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firefox3 is superslow - but internet connection excellent

by smit9192 / July 24, 2008 10:58 AM PDT

hi guyz
i just reformated my laptop and so one of the first things i downloaded was firefox 3 ... although firefox only loads some sites at a regular speed but most other pages it almost never loads ex: it loads google fast but when u search something it will take forever to load - most times it wouldnt even load it .... but using safari web browser - i can go onto any website quickly
(btw, ie takes a lot of time to load sites too and almost never loads them)
system specs:
windows xp media centre
1.5ghz
60gb HDD
512 ram

any suggestions will be appreciated ! thanks in advance!

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Use tutorials
by white-bread / July 26, 2008 11:35 AM PDT

There are a few tutorials for setting the limit.
Other options are: don't reload animations.
Disable java.
Disable all but necessary javascript functions.
Don't accept third party cookies.
Limit your cache size to 50M max. I usually set mine between 20 and 30.
http://infodotnet.blogspot.com/2008/01/tuning-up-firefox-for-free-up-more.html
http://www.lifespy.com/2007/firefox-quick-tip-limit-ram-usage/
http://robert.arlesnet.com/2007/12/24/limit-firefox-memory-usage-aboutconfig/
Don't keep bookmarks, don't use rss feeds, don't save passwords.
Determine which warnings you want. I disable all of them from popping up. Limit the tries to 100 for connection repeats. Limit the connections to 25 or less.

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I have been using Fasterfox.
by PudgyOne / July 26, 2008 2:54 PM PDT

I took my chances and downloaded the one in the post about trusting him. I scanned it with virus protection and spyware tools.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1269

I will NOT give you the link, in case CNET doesn't approve of the link. The person states that the reason it's NOT on the download list at Mozilla is the developer isn't interested in the project anymore.

You can install the one version, like I did or you can edit the old version to work, your choice. Really helps with speeding up Mozilla Firefox.


Rick

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