When quitting Firefox (currently v. 3.6.13, but seen on previous versions), the quitting process often takes several minutes (I've timed it up to 7 on some occasions), during which time the fans on my Macbook often start to scream like crazy. The time to quit seems to be directly proportional to the number of days I've had Firefox open without quitting it.
I can make a guess about why this takes so long (cache cleanup, cookie cleanup), but 3-7 minutes is unreasonable. The questions then become
- What is the actual cause of this delay?
- Beyond quitting once or twice a day, is there a way to avoid this delay upon quitting (an extension, a setting)?