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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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351 posted on 09/28/2005 1:06:10 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (I jez calls it az I see it.)
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To: KoRn

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352 posted on 09/28/2005 1:06:12 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (I jez calls it az I see it.)
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To: UCANSEE2

Wow I thought this thread was all but forgotten. It's very helpful.


353 posted on 09/28/2005 3:38:29 PM PDT by KoRn
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To: KoRn

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354 posted on 09/29/2005 11:58:11 AM PDT by dis.kevin
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To: KoRn

bump for later


355 posted on 09/29/2005 12:02:20 PM PDT by Centurion2000 ((Aubrey, Tx) --- The government seems to be rewarding stupidity lately.)
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To: varon

Thanks all clean now


356 posted on 09/29/2005 12:15:02 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (<>< Like $3 a gallon gas? Thank an enviromentalist.)
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To: KoRn

geat... tx


357 posted on 10/20/2005 8:45:23 PM PDT by loudpen
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To: KoRn

I followed your recommendations and seemed to have no effect at first. After I closed Firefox down and restarted it, I do seem to have good result - judging by the performance loading "Today's Toons." Thanks!


358 posted on 11/01/2005 5:18:03 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which liberalism coheres is that NOTHING actually matters but PR.)
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To: KoRn

Is there a handy way to bump up the default font size?


359 posted on 11/01/2005 5:33:18 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which liberalism coheres is that NOTHING actually matters but PR.)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion

Go into Tools>Options. There is a section for Fonts and Colors. You may find what you are looking for there.


360 posted on 11/01/2005 7:35:11 PM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn
I don't find "Options" available under "Tools" - nor anywhere else in the heading.

I was sorta hoping that there was a parameter displayed in about:config that would change the default size of the font . . .

361 posted on 11/02/2005 5:09:17 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which liberalism coheres is that NOTHING actually matters but PR.)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion
Interesting. 'Options' show under the 'Tools' drop-down on mine. Are you using the current version 1.0.7? I'll do some looking around in the config and see if there's anything in there for Fonts.
362 posted on 11/02/2005 11:48:43 AM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn
'Options' show under the 'Tools' drop-down on mine. Are you using the current version 1.0.7?
Yes, just downloaded it a month or so ago. are the only menu items under Tools.

The only extension I chose to download is BBCode. Which, BTW, seems to lose its Settings and Custom Tags on the rare occasion of a crash.

I'll do some looking around in the config and see if there's anything in there for Fonts.
Thanks!

363 posted on 11/02/2005 1:16:15 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which liberalism coheres is that NOTHING actually matters but PR.)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion
I'm seeing everything you are seeing on the Tools Drop-down list EXCEPT I have options at the bottom. You may want to try a un/reinstall and see if it shows up for you by default. I also checked the about:config and there are multiple entries in there for Font Sizes. If you can find which Font you are using you may be able to choose which font size you want for that type.
364 posted on 11/02/2005 3:14:34 PM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn
One year anniversary bump!!(day late, lol)
365 posted on 12/12/2005 4:36:45 PM PST by KoRn (Merry Christmas!!)
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To: KoRn
Not sure if this has already been posted but, here it is anyway:

Fasterfox - performance and network tweaks for Firefox (extension)

Fasterfox

366 posted on 12/12/2005 4:49:25 PM PST by the anti-liberal (Hey, Al Qaeda: Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent)
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To: the anti-liberal

Nice! May have to check that out.


367 posted on 12/12/2005 5:28:13 PM PST by KoRn (Merry Christmas!!)
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To: KoRn
That's really working. It changes browser's behaviour. You can find more tips over here: speed up firefox
368 posted on 01/19/2006 6:35:40 AM PST by tojan3
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To: tojan3

Thanks, that's a very nice site.


369 posted on 01/24/2006 9:05:21 AM PST by KoRn
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To: ShadowAce

Please add me to the firefox hint ping list. Thank You


370 posted on 04/18/2006 12:47:20 PM PDT by Freedom Blitz
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To: KoRn

ping for home use


371 posted on 04/18/2006 12:51:39 PM PDT by The Louiswu (The coward will not fight, the fool refuses to see necessity the scoundrel puts himself ahead of all)
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To: Freedom Blitz
I can add you, but I'd like to be sure that you are requesting what you think you are requesting.

My ping list is generally tech-oriented. Firefox is part of that, but so are other tech issues--software, linux, Microsoft, things I find interesting.

If you're still interested, I'll be happy to add you to the list. I just wanted to let you know that it includes many other things besides Firefox.

372 posted on 04/18/2006 1:02:21 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: KoRn

I can't get the about:config address to give me a useable page. Am I the only one who can't make it work?


373 posted on 04/18/2006 1:20:59 PM PDT by n-tres-ted (Remember November!)
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To: ShadowAce

Yes please add me to the tech ping list. TY


374 posted on 04/18/2006 1:26:57 PM PDT by Freedom Blitz
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To: Freedom Blitz

Welcome aboard! You've been added.


375 posted on 04/18/2006 1:32:25 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: n-tres-ted

What happens?


376 posted on 04/18/2006 1:32:45 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce

I just get an error page saying server can't be found. However, I just googled the about:config and I think I have found the right page. Let me give it a try. Thanks.


