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MiloShapiro

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Post Posted November 7th, 2022, 11:59 pm

All of a sudden this week, Firefox is lagging behind my pressing the keyboard keys something awful. I have to stop every eight words or so and wait up to 15 seconds for the typing to catch up. I can't even watch the screen while I'm typing because it's too distracting. It doesn't happen in Chrome, Word, Outlook, or any other place on my computer, nor is it limited to any specific website. Just anywhere in Firefox from the URL bar to the message I'm typing fright now in this box.
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I'm in the current 106.0.5 on a fairly new Win11 PC. Task manager doesn't report my CPU or Memory being unusually high. Have rebooted and the problem is immediate again upon opening Firefox.
It's so bad that I'm starting to type in Word and copy afterward. Or just give up and use Chrome...but there's things about FF that I like.
Someone please help with ideas?
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Post Posted November 8th, 2022, 2:14 am

By various accounts, this is fixing that kind of issue.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/ac ... ty-service

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Post Posted November 8th, 2022, 5:48 am

Just for laughs, have you tried your system keyboard settings to see if it improves.
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MiloShapiro

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Post Posted November 13th, 2022, 11:47 pm

Xanthon, I just followed those simple steps and set the code to "1" as recommended. Right now, it's looking good, but the problem has been sporadic so that doesn't prove anything yet. But if I get through a week without it happening again, you might be the prize winner on this. Grumpus, I've read your statement a bunch of times but don't understand what you're asking me to check or do. What do you mean, please, by "tried your system keyboard settings"?
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Post Posted November 14th, 2022, 6:20 am

Under your system control settigs, apart from Firefox, do you have control over your keyboard mouse or other devices.
My thought, could adjusting system settings affect Firefox from a global aspect. Sensitivity, repeat, etc.
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Post Posted November 14th, 2022, 10:44 am

And if it happens again, of course you want to be aware of FF memory & CPU usage at that time, & overall system CPU usage.
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