The past few days, I’ve noticed Firefox on my work and personal computers were incredibly slow. It was worse than dial-up on an ancient computer. I didn’t correlate it with the upgrade to 18.104.22.168 until tonight.
After being frustrated with Firefox being so slow even while scrolling a page, I thought maybe downgrading to the previous version might help, just like downgrading from Firefox 2 solved the problem with the missing bookmarks.
I had to dig around to finally find the 22.214.171.124 executable. I wish Mozilla would have an easily accessible download page of all versions.
Now that I’m using a known good version, 126.96.36.199, it has made a huge difference. Firefox is once again its fast self… one of the reasons why I switched to it. It would be unfortunate if some people whose first exposure to Firefox is a slow 188.8.131.52. I searched to see if anyone else had the same problem but only found one result.
Anyway, I hope this helps anyone who has the same issue.