I’ve been using the Firefox browser for years. I love it; love the add ons. However, I have been noticing a terrible slowdown with it lately. Pages take a long time to load, scrolling is jerky or hangs, and the worst : You Tube videos stutter every 20 seconds or so.
I have been noticing these problems on both my iMac and on my Windows Vista laptop so I can pretty much rule out a computer problem since it happens on both computers. I put Google Chrome on my laptop and while using Safari on my Mac I have not experienced problems - Chrome and Safari run smooth as silk. The problem happens when using Firefox.
I’m fine with using Chrome and Safari, but I have become hopelessly dependent on the Firefox add ons. AdBlock plus, Greasemonkey, Bug Me Not, one that expands Facebook photos on rollover so I don’t have to click on them to view the full size photo, etc.
Is anyone else having problems? Does having too many add ons create problems? I’m using the latest version on both my computers and it might be slow since the latest update, I’m not sure.