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25 May 2015   #11
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Time to finish off those last 2 beers in the 12 pack or was it a 24 pack :/
I'm too drunk to remember
Cheers.


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25 May 2015   #12
10beers

Win 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

LOL...nice to be here
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25 May 2015   #13
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi, 10beers:

At the risk of being the skunk at the garden party, reverting to an older version of Firefox to solve "slowness" issues is not a good idea.

There are 2 major problems with that approach:
A safer approach would be to conduct a bit of basic troubleshooting:

Mozilla Safe Mode
Firefox - Standard Diagnostic
Firefox - Fix slowness, crashing and other problems

With the increasing complexity of all software these days -- including browsers and their plug-ins and extensions and other add-ons -- a bit of care and feeding of one's browser profile is a good investment of time.
From time to time, a profile cleanup or even a new, fresh profile will restore that fast, fresh, clean Firefox feeling.

Second-best might be to move to the "ESR" version.

Just my humble opinion as a long-time home user, not a geek.

Cheers,
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25 May 2015   #14
10beers

Win 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Thank you MoxieMomma. I believe i did do a refresh on Firefox shortly after the event. At this time I can go ahead & update to FF 38 & try those ideas. This PC has been what I call the sacrificial PC. I test out software & if I have to I format. This has been my first format in 1.5 years, so not bad thanks i'll try that.
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25 May 2015   #15
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea your in good hands there
[SOLVED] Browser problems
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25 May 2015   #16
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

A Firefox "reset" is certainly one way to go about it.
There are other, less drastic troubleshooting steps that can be done first, e.g. Mozilla Safe Mode, to exclude a wonky extension or similar issue.

Either way, I would be sure to back up the profile, especially critical components, such as bookmarks, before doing anything too "involved".
There are many ways to do that, e.g. with FEBE or Mozbackup or a host of others.

It's certainly your call.
I just wanted to be sure you (and others reading this thread) were aware of the security (and stability) issues with reverting to older versions.
It may temporarily solve an issue, but it's not the best way to go about it and can create new, unanticipated problems and vulnerabilities.

Cheers!
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25 May 2015   #17
10beers

Win 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Thanks Moxie, as far as backing up, there's not much there since the format, but the FEBE & Mozbackup are good ideas for future. Enjoy your day.
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25 May 2015   #18
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

See ya!
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