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Author Topic: Best Browser?  (Read 10834 times)

Floydoid

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Re: Best Browser?
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2008, 05:11:03 PM »

There are varying opinions about Faster Fox - I used to have it, but it didn't seem to make any appreciable difference to overall performance.

I do use various performance tweaks tho... I quote from my archives:

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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:

network.http.max-connections-per-server - set it to 16

network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy - set it to 8

network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server - set it to 8

network.http.pipelining - set it to true

network.http.pipelining.firstrequest - set it to true (create if necessary)

network.http.pipelining.maxrequests - set it to 32

network.http.proxy.pipelining - set it to true


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 receives.

If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages 2-3 times faster now.

To make the changes, find the entries as described above and double click them, this will change them.

For number 3 do as instructed and you'll get a first box, paste the new name into it and press "ok"

When you done that another box appears and thats where you put "0" then ok.
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Re: Best Browser?
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2008, 05:11:08 PM »

>> I use Firefox 3.03 and compared to IE on Vista, it flies!

Compared to IE on Vista, a pig flies :lol:

I'll oink to that.  :D
iwas using IE7 until about 3 months ago,I was having problems with pages loading slowly or not displaying properly.Then some of the guys on here told me to try FF.Have never looked back,its a lot faster and smoother than IE7. :thumbs:
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Re: Best Browser?
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2008, 05:39:48 PM »

Currently using Firefox 3.0.3

I really like Opera as a browser, and I used it as my main browser for a while, but there are a few site incompatibilites so I went back to FF.

I do also use IE quite a bit - say for eg if Im doing something for the site i'll check it in IE first.  I also quite like something thats called "IE developer toolbar" which is an add-on but very useful if your site uses CSS.
Same if Im working on some modifications on the forums/ changes to layout, i'll normally be logged in as admin in IE so I dont mess up my cookies.

So.. for general surfing its FF, but for working on the site its IE.

Google chrome is a  no for me.
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Re: Best Browser?
« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2008, 05:43:51 PM »

I used the same settings Floydoid, but for Opera.

I'll apply those settings that you posted for FF on the downstairs computer.

Thanks
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Re: Best Browser?
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2008, 05:51:02 PM »

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Re: Best Browser?
« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2008, 05:59:09 PM »

Hmm thanks for the links.

The first one is just too long lol but the second link is definitely useful.
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Re: Best Browser?
« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2008, 06:55:46 PM »

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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:

network.http.max-connections-per-server - set it to 16

network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy - set it to 8

network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server - set it to 8

network.http.pipelining - set it to true

network.http.pipelining.firstrequest - set it to true (create if necessary)

network.http.pipelining.maxrequests - set it to 32

network.http.proxy.pipelining - set it to true


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 receives.

If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages 2-3 times faster now.

To make the changes, find the entries as described above and double click them, this will change them.

For number 3 do as instructed and you'll get a first box, paste the new name into it and press "ok"

When you done that another box appears and thats where you put "0" then ok.

There are a few caveats about those suggestions. First, the "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" option is capped at 8, so setting it to higher values achieves nothing. But more importantly, these tweaks are a bit antisocial (sorry to be so blunt) because they can cause you to hog a particular server at the expense of other people trying to access it. Indeed, if the value of 32 were actually allowed for this option, it wouldn't take many simultaneous Firefox users to bring a site to its knees. Some sites have been known to ban certain users from accessing their servers, because of the devastating effect which the multiple simultaneous accesses can have.  I urge you (all) not to use these tweaks.

Sorry again.
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Re: Best Browser?
« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2008, 07:15:44 PM »

Thanks for the heads-up Eric.... those are popular tweaks which I've collected from here and there.
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Re: Best Browser?
« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2008, 09:09:28 PM »

The first one is just too long lol

Gonna have to get used to reading lots if you're interested in IT ;) Try to skim-read the headings, then read into something if you find it of interest!
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Re: Best Browser?
« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2008, 09:50:50 PM »

>> I use Firefox 3.03 and compared to IE on Vista, it flies!

Compared to IE on Vista, a pig flies :lol:

I'll oink to that.  :D
iwas using IE7 until about 3 months ago,I was having problems with pages loading slowly or not displaying properly.Then some of the guys on here told me to try FF.Have never looked back,its a lot faster and smoother than IE7. :thumbs:


Some of the Guyesses as well :lol:
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Re: Best Browser?
« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2008, 09:57:16 PM »

Ah yes, there's quite a high proportion of guyesses here. We chaps have to mind our Ps and Qs. :)
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Re: Best Browser?
« Reply #26 on: November 04, 2008, 08:05:10 AM »

>> I use Firefox 3.03 and compared to IE on Vista, it flies!

Compared to IE on Vista, a pig flies :lol:

I'll oink to that.  :D
iwas using IE7 until about 3 months ago,I was having problems with pages loading slowly or not displaying properly.Then some of the guys on here told me to try FF.Have never looked back,its a lot faster and smoother than IE7. :thumbs:


Some of the Guyesses as well :lol:

My sincere apologies Kate.  :flower:
You helped me on more than one occasion when most people would have   :comp: But we got there in the end didn't you  :D.
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Re: Best Browser?
« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2008, 09:23:08 AM »

As an afterthought, and going slightly off topic, has anyone any experience of this browser.
http://www.cometbird.com/
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Re: Best Browser?
« Reply #28 on: November 04, 2008, 09:56:12 AM »

No need to apologise Unc  ... just send the cheque  :lol:

I've not heard of that browser TD  .... I can see  with the 'bird' connection how it would appeal to you  though  ;D  Will have a look later .... then wait until someone has tried it  :D
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Re: Best Browser?
« Reply #29 on: November 04, 2008, 10:04:08 AM »

No need to apologise Unc  ... just send the cheque  :lol:



I think I have some Francs in a drawer somewhere.  :D
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