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How to speed up Firefox browser?


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#1 samuel3

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 04:22 PM

My firefox is starting to slow up are there anyways to speed it up? From switching tabs it seems to have a delay and when loading new tabs it seems to freeze the browser for about 5 or so seconds..



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Posted 07 June 2014 - 04:25 PM

 How many tasks do you have running?  How much RAM?  What kind of CPU?  What extensions (add-ons) are you running?  What kind of Internet connection?  All these affect speed, and I have to tell you my dog broke my crystal ball.  :dance:


Edited by wpgwpg, 07 June 2014 - 04:26 PM.

Everyone with a computer should back his system up to an external hard drive regularly.  :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 04:35 PM

Just firefox running

 

4gb ram

 

65 Proccesses running

 

40% CPU Usage

 

Add ons:

 

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Internet speed is the same as when firefox was faster



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Posted 07 June 2014 - 04:43 PM

For some reason it only has say 3.25 ram usable. Why is this?

 

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 05:07 PM

 For starters I'd disable some of those add-ons, especially the Java ones.  65 processes running doesn't sound excessive, but I'm wondering what you have getting automatically started when you boot.  The 3.25 GB of RAM is par for the course with 32 bit versions of Windows.  With 32 bits you can only address up to 4 GB and Windows reserves a chunk for itself.  The current version of Firefox is 29.0.1, I don't know whether you're running that or not.  To see what's being started when you boot, hold down CTRL and press R, then type MSCONFIG and hit enter.  Then click the Startup tab (note: avoid the other tabs!) and you'll see a list of what's being started when you boot.  You can uncheck anything there except for your antivirus.

 

Good luck.


Everyone with a computer should back his system up to an external hard drive regularly.  :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 05:10 PM

Only Avast and my uploading programme 'Puush'



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Posted 07 June 2014 - 05:11 PM

How do I disable the java addons. I use them for a game I play in Browser, would that affect the gameplay?



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Posted 07 June 2014 - 05:18 PM

How do I disable the java addons. I use them for a game I play in Browser, would that affect the gameplay?

Probably would if you use them.  I mentioned disabling add-ons only because it could be a way to speed up Firefox.  Chrome is another browser you might want to try.  You can download it from google.com/chrome.

 

Good luck.


Everyone with a computer should back his system up to an external hard drive regularly.  :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 05:31 PM

 

How do I disable the java addons. I use them for a game I play in Browser, would that affect the gameplay?

Probably would if you use them.  I mentioned disabling add-ons only because it could be a way to speed up Firefox.  Chrome is another browser you might want to try.  You can download it from google.com/chrome.

 

Good luck.

 

 

I like firefox as I have my tabs for easy access and I have lots of bookmarks of youtube links that I like to play music when I'm browsing prehaps lots of the bookmarks could be causing the free/lag?

 

My firefox is also have the latest update


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Posted 07 June 2014 - 05:42 PM

How do i Delete the Nexon game controller addon as I dont need that anymore



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Posted 07 June 2014 - 06:08 PM

I have deleted VLC media, nexon and the ulity add ons since removing VLC media player my videos play in windows media player I have some .MKV files that dont open with windows media, how would I play them?



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Posted 14 June 2014 - 11:36 AM

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 04:08 PM

Just a piece of info.,try and google your problem,there are many fixes and tricks out there.






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