Until now, I have been using Windows Vista and my default browser has always been Mozilla Firefox. I had no problems using it. Now I have Windows 7 and after installing all the drivers and other files, I have begun to use the Internet through Firefox again. The version is Firefox 3.6.3.
I have noticed a very annoying problem. My internet conenction is 100% in peak condition but Firefox very slowly loads everything and sometimes even hangs until I move my mouse pointer around. The content on the pages take some time to render as well. Here's some examples of rendering problems that I encounter:
- When I load a webpage, it hangs and keeps on loading until I move the mouse pointer
- An animated GIF remains static in its 1st frame and only moves into the next frame if I keep moving the mouse pointer
- When downloading a file of varied sizes, the information and loading bar doesn't even update and remains static unless I keep on moving the mouse pointer
I have exactly the same add-ons on Firefox as I had before when I was using Vista - with one exception - Gacela. However, I disabled this add-on (even though Gacela is a safe add-on) and I'm having the same rendering problems.
These rendering problems I've stated above do not occur on Internet Explorer or any other browser for that matter. I could use another browser to get away from this problem but I really want to stick with Firefox.
Can anybody please help me in pinpointing the source of this problem and how to solve it? I would really appreciate it. Thank you.