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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?

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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.

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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?

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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.

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-> 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.