Its taken 6 minutes to get to this page and a new thread l tried fail to submit, the new firefox is utter rubbish. Takes 2 minutes to load a page on firefox, every other web brouser takes 2 seconds, firefox can piss off if its this slow, its the slowest version I'VE EVER SEEN, its a joke, so bugger firefox spellcheck unless theres a hotfix l can download. l cant spellcheck this because it will fail again and 4 minutes later l will smash the fucken pc after it, AGAIN fails to load or loads after 2 minutes. Is there a different brouser with spell check built in, or is there a hot fix for this , rubbish programmed firecraps.Slowest fox in history, mmmmmm.
18th November 2004
:moved: to a separate thread in Tech Discussion, as it doesn't really have belong in the thread it was posted in.
Also, I think it's something on your end. Pages are loading just fine for me, also on the latest Firefox. Have you tried Internet Explorer?
I just checked with FF and FF4 Beta and neither have any unusual page loading problems. Both loaded this page in about 2-3 seconds. It's noticeably slower than my default browser Iron, which is based on Chrome, but nothing way slow like you said.
As said it's likely on your end. Do you clean your browser clutter periodically? A good tool for that is CCleaner. If you switch to Internet Exploder, all the more reason to use CCleaner. IE likes to track the URLs you frequent with an "index.dat" file in the cookies folder, which is a malware loophole. CCleaner cleans that file, as well as cookies, browser history, temp internet files, etc.
Its a brand new laptop and l havent done bugger all web surfing on it yet, l went back to basic explorer and now its lightning fast again, firefox is crud. And lm not p aying for ANOTHER program to clean anything, scammers always want a million dollars for crap that constantly needs re-regestering every year. 800$ for windows 7 OP, it should be frekin perfect for that money and com e with proper security.Rip off bastards.This pc came with Norton, not my favorite, l use Avast usually and have never had any issues.
Former Network Admin and Former Forum Admin
25th July 2005
Try this for IE ieSpell - Spell Checker add-on for Internet Explorer This is how I found it. http://lmgtfy.com/?q=internet+explorer+spell+check
jackripped;5406417...lm not p aying for ANOTHER program to clean anything, scammers always want a million dollars for crap that constantly needs re-regestering every year. 800$ for windows 7 OP, it should be frekin perfect for that money and com e with proper security.Rip off bastards.This pc came with Norton, not my favorite, l use Avast usually and have never had any issues.
LOL, chil dude, CCleaner is 100% free. You don't even have to register it or give an email or anything. Also, if you have Norton installed and running, that may actually be what's slowing things down.
As with any name brand PC, which laptops 99% of the time are, you sometimes have to uninstall some software that comes with it to get the less MS respected open source type programs like FF to run well.
Firefox is used by more people than any other browser though, so it doesn't tend to have a lot of compatibility problems. I suggest you get at the root of the problem rather than assuming FF itself is the problem.
You could also try Iron, it's a very good browser. It's basically as fast as Chrome but without the security risk since it's stripped of Google.
Use Iron or Opera. Firefox is still too slow and clunky compared to them IMO.
I just downloaded firefox for my virtual machine last week and it works great. No problem here... maybe you had a bad install. Plus I have it on my other 2 computers and they run fine also.
I have problems with chrome... IE6 runs faster then chrome on my 3rd and 4th computer.
One thing that can make FF have problems is if you use an extension that conflicts with certain software you have installed.