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Anyone Familiar With Configuring Firefox To Run Faster?

Postby Scooter » Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:34 pm

As of late my browser has been bogging down. I did reconfigure the network.http.piplining; which seemed to help a little bit, but it appears that there may also be some java issues?
Has anyone had problems of this nature? Other problems?
I appreciate any responses and suggestions concerning browser issues.

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Re: Anyone Familiar With Configuring Firefox To Run Faster?

Postby strathy » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:31 pm

I hate FF3. I went back to FF2 and it seems to be a lot faster. FF3 seems to do a lot of writing to the HD which is what slows it down ... I think.
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Re: Anyone Familiar With Configuring Firefox To Run Faster?

Postby Scooter » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:47 pm

So can I downgrade back to FF2 without any conundrum?
We don't need that now LOL

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Re: Anyone Familiar With Configuring Firefox To Run Faster?

Postby strathy » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:01 pm

I'm not sure how to downgrade it - i just deleted FF3 from my computer and downloaded and installed the FF2. Then I went back and reinstalled the plugins I wanted to use. Worked fine for me. On the FF3 download page (http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/firefox.html) there is "other systems and languages" - click on that. Then under "other versions" you should find FF2.0.0.20 - that should be the final release of FF2. Click on your language and away you go.
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Re: Anyone Familiar With Configuring Firefox To Run Faster?

Postby Scooter » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:07 pm

Alright. Thanks.
I did end up going back to FF2, but lost all my bookmarks (over 100) in the process -- despite the fact that I saved my profile... Apparently I did not save the profile correctly, so now I must perform the arduous task of remembering my bookmarks, passwords to all my sites, blogs, etc., etc., etc.... I'M SICK!!
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Re: Anyone Familiar With Configuring Firefox To Run Faster?

Postby James » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:11 pm

There is a Plugin for FF, to remember all the passwords. Maybe you can use WindowsXP System Restore to get back to FF3, get that plugin and save Passwords, then get FF2 again. Just a thought :-D
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Re: Anyone Familiar With Configuring Firefox To Run Faster?

Postby strathy » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:50 pm

James had a good idea there... I'd give that a whirl.

I use online bookmarks so it does not matter what browser I'm using, I always have my BM's with me. I use Google bookmarks BTW.
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Re: Anyone Familiar With Configuring Firefox To Run Faster?

Postby Brawnydt » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:50 pm

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Re: Anyone Familiar With Configuring Firefox To Run Faster?

Postby Tel » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:31 am

Blimey, I just added all those hacks and my FF just got turbo-charged! :-o

Thanks, Brawny nice one! :mrgreen:
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Re: Anyone Familiar With Configuring Firefox To Run Faster?

Postby Scooter » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:13 pm

@Tel: Right! :P Smokin' FAST!!! :lol:

@Brawnydt: AWESOME! Thank you very much.
BTW: I ended up reloading FF3... and mysteriously all my bookmarks and configurations were restored :-D
Coupled with with my browser monin right along now, I cannot be much happier.

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Re: Anyone Familiar With Configuring Firefox To Run Faster?

Postby TrentBrownrigg » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:06 pm

Tel wrote:Blimey, I just added all those hacks and my FF just got turbo-charged! :-o

Thanks, Brawny nice one! :mrgreen:

Wow! Same here.
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Re: Anyone Familiar With Configuring Firefox To Run Faster?

Postby Scooter » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:53 am

Funny how a little glitch can benefit others... only wondering what else lies out there???
If only for my own sacrafice it benefits my fellows here on this forum, I'll take the hit; respectively.

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Re: Anyone Familiar With Configuring Firefox To Run Faster?

Postby xxecxx » Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:57 am

too bad for me...i didnt see any improvements with my FF2.0.0.20 after tweaking the configs
maybe becos i do not use any addons except searchstatus and httpheaders
had lotsa problems with SEOquake and the other famous SEO addons previously
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Re: Anyone Familiar With Configuring Firefox To Run Faster?

