Firefox is unbearably slow after updating to version 27
After updating to Firefox 27 all webpages take a few dozen seconds to several minutes to load. When loading a webpage Firefox's status displays "connecting" and the CPU gets maxed out with 95 to 100% of its cycles taking by Firefox.
The computer is older so it is a little slow but Internet Explorer 8 has no trouble opening the webpages and neither do other computers on the LAN so it is not a network issue. I have tried restarting Firefox, disabling add-ons, deleting add-ons, disabling hardware acceleration, restarting the computer, and reinstalling Firefox after wiping every trace of it and its user data from the hard drive and registry.
CPU: AMD Athlon 2800+ 2.08GHz RAM: 1GB OS: Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 32bit
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(Modified April 30, 2014 12:11:58 PM BST by John99 ) ~J99
Rather a long thread so I will add some comments here where easily seen.
- For general problems please see my post /questions/985969?page=3#answer-546520
Updated 30th April 2014 to mention the outstanding known issue (aka the bug with only three votes)
- Just below that jigebren has kindly summarised some workarounds at that particular time and the issues found from this thread /questions/985969?page=3#answer-546599
Modified June 18, 2014 6:08:41 AM PDT by John99
A chrome hack to disable the throbber may resolve the issue as a workaround allowing pages to load quickly. See my post /questions/985969?page=4#answer-595327
由 John99 於 修改
John99 & Jigebren I have been using FxESR as suggested, like Atanasoff this immediately solved the problem. Thanks. Today installed Fx31, will post how it goes.