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Firefox slow to start after 44 update

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Since the 44.0 update, Firefox takes at least 30 seconds and up to 2 minutes to start on my computer. Downgrading to 43.0.4 fixes this problem. I thought that 44.0.2 might work, since it reported a bug fix that sounded similar, so I upgraded to 44.0.2, but the problem came back and I am about to re-downgrade. I don't want to remain on the 43 version forever, so I am reporting my problem in hopes that other people may be having it as well and it may be something Mozilla can fix.

Details: I'm running a 64 bit version of Windows 10. I'm also using Avast anti-virsus, which may be a problem, but it works fine with Firefox 43.

Since the 44.0 update, Firefox takes at least 30 seconds and up to 2 minutes to start on my computer. Downgrading to 43.0.4 fixes this problem. I thought that 44.0.2 might work, since it reported a bug fix that sounded similar, so I upgraded to 44.0.2, but the problem came back and I am about to re-downgrade. I don't want to remain on the 43 version forever, so I am reporting my problem in hopes that other people may be having it as well and it may be something Mozilla can fix. Details: I'm running a 64 bit version of Windows 10. I'm also using Avast anti-virsus, which may be a problem, but it works fine with Firefox 43.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 20.0 r0
  • 5.1.41212.0

Application

  • Firefox 44.0.2
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:44.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/44.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/44.0.2/WINNT/en-US/

Extensions

  • Custom Buttons 0.0.5.8.1-signed.1-let-fixed (custombuttons@xsms.org)
  • Customizable Shortcuts 0.9.8 (customizable-shortcuts@timtaubert.de)
  • feedly 16.0.528.1-signed (feedly@devhd)
  • Flashblock 1.5.20 ({3d7eb24f-2740-49df-8937-200b1cc08f8a})
  • Greasemonkey 3.6 ({e4a8a97b-f2ed-450b-b12d-ee082ba24781})
  • Hide Menubar 6.0.20110915.1-signed (hidemenubar@moztw.org)
  • LastPass 3.2.42 (support@lastpass.com)
  • Menu Wizard 4.01 (s3menu@wizard)
  • NoSquint 2.1.9.1-signed (nosquint@urandom.ca)
  • Open With 6.4 (openwith@darktrojan.net)
  • Pocket 3.0.6.1-signed (isreaditlater@ideashower.com)
  • ScrapBook 1.5.13.1-signed ({53A03D43-5363-4669-8190-99061B2DEBA5})
  • Session Manager 0.8.1.10 ({1280606b-2510-4fe0-97ef-9b5a22eafe30})
  • StopTube 0.2.1.1-signed (stoptube@kashiif.com)
  • Tab Mix Plus 0.4.2.0 ({dc572301-7619-498c-a57d-39143191b318})
  • The Addon Bar (restored) 3.2.9-compat-fixed (the-addon-bar@GeekInTraining-GiT)
  • tumblr-savior 0.4.24 (jid1-W5guVoyeUR0uBg@jetpack)
  • uBlock Origin 1.5.5 (uBlock0@raymondhill.net)
  • Yahoo Mail Hide Ad Panel 2.50 ({c37bac34-849a-4d28-be41-549b2c76c64e})
  • Adblock Plus 2.7.1 ({d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}) (Inactive)
  • Check4Change 1.9.7 (check4change-owner@mozdev.org) (Inactive)
  • FEBE 8.8.2 ({4BBDD651-70CF-4821-84F8-2B918CF89CA3}) (Inactive)
  • Flash and Video Download 1.79 ({bee6eb20-01e0-ebd1-da83-080329fb9a3a}) (Inactive)
  • Forecastfox 2.2.4 ({0538E3E3-7E9B-4d49-8831-A227C80A7AD3}) (Inactive)
  • Google™ Hangouts 0.1.6 (jid1-uqbSKwXpf2K6yl@jetpack) (Inactive)
  • IE View Lite 1.3.5.1-signed ({FDD8ECF0-451A-414D-8C8F-7B7F78B0ECD3}) (Inactive)
  • Stylish 2.0.6 ({46551EC9-40F0-4e47-8E18-8E5CF550CFB8}) (Inactive)
  • Toggle animated GIFs 1.3 (giftoggle@simonsoftware.se) (Inactive)
  • Tranquility 1.2 (tranquility@ushnisha.com) (Inactive)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription: Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500
  • adapterDescription2:
  • adapterDeviceID: 0x1616
  • adapterDeviceID2:
  • adapterDrivers: igdumdim64 igd10iumd64 igd10iumd64 igd12umd64 igdumdim32 igd10iumd32 igd10iumd32 igd12umd32
  • adapterDrivers2:
  • adapterRAM: Unknown
  • adapterRAM2:
  • adapterSubsysID: 503617aa
  • adapterSubsysID2:
  • adapterVendorID: 0x8086
  • adapterVendorID2:
  • clearTypeParameters: Gamma: 2200 Pixel Structure: R ClearType Level: 100 Enhanced Contrast: 100
  • direct2DEnabled: True
  • directWriteEnabled: True
  • directWriteVersion: 10.0.10586.0
  • driverDate: 11-18-2015
  • driverDate2:
  • driverVersion: 20.19.15.4331
  • driverVersion2:
  • failures: [u'[GFX1-]: [D2D1.1] 4CreateBitmap failure Size(28,30647) Code: 0x80070057 format 0', u'[GFX1-]: [D2D1.1] 4CreateBitmap failure Size(15,16790) Code: 0x80070057 format 0']
  • indices: [0, 1]
  • info: {u'AzureCanvasBackend': u'direct2d 1.1', u'AzureFallbackCanvasBackend': u'cairo', u'AzureContentBackend': u'direct2d 1.1', u'AzureSkiaAccelerated': 0}
  • isGPU2Active: False
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 1
  • numTotalWindows: 1
  • supportsHardwareH264: Yes
  • webglRenderer: Google Inc. -- ANGLE (Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500 Direct3D11 vs_5_0 ps_5_0)
  • windowLayerManagerRemote: True
  • windowLayerManagerType: Direct3D 11

