Firefox Lag?

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  1. TrBot

    TrBot Registered Member

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    Hi guys

    I use Mozilla Firefox as my browser (because I hate IE) and it has been
    extremely slow, sometimes when I Click the firefox icon on desktop. the browser takes up to 20 seconds to open.

    I heard about a tweak (about: ) thing in the search bar and tried that and it is still slow as hell.

    Although other browsers don't take this long to load, I do like Firefox's features.

    *I have checked for adware/spyware etc but I haven't got any.
    I use Microsoft (former Giant) Anti-spyware and Norton Antivirus 2005 (both are updated)

    Any reasons why it is awfully slow?
     
  2. solarpowered candle

    solarpowered candle Registered Member

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    have you tried clearing the cache or uninstalling and reinstalling after a disk cleanup and defrag
     
  3. TrBot

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    I delete the cache on a regular basis, and I also have uninstall/reinstall. I defrag last night (defrag said "You do not need to defragment this volume" but I did).

    Also, I tend to keep everything neat and only have very few things on this pc, just what I need.
     
  4. Down_Under

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  5. Firefox is slow to start compared to IE because unlike the latter, it doesnt preload part of itself on startup. You can use a firefox preloader utility to help
    https://sourceforge.net/projects/ffpreloader/ , but if your system is old and slow it will still take a while to load up.

    In such a case I highly recommend you use k-melon http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/

    K-melon like firefox is based on gecko as well, but is built only for windows (firefox is cross plaform for mac, linux etc) . It doesnt use XUL widgets , but native windows widgets, which speeds things up.

    Feature wise,K-melon has at least as many features as firefox.

    The tweaks here only speed up page loading, but will not help with the inital loading up of firefox.
     
  6. TrBot

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    Thank you for that advice clues :)
     
  7. iceni60

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    you could try - right-clicking the icon you use to launch FF and clicking Properties then in the Taget bit add - /Prefetch:1 with a space, like below
    "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" /Prefetch:1

    i have it but it doesn't do much for me :D
     
  8. TrBot

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    Thankyou, just tried it :)
     
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