I found 15 faster than 14. I'm on 16 beta now. It maybe just how many tabs and add-ons you have loaded.
Also install the latest flash player.
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Like Andrew, FF15 is better for me than the last version which was painfully slow on my machine. It's getting hard to tell what the problem is these days anyway.
Ta to all. I will look into it. I mean, straight after the upgrade - it disabled an add-on or 2 - then slow lane.
weird... I found the same deal for a short while .. slow to load slow to open pages .. just generally slow.
I did nothing other than close it down at some point as I was heading out for the arvo, and then suddenly it appears to feel snappier .. for no good reason.
I didn't disable nutt'n, and all my widgets and addons are still working.
I haven't updated flash as yet, and I haven't yet done a refresh of caches and suchlike(clearing out any flotsam and jetsom).
It just suddenly feels good again
hopefully it comes good for 'ya.
I've been running Firefox v15.0 for some time now and don't experience any problems on my Vista (arggh) laptops. I should be having problems. I have 50 tabs open all the time from startup to shutdown. Try that with IE and the system falls over. Recently I did upgrade the flash player and had some very odd issues. Couldn't access Photobucket uploader. Killed that flashversion and the system recovered and works fine. Stability on my platform is 100%. I haven't upgraded the flash player version since.
Nice to hear it's working for you now. I was considering jettisoning FF until I tried this latest incarnation. I was going to actually try IE again. They're both bloated.
If you have a problem like it again, open the task manager, click on the processes tab, click show processes from all users, click on the cpu column to sort the processes in cpu time usage. There may have been something here that was pulling the resources perhaps.
I see a malicious script off the web tried to run on my pc back in August probably about when I first received a message to update Flash player.
Quarantined: High,ac_runactivecontent .js (JS.Alescurf) detected by Download Insight,Quarantined,Resolved - No Action Required
Maybe there's something odd going on with the Flash Player updating...
I did go to the trouble of downloading and installing msert.exe (google it) and running it several times. It found a trojan (can't remember the name) that got through AVG and Trend Micro. Of course it might have been a false positive, but msert.exe is a product and you'd hope that would know what is or isn't a threat on their software.
Be warned though! A complete scan using msert.exe WILL take a long time on large systems. Mine took two whole days to scan all my hard drives and backups.
Hope this info is a help for someone.
PS I also updated my Java installation as well so maybe that also had something to do with it.
Last edited by Warbler; 05-09-2012 at 8:36am.
Current AP usages... (top 5)
Firefox 37.9 %
Google Chrome 22.8 %
MS Internet Explorer 20.9 %
Safari 16 %
Opera 1.1 %
There are some problems with FF and Flash Player. I recently updated both and it stuffed heaps up. From memory Flash Player 14...... is the update that made everything crash. Anyway, you can google any amount of things, but this step backwards has worked for me.
My computer just started going slow today...
Couldn't find the problem, but eventually up popped a message I've seen before, "Adobe Flash Player 11.3 r300 has stopped working".
Ran the latest version of scan software downloaded from .
Last time, this was discussed here, I disabled this version flash player totally in Firefox and never had another issue with Firefox. Seems it's switched itself on again somehow, but now I've disabled it again and problem resolved.
Just have don't a Flash Player at all in Firefox again - too bad Adobe...
Last edited by flashc; 13-09-2012 at 7:25pm.