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Why is the Firefox location bar so slow?

Why is the Firefox location bar so slow?

I don't understand, Firefox is a great browser, but the location bar is so slow. It literally was stuck for 30 seconds looking up something in its database.

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Guest [Entry]

You might find a couple of tips here Firefox 3.5 Slow and Hangs After Typing a Few Letters in URL Location Bar around cleaning out your SQLLite places database.
Guest [Entry]

"about:config

browser.urlbar.maxRichResults

Set that to 0 and it'll stop searching (Or just set it lower and see if you can't get better performance out of it)

It's searching a HUGE database if it's taking 30 seconds, have you considered reducing your history length?"