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I am running Firefox 23.0 on Ubuntu 13.04 (64-bit) and it is a real pain at the best of times.

It takes around 45 seconds to have a usable window after I click on Firefox in the launcher: 15-20 seconds for a window to show, and then 25-30 seconds of a blank window before it is usable.

Many web-pages that I use regularly cause Firefox to freeze up for around 10-20 seconds before it is usable again.

I first thought there was just a bug in Firefox 21/22, so I waited a few versions before speaking up. I installed a clean Ubuntu 13.04 a month or two ago.

In comparison, LibreOffice and Gimp are both usable within 10 seconds after I click on them. The problem does not, therefore, seem to be hardware-related.

I would appreciate any help! Just please don't tell me to switch to Chrome/ium. Firefox worked perfectly on Ubuntu 12.10 before I clean-installed Ubuntu 13.04.

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Ok, it appears the PrivacyChoice.org TrackerBlock plugin seems to be the culprit.

The first thing I did when installing was to protect myself from the NSA and advertisers. But, now when I started Firefox in Safe Mode, it was super-fast, as one would expect from a 64-bit system, even if my hardware can be slow sometimes.

I use other blocking plugins now instead. Be warned!

[#29904] Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 7 Months  [reply] [flag answer]
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