Why is all Mozilla software so slow to load?

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by Jimw, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. Jimw

    Jimw Guest

    Although Firefox is the best browser, it takes forever to load, which
    forces me to use IE as my default browser for those quicky links on
    newsgroups. I only load FF when I am doing serious browsing.

    I just started using Thunderbird, and that is the slowest loading
    email software I ever used too.

    I know there are a lot more features in FF than most browsers, so I
    can understand why it would take a little longer, but it's more than
    "a little". Both IE and Opera load MUCH faster, although I dont much
    like Opera. Thunderbird has no excuse to load slow.

    Jimw, Mar 28, 2009
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  2. IE loads fast because its preloaded when windows starts.

    For me, both FF and TB starts up just about as fast as
    IE does.

    Perhaps there is something wrong at your end.

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  3. Jimw

    John Doe Guest

    It loads slowly the first time, but much faster subsequently.
    Leaving it open will prevent load time. I like it mainly because it
    plays well with my speech recognition. Internet Explorer apparently
    has stuff going on under the hood that interferes with what I tell
    it to do. Firefox does what I tell it to do every time.

    Speaking of migrating to another maker's software. After taking a
    look at the Windows 7 beta and having been told that Vista was the
    same way, I will seek a third-party file manager to replace
    Microsoft's Windows Explorer whenever the time comes to "upgrade"
    from Windows XP. Microsoft is trashing Windows Explorer IMO.
    John Doe, Mar 28, 2009
  4. There is a pre loader that is said to speed up load time by keeping
    parts if FF loaded at all times:


    I've never used it, but I suspect it would cause some problems in slower

    On Windows, I've always found that once I loaded FF the first time,
    subsequent openings were much faster. You might just keep it open when
    you are looking at newsgroups or mail, so those links will pop right up.
    That would accomplish the goal, without keeping a program partially
    loaded for no reason.

    Leonidas Jones, Mar 28, 2009
  5. Jimw

    Jimw Guest

    I know IE is preloaded in Windows, but Opera loads almost as fast as
    IE, where FF takes way too long. I dont like Opera but I used it for
    awhile as my default browser, but decided I'd rather use IE even if IE
    is not the most secure, I like the way it works better.
    Not here. IE starts in a few seconds, FF takes at least a half
    There's nothing wrong here. I run Win98se on a PIII 1000mhz w/512m
    RAM. That's plenty of power for Win98, in fact the RAM is at the
    maximum allowed in 98.
    Jimw, Mar 28, 2009
  6. Jimw

    Jimw Guest

    I'll give that preloader a try. Thanks!
    Jimw, Mar 28, 2009
  7. Jimw

    zutroi Guest

    something definitely wrong at your end. cold start load of FF on my box,
    which isn't terribly new or powerful is about 4-5 seconds.
    woo. ok, are you sure there's nothing wrong at your end? welcome to 1998
    dude. that was ONLY 11 years ago. good luck with that.
    zutroi, Apr 1, 2009
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