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ADGrimes
Making moves
Status: New idea

It would be good to implement something like this, similar to Microsoft Edge. This would help to decrease the amount of time it takes for Firefox to start up.

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Jon
Community Manager
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Krille
Strollin' around

I don't want any fake quickstart features which just hide loading during the system boot process. This makes booting slower and brings background processes sitting around all the time. This is a resource hog and not desireable in terms of minimizing attack surface for security reasons.

The only proper way to make Firefox start faster is to optimize the process for efficiency or make it more slender.

ADGrimes
Making moves

@Krille Thanks for the comment. If it was to go ahead, I would say it should be optional like Edge's version. That would then suit everyone. 

ap
New member

More speed at start.

Firefox is super slow at startup, even with NVMe disk!

emir428
New member

Hello there,

Wouldn't you guys like a Fast Startup feature for Firefox?

What the feature should do: It basically preloads Firefox on Windows Startup. Thats all. If you open Firefox it'll start very much faster. Maybe you know that concept already from Microsoft Edge, I think they call it Startup-Boost.

I think that would be a good idea for an update.

ADGrimes
Making moves
Astral
Strollin' around

I totally agree with your point of view! If possible, I hope it will be implemented in the next version!

Astral
Strollin' around

I  agree with your point of view

steel835
Making moves

Huh, for me Firefox already starts in the matter of seconds.. Either completely or firstly the empty-loading mockup, then completely. All takes like 3 seconds or so.. I don't know whether it's the Superfetch (browser is like the most used app on my PC), the fact that I keep my startup list clean of apps like steam, messengers, spotifies, etc or the system drive being on an SSD (not NVMe btw, almost entry level one), but I don't remember such problems as slow Firefox startup.

Edit: Checked it now, rebooted my laptop, clicked the Firefox on the toolbar, launched in a second. Though I admit that my laptop may have specs above average even for a 5-year-old.