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  1. Rob

    Rob TPF Noob!

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    A tip I stumbled across:

    If you are using Firefox instead of Internet Explorer (and if you are not give it a try, you will be impressed) than here’s a way to make this splendid browser find and download web pages even faster, by increasing the number of page requests, and reducing the amount of time Firefox waits to process incoming data.

    Firefox has a hidden configuration menu and there are a good number of published tweaks but these four are safe and should produce a noticeable improvement, particularly if you are using a broadband connection. If you are using a dial-up connection you can still try them but don’t expect to see much difference.

    In the Address box type ‘about:config’ (without the quotes) and the page will change to a long list of settings. Scroll down the list to ‘network.http.pipelining network. The Value (fourth column) should be set to ‘false’, double-click the entry and it should change to ‘True’. Now move down the list to "network.http.proxy.pipelining" and do the same, changing the Value from False to True. Next go to "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests", double-click the entry and change the Value to 20. Finally, right-click into an empty area of the config page and select New > Integer. In the Preference Name box type "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" (without the quotes) and set the Value to 0 (zero). Exit Firefox and re-launch and the new settings will take effect immediately.
     
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    Lol999 TPF Noob!

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    Sweet! I use Firefox only for my E-Bay account as IE6 keeps timimng out on page loads. Just done the mods and E-Bay loads much faster. Nice one!:mrgreen:
     
  3. Meysha

    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    clarinetJWD The Naked Spammer Staff Member

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    Wow, now there's absolutely no reason to use any other browser!
     
  5. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    THANK YOU! Listen to Meysha. She is correct. We did those tune ups a while ago over at the support forum (TPF's sister) and they do work!
     
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    Matty-Bass TPF Noob!

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    wow, everything loads much faster! Thannk you thank you thank you!!!!!! :D
     
  7. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    :hail: :hail: :hail: :hail: :hail: :D
     
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    clemeys TPF Noob!

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    just downloaded firefox for the 1st time, and did the changes. seems faster. thansk
     
  9. clarinetJWD

    clarinetJWD The Naked Spammer Staff Member

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    I think I must reiterate: Firefox Rox!
     
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    woodsac TPF Noob!

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    Ain't NO doubt! I have to use IE at work and makes me wanna choke someone :banghead:
     
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    wolfepakt TPF Noob!

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    Just my plug to say listen to Meysha and Corry and head on over to www.thesupportforum.com and hang out with us!

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    Oh and BTW firefox 1.5 is due out on the 29th!!!!!!!!!!
     
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