Why does Firefox load so slowly?

Buck Buchanan July 25, 2011
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Why does Firefox take so long to load for the first time? All secondary loads are tolerable in time to load.

  1. Anonymous
    July 26, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Have a look to firefox status bar it may tell you something regarding loading
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/download-statusbar/
    http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/what-happened-status-bar

    open firefox and type: About:plugins
    disable one by one untill to find which pluggin is causing your problem

  2. Jeffery Fabish
    July 26, 2011 at 8:32 am

    The first execution of Firefox allocates a memory block. I'm going to guess you have too little ram and it's being forced to wait until other applications deallocate the memory. 
    Try this:
    - Restart your computer (dellocates memory)
    - Change your start page to something less sophisticated (About:blank is good)
    - Close other applications before you start Firefox
    - http://bit.ly/qtvCh9 (Check superputte's post)
    - Disable unused addons and plugins
    - Update Firefox (Help -> About)
    - Clear your cache (Tools -> Clear Recent History)
    - Run CCleaner and cleanup (CCleaner: http://bit.ly/oNHeUG)
    - Defrag your file system (Defraggler: http://bit.ly/atm2kx)

    If you post your troubleshooting information (Help->Troubleshooting information and press "Copy to clipboard", then paste it here) I can better assist you.