Everything loading slow on Firefox, Please help!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Fred87nc, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. Fred87nc macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2008
    I have my online job ChaCha and spend countless hours searching stuff. Firefox is taking forever to load, even google, it won't load it. It just starts doing this randomly. Some sites don't want to load while others do, then at times nothing wants to load.

    It isn't my internet because Safari loads at the same time in a second. Unfortunately I can't use Safari with ChaCha. So any help please, Firefox worked just fine in the beginning. Link to stable version? I my try reinstalling.
  2. itickings macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2007
    Try creating a new user profile for Firefox and see if it works better.

    The latest (supposedly stable) version of Firefox can be downloaded over att Mozilla's.
  3. hughvane macrumors 6502


    Aug 25, 2008
    Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
    Your post and the job you do suggests to me that you have a very cluttered browser cache. Use a utility like Onyx to give your MacOS a good clean.

    If you don't wish to do that, use FFox's own cache cleaning facility, then set a limit to how big the cache file becomes in future. Go to FFox > Prefs > Advanced > Network > Cache > Clear Now; and then set the size you'll allow.
    [I use 20 Mb only, so the cache gets automatically cleaned regularly.]

    Another thing you might do is to clear the cookies cache of all the unnecessary ones, and then set FFox to ask you every time a cookie is to be set. A slight inconvenience only. Most cookies are ads and banners anyway.
  4. redmeister macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2007
  5. Fred87nc thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2008
    Thanks guys, Well I ended up reinstalling Firefox, Everytime I reinstalled it I still had everything, and nothing changed, then I read about the User profile. and I deleted it and everything Back to normal. I will also take those tips to keep my cache low and keep my computer clean. Thanks alot.

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