Search Support

Avoid support scams. We will never ask you to call or text a phone number or share personal information. Please report suspicious activity using the “Report Abuse” option.

Learn More

Cuireadh an snáithe seo sa chartlann. Cuir ceist nua má tá cabhair uait.

Extremely slow tab switching since a few weeks

  • 4 fhreagra
  • 1 leis an bhfadhb seo
  • 34 views
  • Freagra is déanaí ó user633449

more options

Hello,

officials confiscated my fast PC leaving me with a old system with following specs:

Intel Core i3-3220 (2 cores with 3,3 Ghz), Windows 10 latest version x64, 4 GB RAM, relativ new Samsung SSD, NVIDIA GT 1030 with drivers not updated in a while.

I have bad memory but I think I have this PC about 4 months and this Firefox problem since 2 months, could be totally different because I have really bad memory.

I thought it might be a extension or a setting so I started with a new profile, unfortunatelly it didn't help.

I think tab switching very often is over 3 seconds, doesn't matter much if there 5 or 15 tabs open, I use Firefox since 2002, recommended it to many people and never had such a big problem like this before.

Athraithe ag stax76 ar

All Replies (4)

more options

So was this computer your setup or whom did the setup? I have a even older Dell 1525 with Windows 10 and it runs ok with iNtel HD. If anything it sounds like your firefox is corrupted or bad install.

more options

I've installed Win 10 and didn't care too much about latest drivers and stuff, all other apps run fine, many of my apps are resource hungry like Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, JDownloader and they all run fine except Firefox.

Can this be really be a corrupted installion, I mean the latest version auto installed only few days ago and I already tried a fresh profile.

Athraithe ag stax76 ar

more options

Didn't have a choice other then moving on to Chrome since it's about five times faster on my old system. I hope the problems can be solved or I can afford a significant faster PC in the future. As programmer not only am I disappointed by Firefox but also by Rust, maybe it's not so bad having a old system because only then you notice slow software. What I've tried meanwhile is having installed a new graphix card drivers but it didn't help. There is a serious performance problem on my system with Firefox, it feels like ten times slower on certain situations, for instance typing messages on doom9.org became impossible because after every keysstroke it take about 5 seconds a character is shown.

more options

Hey there, I'm sorry you had a poor experience on this forum. If you're still willing to try a few things to make Firefox faster:

If you're willing to try this, please let me know if it makes things any different, and if not, I can take a look to see if there is anything else we can try.