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jact
01-11-2005, 05:24 PM
Seems a little more streamlined and smoother then Mozilla. Anyone have any tips for speeding it up? I know there's some tweeks you can do, but I can't find em yet.

asuna
01-11-2005, 05:27 PM
You'll have a bit of reading, but I had a few things bookmarked I never had the time to check out

http://windowssecrets.com/041202/
http://forums.techguy.org/t302388.html

asuna
01-11-2005, 05:33 PM
I didn't try any of these yet, if youdo, let me know if it speeds anything up.

Panky
01-11-2005, 06:00 PM
I read this on another forum and tried it on mine. It works really well. The tweak is designed to speed up page loads for broadband users. The information for the tweak came directly from FireFox.

1.Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries:

network.http.pipelining network.http.proxy.pipelining network.http.pipelining.maxrequests

Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.

2. Alter the entries as follows:

Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true"

Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"

Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.

3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0". This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it recieves.

Exit FireFox and Restart

darkraven
01-11-2005, 06:08 PM
I read this on another forum and tried it on mine. It works really well. The tweak is designed to speed up page loads for broadband users. The information for the tweak came directly from FireFox.

1.Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries:

network.http.pipelining network.http.proxy.pipelining network.http.pipelining.maxrequests

Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.

2. Alter the entries as follows:

Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true"

Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"

Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.

3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0". This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it recieves.

Exit FireFox and Restart

I did that, sped up image loading alot

jact
01-11-2005, 06:34 PM
I read this on another forum and tried it on mine. It works really well. The tweak is designed to speed up page loads for broadband users. The information for the tweak came directly from FireFox.

1.Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries:

network.http.pipelining network.http.proxy.pipelining network.http.pipelining.maxrequests

Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.

2. Alter the entries as follows:

Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true"

Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"

Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.

3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0". This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it recieves.

Exit FireFox and Restart

That made a huge difference, wow. Thanks.

asuna: I haven't had a chance to try the others yet, I plan to toy around with them later.

Panky
01-11-2005, 06:57 PM
Here's another one to add to the list that I previously posted.
browser.cache.memory.capacity [integer value = 16000]

broswer.cache.memory.capacity is not a default configuration option. It needs to be manually added by right clicking any of the configuration options and selecting new>>integer.


:)

manca
01-11-2005, 07:02 PM
Firefox is awesome browser, but personally I like Mozilla 1.7 more.
Firefox is more IE looking like, and mozilla is more netscape looking like ;)

McAttack
01-11-2005, 11:35 PM
I like Firefox alot, although I haven't been able to get Flash installed at all which is weird. But I haven't really even looked at it. Just means I see less advertising. :)

Great tip Panky, I'm gonna try it out when I finish this session.

Panky
01-11-2005, 11:48 PM
You guys are welcum. :) There is a ton of tweaks out there for it, but I tend not to monkey with things too much.

The Thunderbird mail is supposed to be pretty good. I worked with it a bit the other day. I haven't used it long enough to know if I like it or not yet. ;)

FireFox is my main browser. I've got others installed for previewing sites, but they all suck compared to FireFox. :2cents:

McAttack
01-12-2005, 12:02 AM
I've been testing thunderbird and so far, haven't really found any major advantage over outlook. I like outlook a lot and might be one of the only MS products I do like, as long as you disable the preview pane and a few other things.

Seven888
01-12-2005, 03:19 AM
I was wearly when I first started using firefox, but now I'm in love with it! :)

Burger
01-12-2005, 05:32 AM
Firefox rocx!!! Here is a good link for speed up, think its all you need to know;
http://www.rynoweb.com/2004/12/27/firefox_hacking_speed_rules/

megatgpdotnet
01-12-2005, 07:31 AM
Firefox is best! :)