum for Firefox ESR 78.6.1 - Software Supply Chain Security

With concerns about supply chain security, I would like the ability to ensure that the file download matches a recognized checksum. Downloading from: https://www.mozilla.… (read more)

With concerns about supply chain security, I would like the ability to ensure that the file download matches a recognized checksum.

Downloading from: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/78.6.1/releasenotes/ yields checksum SHA256 55249C4861FE521CB32D72785481A146B64812AF2ECE7341FAAA5C79ABC0F395

This does not match any of the checksums available at: https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/78.6.1esr/

Best practice would be to publish the official checksum along with the release notes.

Is there another way to close the loop on this?

Asked by linden1 1 month ago

Last reply by linden1 5 days ago

Disabling the mediabanner/popup thing

Hi, I'm trying to disable the media popup in windows 10, which appears when you lower your volume or skip a song or anything (see added image). I have a brand new pc and … (read more)

Hi,

I'm trying to disable the media popup in windows 10, which appears when you lower your volume or skip a song or anything (see added image). I have a brand new pc and on my old pc i was able to fix this easily by doing this: go to about:config and change this: set media.hardwaremediakeys.enabled from true to false.

I did that now, with my new pc as well. But i just does not work, i restarted my browser and pc after changing it, i set it back to true and back to false again, it just will not work.

I googled this issue, but the only solution i find, is what i exactly the thing i described above, nothing else.

Asked by grobalork 1 month ago

Last reply by grobalork 3 days ago

Missing menu line

There is one menu short in a screen, when I use Firefox to my bank. The file "2021-02-14.png" is missing a menu with "Forbrugsoverblik Forbrugsagenter Etiketter" on bla… (read more)

There is one menu short in a screen, when I use Firefox to my bank. The file "2021-02-14.png" is missing a menu with "Forbrugsoverblik Forbrugsagenter Etiketter" on black background. The file "2021-02-14(1).png" is the same <prt sc> but in Edge browser. The file "2021-02-14(2).png" is the same but in Crome.

The two last are correct with all menu'es. How do I get the same i Firefox? I have cleared cookies and cache without any result.

I can't send any links, because you need to be logged in.

Regards Lars Scheffmann

Asked by lars45 1 week ago

Last reply by lars45 1 day ago

Bookmarks

In Firefox When a bookmark is deleted from recently bookmarked, it deletes the bookmark for the bookmark toolbar. How can I stop this from happening? Thank You … (read more)

In Firefox When a bookmark is deleted from recently bookmarked, it deletes the bookmark for the bookmark toolbar. How can I stop this from happening?

Thank You

Asked by woody12 1 week ago

Last reply by woody12 6 days ago

Some Youtube elements don't load when i'm logged in YT account

When i use Firefox and i'm logged in YT, time labels and red progress bar at the bottom of thumbnails aren't visible. When i'm logged out, everything works fine. Also, vi… (read more)

When i use Firefox and i'm logged in YT, time labels and red progress bar at the bottom of thumbnails aren't visible. When i'm logged out, everything works fine. Also, video progress seems not to work too.

Things i've already done: -turned off all extensions -reinstalled firefox browser

I explored html, and it looks like something blocks browser from putting some elements into code or whatever. The time label is called "ytd-thumbnail-overlay-time-status-renderer" and it's contained in "overlays" div. So when i'm logged out from YT, everything works fine, but when i'm logged in, this "overlays" div is empty.

Asked by benqbenq 6 days ago

Last reply by benqbenq 5 days ago

Migrating FF to a new computer

I will be moving my old 32 bit Win 10 OS to a new 64 bit SSD. How do I migrate bookmarks, prefs, etc to the new system? Anything special I need to do or know? jgb … (read more)

I will be moving my old 32 bit Win 10 OS to a new 64 bit SSD. How do I migrate bookmarks, prefs, etc to the new system? Anything special I need to do or know?

jgb

Asked by jgb 1 week ago

Last reply by jgb 5 days ago

Internet speed drops when Firefox starts

before Firefox starts 441 mbit/s after starting Firefox 235 mbit/s I close Firefox and the speed is again around 500 mbit/s What does Firefox do with my internet channel… (read more)

before Firefox starts

441 mbit/s

after starting Firefox

235 mbit/s

I close Firefox and the speed is again around 500 mbit/s

What does Firefox do with my internet channel?

