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    Senile Member sarel's Avatar
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    Default Firefox slow load

    Firefox takes a loooooong time to load once I click on the icon. I know there has been some suggestions on this forum how to speed it up but I can't find it. Any ideas?

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    Default Re: Firefox slow load

    What OS are you using? If you have XP (or Win2k??) then you might wish to try prefetch. Right click on the Firefox icon on your desktop and select properties. Under the shortcut tab and in the target field add after the last speech mark and leaving one white space /prefetch:1

    eg "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" /prefetch:1

    May or may not make much of a difference.

    You running the latest version of Firefox?

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    Default Re: Firefox slow load

    Thought i'd try that to see if it sped up my firefox (xp), what a difference! thanks.

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    Default Re: Firefox slow load

    I run XP, and I just used that too, works wonders, thankyou.

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    Default Re: Firefox slow load

    You can also install an extension 'Firefox pre loader' available from Mozdev extensions page I think.

    It works like office preloader in that it loads FFox at startup of comp.
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    Default Re: Firefox slow load

    my firefox loads good, but my thunderbird is slow as...anyway of speeding that up?

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    Default Re: Firefox slow load

    All extensions have to load up at start as well, uninstalling some unused ones may help.

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    Default Re: Firefox slow load

    Thanks Jen it worked well

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    Default Re: Firefox slow load

    Glad it worked for you all . Prefetch doesn't always make a difference for some programs.

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