First of all, kindly stop arguing about the semantics of bug reporting. When you file a bug report to undo intentional changes, those reports quickly get marked WONTFIX. This isn't a locked thread in Bug Reports, it's a sticky in the Firefox forum. So please stop acting like I implied this isn't a problem.
Secondly, I dislike this change every bit as much as you do, and I question whether the benefit was worth the trade off: the test results in the bug report say about 1170 milliseconds were shaved off startup time. I wouldn't mind waiting one more second for Firefox to start.
I hope it's crystal clear to you that only Wladimir Palant (or possibly another developer) can make decisions related to the development of Adblock Plus.
Anonym wrote:Oddly enough I was also having this problem in the latest version of Adblock Edge.
It looks like the feature was implemented in Adblock Edge 2.1.1
Another developer wrote:Second, how often do you (re-) start your browser?
Many times per day, however it's the "cold start" — after first starting Windows — that's slowest; after that, Firefox's starts up noticeably faster.