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Should firefox be running js and xml files? And should it have a chrome folder?

Asked by Zyx (4011 points ) October 27th, 2010

The google chrome thing might just be coincidence.

When my firefox gets slow loading a page it shows a message like “A script is causing firefox to run slowly… blabla.js” and less often with an .xml file. These files always seem to be local and I know some js files are junk squared so I’m a little worried. I could try reinstalling firefox but this entire computer is basically on it’s deathbed.

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jrpowell's avatar

I would bet money that something is funky with your profile. Since you didn’t specify what OS you are using you can try to find it. I would start here. Close Firefox and move the profile folder to your desktop so you can put it back later if that doesn’t help. See if Firefox works with a clean profile. It will make a new one for you if it can’t find your old one. You will loose all your bookmarks and passwords. That Is why I suggest saving the old one.

Zyx's avatar

You might very well be right, I already had to restore my bookmarks a couple of weeks ago but hadn’t expected any more problems when everything looked ok after the first couple of days. I’ll try salvaging my profile and I’ll probably reinstall firefox anyway.

jrpowell's avatar

And keep in mind that extensions are mostly js and xml files. One of those could be bad too.

Vincentt's avatar

I would indeed guess it to be an extension that is badly written, so you might want to check those.

Also, chrome is not Google Chrome: see UI chrome vs. Google Chrome. That folder at least is perfectly normal :)

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