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Start firefox 3.5 in ten seconds


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#1 thrillhouse

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 10:15 AM

In firefox to make it start faster go to the address bar and type about:config and then in the search bar browser.sessionstore.enabled

If you don't see it right click and choose new and boolean and add it and set it to false.

If you do see it set it to false.

This brought my startup time for firefox from 45-75 seconds to 10 seconds.

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 12:30 PM

In firefox to make it start faster go to the address bar and type about:config and then in the search bar browser.sessionstore.enabled

If you don't see it right click and choose new and boolean and add it and set it to false.

If you do see it set it to false.

This brought my startup time for firefox from 45-75 seconds to 10 seconds.



thrillhouse;

You might have something else going on there if Firefox takes 10 seconds or more to load.

Mine loads in just under 2 seconds and that's without any tweaks.

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 12:40 PM

You might have something else going on there if Firefox takes 10 seconds or more to load.

Mine loads in just under 2 seconds and that's without any tweaks.


I agree completely

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 07:19 AM

I wonder what it is. It was unbearable at about a minute to load, I think it might be flashgot but I use that all the time and don't want to get rid of it. I guess I'll cleanly install firefox next version.

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 12:14 PM

My firefox takes a bit of time to start as well, always has. Its just because of the resources needed to start. IE starts so quickly because it is built into the Windows OS.

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 09:38 PM

My firefox takes 4 seconds to start.
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If it toke me 10 seconds to start then i would not use the software lol.

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 11:46 PM

It takes Firefox ~3 seconds to load for me. One of the biggest slowdowns in Firefox version 3 and higher is loading the places.sqlite and urlclassifier3.sqlite databases. These hold your history and are used to make the awesome bar, well, awesome. Trouble is, if they get really big, or if there are a lot of fragmented entries, it takes longer and longer to load. For example, my places.sqlite database is around 14MB in size. and contains nearly 25,000 urls. If you're experiencing long load times, you might try running the vacuum command against your Firefox databases as well as reducing the amount of time a page is saved in your history.

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 03:50 PM

Takes me 1 second the min i click it and count to 1, its up.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 03:24 AM

Wow, I got the addon Vaccum Places Improved and now firefox opens in 4 seconds! Thanks Andrew!

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 03:35 PM

4 seconds? lol

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 09:26 PM

4 seconds? lol


Lol not every one has 4 gb of ram and a quad core Samuel.

Edited by starcraftmaster, 29 December 2009 - 09:27 PM.


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Posted 30 December 2009 - 02:19 AM

This morning 4 minutes, not seconds, minutes to load the window and another two minutes to load a tab with this and one with facebook. This is just awful; I am considering another browser.

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 03:53 AM

Four minutes? Then something is seriously wrong.

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 06:44 AM

Try reinstalling Firefox , or try Opera which is a very good browser.

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 08:50 AM

Cool, I will give them a try. The only other program that takes forever to load on my computer is outlook 2007. I hope it is not because my one gig of ram not being enough. I am trying to run some software for 3d modeling and the requirements are 1 gig but it says they recommend two. Might be time for an upgrade. At least this experience got me to check for spyware again. Nothing came up on mbam but its good to check.




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