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Firefox Runs Slow on Snow Leopard

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  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,875 points)
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    Jul 22, 2012 3:58 PM (in response to adam79)

    Sorry, I have no explanation for why Firefox is running so slowly. What about testing with a new temporary profile?

     

    http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=2479679

     

     

    I have mismatched, or, rather, different sizes RAM in my old G3. No problem. But call OWC tech and see what they suggest. Ask the DDR3/DDR2 question.

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    Jul 22, 2012 9:27 PM (in response to adam79)

    my problem is the opposite.  I have to use firefox since July 5 because Safari is sooooooo slow it's driving me crazy.  I get the death wheel and my beard is getting longer.  I installed snow leopard a few months ago.  I have 10.6.8.  Any thoughts guys.  Never had this problem with Safari before.

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,445 points)
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    Jul 23, 2012 12:02 AM (in response to adam79)

    I have to join with all who get frustated with slow browsers.  The problem, to my mind, revolves around the extentions and add ons.   These features must cause conflict within the machine. 

     

    In the case of Firefox, the number and frequency of updates is beyond belief; is competition so fierce that it is necessary ... or is it just marketing?    And should it be marketing, where does customer satisfaction come into things?

     

    We cannot expect a universal approach but we should be able to expect a good basic service and properly tested features before they are launched.

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,875 points)
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    Jul 23, 2012 4:26 AM (in response to seventy one)

    For the vast majority of users, Firefox runs fast and problem free. I think the issue may either be a corrupt Profile or conflicting Add-ons, as you mentioned. That's why I suggested creating a temporary Profile or opening Firefox in Safe Mode (Option at open.)

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,445 points)
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    Jul 24, 2012 2:24 AM (in response to adam79)

    That is the combo update.   You should download and run with that.  As a rule the combo update is the must have version.

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,445 points)
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    Jul 24, 2012 2:38 AM (in response to adam79)

    Yes.   A combo update usually follows  any major update.   It consolidates the changes.   You can download it and install over the top of your current system.

     

    Hope this helps

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,875 points)
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    Jul 24, 2012 4:21 AM (in response to adam79)

    adam79 wrote:

     

    I thought that 10.6.8 was the latest version of SL, but I just came accross the 10.6.8 v1.1 update. I hadn't heard of it until a couple hours ago. Which one is it?

    I forget now why, but the first 10.6.8 Combo Update was superseded very shortly after by the v1.1. It is still 10.6.8, not a different point version. Your OS will still be at 10.6.8 if you apply it.

     

    After the intial 10.6.8 was released, there was an addtional supplemental update, which was rolled into the 10.6.8 Combo v1.1. I don't think the supplemental is even available any longer. When you download it, it will appear as MacOSXUpdCombo10.6.8.dmg.

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  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)
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    Aug 2, 2012 8:19 PM (in response to adam79)

    adam79 wrote:

     

    the Non-Retina ones can only take up to 8GB

     

    No, that's Apple corporate only allowing 8GB in that machine to be ******, it can handle 16GB.

     

    Download MacTracker and see for yourself, nearlly all Early 2011 Mac's can accepet 16GB, you'll have to put it in yourself.

     

    Plus the anti-glare is the best screens anyway, you can see it nearly 100% of the time perfectly.

     

    Retina is a power hog.

     

    Mac support told me that some people add more than 8GB of memory to the non-retina's, even though they can only process the 8!

     

    Can add up to 16GB and the Mac addresses all of it. Two RAM slots, so might as well get 2-8GB modules.

     

    Videos here how to open it up. Crucial.com, OtherWorld Computing etc., for the RAM.

     

    http://eshop.macsales.com/installvideos/

  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)
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    Aug 2, 2012 8:17 PM (in response to adam79)

    If your Mac is running fine (run through this list of fixes)

     

    Step by Step to fix your Mac

     

     

    You might want to do a defrag of your Mac's hard drive

     

    I have a special process of doing it that's awesome and not risky as your copying data and always have a bootable copy

     

    Follow these steps, you should realize a performance boost.

     

    How to properly defrag a Mac's hard drive

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