Asked by Нина 6 days ago

Headline links on news.google yield blank pages

I use 85.0.2-64bit on a Windows 10 PC. For the last month or so, when I click on any of the headline links from the news.google homepage, I'm shown only a blank page. No … (read more)

I use 85.0.2-64bit on a Windows 10 PC.

For the last month or so, when I click on any of the headline links from the news.google homepage, I'm shown only a blank page. No error message. The url looks normal.

-The links all work when I use Edge.

-I do have Add-ons, but I turned them all off, restarted Firefox, and the links still fail. Any remedies? Suggestions? Some setting I don't know about?

Asked by free3ist 6 days ago

Last reply by free3ist 3 days ago

Iphone Hotspot very slow .

So after the wonderful weather the east coast has got over the past few days. Internet is out with no eta when it will be fixed. So I have to use apple hotspot. Ive notic… (read more)

So after the wonderful weather the east coast has got over the past few days. Internet is out with no eta when it will be fixed. So I have to use apple hotspot. Ive noticed on firefox I only get up to 2.5 mbps download speeds. If I do a speed test it shows 36 to 44 mbps . Booted onto my old ssd drive with the same version of windows ten and as far as I know firefox. Firefox works fine on that drive. Ive also found out microsoft edge also works fine on my main m.2 ssd . I have no idea why firefox would be so slow, its like its limiting my speeds . But I checked and the throttling is turned off. I tried to uninstall firefox and reinstall didn't help.

I have no idea why speed test.net shows im getting 40+ mbps and youtube videos or just surfing the web is stuck at 2.5 mbps. any help or ideas would be great. Thanks.

Asked by sazabizc 1 week ago

Last reply by sazabizc 4 days ago

Office popups (and others) open behind browser

Hi, I use office 365 (as an example) on two computers. On one all is fine .. if I double click on an email in my outlook inbox the popup windows opens in foreground. On a… (read more)

Hi, I use office 365 (as an example) on two computers. On one all is fine .. if I double click on an email in my outlook inbox the popup windows opens in foreground. On another computer I have (both have all firefox updates installed) popups open behind the browser - so I actually don't see that anything has happened.

I tried restartig FF without addons. I tried using another user container. I searched the net but only found tipps that were quite old.

Anyone have an idea what I can do to prevent windows from opening behind the browser?

85.0.2 (but happened before that version too).

Asked by daniel185 6 days ago

I've lost all my favourites

Hi, After Firefox offered to repair my session because it advised it was working too slow, I have lost all my favourites, passwords, toolbar, history... how can I restor… (read more)

Hi, After Firefox offered to repair my session because it advised it was working too slow, I have lost all my favourites, passwords, toolbar, history... how can I restore everything ?

Thank you,

Asked by claire.gerardin 6 days ago

First tab freezes

Let's say I have 4 tab's open and when I go back to the first tab it just freezes and wont go my homepage then reverts to "Problem loading page" whilst all the other tab'… (read more)

Let's say I have 4 tab's open and when I go back to the first tab it just freezes and wont go my homepage then reverts to "Problem loading page" whilst all the other tab's are OK. Any idea's please? James Geddie

Asked by Bellante 6 days ago

site LCL considéré comme page contrefaite pour FireFox

Bonjour, lorsque je cherche à me connecter sur le LCL par Fiefox sur mon PC, la page m'est (presque) systématiquement signalée comme contrefaite, et je suis absolument pe… (read more)

Bonjour,

lorsque je cherche à me connecter sur le LCL par Fiefox sur mon PC, la page m'est (presque) systématiquement signalée comme contrefaite, et je suis absolument persuadé que ce signalement est erroné

les banques sont des escrocs, nous sommes peut-être d'accord mais des escrocs légaux et autorisés, et je suis bien gêné par ce signalement.

je pense qu'il y a un loup sous bogue

bonnes et belles journées à vous

Claude F-B

Asked by fbzclaude 5 days ago