Re: NVDA-2016.2 Slows Down with Firefox

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I've only had the slow down issue with firefox afteer version 46 release. I also found that the very popular ad blocker slowed it down, and found another one in the add on list which seems much less resource hungry.

I'd not use 64 bit apps though, most seem to have issues.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Kwork" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 1:25 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA-2016.2 Slows Down with Firefox

Yes, but I've had this behavior in all three of the main browsers, with both
NVDA and Jaws, so I just close and re-open Firefox, my main browser, once in
a while, and only use the others when necessary.
Win 7, 64-bit.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rob" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 9:03 AM
Subject: [nvda] NVDA-2016.2 Slows Down with Firefox

System: Windows 7, NVDA 2016.2, Firefox, any version.
This has always been an ongoing problem, but it seems to be more prevalent
If you have a number of tabs open in Firefox, NVDA will begin to slow down
appreciably in the program. Responses to key presses are delayed and using
the browser becomes problematic and inefficient. The only solution is to
restart firefox.
In previous versions of NVDA, this decrease in responsivness took a while to
manifest--sometimes I could work for a whole day and NVDA would not slow
down until the next.
However, now it barely takes six to ten hours for this slowness to occur.
The only way to reproduce this step is to to work in Firefox for a while,
with a number of tabs open.
I do not know if this same slowness occurs in Internet Explorer, Chrome or
I would like to know if others have experienced this decrease in
performance, and what--if any--solutions are available to counteract this

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