It's been like that for months. Chrome and Firefox are just horribly slow to start. It can take 10 minutes before Chrome is usable. But after these 10 minutes, I can do whatever I want with it and it's fast. But that 10 minutes is just the worst.
With my machines at work, I never had such problem, only at home.
What I've done so far: - Not restore my previous session (with 4-5 tabs opened), doesn't change anything - I checked "top" to monitor the CPU activity during that time, it never gets higher than 6-7% - Wait a bit after login in to actually start Chrome (maybe the slow part is happening somewhere else) - I installed a package (don't remember the name) that apparently helps booting frequently used app faster
I asked that question before, and no one could help. And it was with previous version of Ubuntu (13.04). So that problem was not solved by upgrading.
What can I do to help diagnose the problem? To give you more information so you guys can help me.
[EDIT] The problem seems to be with Ubuntu itself and not the browser. When I boot my machine and go do something else for a while and then come back and login. The speed is okay. So that first 10 minutes, the problem is the OS. Also, everytime I first try to save a file (start downloading or save a new file from a text editor), it can take a while before the file dialog popup. But only the first time. It's like there's some bad stuff left somewhere that needs to be clean up before.