Issues with Skype’s Firefox add-on, slows down Firefox (and, thus, Protoshare)

Just as a quick heads up to all of you out there, I was working in Protoshare and it was running painfully slow. It turns out that Skype’s Firefox add-on can slow down Firefox tremendously. By uninstalling the add-on, everything came back up to regular speed and Protoshare was working beautifully again!

So, if any of you are having Protoshare speed issues ( or Firefox browser issues) and also have Skype installed, check out your versions and try uninstalling (or, at least, disabling) the add-on.

Some other people were having the same issue:

http://forum.skype.com/index.php?showtopic=390751

The versions I’m using…

Firefox: 3.5.3

Skype: 4.1.0.141

Good luck and happy prototyping!

1 Comment »

  1. Andrea said

    Great catch, Tammie! I’m glad you were able to resolve the issue and inform the rest of the community about it. We have also added this information to our support forum.

    Have a great weekend,
    Andrea

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