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Upgrading from FF 15.1 to Firefox 16, the Bookmark menu is very laggy. Moving the mouse is slow in menu.

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Upgrading from FF 15.1 to Firefox 16, the Bookmark menu is very laggy. Moving the mouse is slow in menu.

I have been using FF 4ever.

After the update to firefox 16, when I drop the bookmark menu down, scrolling thru the menu, the movement is laggy, like stuttering.

If I leave the menu down on the screen and move the cursor across the menu, the mouse pauses and jumps like 3" on the screen. like it hits a border and sticks then jumps across. But then I test and move the mouse across all menus and its laggy. but once I surf or click on a link, its fine. I disabled hardware Accel. to test, no help. I did a clean install of FF by cleaning and deleting all mozilla and firefox folders. no help. So I downgraded to 15.0.1 and all is well. I tested 15 and 16 both with importing the bookmarks and only FF16 is having this issue.

System is Windows XP, SP3 Pentium 4 3.06HT 2GB Ram ATI Radeon3850 HD AGP card

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Re: Upgrading from FF 15.1 to Firefox 16, the Bookmark menu is very laggy. Moving the mouse is slow in menu.

Did you restart Firefox after disabling hardware acceleration??

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Re: Upgrading from FF 15.1 to Firefox 16, the Bookmark menu is very laggy. Moving the mouse is slow in menu.

Thanks for replying, yes I restarted

Still same issue.

Seems like it happens when I import the bookmarks.

when the default bookmark menu is there, which is empty there is no lag.

I was going to start saving links one by one, but after I installed 15. 0.1, FF16 was no longer there to download.

what in the bookmarks could cause this stutter or lag?

Regards

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Re: Upgrading from FF 15.1 to Firefox 16, the Bookmark menu is very laggy. Moving the mouse is slow in menu.

Not sure.... you could try to Export bookmarks to HTML... via Bookmarks library (Alt + B) > Show All Bookmarks > Import and Backup, install Firefox 16.0, rename/move the places.sqlite file in the Firefox Profile Folder after exiting Firefox, and then Import Bookmarks from HTML... and check. Please note that this would forfeit your history. If the problem persists you can exit Firefox, and copy/overwrite the old places.sqlite file which also restores your history.

To open the profile folder via Firefox: Help (Alt + H) > Troubleshooting Information > Show Folder.

Firefox Profile Folder & Files

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Re: Upgrading from FF 15.1 to Firefox 16, the Bookmark menu is very laggy. Moving the mouse is slow in menu.

I will try the methods once the updated FireFox 16 with patch is released and continue to test.

Weird how after all these builds from firefox 2 this issue pops up.

I even uninstalled and deleted all traces of firefox and mozilla folders.

no trace and reinstalled but still the lag.

thanks I will report once the FF16 is installed.

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Re: Upgrading from FF 15.1 to Firefox 16, the Bookmark menu is very laggy. Moving the mouse is slow in menu.

Problems with bookmarks and history not working properly can be caused by a corrupted places.sqlite database file.

You can check for problems with the places.sqlite database file in the Firefox Profile Folder.

You can try to check and repair the places database with this extension:

New Contributor

Re: Upgrading from FF 15.1 to Firefox 16, the Bookmark menu is very laggy. Moving the mouse is slow in menu.

Update

As told I reset firefox , renamed and moved the folders, no avail.

Here is what I did, I reinstalled 16.0.1 and it still froze on the bookmark menu. So again disabled hardware acceleration and restarted and problem was solved. This time unticking that option worked.

So I updated the ATi drivers and re enabled the hardware acceleration but the stutter came back, so for now I leave the hardware acc. alone

Thanks guys for your input.

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Re: Upgrading from FF 15.1 to Firefox 16, the Bookmark menu is very laggy. Moving the mouse is slow in menu.

Thanks for the update. Please also see this. If the requirements are okay, you could consider filing a bug report. You may also want to create a new profile, temporarily disable security software (antivirus), check the bookmark menu before and after populating with bookmarks, check the other menus etc. before filing the bug.

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New Contributor

Re: Upgrading from FF 15.1 to Firefox 16, the Bookmark menu is very laggy. Moving the mouse is slow in menu.

Weird thing is that if I revert back to FF15, everything works with HA enabled and full bookmark menu.

but its a no go with FF16

PEACE

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Re: Upgrading from FF 15.1 to Firefox 16, the Bookmark menu is very laggy. Moving the mouse is slow in menu.

You can check the status between Firefox 15 and 16 in Help (Alt + H) > Troubleshooting Information, under Graphics for Direct2D Enabled, DirectWrite Enabled and GPU Accelerated Windows.

HA

Troubleshooting

You can also check the Error Console for errors when this happens (open the Error Console and click Clear before trying to reproduce the above event).

You can also try to check the Windows Event Viewer (Windows Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer) when reproducing this; specifically the Application and System branches (on the left). Right-click and Clear all Events for easy viewing before trying to reproduce the problem.

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