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katermerlin
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FF17.0.1 portable faster than 18.0.x

I'm using FFportable on a harddisk (Vista / WinXP). After updating v17.0.1 to 18.0 I found that starting FF is slower and tabs open often reluctantly. Also with version 18.0.1
It somtimes lasts 20-30 seconds until a website has openened.

However, the issue is not reproducible, means it also happens that websites are opend in a normal speed.

Also trying it in safe mode without addons the issue exists.
I tried to start it from a SD-Card but it became not better....

Also trying the FF on different PC (Notebook with XP) the problem persists.

Fortunately I archived different Versions of FFportable, so I can test the behaviour of different Versions.

At the moment I'm using V 17.0.1 again, as it seems to be the best in speed and handling...

Has anybody an idea what I can still try, or has somebody a hint for adjustments...

Thanks a lot for your help,

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Wolfgang

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FF17.0.1 portable faster than 18.0.x

Have you tried turning history off ? speeded it up for me !

kcar0n
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Wow....

Turning off history definitely improved FF's speed for me! I was just about ready to dump FF, because of how slow it was becoming. Biggrin

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Any issue causing over 5

Any issue causing over 5 seconds to load a page is most likely not the web browser's fault. Have you tried a different connection? Possibly at the library, work, or a friend's house.

Grantwhy
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an Add-on maybe?

Could it be something like an add-on that misbehaves with FF18?

I use Firefox Portable as my main browser and I haven't had this slowdown/problem.

Grantwhy
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ps: proxies

ps: I know Firefox changed (improved) how it deals with proxy connections. katermerlin, are you connecting through a proxie?

Although, wouldn't a proxy problem just result in a inability to connect at all?

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If the proxy server is laggy,

If the proxy server is laggy, that explains the issue. Remember that proxy servers will slow down your connection at least 2x. And that's with a very high quality one.

katermerlin
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I think I solved the issue

I think I solved the issue due to the "Proxy" - contributions.
The standard-setting of th proxy seems to be "Use proxy settings of the system".... This clickbox was marked. As I do not use any proxy, I marked "No proxy"... And suddenly FF runs fast!!!

Strangely enough the odd setting of the proxy has no effect in FF17.0.1 ...
Thanks a lot to all who tried to help me.

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Wolfgang

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