Firefox 3.5.4 update made browser much faster?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by doug in albq, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. doug in albq Suspended

    doug in albq

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    For me, firefox 3.5.3 was somewhat slow—noticeably slower than Safari.

    3.5.4 Seems to have sped up the browser a lot for me.

    However, I also deactivated a few extension at the same time i upgraded.

    So I am wondering...

    Have any of you seen any speed improvements with Firefox 3.5.4 update?
     
  2. splitpea macrumors 6502a

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    Almost definitely the plugins. A few plugins make the difference between a snappy and a sluggish Firefox for me. My brother's Firefox was unusably slow until I uninstalled the three different search engine toolbars that some software had installed without asking him.
     
  3. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    I'm still running 2.5 with no plug ins. After 3.0 I noticed Firefox acting like Safari, stalling, locking up, crashes, etc, etc.
     
  4. Bigtree macrumors 6502

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  5. MACWhite macrumors member

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    when i click on "Check for Updates" it tells me no updates available.

    how can i fix this?

    I have 3.5.3
     
  6. skye12 macrumors 65816

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  7. CWallace macrumors 603

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    Just download and install 3.5.4 from mozilla.com.

    As for myself, I found Firefox 3.5.x to be unpleasant in terms of performance so I moved to Safari 4.0.x and find performance to be much better, especially in OS X 10.6. That being said, I acknowledge that one's experiences shall vary.
     

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