Anyone know much about Firefox?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Double D, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I have been running firefox for about a year and a half and just recently I have had an issue with it. When I load a page, it loads right away but then it stalls for about 3-4 seconds before I have control of it again. So, I can begin scrolling down the page and it will just stop and then pick back up in a few seconds and everything will be fine from then until I load another page. If I switch to internet explorer, it goes away. I uninstalled firefox and reinstalled it again but that did nothing. I am running an HP pavillion dv7-6c60us with 6gb ram and i5 intel core duel processer with windows 7. I have plenty of disc space left and I run a PC tools "spyware doctor" firewall that runs scans daily and I never visit any bad sites. I have done disc cleans and defrags and cookie deletes, but like I say, the problem disappears when using explorer...
    anyone??
  2. ozo

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    I used it for several years, but not at this time.
    Lotsa help, eh?????
    I use Chrome mostly...and IE some.
    The last few days Chrome has been like that.....
    a pause.....and will not download music videos
    FOR SQUAT !!
    Never a problem before.
    Jan and I decided maybe it's an extra load on the
    servers for Christmas shopping.....
    what do we know......although she was a tech.
    Yesterday was the first probs we had of any magnitude......
    and it irritated me to the point of foul language !!
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2012
  3. GunnyGene

    GunnyGene New Member

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    Check your cache. You may need to over ride the default.
  4. ozo

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    I deleted all history,cleaned the cache, etc yesterday eve......
    re-booted several times, usual stuff, had no positive results.
    Today, no problems.....
  5. USMCSpeedy

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    It might be a problem with one of your add-ins. Java, Adobe Reader, Flash Player, etc. Might want to make sure they are all up to date.
  6. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yea, it pretty much just started 2 days ago and I have checked all I know how to check.
  7. gunship

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    Firefox itself is having problems with their latest update. It has happened a few times before. Some things don't run right until the next update which should be quick.
  8. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Dan, I am running a HP Pavilion as well. I will down load it and let you know what happens.
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    The techie guys at work tell us to use Firefox so I use it at home too. I've had the same problem as you, but I chalked it up to a 5 year old Emachine desktop.
    I'll have to check mine now.
  10. cpttango30

    cpttango30 Guest

    I am going to say it is an update issue. Mine just ran an update and then proceded to crash 6 times in a matter of 2 minutes.
  11. RockinRiley

    RockinRiley New Member

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    Nope I believe it is ur hp disable all Adonis in Firefox and see if it goes away. If so their is an hp software install causing it.
  12. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Firefox is running the same as Explorer on my HP.
  13. RockinRiley

    RockinRiley New Member

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    I understand that. But the add-ins can have problems. For that reason you can start without them. Go to options then add-ons and disable them all. Do you still have issues?
  14. cpttango30

    cpttango30 Guest

    Try this. I have had a few machines at work that IE and FF would start running slow then start crashing then just not work. It was a Java or adobe addon.
  15. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Please explain how I do this.
  16. ozo

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    Dan
    edit: open a browser first
    click on TOOLS
    click on PROGRAMS
    click on MANAGE ADD ONS

    Check and see what you have running.
    Disable them all then see if the problem persists

    You will have to re-start for any changes to
    take affect.
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2012
  17. BlackEagle

    BlackEagle Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    You could try clearing your download list: Tools...Downloads...Clear List
  18. ozo

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    You can also check for a new FireFox update
    and make sure yours is current.
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    it is just big brother checking out what your loading:eek:
  20. ozo

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    Please don't get Dan started.....;)
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