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Browser Slow

watercool

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 14, 2013
26
1
England
Hey,

I use Firefox (38.0.5) on my Macbook Pro and I tend to have a few tabs open at one time.
But it's started getting really slow, freezing and taking a while to load pages with a lot of pictures
when I'm using the internet.

Any suggestions for a non-techy person :)
 

snaky69

macrumors 603
Mar 14, 2008
5,904
484
Try other browsers, if the problem is present accross all of them something's wrong with either your home network or your internet connection.
 
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Queen6

macrumors G3
Hey,

I use Firefox (38.0.5) on my Macbook Pro and I tend to have a few tabs open at one time.
But it's started getting really slow, freezing and taking a while to load pages with a lot of pictures
when I'm using the internet.

Any suggestions for a non-techy person :)

Try using Safari, avoid Chrome it will only bog your system down as it`s poorly optimised, if want the Chrome experience try Chrome Canary as it`s far more optimised for OS X. Ultimately Safari is going to deliver the best performance on a Mac.

Q-6
 
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LadyX

macrumors 68020
Mar 4, 2012
2,371
251
Try using Safari, avoid Chrome it will only bog your system down as it`s poorly optimised, if want the Chrome experience try Chrome Canary as it`s far more optimised for OS X. Ultimately Safari is going to deliver the best performance on a Mac.

Q-6
I use Chrome and have no issues with it whatsoever.
 
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eyoungren

macrumors Core
Aug 31, 2011
22,640
15,595
ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
Or if you want to stay on Firefox you can try optimizing the performance. There are a number of adjustments you can make in about:config to improve performance.

There is a link in my signature for a browser named TenFourFox, which is a fork of Mozilla (the people who make Firefox). T4Fx is for PowerPC Macs, but all of the optimizations that I did for it came from Firefox (they apply to T4Fx).

The stock settings that Mozilla provides for Firefox really don't cut it in my opinion. Hence my optimizations.

Lastly, if you've added any addons lately those can also be a drag on memory, which would slow Firefox down.
 
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watercool

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 14, 2013
26
1
England
Thanks people - I'll start using Safari and see how it goes.

This might sound petty but.... is there a way for Favicons to show on my favourite toolbar, like it does on Firefox?
 
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sumer

macrumors regular
Mar 2, 2015
130
0
Toronto
Thanks people - I'll start using Safari and see how it goes.

This might sound petty but.... is there a way for Favicons to show on my favourite toolbar, like it does on Firefox?

If you want to stick with Firefox try Waterfox. to me it seems a little faster. I have loads of open tabs and no lag or issues.

Cheers
 
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