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Windows 7: Slow startup of Firefox


26 Mar 2011   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Slow startup of Firefox

I have been experiencing this weird problem of a very slow startup for my Firefox..

It takes around 20sec from the time I click the icon to the home page screen.

Upgraded to firefox 4 and it is still suffering from the same issue.,

Any ideas on how to solve this problem ?

Thx in advance eh

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26 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

If you can live with doing manual update checks on your extensions and Firefox, then... Tools > Options > Advanced > Update. Un-tick Add-Ons, Firefox and Search Engines. It will no longer check for updates on startup.

Also, if you haven't cleared your cache/history in a while, do that as well.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Raynian View Post
I have been experiencing this weird problem of a very slow startup for my Firefox..

It takes around 20sec from the time I click the icon to the home page screen.

Upgraded to firefox 4 and it is still suffering from the same issue.,

Any ideas on how to solve this problem ?

Thx in advance eh
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Mar 2011   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Newt' View Post
If you can live with doing manual update checks on your extensions and Firefox, then... Tools > Options > Advanced > Update. Un-tick Add-Ons, Firefox and Search Engines. It will no longer check for updates on startup.

Also, if you haven't cleared your cache/history in a while, do that as well.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Raynian View Post
I have been experiencing this weird problem of a very slow startup for my Firefox..

It takes around 20sec from the time I click the icon to the home page screen.

Upgraded to firefox 4 and it is still suffering from the same issue.,

Any ideas on how to solve this problem ?

Thx in advance eh
Oh okay trying it out now . I guess I have too many extensions ? 15..
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26 Mar 2011   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Erm the very first startup of Firefox after booting up my laptop is still slow. But the subsequent startups are faster .
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26 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

That's usually the case, as things have to be loaded into the memory etc, not to mention other stuff might still be loading in the background at the same time. Well, if it helped a little, good.

Yes if you have lots of extensions, it wouldn't help. As it would be checking for updates for each extension, then checking for Firefox software updates before starting up fully.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Raynian View Post
Erm the very first startup of Firefox after booting up my laptop is still slow. But the subsequent startups are faster .
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26 Mar 2011   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thanks alot for the tip anyway . Subsequent startups are faster now.
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27 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits
 
 

If you really need most of the Addons, you could try FireFox preloader, it will as the name suggest, preload the browser into memory at cold boot, but is good for computers with at least 2 GB.
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05 Apr 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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