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  1. akairi97

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    My computer keeps freezing on me and sometimes I get a not responding as well. I mainly use mozilla firefox and it still freezes. Can someone please help me?
     
  2. Lance1

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    Is it just the browser that is freezing, or the whole computer? If its Firefox, try running it in Firefox Safe Mode Does it still freeze on you?
     
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    Okay, I will try that too. thanks
     
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    Hi, this is akairi97, but you can call me Akairi. I apologize for responding late. My Mozilla firefox is on safe mode but its still running slow . It doesn't do it all of the time but it does, mainly at night. This computer is fairly new, and Im trying my best to not get it messed up like my old one.
     
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    If Firefox is dragging its buttocks, you can set it to do some cleanup each time you close the browser. First update "That is if you haven't already" to the latest version of Firefox. Then follow step 1 though 6 in the image. In step 6 check the boxes that best suit your requirements. I suggest Browser History, Download History, Cookies and Cache.

    Down below is something I copied from the net a while ago. These are tweaks you can put into Firefox to substantially speed it up. There are 12 steps. Read carefully, and then follow each step. When your done, restart Firefox and you'll see a big difference

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    1. Type about:config in the address bar and then press Enter.

    2. In the filter search bar type network.http.pipelining. Be sure the value field is set true,if not double-click to set true. HTTP is the application-layer protocol that most web pages are transferred with. In HTTP 1.1, multiple requests can be sent before any responses are received. This is known as pipelining. Pipelining reduces page loading times, but not all servers support it.

    3. Go back to the filter search bar and type network.http.pipelining.maxrequests. Double-click this option and set its value to 8.

    4. In the filter search bar and type network.http.proxy.pipelining. Once opened doubleclick on it and set it to true.

    5. In IPv6-capable DNS servers, an IPv4 address may be returned when an IPv6 address is requested. It is possible for Mozilla to recover from this misinformation, but a significant delay is introduced.
    Type network.dns.disableIPv6 in the filter search bar and set this option to true by double clicking on it.

    6. CONTENT INTERRUPT PARSING
    This preference controls if the application will interrupt parsing a page to respond to UI events. It does not exist by default. Right-click (Apple users ctrl-click) anywhere in the about:config window, select New and then Boolean from the pop-up menu. Then:
    A. Enter content.interrupt.parsing in the New boolean value pop-up window and click OK
    B. When prompted to choose the value for the new boolean, select true and click OK.

    7. Rather than wait until a page has completely downloaded to display it to the user, Mozilla applications will regularly render what has been received to that point. This option controls the maximum amount of time the application will be unresponsive while rendering pages. Right-click (Apple users ctrl-click) anywhere in the about:config window, select New and then Integer from the pop-up menu.
    A. Enter content.max.tokenizing.time in the New integer value pop-up window and click OK
    B. You will be prompted to enter a value. Enter 2250000 and click OK.

    8. CONTENT NOTIFY INTERVAL
    This option sets the minimum amount of time to wait between reflows. Right-click (Apple users ctrl-click) anywhere in the about:config window, select New and then Integer from the pop-up menu.
    A. Type content.notify.interval in the New integer value pop-up window and click OK.
    B. You will be prompted to enter a value. Enter 750000 and click OK.

    9. CONTENT NOTIFY ONTIMER
    A. This option sets if to reflow pages at an interval any higher than that specified by content.notify.interval. Right-click (Apple users ctrl-click) anywhere in the about:config window and select New and then Boolean from the pop-up menu.
    B. Type content.notify.ontimer in the New boolean value pop-up window and click OK.
    C. You will be prompted to choose the value for the new boolean. Select true and click OK.

    10. Notify Backoffcount
    This option controls the maximum number of times the content will do timer-based reflows. After this number has been reached, the page will only reflow once it is finished downloading. Right-click (Apple users ctrl-click) anywhere in the about:config window and select New and then Integer from the pop-up menu.
    A. Enter content.notify.backoffcount in the New integer value pop-up window and click OK.
    B. You will be prompted to enter a value. Enter 5 and click OK.

    11. CONTENT SWITCH THRESHOLD
    You can interact with a loading page when content.interrupt.parsing is set to true. When a page is loading, the application has two modes: a high frequency interrupt mode and a low frequency interrupt mode. The first one interrupts the parser more frequently to allow for greater UI responsiveness during page load.
    The low frequency interrupt mode interrupts the parser less frequently to allow for quicker page load. The application enters high frequency interrupt mode when you move the mouse or type on the keyboard and switch back to low frequency mode when you had no activity for a certain amount of time. This preference controls that amount of time. Right-click (Apple users ctrl-click) anywhere in the about:config window and select New and then Integer from the pop-up menu.
    A. Enter content.switch.threshold in the New integer value pop-up window and click OK.
    B. You will be prompted to enter a value. Enter 750000 and click OK.

    12. NGLAYOUT INITIALPAINT DELAY
    Mozilla applications render web pages incrementally, they display what’s been received
    of a page before the entire page has been downloaded. Since the start of a web page
    normally doesn’t have much useful information to display, Mozilla applications will wait
    a short interval before first rendering a page. This preference controls that interval. Rightclick (Apple users ctrl-click) anywhere in the about:config window and select New and then Integer from the pop-up menu.
    A. Enter nglayout.initialpaint.delay in the New integer value pop-up window and click OK.
    B. You will be prompted to enter a value. Enter 0 and click OK
     

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    Hey Lance, you lost me at step 6 at the bottom when you metioned the content parsing. I have no idea where to type it or anything
     
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    oh, i got it now
     
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    Good! keep going.
     
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    okay. I finished. Ummm, i haven't had any problems yet. The new updated Mozilla Firefox 5, I don't like it, because it disables half of my add ons like( Google tool bar) due to it not being compatible and it has a few issues with it. But I do keep track on all of my updates though. Do you think its best to use firefox 5?
     
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    Yes, most defiantly. It is always best to keep up with updates. They keep you inline with the flow and progress of Internet technology. I think you'll like Firefox 5 once you get used to it. I like it.
     
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    Okay, I will try it thank you
     
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