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    I've noticed more people complaining about the speed of Firefox on their Linux.
    Must say it concerns somewhat myself too.

    Has anyone found a solution for this?

  2. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    Opera Browser.

    Or, you can remove all extentions, then remove Firefox. Re-install Firefox and re add the extensions. Some seem to think it broke on an update and its an extension causing the problem.

    Hope that helps.

    // Dr0

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    I would say this is IPv6's fault. In the laster versions of Firefox, IPv6 is enabled as default. IPv6 is an improvement of the standard IPv4-protocol.

    To turn it off, type in 'about:config' and search for the string 'network.dns.disableIPv6' and enable it by setting the value to 'true'.

    Then the problem should theoretically be solved. Throw in another post if you need assistance.

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    Yes, or you could just get Swiftfox, which automatically adjust to your processor for optimal web browsing.

  6. Software & Hardware   -   #6
    Re: Slow Firefox

    You could try the fasterfox extension.

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