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I updated my Intel Atom Netbook to Natty, and besides killing the battery, the new Firefox 4 seems super slow, it takes half a minute to load a page, then the program does not respond too much at all.

Chromium is way faster, but I am uneasy using that browser, mostly because I use NoScript and am kinda paranoid.

Are there any ways to speed it up?

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If you're paranoid (I don't know why) you can use the NotScript extension for Chrome, which is the same functionality as NoScript: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/odjhifogjcknibkahlpidmdajjpkkcfn

Also have you tried removing your firefox profile folder to see if that solves the problem, located in your home folder.

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I'll try it with a new profile, haven't thought of that yet. Thanks! –  queueoverflow May 10 '11 at 21:40
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First thing to do is to disable ipv6.

  • Type about:config in the address bar, press Enter.
  • Find network.dns.disableIPv6 in the list.
  • Right-click -> Toggle.
  • Restart Firefox and try again.

There are several things you can do to speed it up. Just follow the Firefox optimization tutorials on my web site.

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