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How To Speed Up Firefox (Helpful Vanity)

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

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To: KoRn

oops

"Tweak network" extension.


301 posted on 12/23/2004 7:02:46 PM PST by myself6 (Nazi = socialist , democrat=socialist , therefore democrat = Nazi)
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To: KoRn

Thanks much. HUGE difference here, enough so that I'm probably gonna switch from Opera to Firefox. I'm finally getting browsing that reflects the pipeline I have. Nice nice nice.

MM


302 posted on 12/23/2004 7:51:31 PM PST by MississippiMan (Americans should not be sacrificed on the altar of political correctness.)
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To: MississippiMan

Good to help ya!


303 posted on 12/23/2004 7:53:19 PM PST by KoRn
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To: All

Merry Christmas!!!


304 posted on 12/24/2004 4:57:37 PM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn
Your fame will explode: this thread has been linked on Blogdex, the weblog diffusion index, which gathers these mentions of this thread:
bestkungfu.com

offonatangent.blogspot.com

matthewgifford.com

livejournal.com/users/scottobear

blahstuff.com

305 posted on 12/27/2004 6:24:09 AM PST by Mike Fieschko (Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis ad capul tuum saxum immane mittam.)
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To: KoRn
If you have XP Pro (only pro) you can fix your reservebandwidth from default of 20% to 0%. Type GPedit.msc in run. 1)Under the Local Computer Policy, click Administrative templates. 2) on the right double click Network. This opens the tree on the right side. 3)Now double click the Qos Packet Scheduler. Now Double click Limit reservable bandwith. This will open the properties box for the Qos packet scheduler. Under the settings tab (which will open by default) click enable, then change the % from 20 to 0. Now windows won't slow down your broadband! Bad windows, bad, bad!
There is a bandwidth test as an extension.
306 posted on 12/27/2004 3:18:40 PM PST by Xeth
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To: Xeth

Nice tip!!

I read about that a long time ago and had forgotten about it. It may also work to disable that feature all together.


307 posted on 12/27/2004 3:32:27 PM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn
I tried this, and my speed tests are consistently faster by about + .3mbps.

Thanks again!
308 posted on 12/27/2004 5:55:14 PM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn

Bump


309 posted on 12/27/2004 6:36:50 PM PST by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts soooo good!)
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To: KoRn

bump for future geekiness


310 posted on 12/27/2004 6:52:34 PM PST by BJClinton (A Perfect Rovian Storm)
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It kind of worked for me...... w00t


311 posted on 12/27/2004 7:57:08 PM PST by impstek
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To: KoRn
Go-faster tweak for Firefox on Boing Boing today, which links to how to speed up firefox? on mozillazine.org, the official site, and which links this thread!
312 posted on 12/30/2004 7:21:56 AM PST by Mike Fieschko (A thunder of jets in an open sky ... a streak of grey ... and a cheerful 'Hi!')
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To: Mike Fieschko

BTT


313 posted on 12/30/2004 12:22:16 PM PST by KoRn
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To: ShadowAce

Could you please add me to the Firefox list?
Thanks..


314 posted on 12/30/2004 1:42:02 PM PST by herewego (based on a true story)
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To: herewego

No problem. Welcome aboard.


315 posted on 12/30/2004 2:30:42 PM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: KoRn
And now ... linuxtoday.com links to The Linux Box referencing this article.

Is getting slashdotted next?
316 posted on 01/03/2005 10:17:21 PM PST by Mike Fieschko ("[A] doctrine which has ceased to be affirmed is doomed, like a disused organ, to atrophy.")
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To: Mike Fieschko
From Broadband reports:
Stay away from this tweak

These settings violate the HTTP protocol, and give you a speed boost by flooding the web server with 20-something connections for every single image and page request. There's a reason that they're not the default.

These settings will not only cause many web servers to have problems, but they can also make your web browser be mistaken for a flood attack, which will make the server add your IP to an "ignore" list. Stay away from these "optimized" settings, unless you know exactly what they do and how they work.


317 posted on 01/03/2005 10:29:02 PM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: Mike Fieschko
From Mozillazine:
After seeing at least a couple dozen blog posts all referencing these changes to "speed up Firefox", I thought it would be worth a little explanation.

