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wow, i hope this is working


Another secret to improving the speed of opening windows in Firefox is to minimize the number of extensions you have running. For every window that opens, all extensions are scanned and/or started causing alot of I/O operations that slow down opening of popup-windows.
I run only Firebug and two other developer extensions, and I still think Firefox takes time opening windows (all this on WinXP).


Origo, that's a great tip. I do run a lot of extensions. Some of them are quite handy but I will clean house and disable a bunch of them and see if that speeds things up. My Firefox has gotten a bit slow again. Mainly since I installedFirebug, now that I think of it. I still find the venerable Web Developer nore useful as developers extension. Perhaps I just am more used to the Web Developer toolset.

Paul Left

Yes, the point about loading all the extensions for each new window means that it's typically much faster to open a URL in a new tab than a new window.

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