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  1.    19 Sep 2017 #11
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    If you should happen to hit this: At http://kb.mozillazine.org/Standard_diagnostic_(Firefox), the link to "Run the Check Disk error-checking tool (explained here" produces a 404, it has reportedly been fixed.
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  2.    19 Sep 2017 #12
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    I have finally uninstalled Firefox as my browser of preference, I am sick and tired of being told what addons I can and can't install, they have gone beyond that, what was once the best browser to the worst.

    I will never donate to them any further, I have now moved over to Edge and will never go back.

    I choose what I want not them.
    Last edited by Gerry5039; 19 Sep 2017 at 19:35.
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  3.    20 Sep 2017 #13
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    Windows 7 Ultimate

    I have installed Firefox ESR as the "regular" Firefox was getting slow and sluggish.

    Firefox Extended Support Release FAQ — Mozilla

    My regular browser has been Opera for some time now though:

    PC Browser | Fast, Safe Free Browser for Windows | Opera

    The only disadvantage is the space needed for the cache which grows every time
    you use it.

    I use and have been using CCleaner since it came out and Never ran into problems with it.
    Just use common sense and don't use the Registry cleaner or Any for that matter.


    Flashorn.
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  4.    20 Sep 2017 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not Myself View Post
    If you should happen to hit this: At http://kb.mozillazine.org/Standard_diagnostic_(Firefox), the link to "Run the Check Disk error-checking tool (explained here" produces a 404, it has reportedly been fixed.
    I don't really get what you mean. The link opens a support page for vista/7 on how to run the check disk tool + a scandisk support page for windows 98/me. I can run a check disk but i doubt thats the problem, im on a fresh install of windows and my ssd is brand new. I am going to go through the rest of the guide tough, but it will take some time since there is a lot of steps.
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  5.    20 Sep 2017 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerawy View Post
    I don't really get what you mean. The link opens a support page for vista/7 on how to run the check disk tool + a scandisk support page for windows 98/me. I can run a check disk but i doubt thats the problem, im on a fresh install of windows and my ssd is brand new. I am going to go through the rest of the guide tough, but it will take some time since there is a lot of steps.
    It is very simple: As I wrote, if you had encountered the problem, it was then solved. If you did not encounter it, then it is of no matter whatsoever, which is the basic meaning of the word "if."

    As for checkdsk, follow the instructions, unless you don't believe that even a brand-new disk can have problems. I had a sad experience of this very nature several months ago, one which, because Dell totally mishandled the problem, and would not listen to me, a mere computer user, caused me a tremendous amount of aggravation, even some money.

    What was this about? It seemed as though my WiFi card was going bad, so I made an in-warranty phone call to see what could be done. That call was well handled; it took about an hour, and the tech determined that,yes, the card was going bad. As my warranty calls for in-home service, the card was replaced the next day, whereupon I had no WiFi on my computer. From there, the situation quickly deteriorated. First, Dell insisted that my ISP had changed its settings, even when I pointed out my wife's computer and my smart phone, both of which are on the same WiFi system as my computer, continued to work perfectly. Total nonsense ensued, until, a month later, the replacement WiFi card was finally replaced, and my computer once again had WiFi.

    It was, to me, evident from the moment that the first replacement card was installed and my computer restarted, that it was nothing more than a defective card. Sadly, I was correct, and due to my strident complaining, i had good phone conversation with a tech support supervisor, who not only agreed completely with me, assured me that the case would be discussed in depth at the next tech support crew meeting, and that steps would be taken to try to prevent any future similar episodes.

    While this was a horrid experience, I had a rather amusing one many years ago, when the telephone repair man would not listen to me. As the fire chief, I had a direct phone number to call if my phone was out, which I used, and I got a fairly quick visit by a phone company technician. I knew precisely both the physical location and the number on the junction box from where the buried line reached my house; I told the tech this, but he insisted on calling his dispatcher, who kept giving him absurd "locations" of the junction box, so he left for a while to go to another house where he knew the setup. When he came back, he again called dispatch; the look on the repair man's face as he was speaking with the dispatcher, was, to me hilarious, as I knew what the man would say when he hung up. Yes, he had just been given the location and number of the junction box for our phone service, which just happened to be identical with the information I had given him over two hours earlier.
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  6.    20 Sep 2017 #16
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    Well, serves you right for buying Dell.
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  7.    20 Sep 2017 #17
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    Cerawy, the Firefox profile manager is a tool we have available for detecting the cause of issues like the ones you are having now. Use it. Let me tell you a quick story. I used Adblock plus for about 9 years, never an issue. But six months ago I started experiencing slight freezes, specially immediately after opening Firefox. After a couple of minutes, most of the time all would be OK but not every time. After experiencing the issue for a couple of days, I was disgusted and opened the Firefox profile manager, and tested using a hew profile. In less than 5 minutes, I had detected that the cause of my issue was Adblock plus. Thats how long it took. How did I detected it? Well, inmediatedly after installing ABP, the issue showed up. Later I found out that there was a bug with the version of ABP I was using.

    You can do the same. Its very easy to open the Firefox profile manager, and use it for testing. Let me show you with pictures.

    Copy and paste: "firefox.exe -p" in the Search bar, and click to open.

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    That opens the Firefox profile manager, Click Create Profile.

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    When this widow opens up, Click Next.

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    In the following Window, name the profile. You can name it Test as in the example. And Click Finish.

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    In the following screen, you select the Profile you want Firefox to start with. You can untick, "Use the selected profile without asking at startup". That way, Firefox will give you the option for you to select the profile when you click the Firefox icon. After testing, if you want to keep using the new profile, you can. You can keep both profiles if you want. If you want to delete one or the other, open the profile manager, you can see the option for deleting profiles in screen 2.

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    Not as good as Brinks tutorials but perhaps testing with a new profile helps you determine whats causing your issues. Is easy and it works.

    Bo
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  8.    30 Sep 2017 #18
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    I just created a new profile with firefox. Will test it a bit and see what works.
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  9.    04 Oct 2017 #19
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    Alright so I did some testing and first thing I notice is that firefox runs a lot smoother and is more responsive. Sadly, it didn't solve any of the other problems.
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  10.    04 Oct 2017 #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerawy View Post
    Alright so I did some testing and first thing I notice is that firefox runs a lot smoother and is more responsive. Sadly, it didn't solve any of the other problems.
    I am running Firefox 57 Beta 5 and Nightly 58 Both 64 Bit and they share the same profile so there is no need for that profile manager. I am have no problems at all. Just an FYI
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