Firefox Freezes for a Moment After Every 10 Sec – Fix
If you browse a lot using Firefox, then you might have noticed that sometimes it behaves jerkily. While you open tabs, there comes a state or time when it tends to hang/stuck for a while (like trying to decide something). Everything freezes for some moment and then comes to life again. Its weird but it almost feels like it.
A quick solution to this problem can be increasing its session store interval time. Firefox remembers everything and it tries to save session and data while you are browsing. Its default time is after every 10 seconds. After every ten seconds it sends a signal to freeze activity and saves the session and then proceeds. We can change the session saving time.
- Open Firefox
- Type about:config in address bar
- Hit Enter
- You will get a warning message, hit the button “I will be careful, I promise”
- You will get a lot of entries which you can modify for changing settings of Firefox
- In the filter bar type: browser.sessionstore.interval
- Change this value. Its in milliseconds. Increase it to a bigger level.
That is the time interval after which Firefox saves session data. If it will be set to a higher level, you will be able to do whatever you are doing (browsing websites, watching youtube or any other browser related activity) will be smooth and without interruption.
The interval is specified in milliseconds. To reduce it, enter a smaller value, 5000 would mean that the active session is stored every 5 seconds instead of 10. If you want to increase the value, add 30000 for 30 seconds or 60000 for 60 seconds.