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Anyone else having problems with Firefox in regards to slow response...
08/18/10 | me

Posted on 08/18/2010 6:17:56 PM PDT by Doogle

..over the last few days I've noticed when clicking on a link sometimes the response is quick,sometimes slower,or sometimes I have to click twice for the link to open the new site. I know firefox has been having problems with Flash player, does anyone know if this is related? My mouse settings are the same as they always were and it seems to effect some sites more than others....any ideas?


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: firefox
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1 posted on 08/18/2010 6:17:58 PM PDT by Doogle
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To: Doogle

i switched to opera..it is awesome!


2 posted on 08/18/2010 6:20:06 PM PDT by maineman (BC EAGLES FAN)
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To: Doogle

You are citing reasons why FF is my backup browser. It is not reliable — and there are way too many annoying updates.


3 posted on 08/18/2010 6:20:42 PM PDT by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: maineman

Since Firefox isn’t a web site, but a program that runs on your computer, the problem is local to your setup and, possibly, the version you are running. Which version do you have? I have run both 3.6.8 and 4.0 beta 3 without any obvious problems of slowness.


4 posted on 08/18/2010 6:21:26 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Doogle

Check Tools-Addons disable the java consoles except 6.0.17


5 posted on 08/18/2010 6:22:14 PM PDT by omega4179 (JD Hayworth)
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To: Doogle

I use ff but I just got a new computer so things are running fine for me.

So far....


6 posted on 08/18/2010 6:22:51 PM PDT by A_Cougar
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To: Pearls Before Swine

I just ran an update with FF and I’m up to date


7 posted on 08/18/2010 6:23:00 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

I’ve encountered similar problems and it had nothing to do with Firefox. Rebooting my router fixed it every time; I suspect a memory leak in the router’s firmware.


8 posted on 08/18/2010 6:23:11 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (TSA and DHS are jobs programs for people who are not smart enough to flip burgers)
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To: Doogle

Yep. FF has become a resource hog. I’m sick of it.


9 posted on 08/18/2010 6:23:31 PM PDT by rintense
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To: Doogle

Is your computer wet?


10 posted on 08/18/2010 6:25:08 PM PDT by Krankor (What a field day for the heat. A thousand people in the street)
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To: Doogle
Photobucket


11 posted on 08/18/2010 6:25:25 PM PDT by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Doogle

I use Sea Monkey, which is a Mozilla open source project that most people don’t hear much about, much less use.

It’s not perfect by any means, but having tried Opera, CrazyBrowzer, and a few others (I detest Internet Explorer and will use it only to open a file or site that won’t open in anything else - like microsoft, for instance) I keep coming back to it.

I haven’t noticed it being any more weird than it normally is lately. Running XP here - I wonder if W7 or another OS might be having compatibility issues?


12 posted on 08/18/2010 6:25:26 PM PDT by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: Doogle

Follow these instructions:

1. Type about:config in the address window.

2. Right click somewhere in the browser, then ‘New’ and then ‘Boolean’.

3. Name the field network.dns.disablePrefetch.

4. Set value to true.

5. Close and restart browser.

Browsing speed should be much faster.


13 posted on 08/18/2010 6:26:19 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: Doogle

Been a long time since I’ve drug this one out...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1299854/posts

(It REALLY works)

Don’t know if it will necessarily help in your situation, but it certainly won’t hurt.


14 posted on 08/18/2010 6:26:40 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Doogle

I just installed Firefox 3.6.8, and it is much faster than the version I had before. However, some web sites are slow, particularly if they’re running on an old computer in some kid’s basement.

Do you see consistent results?


15 posted on 08/18/2010 6:27:57 PM PDT by proxy_user
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To: Doogle

See reply #5 and follow what it says. If you are using a newer version of java then use that version console. DISABLE any earlier versions of java console.


16 posted on 08/18/2010 6:29:20 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: Doogle

I’ve used firefox for well over ten years and just recently dropped it because it turns itself into a large memory leak and disables the computer. The same thing happened on my Mom’s computer. I’ve been using Google Chrome and love how fast it is.


17 posted on 08/18/2010 6:29:52 PM PDT by Keflavik76 (It's an Obama Nation, pray for America.)
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To: Keflavik76; pyx; proxy_user; All

I’ve used firefox for years and love it, but it takes forever to open when I first start the computer.


18 posted on 08/18/2010 6:36:07 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: maineman

My browser won’t respond to opera. Now some Barry White or Luther Vandross gets it all excited.


19 posted on 08/18/2010 6:39:08 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Doogle

I have no issues with Firefox here but one I heard suggested one time that you may try is disabling IPv6 support in Firefox. Scroll down on this link to where it says IPv6 for instruction if you think its worth trying.

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Firefox+cannot+load+websites+but+other+programs+can


20 posted on 08/18/2010 6:39:59 PM PDT by Zack Attack
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To: rintense

Dumped FF for Chrome. Fast and excellent!


