10 Add-ons that will slow down Firefox

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Old 29-Jul-2011
10 Add-ons that will slow down Firefox

Here’s something new for you guys that closely watch this corner of the world wide web. Welcome to TopGeeze, where we’ll showcase lists that may be of relevance to the technology driven world today. From gear to apps to cars, name it, we’ll have it here at TopGeeze.

For our first offering, let’s focus on Mozilla Firefox. The thing that made Firefox a great alternative browser to the still-dominating Internet Explorer is the ability of the user to customize it through the multitude of plug-ins and add-ons available.
Though at first this is a good idea, given that this is under the open source licensing, many third-party developers can create their own add-ons and as such, some may be detrimental rather than beneficial to the browsing experience.

With this in mind, Mozilla has released a list of the 10 add-ons that can slow-down Firefox’s performance. These particularly slows down the browser’s start up time as denoted by the bar beside the plug-in’s name.
Slow Performing Add-ons
Add-ons provide many useful features and functions, but they can also cause Firefox to become slower. Some add-ons can even slow Firefox to a crawl and make it difficult to use for regular web browsing. If you think add-ons might be the reason Firefox is lethargic, check the list below for some of the biggest bottlenecks. And remember, for best performance you should disable add-ons that you no longer use regularly.

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