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Windows 7: Firefox 3.5.3 taking too long.

16 Oct 2009   #1
Trick

Windows 7
 
 
Firefox 3.5.3 taking too long.

I'm running Windows 7 64bit (Got from houseparty).

It takes about 10-15 seconds to launch Firefox but 1 second to launch IE8.

I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox but still slow.

Anyone else have this problem?


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16 Oct 2009   #2
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

FF has always been that slow. It was so bad with 3.5.4 that I just stopped using it. Now that Chrome has Xmarks, I think I'm going to start using it as my default browser.
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18 Oct 2009   #3
apple2005

windows seven
 
 

It take a little longer but keeping in view the add ons what firefox is having, I have to stuck to it. No other browser can compete with firefox as far as the add ons are concerned.
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20 Oct 2009   #4
Heyyou

WIN7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Trick View Post
I'm running Windows 7 64bit (Got from houseparty).

It takes about 10-15 seconds to launch Firefox but 1 second to launch IE8.

I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox but still slow.

Anyone else have this problem?
FF used to take 28 seconds on a cold start until I switched my firewall from OA to Outpost. Now it takes 17 seconds. If you start it in Mozilla safemode you'll see it start right up, meaning outside influences like extensions etc. effect load time. The trick is to figure out what exactly is helping to slow it down. I couldn't.
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20 Oct 2009   #5
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Heyyou are you still using XP too? I'm running Firefox in XP and it runs great. And this computer is 6 years old (single core CPU).
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20 Oct 2009   #6
Heyyou

WIN7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
Heyyou are you still using XP too? I'm running Firefox in XP and it runs great. And this computer is 6 years old (single core CPU).
Yes I'm still using XP until I can get a new computer in a few months. I don't have enough stuff to do an upgrade. My DELL is 5 years old and runs lean and mean. No rush, this way they'll have some of the bugs fixed by the time I get it. I am reading the posts here trying to learn. As for my FF, mine works great with the exception of the slow cold loading time.
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21 Oct 2009   #7
Trick

Windows 7
 
 

Mine opens up faster day by day lol. Now it's up to 7 seconds. I guess its just random. =/
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22 Oct 2009   #8
jessy

Windows 7
 
 

Firefox has become very slow indeed !
I switched to chrome, and it it lightning fast !!
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22 Oct 2009   #9
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Using many plugins, FF opens on my system here instantaneously as I lift my finger from it's shortcut. I defrag like crazy though all the time. Maybe that's a supportive reason. My specs as far as CPU, memory and HDD are very modest as you can see.

I have FF set to delete all data upon each time it is closed. Like cookies, browsing and download history. I have it set to not delete cache and passwords.


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22 Oct 2009   #10
Heyyou

WIN7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I'll give that a try and report back.
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