I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop circa 2009. I was using 17.10 and Chromium (or Chome–not sure) previously, but recently installed 20.04. I have been trying to use the Firefox that came installed with Lubuntu 20.04. However, I have been having a lot of issues with extremely slow websites or websites that make my computer completely freeze.
First was YouTube–I can only have 1 or 2 tabs open with YouTube or everything freezes, and even with 1 tab open, sometimes the page takes a really long time to finish loading. I was told on another forum that maybe this is because Firefox doesn’t have hardware acceleration like Chrome.
Then it was Microsoft Teams that started making everything freeze. Then Microsoft’s Hotmail. And just now, I tried to use Google Maps, and as soon as I tried to zoom in, everything froze. I waited 10 minutes and cleaned my dirty dishes in the kitchen, but still nothing.
This is all too much now, and very unfortunate, and I need to change something so it stops happening. I don’t see how it can be the hardware because with 17.10/Chromium, I didn’t have these issues on this same hardware.
My guess is that it is Firefox. I would like to have made FF work for me, but I am going to try some different browser now.
Does anyone have any recommendations for the next browser I should try to stop these freezing issues?
Thank you very much.