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Post Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:50 pm

how to speed up your firefox browser

just found this on another forum, and it really works, it's not a trick or owt ! just follow it, open a new tab first, then...

Here's how to speed up youre firefox 10x faster

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

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.


it doesn't seem to make such a huge difference to me n this site, but on most it's just....wow !
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Post Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:59 pm

Cheers Hugh, notice the difference on this site alone................
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Post Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:01 pm

nice one mate it works !!!! :D :D :D
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Post Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:12 pm

so why do you need to enhance firefox? whats wrong with good old explorer? or are you guys about to educate me...
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Post Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:25 pm

Less spyware, less popups, less active x controls installing themselves, less trojans, less microsoft spying on you, less headache and finally
less buttons.
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Post Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:26 pm

Hi Pete,

firefox is so much quicker than explorer, better features, it takes up far less disc space and uses alot less cpu resources,

despite that, it's also handy to keep explorer as a back up, ideal if you have more than one hotmail account for eg, i can sign into one on firefox, and another on explorer, same with ebay, paypal, banking, etc !

firefox is also a free download, though you can buy it as a package.


oh yeah, 99% of virus's are written for explorer ! and what steve says above!
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Post Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:29 pm

or just get a Mac :wink:

Nice one Hugh :thumbup2:
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Post Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:31 pm

Steve Underhill wrote:Less spyware, less popups, less active x controls installing themselves, less trojans, less microsoft spying on you, less headache and finally
less buttons.


was just about to post something similar.... :D and does it not have a mac layout you can choose? :D

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Post Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:32 pm

sorry guys its all in the mind, i use explorer, instant response, never caught a cold with it, let alone a virus, whats a pop up?

but whatever turns you on,

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Post Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:35 pm

Pete, try it mate, it's not a big download, and if you don't like after a week, i'll eat my hat !

ok, maybe o won't, but i don't know anyone who's tried it and hasn't stuck with it.

it's amazing how many features on the new version of explorer, were out on firefox for a long time ! firefox is like having a Rolls instead of a reliant !


http://www.mozilla-europe.org/en/products/firefox/
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Post Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:48 pm

Hugh mate
I have been down this road many times before.
My computer works, i dont have any issues with microsoft
never had a virus or trojan. the only time things went wrong, is when geeks messed with it :D

I'm happy with what I got, so I dont need to change, I got all the features and benefits that I need


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Post Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:49 pm

Peter Normington wrote:sorry guys its all in the mind, i use explorer, instant response, never caught a cold with it, let alone a virus, whats a pop up?

but whatever turns you on,

Peter


You're obviously not visiting the right porn sites, or music download sites.
:lol1:


The amount of customers Tim has to put right on this is astounding.
If you look at porn use firefox, if you file share use firefox, if you download anything you shouldn't use firefox.

I use Internet explorer mostly but firefox is a good browser and is less susceptible to hijacks, although version 7 of IE is way better than 6 and so much more secure.

I guess the IE/Firefox debate is almost like the signlab/flexi one.
You either use it or not.
It comes down to personal choice and to be honest I like internet explorer better.
I have never had trojans etc on IE7 but had popups in both firefox and IE7
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Post Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:56 pm

Steve pretty much sums it up :D

Since I converted to mac and firefox I can't wait to get microsoft office for the mac so I can take my PC and stick it in the garage until I get a printer and need a rip :wink: (if it has to be a PC :lol1: )

I only use my PC for office and used to use it for Microsoft Frontpage for my website but now use Dreamweaver8 on the mac, so all that's left is office but is well over £200 :-? it's gonna have to wait :cry:

love my mac :love:
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Post Wed Nov 14, 2007 12:16 am

Steve Underhill wrote:
Peter Normington wrote:sorry guys its all in the mind, i use explorer, instant response, never caught a cold with it, let alone a virus, whats a pop up?

but whatever turns you on,

Peter


You're obviously not visiting the right porn sites, or music download sites.
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damn, ya got me !! lol !

Pete,

each to his own mate,

in my opinion..... it's just a faster better program, i guess the reason to have it is because you can!! like trading in an older motor and buying a new posh 4dr mitsi or similar..... ya don't need everyting it can do, but it's nice to have it.... lol ! :wink:

it's just like getting a ferrari, for free, when you're used to a coach.

no probs though. i understand ! :D
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Post Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:18 am

In fact a better browser with more features is opera.
I dont use it as Im so used to IE and firefox I stick with them, but I have used it and its excellent.
even firefox gets some popups and installers now, none of them in opera.
try it out its free anyway
Incidentally on a different note does anyone use "stumbleupon"?
Integrates with IE or firefox and its excellent, you get sites up that you would never have dreamed of looking for and it can be very useful,
(no porn though sorry Hugh)
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Post Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:38 pm

Hugh, what am I doing wrong, it just goes to about.com web page? :oops:


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Post Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:11 pm

DaveBruce wrote:Hugh, what am I doing wrong, it just goes to about.com web page? :oops:


Cheers

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dunno mate, i just checked it and it worked for me, i just copy/paste the "about:config" into the address barand it goes to a big list of stuff (luckily in alphabetical order !
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Post Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:52 pm

Of course you are pasting it WITHOUT
Inverted comma's arent you?


I feel it may work now. :wink:
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Post Wed Nov 14, 2007 5:07 pm

No I typed it in without, didn't work, so typed it with, no joy. Pasting works tho.