377 posted on 04/18/2006 1:36:58 PM PDT by n-tres-ted (Remember November!)
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To: n-tres-ted
I just get an error page saying server can't be found.

Are you putting "http://" in front of the about:config? If so, remove it. about:config is local to the browser is should not have a protocol associated with it.

378 posted on 04/18/2006 1:38:39 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: KoRn
Bump for later read.

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379 posted on 04/18/2006 1:52:33 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: ShadowAce

I was able to find the right page after I found the Mozillazine page. I made the changes, rebooted, and am enjoying the faster service. Thanks much for your assistance.


380 posted on 04/18/2006 1:56:11 PM PDT by n-tres-ted (Remember November!)
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To: n-tres-ted
"I can't get the about:config address to give me a useable page. Am I the only one who can't make it work?"

Hmmm. Could be a permissions issue. Are you at work? I haven't seen that problem arise.

381 posted on 04/18/2006 2:00:07 PM PDT by KoRn
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To: KoRn

Got it done. Thanks again.


382 posted on 04/18/2006 2:24:03 PM PDT by n-tres-ted (Remember November!)
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To: KoRn

BUMP


383 posted on 04/18/2006 2:38:21 PM PDT by AFreeBird (your mileage may vary)
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To: Terpfen
Hit ctrl+t to open a new tab.

I find the "Duplicate Tab" extension more robust.

It will duplicate any tab you right click on and select...along with that tab's entire history. Very handy.

384 posted on 04/20/2006 5:42:14 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I can't complain...but sometimes I still do.)
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To: KoRn

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385 posted on 06/06/2006 3:41:15 AM PDT by RightGeek
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To: KoRn
It was a great tip dear.

It make it much faster now.

Qutub
386 posted on 07/24/2006 4:50:32 AM PDT by Qutubuddin
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To: KoRn

If you upgrade to a later version of Firefox, you need to redo those steps, by the way.


387 posted on 11/11/2006 9:55:44 AM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone

My settings remained unchanged.


388 posted on 11/11/2006 10:17:15 AM PST by KoRn
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To: Petronski
This thread is an oldie but a goodie.

This "fix" may do the same (similar?) stuff, not sure.

I ran the exe weeks ago and the optimization is quite impressive.

Just wanted to pass along in case you haven't seen.
389 posted on 12/09/2006 8:28:39 PM PST by jdm
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To: Petronski

I should add that the file at SoftPedia is by no means new, although it integrates well into Firefox 2.0, from my own experience. More less just an FYI; not trying to pimp the site or file or anything! :O)


390 posted on 12/09/2006 8:33:50 PM PST by jdm
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To: KoRn

Thanks for the firefox tip:
It works great! If anyone can't get it to work the problem is
P.E.B.K.A.C. so don't fret it.
Thanks
Braqus


391 posted on 01/04/2007 8:54:20 PM PST by braqus
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To: braqus
Glad it was useful for you! Seems as soon as I begin forget about this thread someone else stumbles upon it and posts a reply.

BTW, what does P.E.B.K.A.C. mean? lol
392 posted on 01/04/2007 9:00:54 PM PST by KoRn
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P.E.B.K.A.C.
P.roblem E.xists B.etween K.eyboard A.nd C.hair

Chilly in San Francisco this morning brrrrrrrrrrr

Braqus


393 posted on 01/05/2007 7:40:08 AM PST by braqus
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"P.roblem E.xists B.etween K.eyboard A.nd C.hair "

LOL! I'm going to file that one away for future use. It's right there with "IO Error". =)

394 posted on 01/05/2007 8:58:56 AM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn

Hope you’d forgotten about this post again :)

Just found it today. I was vexxed by slow scroll, mouse-over, and clicking speeds in firefox. Nice, they’re fixed. Thanks a ton for posting that.

Since many people (like me) didn’t figure out it was just firefox that was the problem, you’ll probably keep getting hits.


395 posted on 09/12/2007 7:12:43 PM PDT by Loaf (Firefox mouse-over, click speed, scroll delay fixed. Thanks!)
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To: Loaf
"Hope you’d forgotten about this post again"

Actually I had lol. I'm glad to see it still helps people here and there. Good to hear that it helped you out as well.

/cheers

396 posted on 09/12/2007 7:28:04 PM PDT by KoRn (Just Say NO ....To Liberal Republicans - FRED THOMPSON FOR PRESIDENT!)
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To: KoRn

Outstanding! Thanks!


397 posted on 09/12/2007 7:30:04 PM PDT by spyone
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To: Loaf; All

Funny. I built a new computer earlier this year, and had forgotten about this, as you mentioned. I has so forgotten about it, I didn’t make these changes to my NEW box. LOL

Wow. It really does help, after not having it like that for awhile. Thanks for the heads up! I might have never realized it! hahaha


398 posted on 09/12/2007 7:57:07 PM PDT by KoRn (Just Say NO ....To Liberal Republicans - FRED THOMPSON FOR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Petronski

When I ran Mozilla 1.6 a few years back, there was an option in “preferences” for pipelining- all you had to do was put a tick in a box.


399 posted on 09/12/2007 8:03:38 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: KoRn

Wow!

Just made the changes...my homepage w/lots of pics usually takes awhile to load....loaded up instantly.

Great Help!


400 posted on 09/12/2007 8:06:34 PM PDT by rottndog (Government is a necessary evil, but as with all evils, the less of it the better.)
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