I hope this post finds you all in good spirits this morning.
My issue is this. It seems that over the course of the last few updates of Mozilla Firefox the application has slowed to the point of being rendered almost unusable.
I've read a fair number of entries on various forums and websites about Firefox 3.5 starting up slowly. My issue, however, is not that it starts up slowly. My issue is that over a period of time the program gradually runs slower and slower and eventually becomes unresponsive.
I've heard of memory leaks in Firefox but this seems far beyond anything I would expect to see in a final release.
The following article is of significant interest, but is not particular applicable to this issue and is basically conjecture anyway.
Curiously, I have this exact same problem on both my Laptop (Windows Vista Premium 32-bit, Pentium Core 2 Duo 1.5 Ghz, 2 GB Ram) and my Desktop (Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit, AMD Phenom 2.2 GHz, 4 GB Ram).
Under any other circumstances everything is running fine on both computers.
I have tried disabling as well as uninstalling all potentially problem-causing extensions.
I clean my temp files with CCleaner and vaccuum my SQlite files frequently. ( http://mozillalinks....er-performance/ )
The only potential causes of the issue that remain are
-Adobe Flash 10 (though I have mostly sussed that this is not the culprit)
-Avast! Antivirus (the only program that I have running on both machines)
-Firefox 3.5 has gone crazy
I will tinker around some more and update with any findings I come up with.
Have a great day,