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#1 leeboy

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 09:04 AM

I've been using firefox for a year or so as recommended by many here on the forum but find it very slow to open. Once it is open browsing is pretty quick and i have the fasterfox add on/extension. But... I still find that I.E is much faster to open and still much faster browsing. Am I doing something wrong ?

I have been trying to convert my friends and family to firefox to make them safer but they wont go for it as they also find it slow when they have tried it.

Is there anyway to speed up the opening time ?


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Posted 03 June 2007 - 11:05 AM

Internet Explorer is built into the operating system and is partly loaded into memory when you start your computer which is why it starts quickly.
Also have a look at this article; Increasing Startup Speed.
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 12:21 PM

I have found that when Firefox is set as the default browser, it opens as quickly as IE does when it is the default. It is when it is not the default that it takes it a long time to start up. I have Firefox in my quick launch area which does cause it to load partly on start up.

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 01:36 PM

Hello!!!
i'm not very good at writing..and i'm new at this forum and i'm from serbia.but i love this forum..
i just want to tell..that i put my firefox as default browser and a put firefox in my start meni as default to.if juu know what i mean
try it.this tweak help me and now i open my firefox in a second..
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Posted 08 July 2007 - 02:31 PM

:thumbsup: to the board Sinisa.

What you and Orange Blossom are saying makes sense -

maybe part of the time it takes Firefox to load is when it is checking to see if it is the default browser. However, if it is the default browser, it doesn't have to go through that extra time.


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Posted 08 July 2007 - 04:32 PM

thanks for the replys.

firefox has been set as default browser since I first installed it. I have uninstalled and reinstalled but it makes no difference. Programs like outlook are really slow to use if there are messages with links as it takes ages for firefox to work. It is getting really frustrating !

Any suggestions as to another browser ?

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 04:59 PM

Have a look at this thread; Browser wars: Pick your top browser.
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Posted 08 July 2007 - 05:29 PM

Have a look at this thread; Browser wars: Pick your top browser.



Thanks, I guess I'll stick with firefox and put up with it being really slow until I can sort it out. Its obviously the best, I just cant understand why I'm having such a hard time with it.

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 07:54 AM

You could try their forum. Unfortunately it's slower than the Second Coming, and has a horrible search function. But you might get lucky.

http://forums.mozillazine.org/index.php?si...bad8b7dda1dadd8

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 11:50 AM

Is the FasterFox the only extension you have loaded? I have found some extensions to be extremely slow to load, try disabling all your extensions and seeing if it is any faster

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 12:06 PM

Following the Standard Diagnostics steps will offer some solutions for you.

BTW mommabear, I haven't had any problems with the MozillaZine forum.
They are knowledgeable and timeliness never seemed to be an issue.
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Posted 09 July 2007 - 12:06 PM

Thanks guys. I'm checking out the mozilla forum. I've 'got down then all' and the 'dictionary' installed as add ons. I will disable them and see what happens.

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 01:55 PM

Following the Standard Diagnostics steps will offer some solutions for you.

BTW mommabear, I haven't had any problems with the MozillaZine forum.
They are knowledgeable and timeliness never seemed to be an issue.

I meant the website itself. Not the people who help. It's almost always very slow to load, even in FF. lol!




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