OK, I just went on Safari and it's screaming fast compared to TFF. I have been fighting this for months, and it just keeps getting slower. I really don't want to have to use Safari, but something is just not right here, hopefully some setting I'm unaware of or something.
I'm typing this message in 17.0.6 on an iBook G4/1.33, which is
considerably lower spec than your computer, and everything is very
snappy. Therefore, this is likely to be a local problem, assuming
you are using the most current version.
The most common offender is a bad or malfunctioning add-on, or a
stuck profile setting. Your first step is to try resetting your
profile -- see How to reset your profile at the lower right. This
will keep your bookmarks, private data and certain other settings,
but will remove add-ons and change certain other settings.
If this doesn't work, I won't be able to diagnose further
without some test sites I can reproduce the problem on. If it's a
generalized issue, I regret I don't have further suggestions.
I would recommend you only plan to install the ones you actually
want to use, and then install each one by one. If the problem
reoccurs, you have found the offending add-on (but I'd reset your
profile again and then install the others just in case it made any
other profile modifications). If you are able to install all of
them successfully, then it was a bad setting from something else,
and you shouldn't have any more issues.
Okey Dokey, I've done this one item at a time, and here's what I've found, in case it helps you or other users:
The add-ons and plug-ins, and the settings/customizations, seem to have little or no effect on my speed, EXCEPT:
Those are both security add-ons which I really like to use, but they both slow everything WAAAAAAAAAY down, singularly and ESPECIALLY when used together. I feel like I'm more vulnerable now, but I could not stand to continue at the speed I was going before.....
Thanks again for walking me through this, and I hope it can be of some use to you, or help other people with similar problems.