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browser profile selection window long delay before the window displays

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2024 11:31 pm
by RedDwarf2
I have been having trouble with Sandboxie for a long time whenever I used any newer browsers with browser profiles. I like to select the browser profile when I run a browser and I have it set so that all my browsers start with the profile selection window. I add -profilemanager to the desktop icon target and right click this and run sandboxed to select the sandbox.

Waterfox G5 browsers work okay with Sandboxie but Firefox, Librefox or Waterfox G6 all start extremely slowly and the profile selections do not populate for over a minute. I have just run Librefox sandboxed and it took 65 seconds for the profile selection window to be drawn, it appears all white before it actually draws the window. All newer Firefox derived browsers work the same and there is a big delay in drawing the profile selection window.

When using Waterfox G5 the profiles show immediately.

This has been happening for many Sandboxie versions and I don't remember when it began. I am currently using SB+ 1.10.5, updating is pretty much useless TBH, it is highly unlikely to correct it. It happens with both new and old sandboxes and the virtualization scheme doesn't seem to affect it. When not using profiles, which I don't want to use, the browsers start fairly quickly, there is no three minute+ delay.

What I would like to know is what is causing this long delay with these browsers and how can it be eliminated? Can anyone explain why this is so?
Librefox white no Profiles
Librefox white no Profiles
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Librefox  Dark with Profile
Librefox Dark with Profile
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Waterfox G5.1.12 approx 1 second
Waterfox G6.0.7 approx 11 seconds
Librefox 125.0.3-1 65 seconds
Firefox 126.0.1 204 seconds (3:24)

Re: browser profile selection window long delay before the window displays

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2024 5:43 pm
by bastik-1001
Is there a specify reason why you are sticking with a version of Sandboxie that is over 9 months old, even though there have been stable release since then?

Re: browser profile selection window long delay before the window displays

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2024 7:09 pm
by RedDwarf2
bastik-1001 wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2024 5:43 pm
Is there a specify reason why you are sticking with a version of Sandboxie that is over 9 months old, even though there have been stable release since then?
Not really, it's just a case of remembering to upgrade it. I don't use auto upgrades or even upgrade checking, they are always disabled.