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Mozilla Lists Slow Performing Add-ons

Written on April 06, 2011 by R. Depp

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While Firefox add-ons provide many useful features and functions, they can also cause the browser to function slower.

Mozilla recently posted a list of the top 10 Firefox add-ons that slow down the browser’s performance. The list (shown above), published on the Mozilla add-ons website, also show each add-on’s impact to Firefox at startup.

An add-on called “FastestFox – Browse Faster” ironically made it to the list along with a number of popular ones, like the bookmark synchronizer Xmarks and developer-oriented Firebug.

Topping the list is “FoxLingo – Translator / Dictionary and Firebug” an add-on that can slow down Firefox’s startup up to a whopping 74%.

According to a previous report by Mashable, “The list is a result of a recent initiative by Mozilla to put a stop on performance-slowing add-ons. Mozilla announced it will perform automated performance tests of the top 100 add-ons hosted in its add-on gallery every week, and display warnings for add-ons that slow Firefox startup time by 25% or more.”

Meanwhile, Mozilla advises its users to remove seldom-used add-ons for a more efficient web browsing:

“Remember, for best performance you should disable add-ons that you no longer use regularly.”

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