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Posted: May 17, 2014 - 1:54pm

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Using anti-virus software will do it, too. I had to stop using Sophos AV on my old MacBook, it slowed things down so much. On the MacBook Air, it is noticable,  but still tolerable.

 
I thought the Ad Block was interesting because it affected Firefox much more than the other browsers they tested. Firefox seemed to be the biggest resource hog also. I don't notice any slowdown with Sophos on my Hacintosh but I am using an SSD and a 4 core cpu at 3.45ghz. I did a clean install of Mavericks on it a few weeks ago and its like going back to floppies booting of a regular hard drive now. Damn thing boots up in about 10 seconds now. I just updated to 10.9.3 today and it seems they fixed the slow wi-fi issue that some people like me were having from 10.9.2. I still like Snow Leopard best overall for responsiveness etc though.
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Posted: May 17, 2014 - 12:26pm

 DaveInVA wrote: 

Using anti-virus software will do it, too. I had to stop using Sophos AV on my old MacBook, it slowed things down so much. On the MacBook Air, it is noticable,  but still tolerable.
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Posted: May 17, 2014 - 12:01pm

Using AdBlock Plus may be what’s slowing your Firefox browsing session to a crawl


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Posted: May 16, 2014 - 8:22am

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IMHO Firefox seem slower for me in matter of website graphics loading and scrolling and the fonts kinda blurred. I prefer Opera or Chrome instead.

 
Yes Chrome is definitely faster at rendering websites etc. But the killer for me was that after the last update when I watch streaming video on Hulu the audio is no longer synced with the video. Safari and Firefox its fine and it used to be fine with Chrome. I tried reinstalling the latest version of Chrome from dead scratch, deleted its prefs and all and it still does it, This is on 10.8.2 Mavericks. That and Chrome still has the back button problem here at RP.
And the update before that broke Silverlight so no Netlix. That was fixed with the last update but now the Hulu streams are messed up.
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Posted: May 16, 2014 - 7:43am

IMHO Firefox seem slower for me in matter of website graphics loading and scrolling and the fonts kinda blurred. I prefer Opera or Chrome instead.
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Posted: May 16, 2014 - 6:28am

 islander wrote:

I'm kind of thinking that way too. Chrome works well enough most of the time, but I'm adapting to the quirks more often than they are fixing them. 

 
I'm using Palemoon as well...It helps.
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Posted: May 16, 2014 - 6:22am

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I hadn't used Firefox for a long time because I liked Chrome better but it seems every update lately Chrome has a new bug or problem so I decided to give Firefox a try again...

 
I'm kind of thinking that way too. Chrome works well enough most of the time, but I'm adapting to the quirks more often than they are fixing them. 
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Posted: May 15, 2014 - 7:04pm

I hadn't used Firefox for a long time because I liked Chrome better but it seems every update lately Chrome has a new bug or problem so I decided to give Firefox a try again...
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Posted: May 15, 2014 - 5:51pm

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Right  mouse at the very top of the window in an empty space. You should see a menu. Click "menu bar."

 
There it is!. Say's I'm up to date at 29.0.1
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Posted: May 15, 2014 - 5:40pm

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yeah. i don't have that menu.
 

 
Right  mouse at the very top of the window in an empty space. You should see a menu. Click "menu bar."


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Posted: May 15, 2014 - 5:39pm

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yeah. i don't have that menu.
 

 
See if it is onthe Help drop down menu.
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Posted: May 15, 2014 - 5:31pm

 DaveInVA wrote:

If you mean the version you are using just select "About Firefox" from the Firefox dropdown menu.

 
yeah. i don't have that menu.
 
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Posted: May 15, 2014 - 5:26pm

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Not sure where to find my version. Help?

 
If you mean the version you are using just select "About Firefox" from the Firefox dropdown menu.
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Posted: May 15, 2014 - 4:53pm

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I'm breaking in the new Firefox 29 on 10.9.2. and so far I like it and might even give up on Chrome for a while...

 
Not sure where to find my version. Help?
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Posted: May 15, 2014 - 4:48pm

I'm breaking in the new Firefox 29 on 10.9.2. and so far I like it and might even give up on Chrome for a while...
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Posted: May 6, 2014 - 4:04pm

Ok. Now on ff. Where is the help or icon to update?
Edit- Found it.
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Posted: Mar 29, 2014 - 5:05pm

not sure what's up with those browsers on these days but Chrome is acting strangely on windows 8.1 , not loading pages once in a while,  Firefox is useless if you need to zoom pages and use larger fonts, it's all distorted .  So now  I'm using OPERA and it work VERY well.  Somewhat like Chrome without the annoyances and the bugs.

I've just tried PaleMoon 64 bits and it seem to load pages faster than Firefox,  I use Waterfox 64 bits very often.   
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Posted: Mar 27, 2014 - 8:06am

Really liking this....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pale_Moon_%28web_browser%29
I have been using Pale Moon for about a month...It is made for Firefox and solved an issue I was having with Google...It seems to have improved the overall speed of browsing. YMMV.


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Posted: Mar 27, 2014 - 8:01am

 Lazy8 wrote:
miamizsun wrote:
This sounded like a good idea so I installed it. Made Firefox very unstable so I uninstalled it. Your experience may be different.

 
I've been using that for years on different FF builds from ~ 9.0 -27 and have never had any problems with it at all.


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Posted: Mar 27, 2014 - 7:48am

miamizsun wrote:
This sounded like a good idea so I installed it. Made Firefox very unstable so I uninstalled it. Your experience may be different.
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