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  1. #1
    Kibito
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    Default Speed up Firefox load time

    Err most computer people I talk to these days say OY USE FIREFOX / Opera. And I say no

    I gave firefox another go the other day, installed some extensions and its not bad. But err it takes too long to load. Click IE and it loads quick as. Mate said it wasn't optimised for any os thats why and another dude said something like /fastdetect or whatever.

    Anyway err a mate said you could cache it or something but yea I just wanna know how to speed up the firefox load time if you can at all. Cause err at this point I ain't wasting time like waiting 5/6 seconds for firefox when IE6 loads in 2

  2. #2
    ninja
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    Default Re: Speed up Firefox load time

    Great to see an informed user. Internet Explorer is loaded when you start Windows, that why it _seems_ to load faster.

  3. #3
    Kibito
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    Default Re: Speed up Firefox load time

    shot. Now how do we do the same with firefox

  4. #4
    Rob99
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    Default Re: Speed up Firefox load time

    Why dont you use the four second difference to do other tasks.

    There are lots of jobs out there that people say will only take a second.

  5. #5
    Rob99
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    Default Re: Speed up Firefox load time

    You could make a shortcut in your startup folder if you use XP just drag the shortcut there and drop it in

  6. #6
    Kibito
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    Default Re: Speed up Firefox load time

    errr yea but that'll just load it up. I'm actually trying to cache it somehow so it stays loaded even when it's not physically open.

  7. #7
    Rob99
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    Default Re: Speed up Firefox load time

    I dont know if that is possible, but I will be keeping an eye here to see if it is.

  8. #8
    metla
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    Default Re: Speed up Firefox load time

    How long exactly does it take to launch?

    Its only a few seconds isn't it?

    If its more then it most probally isn't firefox that is the issue.

  9. #9
    Kibito
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    Default Re: Speed up Firefox load time

    errr actually I was wrong. Took about 14 seconds to load the first time.

    Then I closed and reopened and it took about 3 seconds.

  10. #10
    Jim B
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    Default Re: Speed up Firefox load time

    From http://users.tns.net/~skingery/firefox/Home_Page.html

    Speed up load time
    **** Firefox is slow to load initially on Windows XP. You can speed this up a bit by using XP's built in prefetcher. Simply right-click on the Firefox icon you use to start the browser. Add the text /Prefetch:1 to the end of the line in the target field.

    The whole line should look something like the following:
    "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" /Prefetch:1

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