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
    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.


frankey said...

Nice, I'm a linux user and i'm using ubuntu for more than two years . but till i have no problem in the firefox browser.

diksha said...

It is one of the best and most informative contents that I have ever seen.

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