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How to stop Firefox from hanging and lagging?

I have tried nearly everything I have seen suggested so far, but nothing seems to work. Firefox started hanging and lagging randomly a few days ago. When scrolling, hover… (read more)

I have tried nearly everything I have seen suggested so far, but nothing seems to work. Firefox started hanging and lagging randomly a few days ago. When scrolling, hovering over buttons, clicking and typing, there tends to be a half-second or 1 second delay. Youtube videos and other video websites are basically unwatchable because they lag so much.

So far I have tried:

- starting firefox in safemode - resetting firefox - using hardware accelleration and not using hardware acceleration to see if there was any changes. - disabling all plugins and extensions and disabling each one-by-one to see if any took up a lot of memory usage. (Firefox memory usage was sometimes over 400 Mb) - downloading a freeware program called "Firemin" which apparently stops memory leaks when used to launch firefox. (Memory usage went from 350-400 Mb to 4-8 Mb !) This helped slightly when watching youtube videos but not with any other hanging and lagging problems.

I'm currently using Firefox 22.0.

Please if you have any suggestions respond because I do not want to have to resort to using Chrome. I am too used to using firefox and don't want to lose my bookmarks.

Asked by tasteslikemunchies 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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Which version is best for Windows 8, 64 bit

I am currently running Firefox 22.0 and my browser keeps crashing. I am using windows 8 on a brand new 64 bit computer. When I investigated the upgrade to 22 i see that… (read more)

I am currently running Firefox 22.0 and my browser keeps crashing.

I am using windows 8 on a brand new 64 bit computer. When I investigated the upgrade to 22 i see that it is not recommended for 64 bit computers.

What version of firefox is my best bet on this computer?

Asked by naofisher 8 years ago

Last reply by kobe 8 years ago

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I've been getting a lot of pop-ups only on firefox (my other browsers work fine) and recently I also had a homegroup icon appear and disappear on my desktop??

I was wondering if the two coincide, what is(are) the source(s) of this problem? how do I remove the homegroup from my computer and eliminate the unwanted pop-ups? I have… (read more)

I was wondering if the two coincide, what is(are) the source(s) of this problem? how do I remove the homegroup from my computer and eliminate the unwanted pop-ups? I have windows 8 on my computer.

Asked by 988134 7 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 years ago

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Warning: Unresponsive Plugin; Shockwave flash may be busy, or it may have stopped responding.

When is Firefox going to fix this damn problem? everyday about 2 or 3 times I get this on my windows 8! Firefox only solution seems to be to disable the warning and wait … (read more)

When is Firefox going to fix this damn problem? everyday about 2 or 3 times I get this on my windows 8! Firefox only solution seems to be to disable the warning and wait 45 seconds for it to be acknowledged. that isn't a solution! Fix the DAMN PROBLEM ALREADY, from what I see in the forums, it's been going on for about a year without any solution!

Asked by The_O 7 years ago

Last reply by dealmaster00 7 years ago

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Tab yafd problemi

Yeni sekme açtığımda Adres anlaşılamadı Tarayıcı bu adresi nasıl açacağını bilmiyor, çünkü bu iletişim kuralı (yafd) herhangi bir program… (read more)

Yeni sekme açtığımda


Adres anlaşılamadı




         Tarayıcı bu adresi nasıl açacağını bilmiyor, çünkü bu iletişim kuralı (yafd) herhangi bir programla ilişkilendirilmemiş.
       


Bu adresi açmak için başka bir yazılım kurmanız gerekebilir.


bu şekilde hata alıyorum. yeniden kurdum ama çözüm olmadı.

Asked by muratozer 8 years ago

Last reply by ewroman 8 years ago

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Firefox 19 Windows 8 64 Bit Slow

Firefox works okay but I notice it slow down an lag. When I go on Pandora an play music it'll work fine but once I start opening other tabs it will start lagging the musi… (read more)

Firefox works okay but I notice it slow down an lag. When I go on Pandora an play music it'll work fine but once I start opening other tabs it will start lagging the music. This doesn't happen on Internet Explorer. If I play a video YouTube in HD I sometimes have to let it load all the way up or it'll start lagging. I have none of these issues on Internet Explorer. What can I do to fix this?

Asked by iggie45 8 years ago

Last reply by ihotep 8 years ago

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my new tab page doesn't show customized top sites. How do I get it back? I am using Windows 8.

My new tab page shows the firefox home page and not the links to my top sites. How do I get the top site to show again on my new tabs page. I am operating in Windows 8.… (read more)

My new tab page shows the firefox home page and not the links to my top sites. How do I get the top site to show again on my new tabs page. I am operating in Windows 8.

