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Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Mozilla/Firefox slow startup (somehow) fixed

Bug 76831 - Slow startup after long periods of inactivity (minimized window or other) is (somehow) fixed. Yeah! It was the most annoying bug to me. :-D


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  • At 3/29/2006 01:31:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Firefox is so slow...starting it takes so much of my time. then the problem with the Bookmarks, it freezes for 20 seconds everytime I try to get to my bookmarks. Try to select the address and it doesn't respond. Thunderbird is even slower to respond. IE6 may be full of security problems but it is fast to start, jumps right into the page I want to go. Free Opera has advertisements, the classic "When Free is NOT Free". I'm just not going to subject myself to ANY advertisement, PERIOD. ZERO. NO WAY. How stupid of Opera! And how stupid of Firefox to even THINK they can beat IE6 with such a buggy browser, so full of deffects and just plain slow.

  • At 5/19/2006 10:48:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Have you tried to clean your history, cookies, etc...?
    If not, go to Tools > Options
    The window that pops up Has Icon tabs at the top. Click the one that says "Privacy". That brings you to another page with more Tabs, History, Cookies, and so on. If you click on each tab it will bring you to each setting, in the bottom of each tabbed window the will be a "clear X" button(X Represents the tab you're on). Click on each tab and clear the settings. Then shutdown all open Firefox/Mozilla windows. Then try to open it again. If that doesn't help, try a windows update, I have seen it fix issues like this before. Thirdly, get an anti-spyware program like spybot ( http://www.spybot.info/ ) or Adaware ( www.lavasoft.com ), and run a scan. I will check back for an answer for a week. GL

  • At 9/24/2006 07:06:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It could be also the "check for updates" option. especially for extensions. If you have many extension installed. It's just an hypothesis, but if the programm checks for new versio├žns of firefox and all extension before opening the browser, it could take a while. It seems also that anti-virus like mc afee has intense activity when you open firefox, thunderbird, and even some dialog boxs of thunderbird (contacts, ...) I don't know why. Just something to investigate...

  • At 10/01/2008 09:57:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thanks, anonymous, for your idea to clean history, cookies, etc. I had deleted history and cookies on my hard drive, but apparently that only cleared IE, not Mozilla. Using the Tools > Options method from within Mozilla to clear each tab completely seems to have fixed my 2-minute slow start of Mozilla. Now I'm going to try that on my home computer too, where I have a 5-10-minute slow start!

  • At 12/03/2008 06:40:00 pm, Anonymous Zil0 said…

    use google chrome. its faster. mozilla sucks


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