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Old 02-02-2013, 07:23 PM   #1
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Default Is it Firefox, or my extensions?

The problem that I have is that Firefox just slows to an absolute crawl after 30-60 minutes of usage. The rest of the system is really speedy, so the problem is for sure limited to either Firefox or the add-ons.

I'm running the latest Firefox (18.0) on Windows 8. I'm running on a brand new clean install of Windows and Firefox at the moment, but I've had the had the same issue on Windows 7 and the last few versions of Firefox. I generally have 1-4 tabs open, and maybe up to 8 if I'm looking at a few things for school.

RAM usage (according to task manager) ranges from 250mb at launch to about 600 after an hour or two.

The extensions I use are:

AdBlock Plus
NoScript
Ghostery
BetterPrivacy
DownloadHelper
NewTabURL
UserAgentSwitcher
NoSquint


Is there a known issue with any of these add-ons, or is the issue Firefox itself? I've installed Chrome and though I'd prefer to stay with Firefox, the sluggishness is really starting to get to me.

I guess I'll just browse with add-ons turned off to check for myself. Just thought someone might have some first-hand experience with an add-on causing similar problems.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:42 PM   #2
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Try disabling Ghostery. I had minor slowdowns with it, but I've read of people having pretty bad performance.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:55 AM   #3
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The problem that I have is that Firefox just slows to an absolute crawl after 30-60 minutes of usage. The rest of the system is really speedy, so the problem is for sure limited to either Firefox or the add-ons.

I'm running the latest Firefox (18.0) on Windows 8. I'm running on a brand new clean install of Windows and Firefox at the moment, but I've had the had the same issue on Windows 7 and the last few versions of Firefox. I generally have 1-4 tabs open, and maybe up to 8 if I'm looking at a few things for school.

RAM usage (according to task manager) ranges from 250mb at launch to about 600 after an hour or two.

The extensions I use are:

AdBlock Plus
NoScript
Ghostery
BetterPrivacy
DownloadHelper
NewTabURL
UserAgentSwitcher
NoSquint


Is there a known issue with any of these add-ons, or is the issue Firefox itself? I've installed Chrome and though I'd prefer to stay with Firefox, the sluggishness is really starting to get to me.

I guess I'll just browse with add-ons turned off to check for myself. Just thought someone might have some first-hand experience with an add-on causing similar problems.
18.0 is not the latest, 18.0.1 is http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2296544
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:57 PM   #4
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some of them I am not familiar with but try disabling one by one and see what happens.
I have noticed slowdowns when using ghostery myself.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:14 PM   #6
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Use do not track me instead. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...ckplus/?src=ss
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I use the Fanboy Ultimate list. I use Adblock+ anyway, so that makes it easy.

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