Why is Firefox so slow
A major issue of concern for many users in the battle between internet browsers, the thought that Mozilla’s Firefox is actually slower at reading many pages than Microsoft’s Internet Explorer or other browsers is a major point of contention. In all actuality, however, the speed of the browser is not particularly slower than any other browser on the market today by itself, however many of your personal additions to your computer may affect its overall functionality.
Designed to be open to development and highly flexible while still maintaining your security, Firefox has proven to millions of people around the world to be one of (if not the) most effective browser alternatives on the market. Unfortunately its highly flexible nature and
ease of modification also means that many people tend to over-complicate it with their own personalization that in turn affect its performance.
Many applications available to Firefox expand its functionality in many ways, though in the process of doing so require regular internet access to various databases and other reference points. This causes a large additional amount of information needing to be transferred on a
regular basis between computers and can in many cases slow down your overall browsing experience. Other applications simply require additional personal system resources, thus causing Firefox to slow down when starting up initially or when browsing through a large number of different tabs.
Other security or connectivity features of your computer itself can have a negative impact upon Firefox. As it is not a native program to Windows many times Windows’ built-in firewall or the firewalls of other personal protection programs can cause the flow of information through them to become much slower through Firefox than through the native Internet Explorer.
Additionally Firefox’s interpretations of some website code differs from that of other browsers. While this is actually a good thing in many cases as it allows Firefox users to more easily properly view a wider range of websites and their content at the same time it may require a larger load time for all of the information to be compiled effectively than may otherwise be seen with other browsers.