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Windows 7: Start Faster Firefox 4 Addon

12 Mar 2011   #1
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
Start Faster Firefox 4 Addon

There is a significant startup speed optimization that Firefox 4 doesn't yet do. This optimization is hard to integrate into Firefox, so I'm releasing this functionality as an addon so people can benefit from it while we figure out how to properly integrate it into Firefox. Think of this as a work-in-progress technology preview :)

This addon bypasses the Windows prefetch feature to start Firefox faster (see Prefetcher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). It adds a 'faster firefox' shortcut to the Desktop which should launch Firefox up to 2x faster than without this addon.

A Guy

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12 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

nice,thank you man :)
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13 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Hmm Norton's SONAR got rid of it as soon as I downloaded
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13 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)

Hmmmm, I don't see the difference yet. Maybe it's the homepage I go to that is masking the improvement.

I'll check it out more.


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13 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 10 Pro x64

I found no difference to the normal start.
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13 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1

Firefox 4 starts really fast as is (no need a mod like this--.)
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