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Slow Performing Add-ons

Add-ons provide many useful features and functions, but they can also cause Firefox to become slower. Some add-ons can even slow Firefox to a crawl and make it difficult to use for regular web browsing. If you think add-ons might be the reason Firefox is lethargic, check the list below for some of the biggest bottlenecks. And remember, for best performance you should disable add-ons that you no longer use regularly.

Add-ons with Slowest Start-up


The following add-ons have the most impact on how long it takes Firefox to start up.
Rank Add-on Impact Longer lines are slower
#1 FoxLingo - Translator / Dictionary by Linkular LLC
74% slower

#2 Firebug by Joe Hewitt, johnjbarton, robcee, FirebugWorkingGroup, Jan Odvarko
74% slower

#3 AniWeather by AniWeather
54% slower
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This is what it was doing to me, I think I disabled Adblock Plus and the AVG addon and it sped it up back to normal.
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This is what it was doing to me, I think I disabled Adblock Plus and the AVG addon and it sped it up back to normal.
AVG addon, most likely, however, even if Adblock is 12th in this list (which ain't very good), imo it should be compensated by the fact that there will be less things to download (less ads).
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Firebug is coming off when I get home.
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I had lingo installed up until I read this. I rarely used it, just disabled it so I can still use it if needed later. I can't say I see a noticeable difference though. I starts up in less than a second either way.
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Owch firebug 74% slower, that's a big amount when it comes down to it.
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Of the list, I only use VideoDownloadHelper. Firefox is loading off my C300 though, so I wouldn't notice any change in performance either way.
    
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Firefox is loading off my C300 though, so I wouldn't notice any change in performance either way.
Yeah, SSD's & Ramdisk = Win.
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The following add-ons have the most impact on how long it takes Firefox to start up.
Dont really care. If ABP and NoScript make my firefox start up 30% slower then so be it.
They do more good then they do harm, and until mozilla lists how much it will impact actual browser use and not just start up these numbers wont mean a thing to me.
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What happens when all 3 are active? IE emulator?
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