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Why is FireFox so slow?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I use chrome 99% of the time but I just started to use firefox too so I have dual accounts open and stuff like that on websites.

 

I noticed that firefox takes drastically longer to load stuff compared to chrome. Also the spellcheck sucks too, I can type a word incorrect the same way and firefox will have nothing or wrong words but chrome usually has the right word show up

 

anyway Firefox will be so slow I think its my Internets fault but ill go on chrome or even opera and while FF is still loading the web page I can browse flawlessly on the other browsers. I only have Adblock + nord on firefox as extention and on chrome I have like 8+.


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side by side comparisons have not yielded great slowness for me. Do you have chrome on an SSD and firefox on an HDD perhaps?


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I use FF and Chrome. Even side by side, they act almost the same. Chrome is a tad slower for me actually. I only have two extensions on either browser: Adblock Plus and Honey. Maybe uninstall FF and install the 64bit version?

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On my machine Firefox (64bit) is slightly faster than Chrome (64bit) actually.

 

Maybe you are using DNS-over-HTTPS in one and not the other? Depending on the setup and DoH server it could be slightly slower.


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Is that NordVPN? Ofcourse VPN will slow page loading, you can change default search engine to google if you want same auto correct as chrome...

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, RageTester said:

Is that NordVPN? Ofcourse VPN will slow page loading, you can change default search engine to google if you want same auto correct as chrome...

I don't have the VPN on and Google is the default browser in FF Ive always had it that way.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
20 minutes ago, Inkz said:

Idk, I have no problems with speed on FF.

I have having a problem and I need help. This does not help. Just trying to get your post count up or what? I see zero reason as to why you commented this. Thanks for the Help pal

 

 


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It may depends on what powerful your computer is. Hardware acceleration may work different in FF and Chrome depends on hardware. Try to disable hardware acceleration in FF and check.

 

This is not uncommon - older browsers works faster on older computers. Opera 6 for example works much faster on my old Pentium 160MHz than Opera 7. After hardware upgrade result was opposite. When I tried old Opera 6 after years, I noticed that it was really slow browser. But not for very old PC. So, your hardware may be ok for Chrome acceleration, but not for FF.

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8 hours ago, Inkz said:

Idk, I have no problems with speed on FF.

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Anyways. I can just say that page loads are bit slower. Not something you would notice on longer use. It's not laggy or anything like that. But as I use FF as 1st and Opera as 2nd, Opera tends to be tad faster.

 

As for spellchecker, do you use English or something else? FF uses open source dictionary. Same which is used in LibreOffice for example. With English it's enough for me. I Google the word if it fails me. With Finnish I rather copy-paste into Office Word for spellcheck.


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