Firefox starts only after long delay

For months I have been experiencing performance problems with Firefox. The major problem is an extreme delay when I start Firefox. Sometimes I have the impression that my click was not noticed and I click a second time. Then - after long delay - the system tells me that I should close the 2nd Firefox process.

I have installed all updates (as of 2023-08-19) , nevertheless the problem remains. I have got a friend, who uses Manjaro like me. He does not have that delay problem. Which log files or configuration files should I examine on my PC to find out the problem?

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sudo pacman -Rdd xdg-desktop-portal-gnome
sudo pacman -S xdg-desktop-portal-gtk

Start wit posting output of

inxi -Fazy

What firefox version is installed?
Post output of

pacman -Qi firefox

What firefox extensions are you using?

It would appear then that you’ve been bitten by the xdg-desktop-portal-gnome bug.

Your profile does not say what desktop environment you’re using, but you need to remove xdg-desktop-portal-gnome and replace it by one that’s appropriate for your desktop environment. :arrow_down:

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Careful, if OP is using KDE then


is the package to be installed (I see @Aragorn was faster… :laughing:.]

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The post is tagged with xfce.

But the post is better :+1:

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