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Old 03-16-09, 03:24 PM   #13
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Default Re: And the fastest browser is ... IE8 :)

Firefox is really fast with this ..

Here’s something for broadband people that will really speed Firefox up:

1.Type “about:config” into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries:

network.http.pipelining network.http.proxy.pipelining network.http.pipelining.maxrequests

Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.

2. Alter the entries as follows:

Set “network.http.pipelining” to “true”

Set “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true”

Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.

3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” and set its value to “0″. This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.

If you’re using a broadband connection you’ll load pages MUCH faster now!

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Old 03-16-09, 03:37 PM   #14
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Firefox is really fast with this ..

Here’s something for broadband people that will really speed Firefox up:

1.Type “about:config” into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries:

network.http.pipelining network.http.proxy.pipelining network.http.pipelining.maxrequests

Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.

2. Alter the entries as follows:

Set “network.http.pipelining” to “true”

Set “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true”

Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.

3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” and set its value to “0″. This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.

If you’re using a broadband connection you’ll load pages MUCH faster now!

WoW!! Lets Alll selebrate these uber tweaks like itz 2004 aaaall over AGAIN!!!

This has been proven like 5 years ago to bork quite a lot of pages. Even the developers said it's not on by default for a reason:

http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/asa/archives/007164.html
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Old 03-16-09, 03:53 PM   #15
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Been using FF for like 5 years now. Its fast enough for me and works for 99% of sites I go to.
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Old 03-16-09, 04:51 PM   #16
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I know I speak for a good size of the web devs out there when I say that nothing makes us cringe more than trying to get our sites to work correctly in IE.
I just stopped trying to. Nowadays, if I have to code a site, I just stick to w3c xhtml and css. And I'm not alone in this (especially regarding IE6), take a look at one of the more recent blog posts by Dan Cederholm : http://simplebits.com/notebook/2009/02/13/iegone.html
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Old 03-16-09, 06:04 PM   #17
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Measurements are done by Microsoft itself, but personally I think IE8 beats [slow]Fox in every area possible.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/int...aspx?vindex=14
In real world testing, IE7 and IE8 have typically both been faster for me than Firefox. Chrome is pretty fast itself but Opera is still the speed-demon. That sucker just RIPS.
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Old 03-16-09, 06:18 PM   #18
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In real world testing, IE7 and IE8 have typically both been faster for me than Firefox. Chrome is pretty fast itself but Opera is still the speed-demon. That sucker just RIPS.
That's the only one I ever have an occasional compatibility issue with

IE is a must for work.

Home..I just seem to keep on coming back to FF.
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on my computer, firefox is noticeably faster than IE. The webmail my work uses doesnt wanna open on firefox though, so i use IE only for that.
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Old 03-16-09, 06:54 PM   #20
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FF is the only one worth a **** until others have addon capability, mainly noscript and adblock plus.

The speed difference is too negligible to bother with anything else. Quit kidding yourselves over a browser that will load a page 2 seconds faster.
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Old 03-16-09, 10:47 PM   #21
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FF is the only one worth a **** until others have addon capability, mainly noscript and adblock plus.

The speed difference is too negligible to bother with anything else. Quit kidding yourselves over a browser that will load a page 2 seconds faster.
Well, FF also crashes like a ***** in heat.

That's why I like Opera and Chrome so much. They don't crash as much, especially with multiple tabs going.
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Old 03-17-09, 06:11 AM   #22
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If your browser is crashing all the time, you're doing it wrong. Seriously.

I have zero issues with FF other than a very rare site may not load it properly and needs IE.
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Old 03-17-09, 07:07 AM   #23
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bla bla

Oh I forgot, IE 8 is only for Windows, major fail.
Why bother with 2.13% of market share for web browsing...
IE(n) is used by 58% of people, 31% for FF...

http://www.w3counter.com/globalstats.php
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Old 03-17-09, 08:07 AM   #24
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I know I speak for a good size of the web devs out there when I say that nothing makes us cringe more than trying to get our sites to work correctly in IE. Its gotten better, but it is still pretty craptastic.
That is not true at all.

IE6 was introduced in 2001, and at that time, it was an excellent browser. Microsoft introduced XmlHttpRequest, and gave birth to modern AJAX technologies (yes, Microsoft basically invented AJAX).

Take any other browser from 2001 and no modern 2009 website will work in it. IE6? Not always 100%, but it can cope with most of them.

Let's face it: IE6 from 2001 was so good people are still using it in 2009. That is not true of any other browser.

IE7, launched in 2006, was innovative as well - great UI, especially. With IE7Pro and Roboform is it a solid browsing and user experience.

IE8 has excellent core, microformats, indepedent threads for tabs (Microsoft introduced it before Google Chrome).

So, why some people hate Microsoft browsers? First, there is ActiveX. Great technology which makes it possible to run basically any code on your machine, which had also serious security implications (non IT-educated users clicking on "Allow" all the time, letting code that can do anything in). Second, there was a big gap between IE6 and IE7 launches, which made room for other browsers (namely: Firefox).

Firefox was slow, did not have ActiveX, UI was written in extremely slow XUL, did not even have proper name (remember Phoenix and Firebird?), but behaved similarly like IE6, and it was not from Microsoft. So people installed it. If you remember Firefox 1.0, it basically copied IE6 looks, tabs were an afterthought (stolen from Opera anyway), and poorly implemented. Still, there were no ActiveX controls, so people could not click on "Allow" and they (falsely) believed Firefox to be safer.

Now, IE8 is the best choice without any doubt. But latest Safari 4 looks promissing as well though.
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