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

    Oct 12, 2007
    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

    Oct 21, 2009
    Among the starlings
    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


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    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

    Aug 7, 2007
  5. MACWhite macrumors member

    Nov 18, 2008
    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


    Nov 11, 2006
    Austin, Tx
  7. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    Just download and install 3.5.4 from

    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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