New Turbo preference: start after first use



Core Graveyard
QuickLaunch (AKA turbo mode)
16 years ago
5 years ago


(Reporter: Walter K., Assigned: Bill Law)


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16 years ago
It would be a great start up performance improvement on machines with limited
resources to be able to launch turbo mode only after Mozilla is used for the
first time. Right now, a lot of processes compete for scarce resources during
boot up, and Mozilla only adds extra time to the overall initial boot up time.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable Quick Launch
2. Reboot
3. It'll take noticeably longer to boot on older machine

Actual Results:  If Turbo mode is enabled, it takes some time for start up
process to finish after power-on.

Expected Results:  Turbo mode will start only after a user explicitly uses
Mozilla for the first time.

Proposed enhancement:
(In Preferences|Advanced)
[X] Enable Quick Launch
    [X] Enable After First Use Only

Comment 1

16 years ago
i think this might be possible today by modifying your shortcut to do mozilla 
-browser -turbo [not sure]. [note that even if that is possible, it isn't a UI 
for it...]
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 2

16 years ago
It seems like this would benefit users who sometimes don't use mozilla at all
during an OS session (and hence want to optimize OS startup), but when they do
use it, they launch multiple times (else there would be no point in having QL
enabled. I'm not sure how common that is, and I'm concerned that we couldn't
have it as default behavior, because it would cause extreme variarance in actual
launch times.
Target Milestone: --- → Future

Comment 3

16 years ago
I don't say it should be on by default either. It looks like a useful option for
some. But as long as "mozilla -browser -turbo" continues to work (and it DOES
work now - thanks timeless!), those of us with underpowered machines are happy

Comment 4

16 years ago
"mozilla -browser -turbo" seems to crash almost every time Quick Launch tray
icon is used. My guess, some resources get released based on Quick Launch
preference, ignoring the fact that Quick Launch is actually running.
W2K SP2, Build ID: 2002031104 (0.9.9)


16 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement

Comment 5

16 years ago
*** Bug 136120 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6

16 years ago
UI mentioned by Bamm Gabriana in bug 136120. Under Preferences|Advanced:

 -- Enable features that affect performance --
 |  [x] Enable Quick Launch                  |
 |      (x) On Windows startup               |
 |      ( ) The first time Mozilla is run    |

Comment 7

16 years ago
Great idea! you got my vote :-)

BTW, I couldn't find any bug that deals with the poor speed of the Turbo mode 
compared to the first Mozilla versions that had it.
It used to be an instantaneous launch, but now it takes quite a few seconds.


Comment 8

14 years ago
A "LAZY" QUICK-LAUNCH A MUST for me to have Mozilla as a default browser. 

My machine's startup time is anyway slow and current quick-launch makes it much
worse. I would love to have Mozilla as my default browser, but until "lazy"
version of it is implemented, i simply can't afford it.
Flags: blocking1.7b+
Flags: blocking1.7a+

Comment 9

14 years ago
Barak: Please don't use features you don't understand. (clearing blocking)
Flags: blocking1.7b+
Flags: blocking1.7a+
Summary: [RFE] New Turbo preference: start after first use → New Turbo preference: start after first use

Comment 10

14 years ago
Mozilla already does something very similar under the Mac. If the user closes
the last window, the program remains in the memory (like every HIG-compliant Mac
application does).

This RFE actually asks for an option that provides this behavior, under all
OSes. Perhaps it would be better to change the summary of the bug to reflect this.


Comment 11

13 years ago
I was going to report my bug, then, I found this after search. Now, I add my
report as a comment here and vote to this bug:

I wish quicklaunch of mozilla load (and remain in ram) with the first session of
mozilla, not with Windows startup.

Bahram Alinezhad,
Rudehen, Tehran, Iran.

Comment 12

13 years ago
*** Bug 256309 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Quicklaunch/Turbo Mode is no longer supported in Seamonkey 2 and Seamonkey1.X is in the maintenance mode (fixing only security bugs)
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Component: QuickLaunch (AKA turbo mode) → QuickLaunch (AKA turbo mode)
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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