A Splash Screen For Fx & TBird

Thunderbird and Firefox more so (if you have lots of extensions), do take sometime to start up. This extension displays a “splash” (loading) screen for Firefox, Thunderbird and Sunbird (Mozilla’s calendar application) while the application starts. At the end of this article are samples of the Fx and Thunderbird splash screens.

Oddly enough it does seem like the applications are launching a little faster with the splash screen. If anything at least you know the application is loading. I’ve had cases where Fx took so long to load from when I click the icon and I end up clicking again thinking it didn’t work the first time around. Then I end up with Fx in two windows, not a big deal just closed the extra browser window.

Splash is about 24K and works with:

  • Firefox 1.5 – 3.0a2
  • Sunbird 0.3a1 – 0.4a1
  • Thunderbird 1.5 – 3.0a1


Default Fx Splash Screen


Default Thunderbird Splash Screen


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5 Comments on A Splash Screen For Fx & TBird

  1. Love ’em!

    I probably never would have found them on my own, but they add a bit of class to the launching process.

  2. Hey this is a great extension if your looking for custom splash screens you can find some here http://djosiris.deviantart.com/
    just released a black vista style glass splash screen pack for firefox includes 39 total splash screens & you don’t need vista to use it just aldreneo’s firefox splash ext. lol
    Enjoy!

  3. I used the FF splash for a week or so, and disliked the pause in loading. Dumped it, and knocked 4-5 seconds off launch. YRMV

  4. Could anyone explain me how to install this in Thunderbird?

  5. # Right-click on the green Install Now button and select “Save Link As…” from the context menu.
    # Save the extension to your Desktop
    # From Thunderbird select Tools, Add-Ons (or Extensions)
    # Click Install.
    # In the Explorer Window locate the file you saved in Step 3 and click OK
    # Close and restart Thunderbird
    # Delete the downloaded file from your Desktop

    copied directly from:
    http://ffextensionguru.wordpress.com/2007/01/15/update-splash-screens/

    hope that helps –
    Miles

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