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Post Posted July 30th, 2006, 4:26 am

well, i tried both...firetune wins hands down...for me. i have 1.5.0.5, and tested them both...id love to hear your opinions!
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Post Posted July 30th, 2006, 6:34 am

I prefer Firetune, Faster Fox can actually slow down page rendering in my experience.

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Post Posted August 3rd, 2006, 12:54 am

I believe both fasterfox and firetune are waste of time. Some website might load quicker, but other websites loading slows down. I tried both at differnt times. Prefetching could download viruses/ trojans without permission!!!!

I prefer some changes in configuration, if you are having a high speed connection.

Change network.http.max-connections from 24 to 48.
Change network.http.max-connections-per-server from 8 to 24.
Change network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy from 4 to 12.
Change network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server from 2 to 6.
Change network.http.pipelining from False to True by double-clicking on the value.
Change network.http.pipelining.maxrequests from 4 to 32.
Change network.http.request.max-start-delay from 10 to 0.

And if you don`t want to see the page cannot be loaded, you can change
browser.xul.error_pages.enabled to false

I might be having some paranoid of using firetune.
This is my personel opinion.

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Post Posted August 3rd, 2006, 1:06 am

Just because Fasterfox has a prefetching checkbox doesn't mean you have to use it. I always disable it.
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Post Posted August 3rd, 2006, 10:07 am

I've tried all the speed tweaks and found "as they are out of the box" was always best. HOWEVER . . . just implemented firefoxking's, cleared cache/al else, and loaded my "daily folder" along with some other tests. It does seem a little more "whizzo," but aren't some of those paramenters hard coded at [b]lower levels or has that changed?[/b] I know we go through this every couple of weeks or month, and it's good to know if anything's been hard-coded differently. Otherwise you're wasting your time going above it.

I would certainly follow manual tweaking a la firefoxking if you choose to meddle with it (I'm going to test these for a couple of days, thanks firefoxking), rather than download a "we'll do it for you" app. Just my opinion. I found several of those "accelerators" just fouled things up, some of them big time.

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Post Posted August 3rd, 2006, 10:21 am

Personally, here's how I set up Fasterfox.

1) In Fasterfox Options I click on Optimized (to set the Optimized settings) then I click on Custom

2) In the Cache tab I set memory cache to 32768 and disk cache to 51200. I don't need more than that and the memory cache reduction helps keep Firefox from using too much RAM

3) On the rendering tab I set Fastback to 2, as I don't need anymore than that and adding more (or leaving it at -1) eats up RAM

That's all I tweak, I leave everything else at the defaults.

Very speedy for me and I can always notice the difference.
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Post Posted August 3rd, 2006, 10:28 am

Ha! I was just returning here to say I'd ONCE AGAIN backed out all the tweaks and gone back to "stock;" saw no real difference over 100+ sites, 20+ tabs.

Thank you Schrade - might give yours a whirl too (ones that don't involve Fasterfox only settings). They're different from what I've seen/read before. Cheers/ p
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Post Posted August 3rd, 2006, 10:34 am

The only setting in Fasterfox that is not a standard Firefox preference is the Prefetching. I never recommend anyone use that, though.

The Fasterfox page timer is very handy, too. Nice for timing web page loads and also easy to clear the caches by right clicking on it.

The best pages to do speed tests on is pages with lots of individual images linked on the page.
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Post Posted August 3rd, 2006, 10:51 am

A bit off topic, but any comments on "Prefetching could download viruses/ trojans without permission!!!!"?

My thought would be that anything downloaded would end up in your /Cache/ directory, but would otherwise be benign till accessed in some fashion?
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Post Posted August 3rd, 2006, 11:04 am

therube wrote:A bit off topic, but any comments on "Prefetching could download viruses/ trojans without permission!!!!"?

My thought would be that anything downloaded would end up in your /Cache/ directory, but would otherwise be benign till accessed in some fashion?


Yeaah. As soon as I read that I knew to stop reading anything that guy was saying as he really doesn't know what he's talking about.
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Post Posted August 4th, 2006, 7:55 am

firefoxking wrote:Change network.http.pipelining.maxrequests from 4 to 32.
Maximum Gecko can handle is 8. 32 is ignored.

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Post Posted August 8th, 2006, 3:49 pm

i have tried both fasterfox and firetune both did not work for me(using dial up) they both load some but not all pages at same speed and both verisons of firetune that i downloaded did not have a tune it button to op. my settings

ff needs to upgrade their browser to work faster especially for people using dial-up (maybe 2.0) it is starting to remind me of i.e.

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Post Posted August 8th, 2006, 3:50 pm

i have tried both fasterfox and firetune both did not work for me(using dial up) they both load some but not all pages at same speed and both verisons of firetune that i downloaded did not have a tune it button to op. my settings

ff needs to upgrade their browser to work faster especially for people using dial-up (maybe 2.0) it is starting to remind me of i.e.

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Post Posted August 8th, 2006, 3:54 pm

sorry for the double post hit wrong button

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Post Posted August 8th, 2006, 4:32 pm

Nothing can help the speed of dialup except going to a faster connection.

These tools aren't really meant for dialup as Firefox's default settings are more in line with dialup optimization hence why if you have a high speed connection these tools will help speed things up.
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