Update: You need to disable flash & use it only when its needed like watching some youtube video. I personally use this Firefox Flash plugin & disable flash most of the time except if Youtube asks me to turn on.
Many users reporting on forums everywhere that Firefox not responding properly in Windows 8 with constant freezing & even browser shut down.
I found out a solution to this problem. While it may not solve the problem entirely (Firefox version 16 or lower), it can at least make your browsing experience better.
- Click on the Firefox logo on the top left corner of your website.
- Go to Options –> Advanced –> General
- UNCHECK “User Hardware Acceleration when available” checkbox. We need this option to be disabled.
- Restart your browser.
You won’t find the lag or freezing anymore.
Update: Incase, you still find the browser “not responding” thing –> then you may need to download Pre-build version of Frefox which is more like a beta version but, does not have any lag. Here’s the link to that: