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Title: Firefox
Post by: Alex on September 25, 2014, 06:49:45 AM
When in XP i had a number of FF extensions installed; I have done similarly in LL:

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I wonder if any/all of these are really needed when using LL - some do seem to slow FF down significantly.


Title: Re: Firefox
Post by: gold_finger on September 25, 2014, 02:09:04 PM
Just my opinion -- NoScript and Adblock Plus are practically essential addons in my book.  They help protect browser as well as speed-up page loads by blocking non-essential junk adds, scripts and flash content from loading.

Generally speaking I'd guess that the more addons you have the more potential there is for some slowdown due to number of things running in background.  But I'd guess that some will have more impact than others for various reasons:  how well written they are, what function they are performing, whether they duplicate effort of another addon or cause conflict with another, etc.

Not familiar with Clean Links, Facebook Phishing Protector, or Hide My Ass Proxy Extention -- but if I had to guess, the Hide My Ass one is most likely the cause of slowdowns due nature of what it's doing (re-directing traffic through proxies).  You could try substituting similar addons for the ones you find that do cause slowdowns.  Some may work better than others.

Overall you don't appear to have an "excessive" number of addons.  I have same total as you (but different addons) and my browsing is faster with them then a browser with no addons.  Experiment a bit to find out which one(s) are causing the slowdowns, then try other alternatives if you decide that you do want to keep those functions vs. just eliminating the addon all together.  If the Proxy one is the only culprit, there may not be much you can do about it -- just the nature of the beast so to speak.
Title: Re: Firefox
Post by: Scott on September 25, 2014, 04:23:39 PM
I agree with Gold_finger plus I've found changing plugins from 'always activate' to 'ask to activate' seems to work well too.
Title: Re: Firefox
Post by: Alex on September 25, 2014, 04:58:39 PM
Thank you both, that answers my question :)