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7th June 2010, 04:28 PM #1
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
7th June 2010, 04:33 PM #2
Will it speed up netsweeper to?
7th June 2010, 04:40 PM #3
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?
7th June 2010, 04:47 PM #4
We see a significant delay when starting FireFox. From what you say perhaps another program on our systems is preventing rapid startup?
Originally Posted by danrhodes
7th June 2010, 05:00 PM #5
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!
7th June 2010, 05:48 PM #6
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.
Originally Posted by DaveP
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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