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FireFox start-up is very slowly on my XP SP3, I am using FireFox 17.0
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by:awawada
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This is mostly caused by addons / extensions.

But also have a look at this link:
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-slow-how-make-it-faster
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by:vicky19
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Very much possible, will check the article

Thanks
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by:awawada
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Sure you know where I am.

the direct link to addons / extensions:
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-takes-long-time-start-up
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by:eXpeLLeD_4RM_heLL
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you can also try the following to boost Firefox speeds :

http://www.crystalidea.com/speedyfox
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by:Sandeep
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Simply disable the unnecessary Add on so next time when you start Firefox your Browser opens faster and respond to browsing faster too.
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by:vicky19
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I disabled some Addons that seemed unrequired by the user but still the Firefox is slow whereas Chrome and IE work fine on the same client machine
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by:eXpeLLeD_4RM_heLL
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Have you tried Speedyfox?
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by:Sandeep
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Try FireFox Reset

Hi,

The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.


https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/941942
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by:vicky19
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eXpeLLeD_4RM_heLL, Thanks but cant have this installed as not permitted
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eXpeLLeD_4RM_heLL earned 1200 total points
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Try the following :
In Firefox, Open the Error Console by pressing Ctrl - Shift - J.
Clear all the errors and then in the Code text box paste this (it’s a single line):
Components.classes["@mozilla.org/browser/nav-history-service;1"].getService(Components.interfaces.nsPIPlacesDatabase).DBConnection.executeSimpleSQL("VACUUM");

Press Evaluate. All the UI will freeze for a few seconds while databases are Vaccumed.
Exactly the same as what speedyfox does.

Also, if add-ons are allowed, look at this, which will do the vaccum at regular intervals :
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/vacuum-places-improved/?src=api
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by:eXpeLLeD_4RM_heLL
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Also, try and delete the browsing history and see if that makes a difference
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by:vicky19
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Bingo ..... helped
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