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firefox is slow at all times

Firefox is extremely slow for the past couple of weeks. I can't even open my banking site. I can't scroll or type without painful delays. I keep seeing the color wheel spinning and then after several seconds, it seems whatever is happening is finished and things return to normal for a few more seconds and then I get the same thing. Everything is fine on Safari.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== I think it started when I updated to 3.6.3

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Grand Master

Re: firefox is slow at all times

Do you use any add-ons? If so I suggest disabling them and see if that fixes the problem. You then can re-activate them individually to find the one, which caused the problem.

If that doesn't help, it often helps to recreate your profile (check out the knowledge base for more information on how to do this).

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Grand Master

Re: firefox is slow at all times

Do you use any add-ons? If so I suggest disabling them and see if that fixes the problem. You then can re-activate them individually to find the one, which caused the problem.

If that doesn't help, it often helps to recreate your profile (check out the knowledge base for more information on how to do this).

New User

Re: firefox is slow at all times

In the past I had removed ALL add-ons and still have problems with spinning balls and pages not loading and numerous time where the "page can't be found" and I have to try again. I do not have any of these issues with Safari so it IS about Firefox. I get so sick and tired and waiting for pages to load and even waiting while it takes so long just to quit Firefox. I'm about ready to quit using it altogether and to to Safari all the time.

New User

Re: firefox is slow at all times

I have (2) macs, one running 10.5.x and one running 10.6. The problem has been going on for about 5 months now. And it started before I started using any kind of add-ons. The behavior is that I can be typing (like right now) and after about 50 or 60 characters, I get the color spinning wheel for about 3 seconds, then all of then I can start typing again. Or I can go grab the blue scroll bar and I get the 3-4 second spinning wheel and then it lets me scroll. The only think i have found that fixes it is to make a new profile. I have done this 3 times now and the problem goes away for about a week, but it keeps coming back. I really hope someone can figure out what is going one and how to fix it.

New User

Re: firefox is slow at all times

The spinning ball shows up about once every minute and last, i.e., delays action, for about five seconds at each occurrence.

New User

Re: firefox is slow at all times

P.S. It does NOT happen in Safari.

New User

Re: firefox is slow at all times

TO: All RE: Spinning Ball Solution

I've a number of add-ons with my Firefox. I disabled ALL of them except 1-Click YouTube Downloader 1.5.

I am, at present, no longer experiencing the spinning ball delay.

I have not taken the time to isolate which add-on(s) were contributing to the problem, at this point. Got too much other stuff to do. However, here are the names of the add-ons I disabled.

  • CodeBurner for Firebug 1.5.2
  • CoolPreviews 3.1.0625
  • Download YouTube Videos as MP4 and FLV 1.0.8
  • DrupalForFirebug 0.0.7
  • Firebug 1.5.4
  • Firefinder for Firebug 1.01
  • Greasemonkey 0.8.20100408.6
  • Adobe Contributor Toolbar 6.0

Additionally, I'll admit I uninstalled one add-on, but I cannot recall the name of it. And it might have been the offender, as I didn't recognize it's name and could not recall installing it in the first place. So I uninstalled it. I regret no knowing it's name.

Regards,

Chuck

New User

Re: firefox is slow at all times

I'm running Mac OS 10.6.4. The problem showed up right after I upgraded to Firefox 3.6.12 a few days ago. I have NONE of the add-ons listed by cbpelto. I'd update my profile, but consider it useless given datasound's experience.

Mozilla: Please fix this soon. I dread having to use Sarari!

New User

Re: firefox is slow at all times

I have to agree! I am having the extreme slowness in every aspect of navigation and typing into text boxes after updating to 3.6.12. However I am still running XP SP3. Thanks. BTW, MS IE7 seems to be fine so I am attributing this issue to Firefox not my Fios connection which show 'excellent' connectivity.

New User

Re: firefox is slow at all times

I have the same problem! Intel I5, 4 gb ram, 2.27 Ghz, Windows 7, 64-bit. New version of FF is painfully slow, can't download some pages. Tried disabling add-ons, running antivirus and antimalware, went into about:config, etc., but problem remains the same. Thanks to FF for many years of bliss, but now tired of snail pace. Switching to Google Chrome. Bye-bye.