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Post Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:07 pm

Hugh, I am a massive fan of Firefox. I love the way it can be customised with all the free extensions available.
If this is such a good mod to do, I'm intrigued as to why it isn't like that as standard. There must be a downside.
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Post Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:23 pm

thats what i initially wondered, but none so far, i think it's something to do with it being able to do more things at once, and loading pages immediately, not waiting for protocol to tell it what to do, i'm no expert though, and to be honest, i have no firefox add ons yet. other than the email thing, find it's great as is,
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Post Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:55 am

Hugh Potter wrote: i have no firefox add ons yet. other than the email thing


What's that then? Just switched to Firefox and it is better! :D ......so far.
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Post Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:59 am

First off download the google toolbar add on for it, stumbleupon button, cooliris previewer, (so you can see a website by just hovering your mouse on the link,)
Just go the firefox website and see a list theres loads of add ons.
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Post Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:18 am

Go to https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/ and browse the extensions.

I use Adblock plus, All in one sidebar, British english dictionary, Cleo & FEBE (for backing up all Firefox extensions to a single file), Download helper, feedbackfox (for ebay), Firefox showcase, Flashblock, IE view lite (to quickly view a page in IE), McAfee site advisor, PDF download, Wizz RSS newsreader.

I use the theme Outlook 2003 blue so that it all harmonises with the desktop.
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Post Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:46 am

Hugh, I now know why this works!
When Firefox is first installed it is configured for dialup.
The alterations set it up for a faster connection (Broadband).
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Post Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:01 pm

ah, many thanks !! Hugh
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Post Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:02 am

Just downloaded Firefox last night and it's running on Johns pc .............. so far I'm well impressed, the pages load faster than on mine which still uses IE.
I thought I'd give it a few days on the other pc and see how it goes ......... looks like I'll be swapping over too!
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Post Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:28 am

Hugh, what is the email add on and how does it work?

Having a much better Internet experience with Firefox! Using Thunderbird as well......Microsoft will be quaking in their boots!!!! :D
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Post Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:48 am

Harry Cleary wrote:Hugh, what is the email add on and how does it work?

Having a much better Internet experience with Firefox! Using Thunderbird as well......Microsoft will be quaking in their boots!!!! :D



hi Harry, mozilla thunderbird is the email add on, i haven't used it yet, but it's supposed to be the same as outlook express, ie it connects to your email and downloads it to your pc for you, saving you logging in to the account each time you want to check it,
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Post Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:58 am

just thought I would say I am now using Firefox, it loads fast than IE. :D

thanks Hugh!
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Post Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:56 am

I use firefox but this is an issue perhaps.

http://www.computerworld.com/action/art ... Id=9022058

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Post Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:21 pm

thanks for that Peter, an interesting read!!

luckily i don't like search toolbars, or anything like that tbh, if i want to google, i'll go to google!
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Post Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:40 pm

I'm the same. I never use search toolbars.
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Post Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:56 pm

I do, but only google toolbar.
If you have a NAT router and a decent firewall, then there should be no real reason for you to get hacked unless you open .exe files that you are unsure of.
Basicaly nobody can gain access to your computer via a Trojan etc unless you give them access to it in the first place by opening and running executable files.
The first ip address they will see is your router, not your pc so random hackers doing port scans rarely are lcky enough to gain access to a pc, only when you actually send info back via a program you run with a trojan hidden in it do they gain the info needed to hack into your pc.
I have hundreds of customers per year who use ie and firefox and although they obviously get spyware, I have yet to have anyone that has been hacked that uses a router.
Im not saying its not possible but there really is no need to worry unnecessarily
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Post Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:57 pm

the other thing of course, is that the number of virus's and hack attempts on firefox browsers is minuscule compared to IE.
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Post Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:01 pm

Hugh Potter wrote:the other thing of course, is that the number of virus's and hack attempts on firefox browsers is minuscule compared to IE.


Agree 100%

The main reason microsoft gets hacked so much is that they are so widely despised in the indisutry, another reason is that they offer bloody jobs to people who can get through their security.
What kind of twisted logic is that.

If you want an almost 100% safe browser download opera.
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Post Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:33 am

Steve I am not talking to you anymore!!
Spent 3 + hours 'stumbling' last night and it wasn't the booze making me stumble :o

Toooooooooooo addictive mate

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Post Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:24 am

Yes Firefox is a good bit of kit... I use IE7 on this one and my old laptop has Firefox is its a slow machine.

I won't knock Ie7 as it is much more secure than its IE6 which was a target for spyware.

From reading the config lines Hugh talking about, I think you are making a maximum of 30 connections (or hits) to a website, this then downloads the site 30times instead of downloading the page and getting the links as it is reading the page. Firefox always looks quicker :D
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Post Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:57 am

Fire Fox on Max OSX

Nice One Hugh...
Cheers for your 'FireFox' internet browser tip, speeded up my browsing
on my G4 Powerbook. Sorry to say its faster than 'Safrai' I cannot
use Internet Explorer its like being on the old dial-up before
broad band came!! Recommend the browser for any Mac User.

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Post Sat Dec 01, 2007 2:26 pm

ok....it's me again, the computer challenged one!

I have tried to remove these toolbars from my program files folder. I have removed the Google toolbar and the Yahoo one.....but they are still there in the browser. Anyone know if the programs are hiding elsewhere. I have restarted after deleting them. :(
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Post Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:02 am

Quick question .................... since installing the fasterfox updates I can't use emoticons on some pages??????? any ideas?

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