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FF takes 2 or more min. to initially load in Win10 1903 (was worse in 1909), loads fast after

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  • Igcine ukuphendulwa ngu FredMcD

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Have re-installed FF several times, no improvement in initial startup time. Often have to initiate as admin.

73.0.1 (32-bit)

This HP Elitebook 840 G3 running Windows 10 v 1903 64-bit. Have to be careful re-installing as FF wants to make my extensions in GERMAN! Are OK now (see attachment). Have test-removed AdGuard, NO difference, so added it back.

NOTE: screenshot is long out-of-date: AdNauseum removed long before this issue started

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Okulungisiwe ngu xlcrlee

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

First, the problem is solved

Tried to get into Safe Mode several times with no success; research then showed that the newer Windows versions eliminated the old ways. There were other, much more complex ways, but my Boot is being run by HP and Macrium working together and I have enough problems without messing everything up (waiting 2+ min. for the first FF startup is minor compared to 100+ bucks bringing it to and waiting perhaps for days to sort things out). Further, even my browser backup Chrome was taking a longish time to start.

There had been a problem a while ago with FF suddenly turning all my add-ons into German, only solved by installing a way-old FF setup and in 2 updates getting 73.0.1 (32-bit). So I saved 32-bit with a Restore Point and downloaded the 73.0.1 (64-bit). Was SUPER-easy! Didn't even have to remove the 32-bit version, only the old desktop icons. All settings and add-ons kept ... and still in English.

Initial start-up time was 11 sec., quite OK! After that, re-starts only a few sec.!

Why I love Firefox > good, smart coders .... :)

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link}

A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?


Start your Computer in safe mode with network support. Then start Firefox. Try Secure websites. Is the problem still there?

http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Linux+Safe+Mode Starting Any Computer In Safe Mode; Free Online Encyclopedia

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

First, the problem is solved

Tried to get into Safe Mode several times with no success; research then showed that the newer Windows versions eliminated the old ways. There were other, much more complex ways, but my Boot is being run by HP and Macrium working together and I have enough problems without messing everything up (waiting 2+ min. for the first FF startup is minor compared to 100+ bucks bringing it to and waiting perhaps for days to sort things out). Further, even my browser backup Chrome was taking a longish time to start.

There had been a problem a while ago with FF suddenly turning all my add-ons into German, only solved by installing a way-old FF setup and in 2 updates getting 73.0.1 (32-bit). So I saved 32-bit with a Restore Point and downloaded the 73.0.1 (64-bit). Was SUPER-easy! Didn't even have to remove the 32-bit version, only the old desktop icons. All settings and add-ons kept ... and still in English.

Initial start-up time was 11 sec., quite OK! After that, re-starts only a few sec.!

Why I love Firefox > good, smart coders .... :)

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That was very good work. Well Done.

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UPDATE: as of now FF initially loads in 5 sec., faster after that. the improvement (from over 2 min.) apparently only due to switching from 32-bit back to 64-bit (the 32-bit version the result of FF making my add-ons in German, then solved by installing an old 55.0 version which was 32-bit, which then updated to the 73.0.1 version in 32-bit but with the add-ons back in English). And now back to 64-bit.  :)

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That was very good work. Well Done. Please flag your last post as Solved Problem as this can help others with similar problems.