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My firefox has been really dragging a$$ lately. Every time it really hangs it was reading google analytical or something similar. After doing a bit of checking around, I downloaded a NO SCRIPT add-on from mozilla's website. I am simply amazed at how fast the thing runs again. If you are having similar problems, I highly suggest this add-on. Initially it did screw up a couple of of my standard pages (1 online banking site and the weather channel) but 2 simple clicks allows you to allow specific scripts to work on the pages you want.
 

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My firefox has been really dragging a$$ lately. Every time it really hangs it was reading google analytical or something similar. After doing a bit of checking around, I downloaded a NO SCRIPT add-on from mozilla's website. I am simply amazed at how fast the thing runs again. If you are having similar problems, I highly suggest this add-on. Initially it did screw up a couple of of my standard pages (1 online banking site and the weather channel) but 2 simple clicks allows you to allow specific scripts to work on the pages you want.
I just downloaded firefox yesterday cause IE kept loosing connections for no apparent reason. Someone told me it was a IE problem, and I should start using FF. So far no problems, and seems to be faster than IE.

My tech savvy son swears by the new Google Chrome web browser. I told him I could only stand one major download a year, and FF was staying at least until 2011!
 

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try this.....


1.Type “about:config” into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries:
network.http.pipelining network.http.proxy.pipelining network.http.pipelining.maxrequests
Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.
2. Alter the entries as follows:
Set “network.http.pipelining” to “true”
Set “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true”
Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.
3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” and set its value to “0″. This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.




this worked really well during my gaming years
 

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Seems to me you would spend most of your time allowing exceptions. Java script is on nearly every page these days...
 

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I've said this multiple times this year on here:

Firefox + NoScript + Adblock Plus = one of the best internet experiences possible! :clap:
 

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For the past month I have been having speed issues with FF. If I opened more than one tab, it hung up forever. After doing some research, it appears that the newest version flakes out on java script or something similar. Got tired of dicking with it so I uninstalled it, and re-installed FF 2.0 and turned off auto updates. Runs fine again.
 

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I've said this multiple times this year on here:

Firefox + NoScript + Adblock Plus = one of the best internet experiences possible! :clap:
I even searched for scripts and firefox before I posted this but I did not find it. Maybe the script blocking did allow me to do a proper search. :laughing:
 

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Yeah, that makes sense. Searching for "noscript" I see that my first mention of it was on 3/31/08.

Good stuff!

And FF became A LOT faster once ver 3.5 came out. I haven't seen any issues with it using java, javascript, css or XHR. TraceMonkey has been 100% solid for me. ;)
 

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Wow downloaded those add-ons and firefox is flying now. I thought it was my comp but that did the trick!
 

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IE got so unstable that I switched to Firefox and love it but my latest release has been hanging a lot (3.6) - never did before in previous releases. Anybody else had that problem?
 

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I have been using FF for several years. Been very happy with it until lately. It kept freezing up and was slow. Especially when I am on the road and using wireless card. I noticed by daughter was using Chrome and decided to try it. Now before when I was in slow areas FF would take forever, now Chrome is only slightly slowed. At this point, I am definitely sold on Chrome. I even converted my office computer as well.
 

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IE got so unstable that I switched to Firefox and love it but my latest release has been hanging a lot (3.6) - never did before in previous releases. Anybody else had that problem?
Nope. Been using FF since it's early days as Phoenix (10 years ago). It's better than ever. Fast. Reliable. Awesome!

I have 3.6 running on Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
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