Firefox 27.0 very slow to generate new windows with add on: Selfdestructing cookies 0.4.3
I am upgraded to Firefox 27.0 a few days ago but noticed it was sluggish at opening windows/new windows. I have it running on OSX 8.5 on an iMac with 12gb dram (inc from 6gb recently) and have selected -1 for memory caching and disabled disk caching.
I selectively turned my extensions off and isolated it to the selfdestructing cookies add on, which I have now disabled and speed is back to normal.
I had another problem where some sites couldn't be accessed as though the server wasn't working, although present on an engine search, its cached page could not be accessed either. I didn't think much to it until I tried to access DVLA on the www.gov.uk site. I traced this down to AVAST web shield. In Preferences Advanced turn Scan secured connections off. This restored normal functionality.
Additional System Details
- Shockwave Flash 12.0 r0
- Displays Java applet content, or a placeholder if Java is not installed.
- The Google Earth Plugin allows you to view 3D imagery and terrain in your web browser.
- The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
- Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.0.3
- Enables the interaction of Mathematica content with the latest installed version of Mathematica.
- RealPlayer Plugin
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.8; rv:27.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/27.0
Email addy for the developer of that "cookies" extension is on the download page.
Hi, thanks I already did this, no response yet. I have the facility disabled at present as the latency is frustrating.