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RE: Windows 7 and Firefox
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Is anybody else having problems with the two together? Firefox takes about 5 minutes to load properly and become visible. It happens on all versions of Firefox I've tried and other Mozilla browsers...

everything is ok for me.i ve windows 7 .7229 and firefox 3.5.
07-06-2009 07:31 PM
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RE: Windows 7 and Firefox
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AMD 64 bit Dual Core (4600)
1 GB RAM
That's more than enough for Firefox.

Try disabling all your add-ons, and see if that improves the loading. If it does, turn on the add-ons one at a time, until the loading times drop off again. Then you'll have the culprit.
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07-08-2009 05:26 PM
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O.P. RE: Windows 7 and Firefox
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AMD 64 bit Dual Core (4600)
1 GB RAM
That's more than enough for Firefox.

Try disabling all your add-ons, and see if that improves the loading. If it does, turn on the add-ons one at a time, until the loading times drop off again. Then you'll have the culprit.

I have no add-ons yet. Can never be bothered to wait for it to load =/


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O.P. RE: Windows 7 and Firefox
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Is 1GB of RAM ok for Windows 7 to run things smoothly?

For me, yes...
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RE: RE: Windows 7 and Firefox
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Originally posted by Mnjul
Same happend when I upgraded to 3.5. Fx takes a couple minutes to start up at boot, and when it's warming up, I can't start some programs such as IE. But once Fx is ready, even if I close it and restart it, it'll start fine and quick. :/

Vista x64 SP2 and 8GB RAM on a Q6600.
I've found this as well, although it's not a particularly long time - 10 seconds or so.

XP32 Pro SP3 and 4GB RAM on a Q9550. :)
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RE: Windows 7 and Firefox
You may also try cleaning out these folders:

C:\Documents and Settings\*user*\Local Settings\History
C:\Documents and Settings\*user*\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
C:\Documents and Settings\*user*\My Recent Documents
C:\Documents and Settings\*user*\Temp\

On Vista or Windows 7 systems, simply replace "Documents and Settings" with "Users."

See: Lefehacker - Speed Up Slow Firefox 3.5 Windows Start-Ups

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RE: Windows 7 and Firefox
The first two folders are for IE though...
And why Firefox would be accessing 'My Recent Documents' I don't know.

Personally, I'd recommend a quick run of CCleaner.

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On Vista or Windows 7 systems, simply replace "Documents and Settings" with "Users."
And drop the 'My', I think.

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RE: Windows 7 and Firefox
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The first two folders are for IE though...
And why Firefox would be accessing 'My Recent Documents' I don't know.
Good point, I would say so too, just copy/pasted it without paying too much attention. It comes from a Mozilla dedicated site though: http://mozillalinks.org/wp/2009/07/workaround-for...artups-on-windows/

It may just be /Temp/ that does the speeding up. Oh well, doesn't hurt to clean out the others too.
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RE: RE: Windows 7 and Firefox
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Originally posted by Menthix
You may also try cleaning out these folders:

C:\Documents and Settings\*user*\Local Settings\History
C:\Documents and Settings\*user*\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
C:\Documents and Settings\*user*\My Recent Documents
C:\Documents and Settings\*user*\Temp\

On Vista or Windows 7 systems, simply replace "Documents and Settings" with "Users."

See: Lefehacker - Speed Up Slow Firefox 3.5 Windows Start-Ups

That's definitely the reason for the startup problems. I was scrolling through this thread hoping someone would have posted that link earlier 'cause everyone was suggesting things like making new profiles and disabling addons which had nothing to do with it.

RaceProUK: If you read the post linked to, you'll see that it's using temporary files to generate random numbers for the security-related functions in the browser. Very stupid idea, yes.
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07-13-2009 05:58 PM
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RE: Windows 7 and Firefox
good news: http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2009/07/firefox-351-...g-later-this-week/

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07-17-2009 05:24 AM
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