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I have opened many tabs in Firefox 14.0.1 under Ubuntu 12.04. It takes forever to connect to Google sites including Google search and gmail. Other sites are opened fine in Firefox, and Google sites can be opened immediately in Chrome.

I wonder why? Thanks!

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A cunning plan to get folk to switch to the Google browser?! – w3dk Aug 27 '12 at 0:48
It sounds like you might be using a proxy. Check Tools→Options→Advanced→Network→Settings. – Synetech Aug 27 '12 at 0:56
@Synetech: I am not using a proxy. But I am not sure if it has something to do with that I open about 200 tabs already. – Tim Aug 27 '12 at 0:59
@w3d: Can I say your comment is a cunning plan to get me to stay with Firefox? – Tim Aug 27 '12 at 1:01
@Tim, it’s certainly possible. Two-hundred tabs is a lot, but if only a few sites are being affected, it might be your ISPs caching/proxy affecting it, or perhaps Google sites just use too much resources (which would certainly be strange since they generally do not; at least not like sites like which is practically unusable on anything even moderately old due to its abhorrently excessive JavaScript and Flash). – Synetech Aug 27 '12 at 1:22

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