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Bogged Down Firefox

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#1 just-joey


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Posted 27 February 2006 - 05:52 PM

hello: Its been a while since I'd had to come and search your brains.

This time its FireFox Browser causing me no end of grief. I was finally convinced to add and use it for additonal /or better surfing security. but I find quite often when I request a web page, it times out on me, and I get an error "connection has timed out" # The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few

# If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network

# If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

Now I finally got peeved and decided to remove the silly thing. Of course afterword it was worse- I couldn't access mail or any quick launch items it seemed. So Idid a system restore, and that didn't help at all except to put FF back on. So I uninstalled it again, deleted program files, etc ( and I don't know how to remove registry keys if necessary.) Then redownloaded FF and installed it once more. Now I can access quick-launch items and mail, and when FF is open to a web site and I want to choose a different page or new site - most often it starts the search then just stops, and times out.
I have NO problem with IE so it isn't my connection to the net. I have specifically put accept Firefox into zonealarm control centre for programs.
Has anyone had this problem? I mean I heard it was so good aND FASTER . Heck i can't even figure out how to get rid of it so as to be able to use the computer after.

Ok > I use XP Pro - SP2
I run zonealarm free
Norton corporate (9) version
I run adaware pro, spybot S&D spyware guard and spywareblasater ( I run thru scans every week, as there isn't much found except a few cookies)

I wonder if you geniuses can figure whats behind this problem? hope so if anybody can it would be you all.

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#2 KoanYorel


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Posted 27 February 2006 - 06:05 PM

See this link at mozillaZine Operation timed out

It may be a DNS problem or might even be related to using the ZA Free.
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#3 pascor22234


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Posted 27 February 2006 - 10:51 PM

I just installed FF yesterday after reading so many good things about it. Well, it is SLOW !! I never get timeouts, though. I'll stick with Netscape 7.2 untill FF for the Windows platform is ready for "prime time". I just don't see what people are raving about. At least Netscape has an email client built into it. Its a liitle old fashioned looking, but it works fine. I tried V8.1, but didn't like it and went back to V7.2. :thumbsup:

Edited by pascor22234, 27 February 2006 - 10:51 PM.

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 11:09 PM

Since you're new to Firefox, pascor22234, here's a couple of things you can check out.
Pay particular attention to the first link.
It should significantly speed up Firefox, for you.

1. Firefox Web Browser - Pipelining
2. About:config entries
3. How To Modify Hidden Preferences Using about:config
4. Firefox Tweak Guide
5. Firefox Tuning
6. Favorite Firefox Extension
7. Enhancing Firefox with Browser Extensions
8. Extensions
9. Plugins

These should keep you busy for a while.
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Posted 28 February 2006 - 12:52 AM

If you want an E-mail client, Mozilla offers a stand-alone version, Thunderbird. Or you might like the Mozilla suite which has both and is more like Netscape. I use all of the above, and find they load pages, etc., much faster than does I.E.
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