Suddenly, FireFox is Taking Over

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    cornemuse

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    Lately FireFox is starting to use 99% of CPU, (Task Manager). This is after I've been o/l for just a few minutes. More often than not, I have to shut it down with Task Manager & re-start it. This is happening with FF29x & FF52x.

    Any ideas??

    -corne-
     
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    Disable all your extensions. If that fixes it try reenabling them one at a time to find the one causing it.
     
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    agree with @flavallee switch to mypal, its a up to date version of old firefox, supports tls 1.3 supports all pre quantum extensions its purposely made for windows xp
     
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    oh forgot to say that it uses very very little ram unlike todays bloated browsers and youre fine with 1gbram
     
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    I much prefer Basilisk, but you have to be able to deal with 7Zip to install it, and since I can't, Mypal and Centaury are good enough....but yeah, time to start weaning yourself off Firefox. A piece of crap that is constantly getting worse with each rendition. The addons was the only reason to stick with it, and with their mass sabotage, it's time to move on.
     
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    Firefox 52 ESR pretty well is broken. Sure, it's usable, but it will slow down to a crawl.

    Last viable version of Firefox I used was the 47 ESR. I believe it started as 45 ESR, then updated to 47. I cannot seem to find 47 ESR as a standalone.

    Didn't matter what I did with 52 ESR, it always slowed down to a crawl. Even reduced it to basic add-ons (No Script, Ad Block plus, Cookie Monster) and did the add-ons fresh.
     
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    Anyone that was using Firefox on Windows XP/Vista was moved to the ESR update channel in preparation for Mozilla's drop of support for Firefox automatically, regardless of whether they were already using Firefox 45 ESR or any other version be it ESR or not. @secpar

    Ordinary 52.0.x won't run on Windows XP/Vista, unless you edit the installer binary to remove the Windows 7 requirement. This was done to, rather considerably on Mozilla's part if I'll be honest, make sure XP/Vista users had security updates served to them until the EOL of ESR 52.x. Honestly it's actually rather silly that Chrome, with the 90% market share that it has on the modern web or so (eurgh, IE6 again, I dare say it?) doesn't have a proper equivalent to Firefox ESR...

    On a note to the thread's mention about lag issues in later FF builds, I certainly noticed this too and it more than likely relates to the removal of a bunch of legacy code being done rather hastily. (And this is why raising the version number to look better every six weeks isn't at all a good idea, you know.)

    @trimis, try i430VX's installer, available from their open directory website (which has a lot of other good stuff too), if you're referring to roytam1's builds.
     
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    the version does not say ESR
     
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    Look again....
     
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    Here's another view.
     

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    I cannot find an official mozilla download for version 47 that specifically says 47 ESR
     
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    Yeah, that's what I was saying.
     
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    Liz is right; there was never an official release of Firefox labelled 47 on the ESR channel. The final 'update' of 45esr went as far as 45.9.0.

    What you may have there is what I term a 'Frankenstein' build. Certain individuals were known to have downloaded a main-line release, switched to the ESR channel before a channel 'update' came through, then re-mastered/re-compiled the thing and built their own .exe packages from it. Don't ask me why; I never could figure out WHY some folks do the things they do!

    This could then have very well found its way into the repos of one of the numerous third-party download sites. Do you happen to remember exactly where you got this thing from?


    Mike. ;)
     
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    All of my Firefox downloads came directly from Firefox. In fact, in this particular instance, I distinctly remember accepting an update through the browser itself (i.e. Help / Check for Updates).

    I didn't do anything special, different, or out of the ordinary.
     
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    Be advised I made the mistake of allowing Mypal to autoupdate. Version 28.16.0 is a steaming pile of...nasty. It froze more than the worthless Firefox 52ESR. Firefox at least lets me download a couple pix from Yahoo or Google Photos before it freezes, or gives me the usual 'Firefox has encountered a problem and need to close' crapola. I uninstalled Mypal 28.16.0, disabled autoupdate, and went back to 28.15.0.
     
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