Dear LJ Genie,
Starting a few weeks back Firefox went from being slow to being *abysmally* slow.
It was also dragging down the rest of the system. Windows Task Manager showed it was using 90% or more of the CPU cycles even when I wasn't doing anything other than having a dozen or so tabs open.
After some googling, I added noscript & Flashblock and removed the java cnsole from the add-ons.
This got rid of the CPU hogging during "idle". But whenever I open a new tab or load a new page in an existing tab, the CPU usage pegs again.
Worse, page loading has gotten insanely slow. I just timed a couple of tmblr pages at 5 & 6 minutes to load.
Any ideas as to what the F is going on? The system is running Win2k (yeah, I know) has a 1.7 GHz CPU and 2 gig of ram.