Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Firefox is slow in Ubuntu?

It's probably working OK for you, but not for me. I've seen Firefox as awesome, in Windows -- could not bear slow Internet for millions of pages I browse everyday. So, I googled around and there were way too much confusion but most of them were pointing directly or indirectly that the culprit is IPv6 . I have found a easier fix (somewhere on the Internet).

Here is what you should do.
  1. Open Firefox and type
    about:config
    in address bar, hit enter.
  2. Scroll down until you see a line like this
    network.dns.disableIPv6 = false

  3. Double click on this line so that it becomes
    network.dns.disableIPv6 = true
Now, try opening a new web-page. You should see the status-bar, it is connecting to the website quite quickly.

PS: This is the solution that worked on my machine. There might be other issues related to network that might cause page load latency. This is just one of the solutions.

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