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Quick question about bookmarks

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#1 snow scorpion

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 11:53 PM

Does having lots of bookmarks slow down a browser?

I have literally hundreds of bookmarks in Firefox and it takes almost a full minute for Firefox to load.

On the same computer, I have less than 10 bookmarks in Opera and Opera loads almost instantly.

Is the mountain of bookmarks in Firefox responsible for the difference in loading time?

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 11:58 PM

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 06:24 AM

Bookmarks will not slow down your computer or browsing experience. What will is having lots of unnecessary programs and files on your computer. I suggest some general maintenance on your computer. Have you tried some of the basic yet?
Like a defrag, cleaning up temporary internet files, checking your hard disks for errors. Removing unnecessary programs.
Yes we do need specifications, but you can perform those things anytime.

Edited by ice2921, 06 October 2010 - 06:01 AM.

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 09:27 AM

There are a number of things that can slow down(increase) Firefox's load times: to many installed add-ons, extensions/themes, and mis-behaving plug-ins. There may be 2 or more extensions in conflict or an extension in conflict with a particular theme in use.

As well as the previous suggestions by cryptodan and ice2921, MozillaZine's Standard diagnostic for Firefox is a good place to start when trying to diagnose problems with Firefox.

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 10:51 PM

...and generaly, Opera is a faster starter, than Firefox.

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 01:43 PM

Yeah, Opera is pretty quick loading, Firefox takes forever to start, in my experience.

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 01:52 PM

FF can be a bit slow to launch in comparison to other browsers. Browsers choice really comes down to an user`s individuals preferences.
I have tried just about every major one out there, even a few lesser known one`s. Always came back to FF as my personal choice.

If you have a lot of add-on`s it may slow FF launching down.
One thing that may help some is cleaning up FF`s data base`s. These are known as sqlite(s).

I have had success with this little add-on. There are others that do pretty much the same thing.


Edited by ThunderZ, 06 October 2010 - 01:59 PM.

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