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    Firefox Preloader: Speed Up FireFox Start Up

    I tried this and it does seem faster to me. However there may be a trade-off with the performance diminishing for other functions/programs.

    Either way here it is: Link: Firefox Preloader | Download Firefox Preloader software for free at SourceForge.net

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    Will it speed up netsweeper to?

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    Don't think preloading a small program like FF will amke much difference on most peoples system now unless they are really low spec? My quad core i7 loads it up instanatly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danrhodes View Post
    Don't think preloading a small program like FF will amke much difference on most peoples system now unless they are really low spec? My quad core i7 loads it up instanatly?

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    We see a significant delay when starting FireFox. From what you say perhaps another program on our systems is preventing rapid startup?

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    Try disabling the addones for your FF, mine starts instantly, mind my pc only takes 19 seconds from power on to being ready to use!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    We see a significant delay when starting FireFox. From what you say perhaps another program on our systems is preventing rapid startup?
    In addition to disabling or removing the add-ons you don't use, you could also vacuum your Firefox SQLLite DBs to speed it up. More details in the links below.

    http://blog.mozilla.com/oremj/2009/0...x-with-vacuum/
    http://mozillalinks.org/wp/2009/07/v...r-performance/

    IIRC, the last time I used the Firefox pre-loader (several years ago) I had problems updating add-ons because Firefox.exe would remain open which prevented add-ons from being updated.



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