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Firefox 46.0/1.0 for Mint - very SLOW

Post by tinker123 » Sun May 15, 2016 2:28 pm

Mint 17 Qiana
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Firefox 46.0, 1.0 for Mint


Anyone else have any trouble with Firefox being very slow in loading pages?

I uninstalled all of my plugins, reset Firefox to all of the defaults, and have only put back AdBlock and the Reddit Enhancement Suite. Still very slow.

I don't seem to be having similar issues with Chromium

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Re: Firefox 46.0/1.0 for Mint - very SLOW

Post by BigEasy » Sun May 15, 2016 2:33 pm

Sites with lot of pictures, videos, scripts always slowly loading in Firefox any versions.
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Re: Firefox 46.0/1.0 for Mint - very SLOW

Post by tinker123 » Sun May 15, 2016 3:00 pm

I've been using both Firefox and Mint since each started and have not had this problem.

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Re: Firefox 46.0/1.0 for Mint - very SLOW

Post by Pjotr » Sun May 15, 2016 3:31 pm

Does it make a difference when you disable the Redditt add-on?
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Re: Firefox 46.0/1.0 for Mint - very SLOW

Post by Cosmo. » Sun May 15, 2016 5:06 pm

Test it with a really complete fresh FF-profile. This method is fully undoable.

Close FF.
Open your file-manager and make hidden files visible (press ctrl-h).
Rename the folder .mozilla to .mozilla.bck
Start FF, this will create automatically a new FF-profile.
Check.

To get back to your old profile:
Close FF.
Delete the new folder .mozilla
Rename the folder .mozila.bck back to .mozilla
Start FF. Done.

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