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Firefox issue
n/a ^ | 10/21/12 | One Name

Posted on 11/21/2012 7:40:12 PM PST by One Name

Switched back to Mozilla Firefox before the election as IE was giving me fits. Everything was great for awhile but now FF fades every 20 keystrokes or so and I have to click to resume typing.

Old Dell computer on XP with DSL hookup


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: browser; firefox; vanity
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To: One Name

TChad’s (reply 18 above) suggestion is a good one.

Run FF in safe mode.

Also, kill all your other apps, in case one of them is interfering by stealing focus.


21 posted on 11/21/2012 8:16:29 PM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: TChad

Thank you FRiend- that appears to have done it.

Don’t know what I did but that’s all it took. THANKS!


22 posted on 11/21/2012 8:18:30 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: One Name

Usually that means that firefox memory usage has gone very high, probably due to a memory leak from one of your addons/plugins and you should restart firefox fairly frequently to get around this. You could try using something like Memory Restart to inform you when memory usage has gone too high and restart firefox. I’ve turned off the automatic restart option, and just use it to inform me of the memory usage.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/memory-restart/?src=userprofile

Good luck!


23 posted on 11/21/2012 8:19:47 PM PST by MetaThought
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To: One Name
Try SeaMonkey. Similar to FireFox but I prefer it.
www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/
24 posted on 11/21/2012 8:21:19 PM PST by caveat emptor (Zippity Do Dah)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi; wrench; jessduntno; Westbrook; Hazelwood Redneck Brain Trust; TChad; brityank; ...

Thank you all so much for responding- TChad got it in post 18.

You all are great!


25 posted on 11/21/2012 8:25:10 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: MetaThought; caveat emptor

Got it solved for tonight but need to update this box soon. Thanks! God Bless!


26 posted on 11/21/2012 8:28:17 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: Westbrook

“I don’t trust google. I use an anonymous search engine (ixquick).”

I hear you. But when I stripped everything out, even the oldies ran much better, loaded faster and smoother performance all around.

I run it at home too...maybe I’m a little less cautious than I ought to be...


27 posted on 11/21/2012 8:34:18 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: One Name
THANKS!

You're welcome. Did you find the add-on that caused the problem?

28 posted on 11/21/2012 8:36:53 PM PST by TChad
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To: One Name

What do you mean when you say that it “fades”?


29 posted on 11/21/2012 8:40:36 PM PST by DarthDilbert
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To: One Name

Ah, you mean for some reason the app that is open somehow is no longer the active one? (on top)

yes, that is strange


30 posted on 11/21/2012 8:51:51 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: DarthDilbert

Top bar fades from dark blue to light blue and goes out of text entry mode.
TChad solved it in post 18- thanks for checkin’!


31 posted on 11/21/2012 8:54:09 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: TChad

No, but I went a lot of places in the last 2 weeks or so and don’t remember consciously agreeing to anything.

Thanks again for your rapid response. God Bless you and your family this Thanksgiving!


32 posted on 11/21/2012 8:57:45 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: GeronL

Ya it was like a tranny jumping out of gear (out of text-entry mode) whenever it wanted to. Problem solved, though- Thanks FRiend!


33 posted on 11/21/2012 9:02:21 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: One Name

Get a MAC...


34 posted on 11/21/2012 9:11:05 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: celtic gal

Got an I-phone a year and a half ago- got a foot in both worlds.

Good friend in the video-chopping industry (Rightchange.com)
left apple for good when it comes to puttin out the message...


35 posted on 11/21/2012 9:16:08 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: One Name

Just be careful how you structure a sentence around the world “tranny”. lol.


36 posted on 11/21/2012 9:34:43 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

You had to go there! LOL.

Trust me, the only gears I ever slipped in a tranny were purely metallic and not connected to my body!


37 posted on 11/21/2012 10:02:28 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: One Name

lol


38 posted on 11/21/2012 10:11:41 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: One Name
Thanks. Running Chrome on daughters laptop, had it on wife’s laptop for a while. This computer is just getting old, I fear.

Several issues can make your computer run slow.

I have used this Dell Optiplex GX110 for years.

Factors affecting operational speed:

(1) CPU speed (this is 1000 Khz)
(2) Memory (this has 500 MB RAM, doubling it would help)
(3) Percentage of drive capacity used (this less than 50% full)
(4) Windows updating (turn off automatic updates, let it notify, but select updating when not using it for other tasks)
(5) Amount of unneeded Temporary Internet Files (keep purging these regularly)
(6) Malware (purge these files regularly with SpyBlaster, Spybot S&D, and Malware Bytes)
(7) Registry control (Run Easy Cleaner regularly)
(8) Disk fragmentation (Defragment regularly)
(9) Scanning by Antivirus (Limit this to off-use hours)
(10) Resident programs loaded at startup (minimize to acceptable level)
(11) Performance of graphics processor (get fast GPU card w/ enough RAM rather than onboard processor)
(12) Data transfer (ensure best quality of NIC card; esp if wireless, make sure card channel not the same as 2.4 GHz telephone channel)
(13) Open only one browser at a time, minimize other concurrently running applications)
(14) FF and Chrome (may be fast, but are not recommended for secure operation. IE always the most secure)
(15) OS (Ubuntu a good, much faster linkup than Windows, esp for older, slower computers. Runs FF and Chrome browsers; can have Windows and Linux on the same machine)
(16) If you have another user online with you, data rate will be divided between the, hence both slower.
(17) Hard disk RPM (old PATA 5400 RPM, esp in laptop is slower than 7200 RPM; SATA faster than PATA drives)

I use Chrome for Free Republic and other blogs that are not so sensitive to security. Although I have several computers online (desktop & laptops) I have been using this old computer for about 7 years, and it was second-hand and "slow" even then. It's slower, but rock-steady in performance under XP Pro. And Dell desktops have been very quiet in fan operation, less tiring for the regular operator.

Maintaining best speeds always involves regular file housekeeping of the system. Don't rely on "we'll do it for you" products that also slow you down if they are always resident and running. One of the biggest slowers are the antivirus programs, unfortunate but necessary.

Is your XP on your Dell a Dell-provided OEM version with Dell-provided hardware updates, or is it just a generic version? Dell's version might be a little better.

39 posted on 11/22/2012 1:47:46 AM PST by imardmd1
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This computer is just getting old, I fear.

Actually, if you are maintaining it well, it should not be any slower now than it was when you bought it. The three biggest factors for a laptop are:

o More RAM
o Offload rarely or unneeded files to CD or DVD disks
o Replace hard drive with faster RPM/larger capacity drive

Ciao --

40 posted on 11/22/2012 2:01:01 AM PST by imardmd1
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