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Does SeaMonkey Run Slower In Windows 10?

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murrysdad
 
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Post Posted June 26th, 2017, 6:52 am

I just bought my wife a Lenovo desktop. The internet runs at 118 Mbps. Her Facebook, Yahoo, et al load very slowly. Is there an issue with SeaMonkey and Windows 10? Is there any way to speed it up. My HP with Windows 7, on the same network, runs just fine.
Thanks

isaacschemm
 
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Post Posted June 26th, 2017, 7:25 am

Is Edge just as slow on the Lenovo, or is it better? What about Firefox? That might help narrow down the issue.

frg
 
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Post Posted June 27th, 2017, 1:31 pm

The question is: Does Windows 10 work? Its a pile of garbage making Windows 8 look good and doing many things in the backgorund no one wants or needs. It might slow down you internet connection. If its an out of the box OEM installation Lenovo might also have added a lot of crap to it. First thing is to check the virus scanner. If its running Defender also make sure that it doesn't upload probably sensitive personal data to Microsoft. Other than being sensitive this might also slow down browsing.

There are so many things wrong with it that needs fixing after setup so you should do a general search for making it not phone home and optimizing it. Also try Firefox and see if this also happens when you run it.

I am running SeaMoneky in a Windows 1511 Threshold 2 VM and it works fine there. But this is an older Windows 10 version. I deleted the Anniversary update after I was unable to fully disable forced Web Searches and Cortana. Didn't try the Creators Update yet but it seems to be even worse.

murrysdad
 
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Post Posted June 27th, 2017, 4:21 pm

Thanks. Couldn't agree more!

I Googled "why does Windows 10 run so slow?" and got lots of good tips, mostly how to shut of the useless graphics! No sign of "Defender."

I downloaded Firefox. I was taken aback when it asked me do I want all the bookmarks, etc from Explorer but not from SeaMonkey! What's a good benchmark to know if Firefox runs faster on w10? How do I get Firefox to get all my wife's settings, bookmarks, etc from SeaMonkey?
Thanks again...

barbaz
 
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Post Posted June 27th, 2017, 5:52 pm

murrysdad wrote:How do I get Firefox to get all my wife's settings, bookmarks, etc from SeaMonkey?

Completely quit both applications, then copy the relevant files from her SeaMonkey profile to the Firefox profile -
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_data_to_a_new_profile_-_Firefox
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_data_to_a_new_profile_-_SeaMonkey
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!

Dritz
 
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Post Posted June 29th, 2017, 5:23 am

Murrysdad,
With respect to your download speed...I'm certainly no expert but I just had the same problem. I bought a new laptop with Win 10 and while my internet isn't super fast to begin with, the new laptop was ridiculously slow in download speed so very slow connecting etc. My old laptop was working just fine on downloading so I figured it had to be something with the new laptop. I right clicked on the wifi icon in the bottom right corner of the screen and selected Troubleshoot. It found a problem and resolved it. Now it works great, faster than my old laptop mainly though because the new one is a faster computer and isn't weighed down will all sorts of antivirus stuff. Anyway, I just thought I'd mention it in case it might work for you too. Good luck!

murrysdad
 
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Post Posted June 30th, 2017, 7:47 am

Thank you to all for your suggestions, did them all. To date the best solution seems to be using Firefox as the browser. I'm still a committed SeaMonkey user and I hope the developers can optimize it for Windows 10.

Thanks to all, I've be a Mozilla fan/user since the days of Netscape...s

frg
 
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Post Posted June 30th, 2017, 1:43 pm

>> To date the best solution seems to be using Firefox as the browser.

They both use the same engine, e10s on or off I have yet to see a case where Firefox did run significantly faster than SeaMonkey.

You can try Adrians latest 2.49.1 community build and see if something changes:

https://l10n.mozilla-community.org/~aka ... windows32/

If not the propblem is likely outside SeaMonkey. Either the virus scanner or something else.

FRG

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Post Posted July 1st, 2017, 8:59 am

frg wrote:>> To date the best solution seems to be using Firefox as the browser.

They both use the same engine, e10s on or off I have yet to see a case where Firefox did run significantly faster than SeaMonkey.

You can try Adrians latest 2.49.1 community build and see if something changes:

https://l10n.mozilla-community.org/~aka ... windows32/

If not the propblem is likely outside SeaMonkey. Either the virus scanner or something else.

FRG


FRG,

Adrian's build is what I use now and it runs faster than 2.46.
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murrysdad
 
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Post Posted July 1st, 2017, 10:44 am

I cleaned off my wife's computer of anything that might slow it down the best I could. It's a LenovoIdeacenter and it is known as being very, very slow!

A thought on why Firefox may be running faster than SeaMonkey (at least to my wife) is that I installed Adblock Plus on her SeaMonkey, no plug-ins on Firefox. Any thoughts?

Thanks again for all the help...s

ndebord

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Post Posted July 1st, 2017, 11:25 am

murrysdad wrote:I cleaned off my wife's computer of anything that might slow it down the best I could. It's a LenovoIdeacenter and it is known as being very, very slow!

A thought on why Firefox may be running faster than SeaMonkey (at least to my wife) is that I installed Adblock Plus on her SeaMonkey, no plug-ins on Firefox. Any thoughts?

Thanks again for all the help...s


murrysdad,

I'm using ublock instead... I think the original works out of the box with SeaMonkey, I use ublock origin, which is the newer version. I believe I had to run it through the SeaMonkey Extension Converter before being able to install it. AdBlock Plus is one I used to use and if memory serves, it was slower.
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