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bill_steamshovel
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Firefox struggling but Vivaldi is fine SOLVED

Post by bill_steamshovel » Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:50 am

Hello,

Anybody else notice this ? - on my desktop running Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon, Firefox always seems to be struggling and slow whereas Vivaldi seems to run much much better.

Have almost abandoned firefox because of this.

Am running latest versions of each package installed sometime in the last 3 weeks

Bill
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Re: Firefox struggling but Vivaldi is fine

Post by snowflake » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:07 am

if you mean slow at "launching", yeah, firefox launches slower than my other browsers, by millisecs , i don’t mind that
apart from launching performance seems great to me, goes without saying that add-ons can affect both launching speed & overall performance
I think firefox always becomes slower after using it for a long time, maybe try using it with a fresh profile:

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firefox --ProfileManager
Good luck

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Re: Firefox struggling but Vivaldi is fine

Post by Flemur » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:26 am

bill_steamshovel wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:50 am
Anybody else notice this ? - on my desktop running Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon, Firefox always seems to be struggling and slow whereas Vivaldi seems to run much much better.

Have almost abandoned firefox because of this.
If snowflake's advice doesn't work,
Edit: also try deleting: rm -r ~/.cache/mozilla. It won't hurt anything.

you might consider abandoning Cinnamon; in these forums it's associated with a slew of similar ("slowness") problems which never or rarely seem to crop up with other desktops.

snowflake:
I think firefox always becomes slower after using it for a long time, maybe try using it with a fresh profile:
I've never had that happen.
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
Your data and OS are backed up....right?
Mint 18.3 Xfce/fluxbox/pulse-less
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Re: Firefox struggling but Vivaldi is fine

Post by bill_steamshovel » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:22 pm

Thanks for the tips.

Will try your suggestions today.

Bill

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Re: Firefox struggling but Vivaldi is fine

Post by bill_steamshovel » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:17 am

Firefox was slow at starting and slow doing things after it had started.

Snowflakes tip worked well - its running just as fast as Vivaldi now that I set up a new profile.

Thanks for the tips

Bill

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