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Email Link freezes Firefox for twenty seconds

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Win10 - I was originally using a 3rd party addon, and experiencing this problem. I tried a few of them and they all did the same thing: the screen froze for about 20 seconds, then switched over to a new email in my Outlook (desktop) program, which had already been open (i.e. FF didn't have to wait for the program to open). I tried this from Chrome, and it worked instantly (so, the underlying functions work just fine). I got rid of the addon (I had tried a few of them) and just used the built-in Alf-F "Email link" function; it did the same thing. Right now my only quick method is to use Chrome, but I'd prefer Firefox instead. I appreciate any help.

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Is this just with e-mails?

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

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Hi rich_vanasse, also, could you temporarily set your mailto handling back to "Always Ask".

I'm curious whether the problem occurs in the lead up to Firefox deciding what program to use (time to launch the dialog), or after it is told what program to use. This article describes that setting, although I suspect you have updated it before: Change the program used to open email links.

(As a point of reference, mine takes a second or two to show the list of mail options, and about 3 seconds to launch a new message in Outlook.)