When Plugins Go Bad

Aren’t Firefox plugins great?

Well, for a while I’ve been suffering from poor web page loading times – any JavaScript, for instance, in the code would cause the page loading to hang, during which I can’t scroll or anything (particularly annoying as most pages seems to use Google Analytics these days). Anyway, after getting nothing from a post on the Mozilla forums, I came to the conclusion that an add-on must be at fault – both my machines were suffering the same problem but nobody else was. The only thing in common was my plug-ins.

So I disabled them all and… great speed. Then I activated them one at a time, restarting Firefox as I did. I was wondering if it was simply a combination of plugins, but it wasn’t that complex. The fault lies with MozCC, which displays any Creative Commons licence which is associated with a site. It’s handy, but not essential so it’s now removed.

Posted by David Artiss

Enterprise Happiness Engineer for the WordPress VIP team at Automattic. Gamer, film lover and general fan of all things Marvel, Star Trek and Star Wars. Failed comedian. Writer for The Big Tech Question. World's Greatest Grandma.

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