How can I speed up Firefox’s startup time?

Tony August 1, 2010
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Firefox has been a little lagging lately. It takes some time for Firefox to start up. Is there any fix for this? Are the addons the culprit?

  1. Ericpeacock79
    August 3, 2010 at 5:06 am

    download & run CCleaner.
    how many addons do you have? if you have a lot, then disable some of them.

  2. Saikat Basu
    August 2, 2010 at 3:50 am

    You can also try out the advice mentioned in two of our past posts -
    The Complete Guide: Troubleshooting Mozilla Firefox Problems
    Give Firefox an Adrenalin Shot with Preloader

    Let us know which solution solved your problem.

  3. Tina
    August 1, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Tony,

    your problem could well be in too many extensions loading at once. Try to disable as many as you can and see whether it improves the slow startup.

    Apparently, deleting your temporary internet files and history (C:Documents and Settings"your user name"Local Settings) or your recent documents and temp files (C:Documents and Settings"your user name"), will also speed up Firefox.

    Here are more tips to speeding up Firefox, although they don't specifically target the startup: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/the-ultimate-guide-to-speeding-up-firefox-3-5/