21 posted on 08/18/2010 6:43:58 PM PDT by pingman (Price is what you pay, value is what you get.)
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To: Doogle

clear your cache


22 posted on 08/18/2010 6:46:30 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Even the earth is bipolar.)
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To: Krankor

Is your computer running?


23 posted on 08/18/2010 6:54:27 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: omega4179

Wow. THANK you. I had 6.0.20 so disabled everything else. I notice a difference speed already.


24 posted on 08/18/2010 6:56:29 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: Paladin2

No, but I have Prince Albert in a can.


25 posted on 08/18/2010 7:05:29 PM PDT by Krankor (What a field day for the heat. A thousand people in the street)
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To: Doogle
I'm not using firefox but I've been having the same problem. I just give up. figured it was Comcast.
26 posted on 08/18/2010 7:15:01 PM PDT by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty this day!)
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To: Doogle

Mine constantly locks up when trying to open a pdf file off a website.


27 posted on 08/18/2010 7:24:42 PM PDT by headstamp 2 ("My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter")
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To: Doogle

I can’t see Facebook with FF...I have to add this annoying little “s” next to the http and then it will open. I have no idea how to fix it either.


28 posted on 08/18/2010 7:25:50 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: headstamp 2

yeah happens here too


29 posted on 08/18/2010 7:26:11 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

I had this problem start after a windows update. Sarafi is also having a problem but IE is working fine.


30 posted on 08/18/2010 7:37:15 PM PDT by desertfreedom765
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To: Doogle

I was. Months ago.

Then I switched to Chrome.


31 posted on 08/18/2010 7:38:49 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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The book, it is marked.


32 posted on 08/18/2010 7:59:25 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Ich bin ein 'Cuda!)
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To: Doogle

Well, following one of the suggestions on this thread, I opened Tools, add-ons and uninstalled all those that were marked with the red exclamation marks (not compatible with v. 6.0.18) then clicked on the banner restart FF and it has been nothing but great so far. I was having all kinds of trouble with it being slow and locking up, but so far so good.


33 posted on 08/18/2010 8:09:36 PM PDT by DelaWhere (You are not just one vote - you are one more vote!)
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To: Doogle

I’ve been having similar problems with sluggishness and glitchy mouse pointer the last few days in my WinXP.

I’ve reloaded the OS partition to previous versions and it happens still.

I’ve uninstalled new and recently upgraded programs, but none of them seemed to be the problem.

I think I finally isolated it to a recent upgrade to the telephone peripheral — MagicJack. It had an upgrade a few days ago, and the glitching started. Then, it had a second recent upgrade. Now, it won’t stay loaded. When it is loaded, I’ve notice it frequently running several ‘rundll.exe’ files when the glitching occurs.

It unloaded itself again this afternoon, and the recurring rundll’s stopped.

So, I am guessing that that is the problem I have.


34 posted on 08/18/2010 8:22:55 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: rintense
FF has become a resource hog. I’m sick of it.

That has been a persistent problem with FF since about version 0.7. The Mozilla people claim it is the add-ons that are at fault, so they won't fix the problem.

Mozilla has improved it some in later additions, but it still eats up memory and won't release it.

I have tried several 'memory release' add-ons and programs with minimal results.

I did recently install a memory cleaning program that runs in the background and does seem to help: http://www.pcwintech.com/cleanmem.
35 posted on 08/18/2010 8:36:46 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Keflavik76

Chrome Rocks!


36 posted on 08/18/2010 8:38:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rdl6989

“I’ve used firefox for years and love it, but it takes forever to open when I first start the computer.”

Go in and disable practically all extensions and plugins that you did not install yourself. You’ll see a ton of Microcrap ones. Disable all of those. Basically, disable everything but java platform, mozilla default, and shockwave in plugins. Even disable adobe, as pdfs will still open automatically via external adobe reader.

Disable everything in extensions you didn’t install.

You’ll be amazed at how much faster it loads.


37 posted on 08/18/2010 8:40:44 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from the Right Stuff!)
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Bookmark


38 posted on 08/18/2010 8:49:36 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: catnipman

Thanks that helps


39 posted on 08/19/2010 1:25:00 AM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: Doogle

Had crashing problems with last version...now running FF 4.0 Beta 3.0 with no problems...


40 posted on 08/19/2010 1:27:33 AM PDT by Niteflyr ("The number one goal in life is to parent yourself" Carl Jung)
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To: KoRn

Thank you for this post, I’ve been battling FF for a year due to freezes/non responses. Tried this fix last night and the problems have totally disappeared.


41 posted on 08/20/2010 7:19:54 AM PDT by ratzoe (damn, I miss Barbara Olson)
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To: Nightshift

gnip


42 posted on 04/20/2011 6:09:46 PM PDT by tutstar
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