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Hi I have a Toshiba OS Vista computer A300.

by loves2travel2 / November 3, 2014 3:30 AM PST

I have Mozilla downloaded as a browser and when I try to click the Mozilla icon on the desktop, nothing happens. I have tried several times and finally the Mozilla home page appears after several minutes. Can anyone tell me how to remedy this problem. TY.

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does IE do the same?
by James Denison / November 3, 2014 4:16 AM PST

How much RAM do you have? Have you right clked the icon on desktop to be sure the pathway is correct, no added switches added after the exe file? Also could set your cache size manually in the FF program since it may not be automatically keeping it small enough. A large cache can increase load times for a program.

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Re: nothing happens
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 3, 2014 4:20 AM PST

Before you start Firefox (assuming you mean that, there's no browser called Mozilla) open task manager, and sort the programs tab alfabetically.
Then look at the CPU-percentge of Firefox before you see it appear on the screen. Is it doing anything more than nothing (nothing is 0%)?

Kees

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Problem with browsers trying to load to get homepage
by loves2travel2 / November 3, 2014 5:04 AM PST
In reply to: Re: nothing happens

hi and thank you for your replies. IE will load its web address only and Firefox then will load after that after waiting for several minutes. Ram...is now varying in numbers up to 20%....not sure how to change task manager and to sort the programs. Running ADW Cleaner currently.

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Re: Firefox
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 3, 2014 5:55 AM PST

I wasn't asking about RAM, I was asking about CPU-use. That's another column, headed CPU. And to sort the processes alfabetically, you click on the column header (in this picture "image name"): https://www.google.nl/search?q=windows+task+manager&client=firefox-a&hs=PKR&rls=org.mozilla:nl:official&channel=sb&tbm=isch&imgil=Ickvzxh4yYLe_M%253A%253BpThZaIbcI1lY1M%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fen.wikipedia.org%25252Fwiki%25252FWindows_Task_Manager&source=iu&pf=m&fir=Ickvzxh4yYLe_M%253A%252CpThZaIbcI1lY1M%252C_&usg=__mgXmqbn5oUiHpVHCzuCn38KDfok%3D&biw=1280&bih=858&ved=0CEgQyjc&ei=_vdXVPCiEoKxPMGkgLAF#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=Ickvzxh4yYLe_M%253A%3BpThZaIbcI1lY1M%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fupload.wikimedia.org%252Fwikipedia%252Fen%252Fthumb%252F6%252F6b%252FSystem_idle_process.png%252F250px-System_idle_process.png%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fen.wikipedia.org%252Fwiki%252FWindows_Task_Manager%3B250%3B280

Anyway, try resetting Firefox to default. Be sure to backup your favorites first and to make a note (or a backup, using FEBE addon) of all add-ons you installed, because this will disappear by the reset.
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/reset-firefox-easily-fix-most-problems tells how to reset it.
If the history and the cache aren't cleared by this reset (I didn't try) do that separately.
Also see https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-takes-long-time-start-up

Kees

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It works to some degree...TY
by loves2travel2 / November 3, 2014 6:13 AM PST
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I installed the software NO SCRIPT after reading some of the messages here on the forum. I meant CPU is varying now up to 20% last time checked. There is more work with this program but I can get on the internet withing seconds as opposed to minutes. I will continue to read through the other messages. Thank you both again.

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Changed browser to Google Chrome and downloaded Avira
by loves2travel2 / November 4, 2014 10:49 AM PST

Just wanted to mention....I changed my browser to Google Chrome and then downloaded Avira and after 4 hours found 8 Detections and 2 Warnings. My computer now works great. Read more information on this forum decided to switch both programs. TY again.

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