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"Fast" or "slow" is a subjective and unscientific description. If Firefox is not running at the speed it usually does, you should try disabling any add-ons you have recently installed and see if the problem corrects itself. If Firefox does not perform in the way you expect it to on a given computer, the computer may be equipped with a slower processor or less RAM than you are used to.

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Firefox is a little slow on most machines.
The main reason is it is a rock of security, and not necessarily built around speed.
Some options I would suggest are chrome, (the chromium-browser version) or if you feel you can handle a little tweaking work, epiphany.

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Why does Firefox slow down while being used?


ad- ons can slow it down, go to tools, and then add on manager, see if you can disable some, see if it makes a difference, Also, try emptying your history and cache (click on tools,then options, then advanced, then network, to clear cache)

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Go to add ons by clicking top left corner "firefox" and disable the unneccessary ad ons. It will solve your problem.

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down load the latest version or update your version
slow loading can be from your modem speed , excessive memory usage or failing hard drive

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Mozilla Firefox Open Slow!!?


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You can fix the issue of slow running of Mozilla Firefox web browser in different ways. First of all, remove all unnecessary browser extensions from the system. This will make working of Mozilla Firefox web browser fast. If your browser includes any out dated plug-ins then update the particular plug-ins. Another method to make the browser functioning faster is performing a full system scan to remove any kind of malware from the system.

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I have a Mac G4, and this morning it stopped playing videos smoothly. They buffer very slowly, and jerkily. I'm not sure what to do. I'm using Firefox. Help?


This could well be to do with your internet connection - almost everyone suffers from slow speeds sometimes. If this isn't the problem, perhaps downloading the newest version of Firefox would help. Firefox is a great browser, but known to be slow. Do you have these problems in Safari, too?
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Firefox is slow to open and getting a lot of error messages saying websites are not a valid url.


Here are some steps follow it to resolve your issue:
1. Uninstall the latest buggy Skype plug-in: If you are experiencing that Facebook, GMail or Google Reader are really crawling and you’ve recently updated Skype to version 4.1 and installed the Skype plug-in for Firefox, try uninstalling the Skype plug-in, but leave the main Skype program installed. That should help. Hopefully, Skype will update this plug-in soon because, reading the tweets on slow firefox, it’s certainly responsible for driving a number of people away to other browsers, particularly Chrome.
2. Check how much memory Firefox is using: Bring up Windows Task Manager with Ctrl-Alt-Del in Windows XP or Crtl-Alt-Esc in Vista and go to the Processes tab. Look for the process called firefox.exe and check the memory usage: for example, 230,000K is 230MB. Try cutting back on the number of tabs you have open and uninstall any plug-ins you really don’t need and see if this brings down memory usage. If you’re anything like me, you’ll have installed plug-ins which seemed a good idea at the time but which you now rarely, if ever use. Uninstall them.
3. Do some maintenance: Use a program like CCleaner (for Windows) or BleachBit (for Windows or Linux) to clear your browser temporary files, internet cache and browser history regularly.
4. Modify the Firefox config file: Here’s some tweaks which involve modifying the config file for Firefox. I’d heard some of these a while ago on the Mike Tech Show podcast, also at Life Rocks 2.0. It’s not difficult to edit the config file. Just type about:config in the Firefox address bar and press enter. Then type network.http in the filter field. This will filter the list down to only those with network.http in the name. Now make the following changes:
  • Double click on ‘network.http.pipelining’ and set the value to true (double clicking toggles the value between true and false).
  • Double click on network.http.pipelining.maxrequests’ and in the dialog box enter a value higher than the default value 4. According to Mozillazine, the maximum you can use is 8.
  • Double click on ‘network.http.proxy.pipelining’ and set the value to true.
  • Again in the filter field enter ‘browser.sessionstore.interval‘ (without the quotes), double click on the entry and change the value from 10000 (10 secs) to 120000 (2 minutes). This adjusts how frequently Firefox creates session restore save points. Firefox will now take a snapshot of your browsing session every 2 minutes instead of every 10 seconds.
  • Right click on the page and select New->Integer. Enter the name nglayout.initialpaint.delay and then click ok. Set the integer value of this to 0 and click ok.
You can find additional great config file tweaks at Technically Personal.
5. Disable Firebug: If you’re using Firebug, it can slow Firefox to a crawl.
6. Optimize Firefox’s SQL database: Firefox uses SQLite databases to store lots of its settings. With time, the databases grow and Firefox slows down. Use either Vacuum Places Improved, a Firefox add-on, or SpeedyFox, a stand-alone app to compact these databases without losing any data. I prefer SpeedyFox as I like to keep the number of Firefox add-ons to a minimum. Only works in Windows at the moment though. Thanks again to Life Rocks 2.0 for this tip. I also use the portable version which doesn’t modify the Windows registry.
7. If you’re still not happy with Firefox, there’s a terrific Firefox Troubleshooting Guide over on MakeUseOf.com. And have a look at this post at Dedoimedo for more suggestions.
8. And if you’re still not happy, try Google Chrome – it’s a worthy alternative to Firefox.

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Why does my computer keep slowing down?


The problem is Firefox...it is a resource hog and they have to fix it. It will not release the ram it allocates for itself even after you shut the program down. You can actually hit Ctrl + Alt + Del and bring up the task manager and go to processes and find firefox there and shut it off. My honest opinion is use Google Chrome...it uses very little resources and is the fastest browser out there and you can import all your favorites, etc. Using firefox and watching videos will bring a decent system to its knees.

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