Yes, enabling HTTP pipelining can dramatically improve networking performance. The downside, and the reason it's not enabled by default, is that it can prevent Web pages from displaying correctly. If you've enabled this, and you find pages that aren't displaying correctly, please don't blame Firefox or the Web developer. It's probably the fact that you enabled an "unsupported" feature which is incompatible with some Web servers and proxy servers.

The second change, setting the initial paint delay at zero, may get you some content on the screen faster, but it's worth noting that it will dramatically slow down the time it takes the entire page to display. Here's what's going on. Gecko, Firefox's rendering engine, is trying to optimize between the cost of waiting for a bit more data versus doing more painting and reflows as new data comes in. Waiting a bit longer before it starts painting the page gives Gecko a chance to receive more content before chewing up CPU cycles to render and reflow the document. If you drop this value down to zero or near zero, that means you'll see the page start displaying a bit earlier, but not having received much data in that short interval, you'll have a lot more paint and reflow cycles to complete rendering of the page.

This one probably comes down to a combination of bandwidth, CPU speed, and personal preference. If it works for you, and you don't mind the side-effects, then great. Just note that what works for one person/system, may not work for another.

Yes, there are tuning change you can make (even at compile time, see Moox' optimized builds) that will dramatically alter the performance characteristics of Firefox. Feel free to experiment, but remember that most of the defaults are defaults for a reason. If your browser starts misbehaving or web sites look broken, it might be worth going back to default settings.


318 posted on 01/03/2005 10:30:49 PM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: FreedomCalls
Got a cite for the particular RFC it violates? Later posts in the broadbandreports.com thread, replying to the unregistered user there claiming a violation, say this is pipelining requests, not CONNECT.
319 posted on 01/03/2005 10:35:58 PM PST by Mike Fieschko ("[A] doctrine which has ceased to be affirmed is doomed, like a disused organ, to atrophy.")
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To: Mike Fieschko
And it breaks Flash apps:
"Enabling pipelining in Firefox can speed up complex page retrievals, as you note, but it can also break Flash. This is a Macromedia thing not a Firefox thing but that’s why the app defaults to pipelining disabled."

320 posted on 01/03/2005 10:36:10 PM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: Mike Fieschko
Got a cite for the particular RFC it violates?

RFC 2068 I believe.

321 posted on 01/03/2005 10:38:16 PM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: Mike Fieschko

More intelligent discussion here at forevergeek.com:

http://forevergeek.com/open_source/make_firefox_faster.php


322 posted on 01/03/2005 10:42:35 PM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: FreedomCalls

Thanks. Correctly described as 'more intelligent'.


323 posted on 01/03/2005 10:50:13 PM PST by Mike Fieschko ("[A] doctrine which has ceased to be affirmed is doomed, like a disused organ, to atrophy.")
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To: KoRn

I just followed your instructions and wow, I cannot believe the difference. I had even uninstalled Firefox, as it was so slow! This is good. Thanks!


324 posted on 01/03/2005 11:01:46 PM PST by HoHoeHeaux
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To: HoHoeHeaux

Your quite welcome!


325 posted on 01/04/2005 8:31:07 PM PST by KoRn
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To: Mike Fieschko
Wow, would be nice I love slashdot. As long as everyone remembers this isn't my original creation, just info gathered from a couple of emails, and confirmed on the Firefox help page. After verifying, I decided to post the info as a vanity because it worked so well for me.

I'm not looking for any fame for something I didn't discover on my own, I was just posting some good tips to help the Firefox faithful on FR. ;-)
326 posted on 01/04/2005 8:34:31 PM PST by KoRn
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To: FreedomCalls
And it breaks Flash apps:

Not here (yet?). Maybe some pages, but none I've visited since making the changes.
327 posted on 01/04/2005 8:41:50 PM PST by Mike Fieschko (Stop or I shall be forced to say stop again.)
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To: Mike Fieschko
The only site I can't use with FF is this banking page that requires IE. hmmmmm Banking with IE? I think not!
328 posted on 01/04/2005 8:48:11 PM PST by KoRn
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To: All

BTTT for those who haven't seen it.


329 posted on 01/09/2005 4:11:57 PM PST by KoRn
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To: Mike Fieschko

Bump for those who haven't seen it!


330 posted on 01/22/2005 2:27:46 PM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn

Wow...this thread had received some serious play in the blogosphere. Good job!


331 posted on 01/25/2005 8:08:34 AM PST by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: July 4th

So I've heard. I don't get around the blogosphere much, so I haven't seen it.


