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#1 LOTCB

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 02:36 PM

This is really good, I notice a considerable difference.

For this who do not use Mozilla Firefox yet, I STRONGLY recommend it!



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Posted on 12/12/2004 12:45:50 PM PST by KoRn

Here's something for broadband people that will really speed Firefox up:

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.

If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages MUCH faster now!
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Posted 15 December 2004 - 03:36 PM

Hey. I use firefox...I love it!


Just dit the mod and it seems to work pretty well....

Edited by oofrostonoo, 15 December 2004 - 03:41 PM.

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 03:47 PM

FIREFOX RULES ALL

I can't believe how much it helped in my last paper. I was analyzing eight films and had each film's imdb.com page open as a tab, it was SO easy to switch back and forth.

I'm never touching IE again. Never. This browser is light years ahead of IE.

Will try fix now...
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Posted 15 December 2004 - 03:49 PM

OH MY GOD THIS IS FAST
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Posted 15 December 2004 - 03:50 PM

FIREFOX RULES ALL

I can't believe how much it helped in my last paper.  I was analyzing eight films and had each film's imdb.com page open as a tab, it was SO easy to switch back and forth.

I'm never touching IE again.  Never.  This browser is light years ahead of IE.

Will try fix now...

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I couldnt agree more mrsheeps.

Little note about this: Maker sure you close any Firefox browsers you have running at the time and re-open.

Also: If you are on a LAN at the office, you will notice a difference, but probably will notice more when working over DSL or Cable connections.

Edited by Legend Of the Clown Banner, 15 December 2004 - 03:55 PM.

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#6 Devils731

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 05:00 PM

Wow, it is noticeably much faster.

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 05:04 PM

Oh noes! The pages on this site post too fast for me to finish typing a post. I hope this post goes through....


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Posted 15 December 2004 - 10:57 PM

Firefox does rule all. It rules so much that PSU is telling all of its students to get rid of crappy IE and do it up Firefox style! Let the revolution begin!!
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Posted 16 December 2004 - 02:14 AM

Yeah, the mozilla revolution continues!!!!!

The one thing about it though is on some message boards it loads slowly, because of the way it loads. Such as with coloradoavalanche site and the mapleleafs site. And to an extent this site at times.

Its great when ur using bittorent, because it still goes so much faster. Its great too, because its great at blocking pop ups and i feel so much more safe with this.
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The problem is, NJ only plays them 4 times a year. We were only able to get them to trade JT and fire the idiot GM. If we played them 8 times a year, maybe Jacobs might have an epiphany and sell the team.


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Posted 16 December 2004 - 06:58 AM

Well, I'm willing to try anything non-Microsoft at least once... *downloads*

Edit:
Seems to work perfectly! Thanks LotCB! With that modification, it's much faster than Safari was. With the additional bonus that my bank accepts it as Netscape, so I can do my banking without IE.

I can now get the last shred of Microsoft software off my machine. Goodbye IE. It's a good day. ;)

Edited by Don, 16 December 2004 - 07:20 AM.

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 10:23 AM

I love Firefox! It's great for smiley hunting while a-board :P They wont let us use it at work though... what gives? :noclue:
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Posted 16 December 2004 - 11:30 AM

I can now get the last shred of Microsoft software off my machine. Goodbye IE. It's a good day.  ;)

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Just remember, not all sites will work with Firefox (yet?). So you probably shouldn't remove IE altogether. There is a Firefox extention where you can open a link in IE which is pretty cool.
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Posted 16 December 2004 - 11:37 AM

I can now get the last shred of Microsoft software off my machine. Goodbye IE. It's a good day.  ;)

Just remember, not all sites will work with Firefox (yet?). So you probably shouldn't remove IE altogether. There is a Firefox extention where you can open a link in IE which is pretty cool.


If they don't work with Firefox, then they don't want me there.... I almost switched banks because their site wouldn't work with Safari so I had to keep IE around.

Edited by Don, 16 December 2004 - 11:37 AM.

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 02:29 PM

Love Firefox over :kill: Microsofts IE. Haven't missed it since I switched months ago. :D
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Posted 18 December 2004 - 09:08 PM

thanks for the info.

my only prob. w/ firefox is that on certain websites it takes forever to load, and on others it loads faster.

also:

it doesn't load .mp3 files on websites and such that are streaming....
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