Modified Preferences

Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4269 solutions 59866 answers

Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web Link} by holding down the <Shift>
(Mac=Options)
key, and then starting Firefox. Is the problem still there?

Start '''[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode Firefox in Safe Mode]''' {web Link} by holding down the '''<Shift><br> ''(Mac=Options)'' ''' key, and then starting Firefox. Is the problem still there?

Helpful Reply

Sorry, should have said -- I tried that, too, didn't help.

Sorry, should have said -- I tried that, too, didn't help.
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
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Start your Computer in safe mode with networking. Then start Firefox. Try Safe web sites. Is the problem still there?

Starting The Computer In Safe Mode;
Free Online Encyclopedia

Start your '''Computer''' in safe mode with networking. Then start Firefox. Try '''Safe''' web sites. Is the problem still there? '''[http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Linux+Safe+Mode Starting The Computer In Safe Mode;<br>Free Online Encyclopedia]'''

Question owner

I currently have downgraded to 43, so I can't test 44 with this windows safe mode attempt -- and for whatever reason, the 44 upgrade/43 downgrade cycle loses me all my cookies, so I'm not going to upgrade to 44 again until I have a reasonable chance that the problem is solved.

I currently have downgraded to 43, so I can't test 44 with this windows safe mode attempt -- and for whatever reason, the 44 upgrade/43 downgrade cycle loses me all my cookies, so I'm not going to upgrade to 44 again until I have a reasonable chance that the problem is solved.
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
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That is your choice.

That is your choice.

Helpful Reply

I understand, but I read all of the help documentation and several other related threads before posting this question, so I have seen both of the suggestions that you made before. The reason I posted a question was that I was hoping I could get more specific advice than "start in safe mode" or "start in another kind of safe mode." If not, than at least I may call attention to the problem, if indeed it is a problem with Firefox 44 that other people might be experiencing as well.

I understand, but I read all of the help documentation and several other related threads before posting this question, so I have seen both of the suggestions that you made before. The reason I posted a question was that I was hoping I could get more specific advice than "start in safe mode" or "start in another kind of safe mode." If not, than at least I may call attention to the problem, if indeed it is a problem with Firefox 44 that other people might be experiencing as well.
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4269 solutions 59866 answers

I sent a post for others to see.

I sent a post for others to see.
James
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edit: No need to cross post about this unneeded software. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1126850

No need for any preloaders for Firefox as Firefox should start plenty fast as is. Note the desktop Firefox is not just for Windows as it is for Mac OSX and Linux also.

Preloaders for Firefox is not a new concept as variations have been around for eleven or more years now. It can cause issues such as make it more difficult to finish a Extension or complete Theme install that requires a Firefox restart.

This one for example existed way back in February 2005. https://sourceforge.net/projects/ffpreloader/files/

edit: No need to cross post about this unneeded software. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1126850 No need for any preloaders for Firefox as Firefox should start plenty fast as is. Note the desktop Firefox is not just for Windows as it is for Mac OSX and Linux also. Preloaders for Firefox is not a new concept as variations have been around for eleven or more years now. It can cause issues such as make it more difficult to finish a Extension or complete Theme install that requires a Firefox restart. This one for example existed way back in February 2005. https://sourceforge.net/projects/ffpreloader/files/

Modified by James