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For the past week, Chrome and Fierfox have become so slow that they often time out. Mean while, Opera continues to work flawlessly. I simply don't understand why nor do I have an idea to to even begin troubleshoot this.

I'm running win 7 and latest versions of all browsers.

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This is embarrassing but I had enabled proxy usage in IE which of course Fx and Chrome picked up! Oh Opera, once again you show why you simply rock :)

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Err.. so Firefox and Chrome have a good compatability feature which migrates proxy settings from IE, and opera does not, so you blame the other browsers? Doesn't make sense to me :/ –  Billy ONeal Nov 29 '10 at 22:21
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FireFox and Chrome ask the OS for proxy information; Opera tends to look after this itself. IE, of course, regards the OS proxy settings as its own. That said, you can tell FireFox to not look at the OS settings. –  staticsan Nov 29 '10 at 23:06
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