Asked by goodenuf 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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how can i find ENCRYPTION tab in mozilla firefox 23 version? I really need to change its settings cause i contact from Iran n use proxy to access lots of sites

I contact from Iran, we've restrictions to access lots of sites such as facebook,twitter,.... even Google so we use proxy to access our profiles in these sites, since i'v… (read more)

I contact from Iran, we've restrictions to access lots of sites such as facebook,twitter,.... even Google so we use proxy to access our profiles in these sites, since i've upgrade my mozilla firefox to newer version, i can't find ENCRYPTION tab to change the settings i need for running my proxy, I was wondering if you could help me to solve this problem, thanks

Asked by Athena 8 years ago

Last reply by ideato 8 years ago

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I keep getting the following error "server not found.....firefox can't find the server at http." when I try to log on to one certain website.

I was able to access this website prior to 2 weeks ago. I can access this website on other computers without issues, and I can also access all other websites on this com… (read more)

I was able to access this website prior to 2 weeks ago. I can access this website on other computers without issues, and I can also access all other websites on this computer.

The following is what is listed in the navigation bar when I get the error message.

http://iphantom.com/wisd/restricted.html?fn=Default&FP=l&ip=10.201.5157&ibip=66.206.97.9&ldu=l&re=0&bu=wps.prenhall.com

I noticed it says wisd/restricted, but I can log on to this website using my wisd computer without issue, and I get the same error message at my home/other locations. So I know that it is not restricted. I have used all the other suggestions "no proxy", shut down firewalls, but nothing has worked.

Any help with this matter will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Cody

Asked by cpierce 8 years ago

Last reply by Amit Kumar Thakur 8 years ago

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How To Disable Quick Find

I have Firefox 22 installed on a Windows 8 laptop. Most of the time when I type something the 'Quick Find' bar pops up. Is there any way to disable it? I have no extensio… (read more)

I have Firefox 22 installed on a Windows 8 laptop. Most of the time when I type something the 'Quick Find' bar pops up. Is there any way to disable it? I have no extensions installed except for WOT and McAfee.

Asked by LunaStar 8 years ago

Last reply by Schoolmaster 7 years ago

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Youtube videos stop at 14 seconds?

Hi, whenever I try to play a youtube video in Firefox, it plays fine then just freezes at 14 seconds. This only happens in Firefox. I have the latest Flash Player. … (read more)

Hi, whenever I try to play a youtube video in Firefox, it plays fine then just freezes at 14 seconds. This only happens in Firefox. I have the latest Flash Player.

Asked by waffleparty 8 years ago

Last reply by donxepe 7 years ago

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An unwanted tab pops up whenever I click on any page I have up.

When I click anywhere on any web page I happen to have up, another tab will open up. It's not another window, just another tab in the same window. It never loads all the … (read more)

When I click anywhere on any web page I happen to have up, another tab will open up. It's not another window, just another tab in the same window. It never loads all the way and it remains just a blank white page. The title thing in the tab spot just says "loading". The URL always has something to do with click tracker in it. This is the most recent one that popped up: http://123srv.com/ads-clicktrack/click/newjump1.do?affiliate=63801&subid=1049789&terms=how%20to%20remove%20pop%20up%20blocker%20shelleyirishdance.com%20shelley%20school%20of%20irish%20dance%20utah%20kristina&ai=k7r7ZxYUPfD2QHmxafUC3FKj_Zpi6ZZyCafgoE4aT5BmsVftS--JZbE7nx_ue8pgiV8REg8qtd4nlCcP_TsuYxqvCPXUr7EEp6T4FLomBS9gE6vTW4h3dLhOG67xkTp42m9H4NkVGLAwLpSGNwMGtsOLZiu-tOhMwKvlVq1khSfnAo4OJ4T6K-l9MiMf6M4VJznqciRN2QAsnn7GuCcMM1IF4g7Nb0a0o_wZtbVVzyEmVq7ekBlN2gq77LjOU6YpOoyGwo7fObZt71K-hNxRzE37g1IBVcXdZZuUZCx3xT0MmZ2DdJwXRWRVDkaqnoziyxf-QxvHoeru19uOKD_7USXpExraoTb0vChyRc1jvxiBLUOXnV2DBGNcIRNtZp4pRYvkO3aJqoZ4lEL7tqTjvSx2oZEhYIsj&version=1.1 It doesn't pop up every time I click on something, but it happens quite frequently and it's really annoying. I also have an ad tab that pops up on the right side of every page I open. It has an options setting to have it never appear on that site again, but I don't want to do that to every single site I go to. There is also an ad search thing that will appear within the text of the page, it's called Mega Search or something. It has a close button but it doesn't go away completely. Ad Blocker Plus is activated and they still show up. The pop-up blocker is activated and they still show up. Is there any way to get rid of this?

