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I keep getting message that something went wrong please refresh

Ever since I updated Firefox 2 or 3 days ago, getting onto Facebook is very slow and sluggish. Every time I try to play a game I get an error message that something went… (read more)

Ever since I updated Firefox 2 or 3 days ago, getting onto Facebook is very slow and sluggish. Every time I try to play a game I get an error message that something went wrong, please refresh. I have refreshed Firefox and checked all my plugins for the latest updates and that did not help at all.

Asked by SonjaV 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Long delays and characters mixed up when typing

When I'm typing in Firefox (writing an email for example) there is a delay of about ten seconds between the keystroke and the character appearing during which time the cu… (read more)

When I'm typing in Firefox (writing an email for example) there is a delay of about ten seconds between the keystroke and the character appearing during which time the cursor seems to freeze. If I type several words in a row the cursor freezes like this and then the characters all appear at once but not at all in the correct order. They are too mixed up for it to be simply a mistake in my typing - the resulting text has all the letters that I typed but in a crazy order that looks like gibberish. This happens when Firefox is otherwise running normally (no other delays or freezes) and does not happen in any of my other browsers or applications. It significantly slows down my work and I prefer using Firefox but often am forced to switch to another browser to get my work done in a reasonable time frame

Asked by JoannaGrace 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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My firefox just keep on not responding and gets bloocked when opening a second window

When I open a second browsing window, firefox blicks from one to another and the message ?does not respond' appear and dissapear. Then firefox gets as blocked and does no… (read more)

When I open a second browsing window, firefox blicks from one to another and the message ?does not respond' appear and dissapear. Then firefox gets as blocked and does not repnd anymore and I need to stop abruptly and restart again

Asked by jmvg 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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ghostery drastically slows FF browser

After having a very erratic start up time: and running FF healthcheck varies from 2-15 secs, and disabling Add-ons one by one, I discovered the slowness culprit is Ghoste… (read more)

After having a very erratic start up time: and running FF healthcheck varies from 2-15 secs, and disabling Add-ons one by one, I discovered the slowness culprit is Ghostery. How can it be delayed on start up ...is there an interrupt timer ?

Asked by richwalters 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Is it typical that firefox can use 339,600K (shown on task manager and appeared to be working) to show an image? My whole system freezes when this happens

I was looking at images in an email, (PDF) and firefox was running 339,600K and froze my system. Is this typical? It just kept happening I waited, however the screen tur… (read more)

I was looking at images in an email, (PDF) and firefox was running 339,600K and froze my system. Is this typical? It just kept happening I waited, however the screen turned gray (with the email showing beneath) and after about 15 min I decided that was long enough and refreshed the browser (or the little circle arrow). Then I was able to begin again, but it kept happening about every third image. Thanks in advance for your advise

Asked by Suzque 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Have new IMac, with OSX El Capitan 10.11.1..Firefox hangs at bootup, no response to mouse.

Just bought a new IMAC. It came with El Capitan OSX 10.11.1. I used Time Machine to restore all my data and information. Everything carried over fine, and all my software… (read more)

Just bought a new IMAC. It came with El Capitan OSX 10.11.1. I used Time Machine to restore all my data and information. Everything carried over fine, and all my software is working fine. EXCEPT FIREFOX - version 42.0. It hangs up with a blank screen at boot-up. Sometimes it boots and Yahoo my home screen appears, but does not recognize my mouse, and ignores my mouse clicks on everything. Sometimes (Rarely) Firefox boots up. Unfortunately if I get out, the next time I envoke it, the same blank screen etc. I tried to restore Firefox as directed on their support site, but still have same problem. Any suggestions?

Asked by LDLynn 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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New installation Firefox on iMac OS X 10.7.5 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo + 2 GB RAM is impossibly slow in last few days.

I have been using Firefox successfully for over six months but in the last few days it is impossibly slow: slow loading, slow connecting to home site, unresponsive to ord… (read more)

I have been using Firefox successfully for over six months but in the last few days it is impossibly slow: slow loading, slow connecting to home site, unresponsive to ordinary menu commands, just everything. I removed the old installation and reloaded a fresh copy. No change observed. I have no problem with Safari. Computer information in title.

