This has only been happening for about a week or so, but it seems to be getting gradually worse and worse to the point where I'm considering just using another browser. B… (tuilleadh eolais)
This has only been happening for about a week or so, but it seems to be getting gradually worse and worse to the point where I'm considering just using another browser. Basically what is happening is that whenever I'm using Firefox, it will very frequently stutter/lag. And by "frequently" I mean once every 2-4 seconds. This stutter hangs for about another 1-2 seconds before any inputs I attempted will suddenly and quickly catch up.
For instance, if I'm typing (like I'm doing with this description) it will regularly hang as I type for about a second or two. I can still type while it is hanging, but nothing will appear on the screen until it finishes its stutter, then it will suddenly just display everything that I typed.
-Important note: When I say "hangs" I don't mean in the tradition sense where the browser goes unresponsive. The browser does not freeze. In the case of me typing in a text box, the cursor still blinks as if it is waiting for input. If I'm watching a video, the video will continue to play, etc. What is "hanging" is literally my ability to input anything.
Another example: Scrolling. I'll attempt to scroll, then it will hang for a moment, then quickly jump to the location it 'should' have scrolled to.
This goes for literally any input. And Like I said before, it seems to be getting worse and worse gradually over time. It started as a negligible little hiccup that happened randomly. Then it got more frequent and more pronounced. Now I can't even type a full word without it lagging out. Just earlier I was watching a youtube video and tried to click my mouse to pause the video... but the video didn't pause for a full 3 seconds until after I clicked my mouse.
Things I have done so far:
- I made sure I was using the most recent version of Firefox (69.0)
- I downloaded chrome to test if that gave me the same issues. It did not. Everything worked super smoothly.
- I looked at the resources Firefox was using in task manager and Firefox uses about 530mb of memory, and hovers between 4-11% of CPU usage.
- I have already attempted a restore for Firefox, which did nothing to fix the issue.
- I've made sure my graphics drivers where up to date.
- I've disabled hardware acceleration in the settings.
I've been using Firefox for over 12 years now and I really don't want to switch browsers... but I don't know what else I can do.