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Mozilla Firefox 2 is acting really sloooow


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I recently updated to Mozilla Firefox 2 and at random time my internet connection just kind of stops and a minute later it starts to work again, Panda Scan's and such show nothing so I tried IE 7, it was lightning fast. Why is this happeneing and can I do anything to speed it up. I already have fasterfox.

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Delete Fasterfox and do this:
Courtesy of freerepublic.com
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 recieves.

If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages MUCH faster now!
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Then, run your Disk Cleanup program.


See if any of this has an effect.
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I got rid of faster fox but already had those options. I had one question on why only 30 max requests why not 10 thousand? Also, this hasn't solved my problem IE is still faster and it still randomly cuts out on me.
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When and where did you download the new Firefox?
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directly from there website on the 22nd of December

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

Edited by MkLoe, 29 December 2006 - 10:38 PM.

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hello and welcome, to g's2go.

if you are still having issues and suspect that it is malware related I would start with our malware forum and see if they can make sure you don't have any malware installed.

http://www.geekstogo..._Log-t2852.html

cheers...xxx1
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Hi there,

Thanks for the suggestion but my computer is free of all malware thanks. I know this because my little icon to the left says "Malware Removal Specialist"
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BTW. I uninstalled Firefox and re-downloaded and installed again. Nothing seems to be too different but I haven't been on it enough yet to see if it has cut out.
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Hi MkLoe,

something in my eyes.... :whistling: funny that lol.

cheers...xxx1
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Hi xxx1
I saw the post re slow Firefox and have just carried out your suggestion re pipelining. It worked brilliantly for me - really speeded up my broadband page loading. You're a star!
thanks
MJ

PS Are there any downsides to this solution ? I'm not very comp literate but like to tweak my PC now and again as long as it's not too dangerous & I like to know about any possible negative side-effects! :whistling:
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