FWIW, I've even noticed sometimes it takes Firefox 3.0.8 a few seconds to close totally down. And if I reopen it too quickly, I get the dreaded "Firefox is already running" when it is NOT showing in my Task Manager process list any longer. A few seconds later, it will open fine without the "already running" message.
Maybe that last poster on the MS Newsgp forum referring to it taking a few seconds to close all handles, etc hit it on the proverbial nailhead. This slow exit seems to apply to BOTH browsers and the real issue may be Windows XP, not IE8 or FX.
We live in such a fast-paced world, we want everything instantaneously. I've about decided that computer software and OS's just may not be able to always accomodate.
We want more and more features in our software, but often we forget we pay a price for new, cool features: speed.
Edited by buttoni, 20 April 2009 - 04:37 PM.
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