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retrophonic
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:28 pm    Post subject: Overclock Firefox Reply with quote

i found the following tweaks from another forum and noticed an appreciable speed increase with page loading. My mac now loads pages as fast as, if not faster, than my PC.


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In firefox, type "about:config" in the address bar to bring up the configuration editor.
Adjust these values accordingly. For boolean types just doubling clicking will switch them. For integers, you will be prompted to enter a value. Note that these are meant for broadband users.

browser.tabs.showSingleWindowModePrefs – true
network.http.max-connections – 48
network.http.max-connections-per-server – 16
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy – 8
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server – 4
network.http.pipelining – true
network.http.pipelining.maxrequests – 100
network.http.proxy.pipelining – true
network.http.request.timeout – 300

Finally, you need to add in a variable to the list. In order to do so, right click and select "new --> integer". A menu will popup asking for you to enter the name of this integer. Enter "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0". This tells the fox not to wait on displaying the data that it has received from the server.
Now, just close out that window and enjoy your new-found speed!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:40 pm    Post subject: And heres one for Safari Reply with quote

I've been using Safari Speed.

http://www.scifience.net/safarispeed.html

It eliminates the built-in Safari page load delay and definitely speeds things up for me.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Retrophonic,
Regarding Firefox, have you trialed it side-by-side with Safari? Which seems faster to you? I'm only asking because I used to use Firefox on Windows and really liked it but since moving to the Mac I've stuck with Safari because, well, because after trying it I really like it too. I briefly considered downloading Firefox but I'm pretty content with Safari so I've never gotten around to it.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before I installed tiger, I preferred safari as far as page loading, but now it hangs while loading pages and unexpectedly quits at times. I was told that repairing the privileges will fix this. Pages also look better in Safari because it takes advantage of OS X's font smoothing. On the other hand, i really like all of the available plugins and third party search engines that are available for Firefox. There are also g4 and g5 optimized versions of firefox floating around the web. I have the g5 version and It loads and scrolls faster than the standard version.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

retrophonic wrote:
Before I installed tiger, I preferred safari as far as page loading, but now it hangs while loading pages and unexpectedly quits at times.


Go the same problem! Mostly with pages that have RSS feeds.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think ill stick with safari it is simple
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had nothing but trouble with Firefox on OS X. FF crashes, loads slow, feels blooooated. I used FF on Windows and many flavors of linux with no trouble, but I find that Safari is just fine on Tiger.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 3:30 pm    Post subject: Why I use Safari for 123Macmini Reply with quote

I use Safari for it's snapback feature.

Most people that visit forums go to the main menu and then into each topic area. Back to the main menu. Into another category etc. This is very inefficient.

Try my instructions below and I'm sure you'll love Safari. You will use no other browser to visit 123Macmini or any other forum.

1- system preferences
2- keyboard and mouse
3- keyboard shortcuts
4- All applications
5- +
6- select "safari"
7- +
8- Mark Page for SnapBack (assign F1)
9- +
10- Page SnapBack (assign F2)
11- +
12- Reload Page (assign F3)

Now it is very simple and quick to view the posts since your last visit.
You can keep your right hand on the mouse and use your left hand for F1,F2&F3.


So to use these things now.
1- Start Safari
2- 123macmini.com
3- forums
4- view posts since last visit
5- F1 (to mark page for snapback)
6- (read thread)
7- F2 (snapback)
8- (read another thread... and so on)
9- F2 (snapback)
10- F3 (refresh/reload page) if needed


I'd imagine i you had a Mighty Mouse you could assign the snapback feature to it, as well.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try getting Fasterfox from versiontracker.com.
Huge difference.....

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