How to downgrade fire Firefox

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  1. Hop2089
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    How do you downgrade Firefox to the last update since the latest Firefox 10.15 is nothing but lag city and lags on youtube pretty bad.
     
  2. Chris_Skylock

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    re-install firefox to a previous version if you have the previous one saved on your PC? That's what I do
     
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    I wouldn't recommend it, and FF 3.5.1 is pretty fast and secure, but here are the steps if you want:

    1. Uninstall the current version of Mozilla Firefox as per your operating system's uninstall instructions.
    2. Visit the Firefox Releases website with a different web browser (such as Internet Explorer).
    All older: http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.or...refox/releases/ or just 3.0: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-older.html

    3. Click on the version you wish to download.
    4. Click on the appropriate install file for your operating system.
    5. Install it.
     
  5. Hop2089
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    I'm seeing the speed increase for browsing but youtube is lagging quite a bit.
     
  6. Elritha

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    That's strange. Not getting lag here on the latest release with youtube. Try running firefox in safe mode first, should be an option in the start menu. Also try disabling some addons and plugins.
     
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    I just exited out and went back in and I just think Youtube is really slow today with videos.
     
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    It's possible your version of Flash is out of date.....

    http://www.adobe.com/

    Worth a shot anyway as I've had no trouble with YT vids on the latest FireFox.
     
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    Checked in the plug ins and it's up to date, I think it's either the site or browser.

    Edit: YT works properly now since I disabled the Java plug in.
     
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    You could also try updating Java...they tend to patch memory leaks and things like that frequently: http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

    Also, if you visit YouTube often, it's probably better to use Google Chrome...(both by Google...so they are optimized). If you re worried about privacy issues, either use Iron http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron.php (based on the same open-source "Chromium base) OR you could you use Chrome portable (Google it).

    Lastly, you could update Shockwave, DivX, Silverlight, and Quicktime...good luck [​IMG]
    If you want, you could use this to check for updates to quite a few softwares...
     
  11. Elritha

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    Youtube videos run on flash, which is made by Adobe. So I can't see how it would be better optimised that way.