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Howto: Speed up Firefox startup September 14, 2008

Posted by Mayank in howto.
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Firefox is an amazing browser. The extensibility it provides by way of addons is becoming is problem too. When firefox startsup it usually checks for FireFox updates, updates to all addons and updates to all search engines. I did not, until today, realize that this process was such a time consuming process.

Turn off Automatic Update checks in Firefox and watch your browser popup as soon as u click on its icon :). To turn them off go to Tools > Options > Advanced > Update check off all the Automatic Update checkboxes. This leaves the onus of checking for updates on you, but I guess that better than waiting till eternity for Firefox to startup while it checks for updates of all the plugins you’ve installed.

Hope this helps …