Postby Scooter » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:53 pm

@xxecxx

Have you considered upgrading to FF3? Just curious...
There are many more benefits and conveniences to FF3 which surpass FF2.

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Re: Anyone Familiar With Configuring Firefox To Run Faster?

Postby xxecxx » Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:07 pm

i tried for a while...FF3 slows down my machine considerably with all the background stuff it was doing, so i switched back
i did missed the conveniences of FF3's "any-part" url matching abilities..just start typing any part of the url and it matches intelligently

i just checked...i am still running WinXP, IE 6, office 2000 :shock: :-o :oops:
i am a backward kinda guy...still dunno what i am supposed to do with "new stuff" like twitter, facebook, myspace and mybloglog :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Re: Anyone Familiar With Configuring Firefox To Run Faster?

Postby Scooter » Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:31 pm

@ xxecxx:

So your like me... You like what works, and you hate change. LOL
Sounds like you may have other problems other than you PC... Maybe your BROWSER?
Me I have only 18.6 GB on my hard drive, and FF3 runs very smooth now that I have adjusted the configurations as explained by Brawnydt. I'm not certain about the "background stuff"
Just try it.

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Re: Anyone Familiar With Configuring Firefox To Run Faster?

Postby ejcross » Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:05 pm

guys,

one of the issues i have come across is the background loading of all the "crap" that you install. things like adobe reader, itunes, etc. usually load a startup or background service to "start" them faster when you want them.

my personal preference is to disable a bunch of that crap, because if i need it, the 2 seconds it saves me doesn't mean much.

win-xp/2000 --> go to "Start" - "Run" - type in "msconfig" without quotes;
go to the "Startup" tab and you can expand the screen listing size horizontally to see the path and full file names. disable anything that looks added on to your system. this will help increase your memory capacity and load your OS faster as well.

you might get an annoying message that you have changed something when you reboot, don't worry about it and if you find something isn't working right that you do need, just go back in and recheck it to start.

another big tip to increase your computer speed is to run your disk defrag often. if you are like me with dual HD (300 gb+ each) and do alot of file movements or copying, etc, your disk can slow you down if it is fragmented big time. i recommend at least once a month.

if you are using IE (WHY?????) be sure to empty your temporary files each time (you can auto select to do this) and set your refresh the webpage option to each visit instead of every time you are on the internet.

i also use a free program called "Ccleaner" (ccleaner.com) that will help empty and clean up junk files on your system and help with other registry issues, great program for free!!!

if i think of anything else to help out i'll pass it along...
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Re: Anyone Familiar With Configuring Firefox To Run Faster?

Postby korprit » Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:32 pm

learn linux. all the speed you need lol :D

windows apps = VM workstation

done.

get out of the MS cage....webservers run some *nix variation. we should be familiar with it ourselves IMO.
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Re: Anyone Familiar With Configuring Firefox To Run Faster?

Postby ejcross » Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:56 pm

korprit wrote:learn linux. all the speed you need lol :D

windows apps = VM workstation

done.

get out of the MS cage....webservers run some *nix variation. we should be familiar with it ourselves IMO.


Which linux version are you running? I have messed around with a few of them, maybe you can write up a new topical post for us linux newbs about how/which version to try out? I have 2 machines at home and wouldn't mind trying it out on one of them...

I assume that the VM workstation lets you run windows apps such as Franks Content Wizard or others on a linux box?
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Re: Anyone Familiar With Configuring Firefox To Run Faster?

Postby Tel » Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:02 pm

I was running Ubuntu 6 on an old machine a while ago but not with a GUI - just the basic server setup as I was playing with the idea of using it as a front end to the Internet sort of a physical firewall as hackers aren't too fussed about trying to do any damage to open source. Its more a Let's get Bill Gates mentality there!

It ran fast and I liked it until the old hard drive crashed and I sort of gave up on the project. I might just resurrect it with a new drive and try out the latest GUI to see what I can see...
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