Accessing ANY web page is five to ten times slower than before upgrading to 3.0.

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

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major
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
10 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: kevin, Unassigned)

Tracking

({perf})

3.0 Branch
PowerPC
Mac OS X
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

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Description

10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X 10.4; en-US; rv:1.9.0.1) Gecko/2008070206 Firefox/3.0.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X 10.4; en-US; rv:1.9.0.1) Gecko/2008070206 Firefox/3.0.1

Just clicked the fast / auto update to update to 3.0 without thinking. Shouldn't have.

The new browser is glacial in speed. Every new web page takes at least five times longer to come up than pages in 2.0.0.1 (or whatever it was I was using.

How do I go back to 2.0 version? If I can't, I will need to find another browser.

VERY disappointed in this new version.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.open Firefox
2. wait interminably for home page to open
3. wait interminably for any other page to open
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.1) Gecko/2008070208 Firefox/3.0.1

I see no difference here. Can you retest in safe-mode?
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Safe_Mode_(Firefox)

Comment 2

10 years ago
I "helped" someone on LiveChat with this issue, no extensions.  Any other possibilities?
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Comment 3

10 years ago
I tried Safe Mode. Still slow as molasses.
Version: unspecified → 3.0 Branch
Maybe a third party software like a security/firewall/antivirus/antimalware program?
Or you could try a new profile:
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Basic+Troubleshooting#Make_a_new_profile

Firefox 2 is still available and will be updated with security and stability fixes for some time: http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-mozilla1.8/
If you want to downgrade first export your bookmarks (as html).
kevin, are you still seeing problem?  have you tried v3.5?
Keywords: perf
Whiteboard: [closeme 2009-10-25]
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Comment 7

9 years ago
I am using 3.0.6 and speeds are now normal. Wondering if I should upgrade to 3.5.
WFM per comment 7
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Whiteboard: [closeme 2009-10-25]
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