Mozilla Firefox Publishes List of Slowest Add-ons

Mozilla has published a list naming and shaming the slowest Firefox add-ons blamed for causing Firefox to ‘slow … to a crawl’ and which ‘make it difficult to use for regular web browsing.’

Add-ons are ranked from the slowest which is now FoxLingo, a dictionary and translation add-on, and Firebug which both impact Firefox by a massive 74% slowdown. Other popular add-ons such as Adblock Plus (21%), FlashGot (50%) and NoScript(16%) have all been rated.

Mozilla has also published guidelines for the best practices in making faster add-ons which include using JavaScript modules and writing efficient CSS.

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