User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:22.214.171.124) Gecko/20060426 Firefox/126.96.36.199 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/20060426 Firefox/184.108.40.206 Deleting the 74MB history.dat file fixes the consistently slow (75 sec) startup. Reproducible: Always
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20060529 Minefield/3.0a1 See "Bug 279342 big history.dat file kills menubar pulldown performance"
Firefox 3.0 (in the future) is supposed to be a lot better, becuase it uses a database instead of a textfile. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 223476 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
I'm curious how Places works with a history the size of yours. If you want, can you try a trunk nightly? You can also wait for Firefox 3 a1 which will probably come out in a month or two. Generally, performance with large histories is improved, but I'm not so sure about one as big as yours. I'd be interested in hearing about your experience. Trunk first-run performance will be terrible for you because it will import your history file. But after that if places performance is still unacceptable, please file a new bug under the Firefox|Places component.
Component: History → Bookmarks & History
QA Contact: history → bookmarks
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