Firefox takes 6 seconds to start... I've given up on Firefox
Like I said, Firefox takes 6 seconds to open at startup. After that, it blinks with delays while in a tab of any kind. I've been an adamant Firefox user and proponent for years, but after spending hours upon hours trying to determine and fix the problem with absolutely no success, I've given up and have moved to Chrome. I'm further discouraged with the only way to report a solid problem is to open a topic for "discussion". I am a seasoned technical computer and system engineer with mores years experience in IT than most people's age reading this. This is not a discussion, it is a report of a failure in Firefox. For those that are about to write and ask if I restarted it in safe mode, ran the troubleshooter, uninstalled it and reinstalled it, started it with a new profile, removed any extensions installed, removed themes, add ons and any other possibly interfering software, restarted my PC (Windows 11), removed cache/cookies/ and whatever, checked internals, checked hardware, checked the OS, check for corrupt or incomplete Visual C++ software or install, checked for malware, disabled virus software, checked for conflicts with your Internet security software, the answer is yes.... many times over.
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Try to start Firefox in Troubleshoot Mode to see if that works.
- Windows: hold down the Shift key while starting Firefox
- Mac: hold down the Options key while starting Firefox
You can create a new profile as a quick test to see if your current profile is causing the problem.
See "Creating a profile":
If the new profile works, you can transfer files from a previously used profile to the new profile, but be cautious not to copy corrupted files to avoid carrying over problems.
That's just the kind of response I would expect to get from this forum.
If your running Windows Pro version, try Windows Sandbox to see if you have the same issue. https://www.howtogeek.com/399290/how-to-use-windows-10s-new-sandbox-to-safely-test-apps/
Thanks jonzn4SUSE and I appreciate you reading my post thoroughly. Your thoughts are appreciated. I tried it. It appears to open without delay on a sandbox platform. I couldn't say the "delayed blinks" are gone without laborious testing, but I am hesitant because I'm not sure how this gets me to the root cause. What is really needed is a program trace that would reveal what it is doing during that delayed opening process which I suspect is related to the delay blinks.