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Windows 7: Firefox is Misbehaving.


17 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Firefox is Misbehaving.

Hello fellow members .

Recently (the last week or so) I started experiencing very very very slow load times of even
simple web pages such as Google or the forum's index, using FireFox.

At times it wouldn't load at all until no matter how long I wait until I close the tab and give another go.
Starting today I can't switch the streaming quality on YouTube videos, no difference if I'm choosing
a higher resolution or a lower one.
The video will start streaming at the default 360p and the moment I try to switch to a different option
it will stop the playback, blacken the video window and will default to 240p.


I naturally assumed it had something to with the bandwidth I was receiving but I tested the same
on a different PC around the house and no problems were found (I also asked the usual user
of that particular PC and it was going smoothly throughout the week).
I've used FF for years with very minimal hiccups, nothing like this.

OK so the issue is local on my machine I tested the same web-pages / videos using IE (and surprisingly )
it was working smoothly.


I really love FireFox and have based myself in its functionality I would love to get it back,
what can it be?

  • FireFox 26.0 - I've tried 24.0 & 25.0.1 to no avail.
  • Tried using FireFox in safe mode not using any addons / extensions, no change.
  • It's worth noting that at random intervals FF manages to perform as it should but that doesn't last very long or doesn't reappear for any particular reason.
  • Using Internet Explorer 11 to type this post.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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17 Jan 2014   #2

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

It's bold of you to use ie11
I'm not that bold anymore
There was a post here,
Strange Tags or Snipetts
That was interesting the default settings were altered or at least it seemed to me like a crazy default setting with 26 ?
Possibly related in a bazar way,
I posted the old timers temp files delete on your profile so use it and reset and post back,
If you have the plugin version of flash remove it and use the regular version,
Cheers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

LOL, it's the only other option I won't touch Chrome .
I used the tool you linked me to and have reset FF (damn I hate doing that)
and no luck unfortunately :\ .

What do you mean flash's regular version, doesn't FF only use flash as a plugin?
BTW I've updated to v12 today.
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17 Jan 2014   #4

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Open flash 12.0.0.38
See if it says plugin version or not,
I never use the plugin versions,
Firefox and ie show the same versions but there is a beta plugin option just wondering if you use it ?
Cheers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2014   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Did you mean this window?
Name:  flash12.jpg
Views: 31
Size:  69.4 KB


My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2014   #6

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Yes get rid of the plugin version please,
Cheers.
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17 Jan 2014   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

OK done, but now obviously I can't use flash in FireFox .
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2014   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YoYo155 View Post

What do you mean flash's regular version, doesn't FF only use flash as a plugin?
Yes. You need the plugin.

Quote:
IE uses the ActiveX version of Flash. Chrome comes with its' own version of Flash. Firefox needs the Plugin version of Flash, so you will need to install that version.
Not going to work on just the regular version.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone
If you have the plugin version of flash remove it and use the regular version,

Here's some other info,

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...shoot-problems

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...s-firefox-hang
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17 Jan 2014   #9

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

I thought you would need to redownload the 12.0.0.38 again using firefox,
Or replace it with the one from ie11 which you don't need because you primarily use Firefox,
I'm not a fan of the plugin version,
Cheers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2014   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
I thought you would need to redownload the 12.0.0.38 again using firefox,
Or replace it with the one from ie11 which you don't need because you primarily use Firefox,
I'm not a fan of the plugin version,
Cheers.
Firefox has to use the plugin though. It doesn't use the active x from IE.
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