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  1.    4 Weeks Ago #61
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    Seems like an awful lot of stuff to go through. I just installed firefox on a fresh installation of windows a few weeks ago. Should problably also mention that i have been testing internet explorer 11 for a few days and it doesn't seem to have the same problems as firefox.
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  2.    4 Weeks Ago #62
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    I may have found whats causing the constant freezing. It seems to happen after firefox has been open for some time. If I click on restart firefox with addons disabled, the freezing goes away. I'm only using a few addons, including adblock, new tab and flash video downloader. I'm not using that many addons really.
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  3.    4 Weeks Ago #63
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerawy View Post
    I may have found whats causing the constant freezing. It seems to happen after firefox has been open for some time. If I click on restart firefox with addons disabled, the freezing goes away. I'm only using a few addons, including adblock, new tab and flash video downloader. I'm not using that many addons really.
    Sounds like one of your addons might be the culprit. Let me tell you a quick story. I used Adblock plus for about 9 years, never an issue. But about 8 months ago, my Firefox started freezing a little bit, specially early after cold starting the browser. It went like that for about 2 weeks. At the time, I still didn't have W10, the freezing happened in my W7. So, after enduring the issue for a couple of weeks, I decided to try to find out what caused the problem.

    I created a new Firefox profile and in less than 5 minutes I found the cause of the problem. As soon as I installed ABP, the freezing started. ABP caused the problem. So, I uninstalled ABP. I use NoScript, is not an adblocker but it blocks most ads. So, for the past few months I been getting used to not using an adblocker. Later I found out that there was a known documented bug at the time in ABP. IMO, it hasn't been fixed as of yet.

    In July, when I got my W10, after installing Firefox, changing a few settings setting, and installing the 3 extensions I am using now, I also installed ABP, and the freeze was there. So, I don't know, I hate staying away from using ABP, but if thats what has to be done to carry on a comfortable browsing experience, thats what I ll continue doing. Perhaps thats what you should try doing.

    Another thing, you seem to have too many issues with Firefox. You shouldn't be having them, Firefox is a nice browser that works great day in and day out. If I was you, I would do a true clean install of Firefox. That means, you uninstall Firefox and after rebooting, you make sure Mozilla's folders in Program files and the 2 folders in AppData. get deleted. The one in Program files should be deleted by the uninstall and the other you ll have to delete them yourself. The only thing I would save from the old install is your bookmarks so you can import them back after reinstalling Firefox.

    You can save bookmarks as a file in Bookmarks/Show all bookmarks/Import and Backup, Click Backup.

    Some people like to save a lot of stuff from old installations, I don't. The way I see it, if I am going to do a clean install, I ll do it as clean as possible. The more you save from an old install, the less cleaner your new install would be.

    I know doing this things take time but I take it as maintenance, and try to have fun doing it. You had this problem for months, while it should take only a little while to solve it. Maybe a few hours. To me, it ll take me about 45 minutes and be done.

    Bo
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  4.    4 Weeks Ago #64
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    Quote Originally Posted by bo elam View Post
    Sounds like one of your addons might be the culprit. Let me tell you a quick story. I used Adblock plus for about 9 years, never an issue. But about 8 months ago, my Firefox started freezing a little bit, specially early after cold starting the browser. It went like that for about 2 weeks. At the time, I still didn't have W10, the freezing happened in my W7. So, after enduring the issue for a couple of weeks, I decided to try to find out what caused the problem.
    I'm about 99.9% sure that its some of the addons causing it, because if i restart firefox without addons, the freezing goes away. I'm not using adblock plus though, im using the regular adblock. I was using chrome before with the same addons and they never caused chrome to freeze. I also find it weird that it happens after firefox has been running smooth for most of the day.

    Quote Originally Posted by bo elam View Post
    Another thing, you seem to have too many issues with Firefox. You shouldn't be having them, Firefox is a nice browser that works great day in and day out. If I was you, I would do a true clean install of Firefox. That means, you uninstall Firefox and after rebooting, you make sure Mozilla's folders in Program files and the 2 folders in AppData. get deleted. The one in Program files should be deleted by the uninstall and the other you ll have to delete them yourself. The only thing I would save from the old install is your bookmarks so you can import them back after reinstalling Firefox.
    I have already tried a clean install of windows, the issues with firefox are still there. Most of them are fixed though and im enjoying the browser, but i would still like to try and fix the last issues.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 4 Weeks Ago at 02:30.
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  5.    3 Weeks Ago #65
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerawy View Post
    I have already tried a clean install of windows, the issues with firefox are still there. Most of them are fixed though and im enjoying the browser, but i would still like to try and fix the last issues.
    What are the last issues?

    Bo
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  6.    3 Weeks Ago #66
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    I updated to the FCU and my nvidia drivers and now when I watch youtube videos, Firefox freezes for 5 seconds before loading the video...

    Anyone else have this problem?
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  7.    3 Weeks Ago #67
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    YouTube can use HTML5 video in supported browsers. Firefox should use the HTML5 in preference to Flash, but will revert to Flash if for some reason HTML5 doesn't work. Perhaps it is this that is happening and takes 5 second to complete. You can check you browser's HTML5 capabilities here:
    https://www.youtube.com/html5

    More on Firefox/HTML5 here: HTML5 audio and video in Firefox.
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  8.    3 Weeks Ago #68
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    Gave up on FF a few months ago, using Opera, lots better
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  9.    3 Weeks Ago #69
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    Quote Originally Posted by bo elam View Post
    What are the last issues?

    Bo
    They are listed in the original post.

    Quote Originally Posted by jrolson View Post
    I updated to the FCU and my nvidia drivers and now when I watch youtube videos, Firefox freezes for 5 seconds before loading the video...

    Anyone else have this problem?
    If you are heavy on addons you might try to restart firefox without addons and re-test the issue.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 3 Weeks Ago at 01:20.
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  10.    3 Weeks Ago #70
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    YouTube can use HTML5 video in supported browsers. Firefox should use the HTML5 in preference to Flash, but will revert to Flash if for some reason HTML5 doesn't work. Perhaps it is this that is happening and takes 5 second to complete. You can check you browser's HTML5 capabilities here:
    https://www.youtube.com/html5

    More on Firefox/HTML5 here: HTML5 audio and video in Firefox.
    My browser is using html5 video. The freeze happens before it loads the html5 video.

    Found this reddit post with the same problem. So im not the only one...
    Intermittent freezes with YouTube in 56.0.1 : firefox

    Not sure if this problem is from Firefox, the FCU, or the new 388.00 nvidia drivers. Never had this problem before updating...
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