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firefox hangs on startup for 30-40 seconds EVERYTIME on my MacBookPro osx 10.6.6 mbp 2.6GHz IntelCore2Duo

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I love this browser and have used it since it was developed by a friend of mine in UT.

This is so annoying. I use it for all my banking and it is just so sad. Just installed Chrome and Google has it faster startup than Safari. FiretheFox is 7-12x slower on startup and page loading [come to think of it].

It's all over the NET that there's a problem and I first noticed that a couple months ago. Is it a problem that CAN'T be fixed? Should I delete the app?

I love this browser and have used it since it was developed by a friend of mine in UT. This is so annoying. I use it for all my banking and it is just so sad. Just installed Chrome and Google has it faster startup than Safari. FiretheFox is 7-12x slower on startup and page loading [come to think of it]. It's all over the NET that there's a problem and I first noticed that a couple months ago. Is it a problem that CAN'T be fixed? Should I delete the app?

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

I don't know... it's been that way for probably 8 months to 1yr+ Just didn't think to go onto mozilla blog. I checked support, not blog [asking question] - like I'm doing now.

Installed Plug-ins

Gecko default 2.0 DivX Browser Plug-in 1.2 Firefox PDF Plugin for Mac OS X 1.1 Flip4Mac Windows Media Plugin 2.3.6 2.3.6.5 iPhoto Photocast 7.0 Java Embedding Plugin 0.9.7.2 MRJ Plugin version 1.0-JEP-0.9.7.2 Java Plug-in 2 for NPAPI Browsers 13.3.0 LogMein Plugin 1.0.0.497 1.0.497 QuickTime Plug-in 7.6.6 7.6.6 Shockwave Flash 10.1.102.64 Silverlight Plug-in 4.0.50917.0 faded out: Yahoo! Installer Plug-in 1.0.105 [I hope this isn't installed - I don't like Yahoo] All I do is goto safe websites: banks, netsol, wufoo - this is my safe brower and my Sloooooooooooooooooooooooow browser.

Application

  • User Agent:

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
3.6.8
Profile Directory
Show in Finder
Installed Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
Privacy Plus
1.0.1
true
PrivacyPlus@PeterOlayev.com
BetterPrivacy
1.48.3
true
{d40f5e7b-d2cf-4856-b441-cc613eeffbe3}
Eraser
1.03
true
Eraser@vikram
Click&Clean
3.6.5.0
true
clickclean@hotcleaner.com
Vacuum Places Improved
1.2
true
VacuumPlacesImproved@lultimouomo-gmail.com
Firefox PDF Plugin for Mac OS X
1.1.3
true
colesbury@gmail.com
Modified Preferences
Name
Value
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0
browser.history_expire_days.mirror
180
browser.places.importBookmarksHTML
false
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.startup.homepage
http://www.lds.org
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:1.9.2.8
browser.tabs.warnOnClose
false
extensions.lastAppVersion
3.6.8
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.last_vacuum
1290488027
print.macosx.pagesetup-2
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print.print_bgcolor
false
print.print_bgimages
false
print.print_command
print.print_downloadfonts
false
print.print_evenpages
true
print.print_in_color
true
print.print_margin_bottom
0.5
print.print_margin_left
0.5
print.print_margin_right
0.5
print.print_margin_top
0.5
print.print_oddpages
true
print.print_orientation
0
print.print_pagedelay
500
print.print_paper_data
0
print.print_paper_height
11.00
print.print_paper_size_type
1
print.print_paper_size_unit
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print.print_paper_width
8.50
print.print_printer
print.print_reversed
false
print.print_scaling
1.00
print.print_shrink_to_fit
true
print.print_to_file
false
print.print_unwriteable_margin_bottom
56
print.print_unwriteable_margin_left
25
print.print_unwriteable_margin_right
25
print.print_unwriteable_margin_top
25
privacy.cpd.cookies
false
privacy.cpd.sessions
false
privacy.item.extensions-privacyplus
false
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
privacy.sanitize.timeSpan
0
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false

qingbo 0 solutions 2 answers

I suffered the same problem but it disappeared. Possible reason here. Anyone has the same situation? Please give me some feedback if it's correct.

I suffered the same problem but it disappeared. Possible reason [http://thinlight.org/2011/03/10/mac-firefox-hangs-on-startup-possible-solution/ here]. Anyone has the same situation? Please give me some feedback if it's correct.
rsw1941 0 solutions 5 answers

Helpful Reply

Running OS 10.6.7 plus last Firefox before 4.0. Reluctant to move to 4.0 as it is still new.

This is a new problem, beginning in the last month or so for me, I think. While it seems much longer, I believe the delay is about 20 seconds, and it does happen every time Firefox launches.

Further, sometimes (do not yet see a pattern) well after launch, when attempting to navigate on a website...Firefox isn't paying attention. I think the interruption may be 20 seconds here, as well. Then all is well.

No magic living color pinwheel displayed by uncle Mac during either delay.

Did I mention table pounding frustration when on deadline?

Running OS 10.6.7 plus last Firefox before 4.0. Reluctant to move to 4.0 as it is still new. This is a new problem, beginning in the last month or so for me, I think. While it seems much longer, I believe the delay is about 20 seconds, and it does happen every time Firefox launches. Further, sometimes (do not yet see a pattern) well after launch, when attempting to navigate on a website...Firefox isn't paying attention. I think the interruption may be 20 seconds here, as well. Then all is well. No magic living color pinwheel displayed by uncle Mac during either delay. Did I mention table pounding frustration when on deadline?
Jayden 0 solutions 7 answers

Got a similar issue, except I get the spinning wait cursor for approx. 30 seconds, after a random action, like opening a new tab window, or maybe a link? I have an acute awareness of computer issues, but this one is so baffling that it's hard to put together a succinct google search term in the hopes of finding the answer!

The [Hangs] support page has so many possible causes that it's not much help!! And the problem is that it might only happen a couple of times a day from a full day's worth of browsing - so it's so hard to troubleshoot!

Will try qingbo's solution, and will post if I somehow catch the culprit. I'm running Firefox 7.0.1, but it's happened during the last few major versions of Firefox.

Got a similar issue, except I get the spinning wait cursor for approx. 30 seconds, after a random action, like opening a new tab window, or maybe a link? I have an acute awareness of computer issues, but this one is so baffling that it's hard to put together a succinct google search term in the hopes of finding the answer! The [[http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Firefox%20hangs|Firefox Hangs]] support page has so many possible causes that it's not much help!! And the problem is that it might only happen a couple of times a day from a full day's worth of browsing - so it's so hard to troubleshoot! Will try qingbo's solution, and will post if I somehow catch the culprit. I'm running Firefox 7.0.1, but it's happened during the last few major versions of Firefox.
Hasan 469 solutions 5600 answers

-> Clear Cookies & Cache

-> Clear the Network Cache

-> Reload web page(s) and bypass the cache.

  • Press and hold Shift and left-click the Reload button.
  • Press "Ctrl + F5" or press "Ctrl + Shift + R" (Windows,Linux)
  • Press "Cmd + Shift + R" (MAC)

Check and tell if its working.

-> Clear Cookies & Cache * https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Template:clearCookiesCache -> [[How to clear the cache#w_clear-the-cache|Clear the Network Cache]] -> Reload web page(s) and bypass the cache. * Press and hold Shift and left-click the Reload button. * Press "Ctrl + F5" or press "Ctrl + Shift + R" (Windows,Linux) * Press "Cmd + Shift + R" (MAC) Check and tell if its working.