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Freezing for a few seconds after switching tabs, freezing for a second without doing anything.

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Freezing for a few seconds after switching tabs, freezing for a second without doing anything.

Hello

I use Firefox v. 25.0 (If i remember correctly I had this problem at 24 too) and I my browser freezes for a few seconds, maybe every 10 seconds. It only freezes for about give or take, 3 or 4 seconds but it is starting to bug me.

I have tried -> Safe mode - still happens in safe mode. -> Restarting firefox (multiple times) - The last few restarts I have removed/disabled any add ons or extentions. It always starts with out the freezing, but maybe after 1 or 2 days the freezing comes back again. This time I'm just half way done with it so I haven't bothered to disable much. -> Checking for multiple duplicated files in the firefox folder - didn't have any.

I apologize that this is a commonly asked question, but I wanted to see if I could get any help here before having to move to chrome (which is not recommended from my sister), or internet explorer (which is in my recycle bin...)

Thank you in advance.

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Re: Freezing for a few seconds after switching tabs, freezing for a second without doing anything.

I think it's fixed, thank you VERY much!

I will reinstall IE, that's a good point Smiley Happy

Good day to you

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Re: Freezing for a few seconds after switching tabs, freezing for a second without doing anything.

Although your IE shortcut might be in the recycle bin, you'll still want to have IE installed for those special sites that only support IE...

Do you usually have a lot of tabs open? By default, Firefox updates the file which stores open windows and tabs every 15 seconds. The larger this file gets, the longer this takes. A major overhaul was made for Firefox 25 to make this more efficient, so this might not be your issue, but you can stretch the interval out to 60 seconds and see whether that makes a difference. Here's how:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter. Click the button promising to be careful.

(2) In the search box that appears above the list, type or paste session and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click browser.sessionstore.interval and change the value from 15000 to 60000 (this value is in milliseconds: 15000/1000 = 15 seconds, 60000/1000 = 60 seconds). I don't know whether this takes effect immediately or the next time you start Firefox.

Does that help?


If that doesn't make much/any difference, have you set up Firefox Sync?

New Contributor

Re: Freezing for a few seconds after switching tabs, freezing for a second without doing anything.

I think it's fixed, thank you VERY much!

I will reinstall IE, that's a good point Smiley Happy

Good day to you

Legendary Contributor

Re: Freezing for a few seconds after switching tabs, freezing for a second without doing anything.

I'm glad that helped. Or perhaps in 3 days you'll say it only helped a little bit... maybe update us in a week?

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Re: Freezing for a few seconds after switching tabs, freezing for a second without doing anything.

Yes,thank for support.

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Re: Freezing for a few seconds after switching tabs, freezing for a second without doing anything.

UPDATE: 3days passed, browser's running smoothly besides the 2second freezing every hour, but no complaining here! Thank you jscher2000 again