Firefox, thunderbird - Slow start up.

  EdFrench 19:06 22 Apr 2005

Can anybody post some of the main causes of slow start up with these two clients?
Sometimes Firefox - which is the main culprit - can take up to 10 seconds.
Any ideas appreciated.

  Nelmon2k 19:20 22 Apr 2005

generally, its because of just having a slow pc. I used to have this problem on my old pc but that was just because it was only 333Mhz

  EdFrench 00:00 23 Apr 2005

Not a slow pc.
AMD 3000+, 1 gig Ram ATI Radeon 9550 256 Vid.
Good HDD's (7200) 400 FSB
Any more ideas?

  EdFrench 00:01 23 Apr 2005


  Nelmon2k 01:07 23 Apr 2005

when you say slow how slow d oyou mean. Do you mean 10 seconds, 2 mins...

  ton 01:20 23 Apr 2005

Is Firefox your default browser?

I remember when I first tried Firefox I didn't have it set as default, it was slow to open.
When I decided I liked it, I set it as default and noticed that it opened much faster.

  EdFrench 10:14 23 Apr 2005

As in my first post above, 10 seconds for Firefox.

  deep-joy 10:38 23 Apr 2005

I have same problem, slow to start - also slow to render webpages: have done all the things suggested on their site to try to speed it up. Opera is much faster.
Tosh laptop 2.8GHz, .75gig ram

  djwheeler 13:56 23 Apr 2005

Have you changed the theme being used? I have found that some themes can cause it to slow quite a bit and have just left it with the default theme.

  EdFrench 16:14 23 Apr 2005

I tried the themes - changing and reverting to default. Not much change there, perhaps a little faster, but that could just be from ram.
I'll call this resolved.
Thanks all.

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