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Posted 25 February 2015 - 04:25 PM
Posted 25 February 2015 - 04:29 PM
Wifey and I are staying with Firefox 33 awhile. Later, I will try v36 on the older laptop, see what happens.
We've had problems with a few miss-behaving plugins & extensions with versions 34 & 35.
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Posted 25 February 2015 - 04:32 PM
I updated to version 36.0 and haven't had any problems. One of your add-ons may need to be updated. Try Firefox in Safe Mode. Any better?
Posted 25 February 2015 - 05:17 PM
Did the safe mode startup and a refresh so for the time being all is well. Thanks
Posted 25 February 2015 - 07:26 PM
I was thinking of isolating a particular add-on not agreeing with the latest version of Firefox, but a refresh gets goods results as well.
Posted 25 February 2015 - 07:44 PM
OOPS, this is embarrasing. I think I isolated the problem. The refresh helped but the problem returned. I went into Programs and saw something new that I did not recognize and googled it to find out what it was. I had tried to install a camera [ Bluejay ] that I had which was several years old. My windows 8.1 would not accept it so I just assumed that nothing was downloaded. I was wrong. I uninstalled the suspicious program, BCP-401, did a disc cleanup, I use ccleaner, shutdown, the restarted and all is well.
Posted 25 February 2015 - 11:24 PM
I run Pale Moon 25.2.1. It's based on Firefox without some of the bloat. It's fast and I'vehad no issues with it. Another thing you might try is to reset firefox to it's default.
Help --> Troubleshooting Information --> Reset Firefox
Posted 26 February 2015 - 07:36 AM
There aren't many extensions for Pale Moon, compared to Firefox.
Posted 27 February 2015 - 07:11 PM
Something odd is afoot with Firefox 36.
I've used Firefox for several years and update whenever a new version arrives but this one is incredibly slow to load and not very responsive thereafter.
From scratch, it takes about 45 seconds for Firefox 36 to open on my machine. All previous versions have opened in just 3 or 4 seconds. Once open, it is also slow, so much so I'm back using Internet Explorer for now!
I use an HP xw4600 desktop machine running a Vista Business 32-bit operating system, Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83 GHz with 2.5GB of RAM and NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500. Everything else runs perfectly fine for what I need.
I use Norton Internet Security and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (free) edition, both of which are showing nothing in my system to worry about.
Posted 27 February 2015 - 08:11 PM
Posted 28 February 2015 - 07:15 AM
I did indeed try starting Firefox in Safe Mode and then refreshed everything, but still the same result.
IE seems to work reasonably (although my Vista system limits me to IE 9, of course). I've downloaded Google Chrome today just by way of trying something else and that appears to be working absolutely fine and very quickly. This makes me think my system can't have anything too seriously amiss with it, it must be something in Firefox.
There are other forums out there where people seem to be having similar problems. We'll see what happens over the next few days.
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