Friday, January 28, 2005

Speeding up Firefox loading

Firefox/WinXP tip:

From Curmudgeonly & Skeptical:
I found the following on the net and it really helps.

Firefox is slow to load initially on Windows XP. You can speed this up a bit by using XP’s built in prefetcher. Simply right-click on the Firefox icon you use to start the browser. Add the text /Prefetch:1 to the end of the line in the target field.

The whole line should look something like the following:
“C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe” /Prefetch:1

In other words…right click your Firefox icon and open “properties” the add the text above to the end of the line in the target field.
# posted by Anonymous : 2:09 AM

Does it work? Hell yes it works, and I added it to slow loaders like Paint Shop Pro, and Media Center (my television) and HFS! Suddenly, life is worth living again!

You've got to have a space in there:
“C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe” /Prefetch:1