Seamonkey slow to load home page at start up

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Post Posted January 28th, 2018, 7:34 am

deleting the contents of the Safebrowsing folder
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Post Posted February 5th, 2018, 1:55 pm

My homepage is still Google. I simply deleted the contents of the Safebrowsing folder for the given profile. I also turned off Safebrowsing option in Preferences and so far so good. that's all I did. It's been almost 2 weeks now without issue. Can't say that I like having Safebrowsing turned off but it is what it is and I don't stray much from my usual websites so I'm not overly concerned. This is the first time I have had to depart from default when installing SM. I do think the Safebrowsing files that caused the slow down are related to Google but I'm not 100% sure about that either. I haven't really tested that theory. I'm going with what I got and am satisfied, at least for now.

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Post Posted February 5th, 2018, 2:55 pm

You can turn it on again. Even when you disable safebrowsing the list fetch (which caused the problem) is always done in the background.

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Post Posted February 6th, 2018, 8:20 am

S, I'm not familiar with Safebrowsing so I guess I'm not susceptible to what you experienced.
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Post Posted Today, 10:35 am

A quick update since my last post. It's been a couple of weeks now with the Safe Browsing option disabled and all has been working fine. Haven't had to touch the Safe Browsing folder either.

I'll try what frg mentioned and go from there.

Pete, The Safe Browsing option is in Privacy&Security in the Preferences section of the Edit menu.

Unless anything changes, I won't be posting in this thread again.

Thanks for everyone's suggestions.


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