332 posted on 01/25/2005 8:30:09 AM PST by KoRn
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To: ShadowAce; rdb3; chance33_98; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; Bush2000; PenguinWry; GodGunsandGuts; ...

Does anyone know why I have to get to FR from a back door? I just got Firefox and it doesn't regonize freerepublic.com.


333 posted on 01/28/2005 4:53:27 AM PST by Bellflower (A new day is Coming!)
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To: Bellflower

That's interesting. I guess I'll ask the obvious--are you sure you're not making a typo? I use FF on several machines, all with different OSes, and not one of them as had issues with FR.


334 posted on 01/28/2005 5:28:37 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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Bumperzz


335 posted on 02/10/2005 7:28:35 PM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn

If just done it to my MAC OSX version of Firefox and it works well... now can you help me find a fix for the horrible problem Firefox has is MAC OS X 3.2.8 which manifests itself as an inability to redisplay a page properly when, after scolling down one scorlls back up? (The page content dissapears like a roller blind as one scrolls up and the only way to get the page to display again is to reload the page)


336 posted on 02/20/2005 12:27:40 PM PST by mediamentor (Liked Firefox beofe updating to MAC OSX 3.2.8)
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To: mediamentor

Hmm.. That's a good one. I'll look into it. I'm not on a Mac, so I don't know if there's any difference between the Firefox installations between differing OS's. If I find out anything I'll post back to ya. ;^)


337 posted on 02/20/2005 3:41:48 PM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn

BTTTTTTTTTTTTT


338 posted on 02/20/2005 3:45:33 PM PST by Lx (Tuesday is Soylent green day!)
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To: KoRn

I BELIEVE THESE SETTINGS ACTUALLY SLOWED DOWN MY BROWSER.

I'm not sure.

I did every single thing the above directions explained to do, and now my browser moves very slowly and pictures take forever to load! I am on a cable connection.. well, my roommate is on a cable connection and I connect through her computer via wireless router, etc. Pictures (once upon a time) didn't take this long to load before! What should I do?

-kt


339 posted on 02/21/2005 5:53:01 PM PST by katatoe (http://www.gethappy.com/watchmore.html)
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To: Marine Inspector

bttt.


340 posted on 02/21/2005 5:55:08 PM PST by Marine Inspector (Customs & Border Protection Officer)
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To: katatoe

It could be the router blocking the pipelining. If it's slowing you down just undo it. When I'm at work it doesn't work for me there.


341 posted on 02/21/2005 7:33:09 PM PST by KoRn (~Halliburton Told Me......)
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To: ShadowAce

Please add me to the firefox hint pinglist


342 posted on 03/04/2005 1:00:07 PM PST by corrys (Ping List)
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To: corrys

Done. Welcome aboard!


343 posted on 03/04/2005 1:43:17 PM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: KoRn

How would one slow down an internet connection with firefox?


344 posted on 04/04/2005 10:40:09 AM PDT by UnlimitedFreedom
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To: UnlimitedFreedom
I never claimed that Firefox 'slowed down' an internet connection.

I was stating that by default Firefox isn't configured to load pages as fast as possible, with dial up users in mind of course. Broadband users can 'turn up' these settings to get the most out of the browser.
345 posted on 04/04/2005 12:35:43 PM PDT by KoRn (~Halliburton Told Me......)
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To: KoRn

Oh, I know you never claimed it did. I was just inquiring as to whether I could slow down (or 'turn down') my connection settings or not. (I know it sounds bizarre . . . but I need to slow it down for one application)

I was just inquiring if this is possible.


346 posted on 04/25/2005 7:49:41 AM PDT by UnlimitedFreedom
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To: KoRn
Bump for anyone who missed this the first time around. Also, if you use IE exclusively, this utility allows IE to run as fast as Firefox (however, still no tabbed browsing, etc. with IE, of course). To this day, I use both IE and Firefox.
347 posted on 05/07/2005 5:27:10 PM PDT by jdm (Estoy En Una Radio Mexicana (I'm On A Mexican Radio))
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bttt


348 posted on 05/14/2005 2:46:30 PM PDT by jdm (Estoy En Una Radio Mexicana (I'm On A Mexican Radio))
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bmp


349 posted on 07/29/2005 4:53:13 AM PDT by HalfFull
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To: KoRn
How To Speed Up Firefox

At the same time you might want to de-gauss your monitor's screen by going HERE

350 posted on 07/29/2005 5:25:54 AM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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