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I downloaded Fire Fox for one main reason. The only connection that is available in my area is dial up. I went to a friends house; in a different city to download the installer. She has a cable connection. The reason I went to her house to download the installer I was told by a rep from my ISP that the issue was caused by the dial up connection. Even with the installer downloaded with cable it is still happening.
For some reason Fire Fox will sometimes go non-responsive the first time I connect to the Internet at the end of the first page that loads; after that all is great. This issue does not happen every time I connect; but since I am running dial up it just adds to the wait. If the issue happened every time I would think there was a conflict with an add on. I'm only running three add ons: WOT (Web of Trust), the Yahoo Tool bar, and Billeo tool bar.
I realize that this is not Bugzilla but I have given up hope of ever hearing from Fire Fox support. I posted the issue there over two years ago and have never heard a thing.
Does any one have any idea as to what is going on?

Edited by iddawg, 31 May 2010 - 07:23 PM.

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Does the same thing happen if you use "Mozilla Firefox (Safe Mode)"?:

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Yes. It does not matter which I use. FF goes non-responsive.
Any ideas?
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I thought it might have been either or both of the Toolbars, or possibly WOT.

Was hoping that loading in Firefox in Safe mode would temporarily remove those items to see if they were the cause.

Apparently not. :)

The only other idea I have at the moment, (before coffee), is to try another browser such as IE, Chrome, etc..
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IE 8 came preloaded on the laptop. The only problem with it is it loads so sloooooowwwww; and I cannot get into my account at att.com to pay the bill with IE.
I like running WOT it keeps me safe on line and there is no way I can do something stupid with it installed.
The only problem with Chrome is that you cannot run any add ons.
So I guess I just put up with it.
Thanks any way.
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https://chrome.googl...pegjjndpbikblnp
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Thanks, diabillic.
I did not know that is was available.
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Chrome extensions became available only a short time ago, but good riddance it only took long enough. Alot of FF plugins were ported over to Chrome as well (Adblock Plus, Noscript, Greasemonkey, etc) that you should find handy.
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