Asked by Richard-III 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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slowliness

Hello all, My Mozilla Firefox web browser is slow and laggy, hangs, and stop responding to my clicks and keystrokes and doesn't seem to be doing anything. This happens wh… (read more)

Hello all,

My Mozilla Firefox web browser is slow and laggy, hangs, and stop responding to my clicks and keystrokes and doesn't seem to be doing anything. This happens when open about 5 to 10 pages at once. A couple of months ago i used to use Windows 7 as my OS, now I am using Windows 10 and have the same problem, so i've started wondering that maybe the problem is in my computer. Currently i am using Ad block. Tried restoring Firefox to its factory default state but the problem continues. Can you guys recommend me some advices how to solve this? I really like mozilla and want to continue using it. Computer is 32bit with Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU N3530 @ 2.16 GHz (up to 2.58) and 4GB of RAM. Sorry for my bad english. :)

Best regards!

Asked by SPetrov 3 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Kaspersky extension disabled but Firefox still very slow

I use Windows 7. The problem started when Kaspersky beefed up its security yesterday, I've tried Safe start with extensions disabled but it makes no difference. I also ha… (read more)

I use Windows 7. The problem started when Kaspersky beefed up its security yesterday, I've tried Safe start with extensions disabled but it makes no difference. I also have Malwarebytes running in the background. I've tried to uninstall this several times but am unable to do so. I have no other extensions active as far as I can see, and in fact the Kaspersky one was already disabled.

Asked by JHTotnes 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Since Win 10, every mouse and keyboard input in FF takes 2 secs. to take effect.

Since installing Windows 10, it takes a full second or two for a scrolling move (e.g.) to take effect. I'll turn the scroll wheel, and it will take 2-3 seconds for the pa… (read more)

Since installing Windows 10, it takes a full second or two for a scrolling move (e.g.) to take effect. I'll turn the scroll wheel, and it will take 2-3 seconds for the page to actually move. Same thing waiting for a neutral cursor to turn into a "live" hand. In fact, I'm writing this via Chrome, since FF has becomes so slow and frustrating.

Asked by MrWonderful 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Why do I have trouble with the PCH games on Firefox

When I play the Publishers Clearing House games Firefox keeps freezing. I have to go to Chrome and then it works fine, but I don't like Chrome. Why do I have trouble wit… (read more)

When I play the Publishers Clearing House games Firefox keeps freezing. I have to go to Chrome and then it works fine, but I don't like Chrome. Why do I have trouble with Firefox for things like that?

Asked by rosemarybales 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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How can I increase the speed of Firefox?

Since a few days ago, maybe a week, Firefox is running slow. I have a few add ons. Now I try to log in to a course and cannot log in. I do run Malwarebytes every morning,… (read more)

Since a few days ago, maybe a week, Firefox is running slow. I have a few add ons. Now I try to log in to a course and cannot log in. I do run Malwarebytes every morning, and Kaspersky Labs almost every evening. I will contact my school and ask the web master about my login problem, also. But this will probably not fix the slow speed of Firefox. I check to see I have the latest version, about once per month. The Windows update service is configured to run automatically. I run W-10 on this machine. It is a Toshiba Satellite C75D-A, with AMD A6 quad core processor. Firefox is my default browser. I use yahoo most of the time for e mail and search engine purposes. The list of plug ins you show for my machine is correct.

I was in Ukraine from 2 October until 15 October, as a visitor. I observed that my machine (this one) behaved very strange, while I was there. When I returned, this machine began to function more normally. Maybe it was because of the different current voltage or something. I used a voltage adapter while I was there. Firefox was also slow, then, and it took a while to connect to one site or another. I had a lot of trouble to connect to the sites of 2 banks where I have accounts, but not to another bank, where I also have an account.

Sometimes I felt like my machine was not under my control, and a few times I saw the arrow (cursor) move on the screen, by itself. Like someone else controlled my computer. I reported this to the technicians at my anti-virus provider (Kaspersky Labs). They gave me a link to a program, and I sent the results to them. They ran a test and found nothing unusual.

