Firefox freezes for several seconds

Thilo Six T.Six at
Mon Sep 18 11:33:13 UTC 2006

Alain Muls wrote the following on 18.09.2006 13:05:
> Hi,
> I have firefox installed. The installed extensions are fasterfox, 
> Noscript, downthemall, tab mix plus, flashgot, mid, adblock plus, dutchblock 
> and adblock filterset G. updater.
> Since a week now, firefox reguraly freezes for several seconds (e.g. at each 
> desktop switch). What is wrong with the current version???

I think it is a known fact that extensions make FF sometime instable.

Since i use the same FF version as you and i do not experience the same
behavior as you i suggest the following to narrow the cause:

* close _ALL_ FF windows

* start a new FF with:
  $ firefox -ProfileManager

* create a new profile e.g. like "test-with-defaults"

* then to use this profile afterwards you use:
  $ firefox -P test-with-defaults

Since this is a standard profile that ships with ubuntu and you
experience the same behavior with _that profile_ *then you can blame the
But i do not think this will happen.

Maybe it is also a good advice to update the extensions if new versions
are available (with bugfixes) but rather i suggest to lower the number
of used extensions.

bye Thilo
i am on Ubuntu 2.6 KDE
- some friend of mine

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