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rbsterli
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Open Firefox faster

Post by rbsterli » Sun Nov 12, 2006 12:28 am

Speed up the opening of FF a bit by adding prefetch. Edit your command line as follows:

C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" /Prefetch:1

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Post by rick752 » Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:31 am

I just realized that the option to 'Quick Launch' (prefetch) Firefox isn't in the options anymore. I never used it anyways so I guess that's why I never noticed it was gone.

When did they take that out ..... can you still set that in "about:config"?

I notice that Seamonkey still has the 'Quick Launch' option in 1.05 (oops ... need to update that)
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Post by Peng » Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:19 pm

Windows prefetching is different from what you're talking about, Rick.

I just Googled it for more information, and Ed Bott and Microsoftie Ryan Myers says that it is pointless to add "/Prefetch:1" to all your programs. In fact, if you use both shortcuts with and without it, it would be worse than not using it at all.
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Post by p-hop » Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:25 am

3rd party builds from tete open fast....but I still prefer mmoy's.

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