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?


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.

  • I'll try it with a new profile, haven't thought of that yet. Thanks! – Martin Ueding May 10 '11 at 21:40

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.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.