Speed of access, plus faulty page loading

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26 Nov, 2016 01:55 AM

Computer system: Desktop Mac G5 DP 2.3 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive, OS X 10.4.11. I run ClamXav 2.2.1, maintaining current virus definitions.

I welcomed the upgrade to 45.5.0 because I found 45.4.0 to open and generally function slower than its predecessor. And 45.5.0 is quicker. However, after using it for a short time, its speed of loading web pages - predominantly text - slowed to a crawl. Pages began to not load at all. Or they would partially load, then blank out nearly the entire page, then would just "chug" - no beach ball of death - showing the page would be loading but never would.

I reverted to 45.4.0 with which I am creating this problem query. It continues to start-up slowly, but pages load and are accessible, including links within a page.

I ran speedof.me with both versions of 45. The older version uploaded more quickly while downloading was essentially identical.,

I ran speedof.me using Safari 4.1.3 and discovered download was somewhat quicker than either version of 45 while uploading was much quicker.

I have no idea what sort of problem I am attempting to describe. I worked with my Internet service provider's tech support. We find nothing amiss.

  1. 1 Posted by Pierre dery on 26 Nov, 2016 01:50 PM

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    Experiencing exactly de same thing! Specialy whith Facebook! I did install facebiik disconec plug in and i foud a big difference for couple hair than slow speed come back! I found when i do a refresh tenfourfox it come back ok bur for for couple hour than it come back slow! Curiously i found that theres another extension thant i never add on call (Firefox Hello Beta) ! I can see on the report troublehooting page but not ont the add-ons manager page ! Curious but it look a add on form morzilla

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 26 Nov, 2016 07:33 PM

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    Tlancek, all I can say is: This doesn't match my experience with 45.5 at all. Please try again with add-ons disabled or reset TenFourFox.

    Pierre dery: Please try Facebook in another browser. If it's better over there, reset TenFourFox. If it isn't, you've got a network problem.

  3. 3 Posted by tlancek on 27 Nov, 2016 04:31 AM

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    Many thanks for your prompt reply. I may have been premature in placing
    my problem query. After I did so, I tried my "last arrow in my quiver,"
    my #2 drive that replicates my primary drive. Its function is to become
    primary if/when primary dies. I ran speedof.me several times. It
    reported a consistently repeating pattern that remained within the upper
    range of my widely swinging primary drive. I was not happy; I assumed
    accessing my usual URLs and links would result in the same poor Internet
    access problems.

    Did not happen!


    My machine running from #2 drive functioned as I expected my primary
    drive to run - a few days ago. And this was running 45.5.0.

    Next steps were obvious - DiskWarrior to optimize primary drive's
    directory, permissions, and files and folders. After this, TechTools Pro
    to defragment files, then the drive. The only one of these steps that
    reported major problems was my primary drive's directory. Having
    repaired and optimized my primary drive's software, and having
    reinstalled 45.5.0, I'll see how things work over the weekend.

    Despite my not having tested how effective is my maintenance, I must
    reiterate that #2 drive - virtually a duplicate of my primary drive -
    functions normally with the same exact set-up as the drive that didn't
    work worth spit.

    FYI: I do not visit ANY social URL, so Pierre, I can furnish nothing useful pertaining to Facebook problems.

  4. 4 Posted by tlancek on 28 Nov, 2016 08:25 AM

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    I've been running 45.5.0 on my primary drive all evening. Problem is solved. A severely troubled directory was the problem. What is surprising is that the only circumstance where the directory problem manifested was TenFourFox on the Internet.

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