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lakep7

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can the speed that things selected be changed to open faster? it takes foreevr for thigs to open when i click on them. i found the following info and would like to know if a similar thing can be done with windows and IE.


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 recieves.

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

please let me know. also it takes my computer 6 minutes to reload when i do a restart. can something be done to speed this up also.

thanks in advance for any help
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hello and welcome to geekstogo,
from past experience i don't think that the speed of Internet explorer has much to do with the speed of windows. At one point was your computer running much faster then it was now? If this is the case it is very possible that you have spyware, this relating to slow computer and internet. However, when you say that your computer is booting up very slowly that has more to do with the specs. on your computer. Like if you have 256mb of RAM, i would say it's time to upgrade to 512 or even higher, because this alone will speed up your computers booting time without speeding much money. On the other hand when you are refuring to retarting and meaning when you enter your file for the first time there might be some programs that you don't want to be starting up as soon as you log on. If this is the case you can go into other setting and change them around. However, i'm not sure if i have permission to tell you some of these. In, most cases if both have slowed down dramatically, it would mean that you have spyware. If you think that this is the case please report to the malware forum and click on the click here hyperlink to find out information on how to post your first hijackthis log and get help quicker.
thanx
James

Edited by james_8970, 03 February 2006 - 09:28 PM.

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Because IE is still the most popular browser, and websites are designed for it, you may see a big difference if you dump FireFox. To repeat on what James said: you may have malware, you may have outdated hardware, there might be unnecessary programs running at start up and in the background consuming resources, your internet connection might be flaky. Try running a scan at PCPitstop and see if it flags any potential improvements you can make. If you have more questions, post them here and we'll try to help you.
http://www.pcpitstop.com/

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hi Johanna and James
thanks for your help. I don't think i have spyware and malware. i have run adaware, spybot, housecalls, ewido, norton and got rid of anything that showed up now nothing is showing up when i run scans. i really think it is unnecessary programs at starup and in the background. but how do i know how to find what they are and stop them.
i ran pcpitstop. it said i had 12 unnecessary files, 10 changes to improve ie performance, 394 registry errors and 3 registry keys can be adjusted. do you recommend that i purchase this program? dio you have it? it will not correct these areas w/o a purchase. is this a program that should be run on a regular basis?
i followed some of the paths that it said but got all the way to the end of the path and the last part would not be on my computer. ex. hkey_local_machine\system\current control set\services\tcpip\paramaters\default ttl the whole path was there except defalut ttl.
please advise.
thanks in advance
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