Mozilla has released a list of 50 slow performing addons which affect the performance of its Firefox browser. 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 for some of the biggest bottlenecks. And remember, for best performance you should disable add-ons that you no longer use regularly.
Add-ons with Slowest Start-up – The following 10 add-ons have the most impact on how long it takes Firefox to start up:
- Video DownloadHelper
- Xmarks Sync
You can see the full list of 50 addons along with details at Mozilla.
If you are a developer, don’t let poor performance affect the experience of your users. Here are a few tips on how to keep your add-ons responsive and nimble.
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