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(Solved) - Tweaking firefox for speed.

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  • Started 1 year ago by amkeew
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amkeew
amkeew
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http://www.techtipsgeek.com/sp.....ence/5924/

http://techlogon.com/2012/12/0.....ing-guide/

What do you smart peeps think ? Worth doing it?

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SarahJames
SarahJames
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Just tried them, but it doesn't really make a change for me.
But then again, I always thought my FF is pretty fast ;)

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amkeew
amkeew
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SJ - I did try them. Some times, it looks like the speed has improved. Other times, not so much.

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gedstar
gedstar
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I would have thought that these tweaks would be hard to measure in respect to speed improvement, considering you would not always be guaranteed consistent speed connectivity on the network. Maybe that's just me :)

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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
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These techniques are primarily aimed at users that have a slow net speed/3g dongle orientated, the techniques are sound except you do not need to adjust the proxy pipelining unless you are actually using a proxy.

As for the nglayout this is similar to the HTG lazy load system to allow a page to be displayed first and the layouts to be added slowly.

Max requests are just the amount of requests from the browser to the site/server.

You can do the same thing simply by adding an adblocker and a program like Ghostery to speed up web loads.

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amkeew
amkeew
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GS - Thanks for the ghostery addon. I can definitely see an increased page load speed after doing all these tweaks and the add-on.

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