Couldn't find that RFE yet in bugzilla so here it goes: Slow startup time compared to IE has been mentioned alot. How difficult would it actually be to have a kind of MozPreload.exe for Windows that loads the necessary dll's without showing any browser windows to be put in "autostart". While being no real improvement in terms of start up time, it would definitely improve the /perceived/ startup time and boost up mozillas image in public. Some people actually have the necessary RAM to leave a windowless Mozilla in background running. P.S. Sorry I hate browser-general, but this really *is* browser-general, isn't it? :)
this is a dupe it was done before, I think it was marked invalid/won't fix...
If this is a dupe, I couldn't find it. I do remember sugesting this in a comment I made to bug 29249. Since this is related to 29249 it probelly belongs in XPCOM too. This could be an option during install. "Do you want Mozilla to preload some files during system startup?". Also an option in prefs. This can do more than speed up Mozilla's launch. NC 4.74 can add a mail icon to the system tray in Windows. It appears when you have new mail. Preloading files could add an improved version of this ability to Mozilla. NC 4.x only does this when it's launched. With preloaded files Mozilla could see if you you have new mail at system launch. This would make a good OPTION. There are far too many Win Aps that preload files through the startup folder or the Win Reg. without bothering to ask if you want this done. Mozilla dosen't need to join this group of rude aps.
over to XPCOM
Making future. It still isn't clear that XPCOM would be where this work would be done.
Adding verifyme keyword.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 36283 ***