Tabbed browsing is extremely slow or freezes




Tabbed Browser
10 years ago
4 years ago


(Reporter: Dana, Unassigned)


2.0 Branch
Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20070914 Firefox/
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20070914 Firefox/

When one or more tabs are loading, I am unable to view any other tabs until it is done and then some (which means I even have to wait a short time AFTER it's done completely loading before I am able to view any other tabs. If by chance I am able to view another tab, I am unable to scroll, type or use the other tab in any way until the one is done loading.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce: 3 or more tabs
2.either from the address bar or right click, open a new tab
3.While that tab is loading try to click one of the first one's you opened.
Actual Results:  
unable to click any tabs other then the one that is loading. Long, long wait time before I can do ANYTHING with the other tabs.

Expected Results:  
I remember a day, oh perhaps about a month ago, when I could jump from tab to tab with ease while waiting for other tabs to load. That's my expected result.


10 years ago
Group: security
Have you installed any addons that could be slowing this down? Trying safe mode ( , disables all addons) or a new profile ( , resets all settings to default temporarily) would be a good idea.
I'm sure there is already a bug out there which handles that problem but I cannot find it at the moment.
Whiteboard: DUPEME
Version: unspecified → 2.0 Branch
This bug was reported on Firefox 2.x or older, which is no longer supported and will not be receiving any more updates. I strongly suggest that you update to Firefox 3.6.3 or later, update your plugins (flash, adobe, etc.), and retest in a new profile. If you still see the issue with the updated Firefox, please post here. Otherwise, please close as RESOLVED > WORKSFORME

Comment 4

8 years ago
I reported this a long time ago and future updates had fixed the problem. Although I want it to be known I ALWAYS stay up to date with Firefox.
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME


4 years ago
Whiteboard: DUPEME
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