Asked by IrishDancer95 7 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 years ago

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When I play videos in Firefox, they just show a green screen.

I've tried Youtube videos and videos on other websites - instead of a video the screen is green and sometimes pixellated. The audio still plays though. Videos play fine i… (read more)

I've tried Youtube videos and videos on other websites - instead of a video the screen is green and sometimes pixellated. The audio still plays though. Videos play fine in my other browsers. I tried disabling add-ons and that didn't solve it.

Asked by aprescott 7 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 years ago

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Firefox Has problems with youtube. Stuttering/freezing on youtube.

Firefox has had a slowdown on youtube starting today. I can even click on the videos the stuttering is so bad. It just kinda hangs. Also, it seems to deselect/reselt the … (read more)

Firefox has had a slowdown on youtube starting today. I can even click on the videos the stuttering is so bad. It just kinda hangs. Also, it seems to deselect/reselt the firefox window quickly over and over again with something else open. Embedded videos seem to crash when i play them. However, chrome has no problem at all.

Not: I Did a "Reset" and that did not help at all. Still a problem.

Also, just tried liveleak. It seems as though it is a problem with flash itself.

Asked by Gramis 7 years ago

Last reply by klappa 7 years ago

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Severe slowness in loading web pages with Firefox 26

Hi to all! I installed the latest version of Firefox and my browsing started being very slow and a lot of error connections and loading troubles occured. I have already t… (read more)

Hi to all!

I installed the latest version of Firefox and my browsing started being very slow and a lot of error connections and loading troubles occured. I have already tried the "Restart with Add-ons Disabled" mode and also the "Troubleshooting information" resetting Firefox to its default setting. I had this issue when I updated FF to its latest version 26.0 . With the previous version I had no troubles, and I could solve the few ones I had. I unistalled it and tried to install a new fresh copy but it didn't help. I tried also the Firefox 27.0b2 version and I had the same problem.

When I sign-in my Gmail account, the page loads very slowly and the message "Some Gmail features have failed to load due to an internet connectivity problem" appears.

I can't surf the net on Google because the search takes a lot of time and for all the time the sign in the tab "Connecting..." still remains until the page doesn't load the search, I have to reload the current page to return to Google and try again.

YouTube is very slow and videos don't start at the play button.

I have this severe slowness only with Google, YouTube and also with the addons.mozilla.org site . All other sites load with no problems like webmail pages and others.

I have FF 26 installed on my laptop and using the same connection at my home, I have no problems. It only occurs on my desktop.

More details: I always use the private browsing mode and the only extensions I use are "Adblock Plus 2.4", "Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon", "Anti-Porn Pro" and "FireShot". I modified some about:config setting my I had never had any problems with all the previous versions.

I hope saying all about my problem and you could tell me how to solve it.

EDIT: More info about my FF setting and my system information of my desktop are in the "Question details" -> "More system details" where I posted the "Troubleshooting information" (It's in italian language, but it's very easy to understand).

I restored a system point before the installation of the latest version of FF coming back to the 25.0.1 previous version and like expected I have no troubles. But the problem still remain because I can't use this version for all the time, I'll have to update FF sooner or later.

Asked by Infected23z 7 years ago

Last reply by dtaBSe 7 years ago

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Is Firefox really less secure than Internet Explorer?

I need help settling a professional debate that I am having at work regarding browser security. A colleague of mine is making the case that open source is less secure th… (read more)

I need help settling a professional debate that I am having at work regarding browser security. A colleague of mine is making the case that open source is less secure than closed source software. He says that Firefox is a good example of this and says that Internet Explorer is more stable, reliable and secure.

Although articles and opinions can be found supporting either side, he says that high quality/unbiased sources often credit IE as being better and uses these two as examples:

I thought, rather than looking up my own information, why not go to this support forum and get some feedback from a different point of view.

Asked by AbeG 8 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 8 years ago

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Why am I always getting this error when I refresh my facebook page using Firefox "This content is no longer available"

I don't understand why I always get this error message that says "This content is no longer available" with the following information: "The content you requested cannot b… (read more)

I don't understand why I always get this error message that says "This content is no longer available" with the following information: "The content you requested cannot be displayed right now. It may be temporarily unavailable, the link you clicked on may have expired, or you may not have permission to view this page."

This only happens when I open or refresh facebook or mafiawars in Firefox or Waterfox, The other browsers on my computer have not had this problem which leads me to believe that it's Firefox.

Please inform me of how to correct this annoying message.

Thank you

Asked by lk_mk 8 years ago

Last reply by Amit Kumar Thakur 8 years ago