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print dialog box loads slow from mozilla or seamonkey

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I have used mozilla for a browser and seamonkey for its email for sometime without problems.  Several weeks ago, the printer dialog box started taking 18 seconds to load for any printing within either one of these programs, whether to print out a website or email.
Long ago I deleted internet explorer so I can't run a comparison.  Just now, I did load the browser, Opera and tried to print a web page from it.  The print dialog box loaded instantly.  It also loads immediately for all other applications like Office, etc.  I have 23 printers showing on the dialog box, some are networked, some not and some are not physical printers, like paperport, or ScanSoft PDF Create.  It's interesting that when I select print with Opera it only shows 3 printers, however it allows me to browse select add others if I want.  What do you think is causing the delay in printing from those two browsers (mozilla and seamonkey)?
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I have had issues with Acrobat having a long delay in the print dialog box coming up.  It turned out to be an old printer that was not available anymore was still installed on my machine and was causing the problem.  Since that printer was no longer available Acrobat was having a hard time when trying to bring up the print dialog box.  Removing the disconnected printer took care of the delay.  Go into your Printers and Faxes and remove any printers that are not available and see if that helps.
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I really didn't think the answer was going to help, as I don't recall adding any new printer drivers for quite awhile.  I deleted quite a few of them, then restarted and the improvement was minor.  I was going to write a follow-up comment, but decided to do a little more investigation of the remaining printers and delete all but the one network, and one local printer that we both use.  Incredibly, after a restart, the print window comes up almost instantly.  Thank you very much.
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