Now Firefox is slowing down again. It works, yes, but it is not as agile as it once was.

Cookies are enabled in Firefox on my machine. But sometimes I use the version with a Venetian purple mask. I understand the cookies and history are not recorded or are disabled when I use this special version of Firefox.

I avoid Chrome due to the invasive and spying customs of Google. I use G mail sometimes, but am migrating my e mail to accounts in other providers, for the same reason.

I use IE for some sites that require it. Like the official site of Las Positas College, in Livermore, from which I graduated last year. Their site is essentially designed to work on IE.

One bank I check routinely, requires me to use IE to access my account.

I do not like to be tracked, so I have the no-tracking request turned on almost all the time.

If you need any further info, please let me know. Marc
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Asked by 963SaturnRings 4 years ago

Answered by 963SaturnRings 4 years ago

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FF will not load pages and I must shut down and restart for it to work if I leave it alone for a while.

If I am working online and leave for a few hours and then come back and go to open a new tab or even reload an existing tab or go to a new website using an already open t… (read more)

If I am working online and leave for a few hours and then come back and go to open a new tab or even reload an existing tab or go to a new website using an already open tab, the only thing I get is the "spinning circle of death." I then must exit out of FF. Then when I go to reopen FF I get a window that says FF is still open, even though it is not and do I want to shut it down, so I click yes. Then I am able to reopen FF, but always get a message that says my user profile cannot be loaded properly, so I have click on that and reopen a second time. Then it finally opens and I am able to work fairly well until the same problem happens again.

I am really not sure what changed, but I never had this problem, I could leave FF open for days and come back and then open a new tab just fine and begin working again.

Asked by domo5665 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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surfing to Propelleheads.se using Firefox causes screen to go black and PC unresposive.

My PC runs fine and no issues, Recently upgraded to Widows 10 - no issues. Suddenly (and quite weirdly) I have this fault. I needed to activate new Reason software on Pro… (read more)

My PC runs fine and no issues, Recently upgraded to Widows 10 - no issues. Suddenly (and quite weirdly) I have this fault. I needed to activate new Reason software on Propellerheads.se site. The site loaded and I saw the image for about 2 secs and then the screen went black. The music I was paying continued (so I knew Windows was still running) but the PC was unresponsive - Alt.Tab, Start, Ctrl/Alt/Delete non of these worked. The Sleep button worked but when I woke Windows the screen remained black. Only recourse was a hard reset. So I tried to access Propellerheads.se with Microsoft Edge - it worked fine. So I uninstalled Firefox, made Edge default client and did the activation. Then reinstalled Firefox but still the same problem. I have reset default user agent, deleted all history/cookies etc, refreshed Firefox, run in safe mode, deactivated plugins. Still Propellerheads.se will not load successfully. I don't want to run Edge - my preference is Firefox - BUT!!!

Asked by stejc3006 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Firefox is really slow to open first tab, after that I can open as many tabs as I want instantly. Why won't the first tab open instantly?

Tried refresh, reinstall firefox, no anti-virus program, actually I have no programs, no plugins, no extensions. Added firefox to the windows firewall allowed through lis… (read more)

Tried refresh, reinstall firefox, no anti-virus program, actually I have no programs, no plugins, no extensions. Added firefox to the windows firewall allowed through list (which I never did with my vista machine) Brand new i5 quad core 3.6khz computer with windows 8.1 All drivers are up to date. It did take 2 weeks to get windows 8.1 finally installed without locking up and having to reinstall for the fifteenth time by disabling all of Microsoft's built in spyware. It's been semi stable for 2 days now. When I install kaspersky av. it adds another couple minutes to firefox launch.

I was really excited about my new suppose to be faster computer but my 10 year old Q6600 2.4khz with vista is way faster and easier to use.  I know I can't be the only one in the world to have this problem.  I've been all over the internet and I see all the problems people are having with windows 8.1. I've got invitation to upgrade to windows 10 but that just locks up the computer again.  Someone, anyone please HELP!

Asked by stormynurse 4 years ago

Answered by stormynurse 4 years ago