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tonyk

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Faster web sites
« on: November 21, 2008, 02:47:10 PM »
This may be useful to some...

As well as accessing low graphics versions of sites where possible (eg: www.ebaymobile.co.uk and news.bbc.uk/1/low/uk) I've been trying out www.skweezer.com on some sites. Skweezer is something I've used quite a lot when browsing with my mobile phones/PDAs by stripping out a lot of graphics. It doesn't work with everything but I've found it useful with some sites!
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How to Make Bon Echo Load Pages Faster
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2009, 11:03:47 PM »
   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
   2. 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.
   3. Alter the entries as follows:
   4. Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true" by double-clicking it.
   5. Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true" by double-clicking it.
   6. Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to 8 by double-clicking it. This means it will make 8 requests at once. There is no point setting it higher then 8 as it is capped at 8 max. [The default value for this setting is 4]
   7. 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.
   8. If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages MUCH faster now!


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Re: Faster web sites
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2009, 05:18:06 PM »
thank you!
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Re: Faster web sites
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2009, 05:42:41 PM »
Yes, good one for an absolute noob  ;D

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Re: Faster web sites
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2009, 08:35:09 PM »
thank you from an absoloute beginner
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Re: Faster web sites
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2009, 11:32:24 AM »
Yep, seems to make things a little quicker

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Re: Faster web sites
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2009, 08:44:50 PM »
Leven2e,

Just read your posting up above - really speeds things up, THANKS!!
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Re: Faster web sites
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2009, 09:56:58 PM »
Thanks to all for your help with internet settings and so much more.
Great site with lots of knowledgeable folk.

Keep it up. :)

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FasterFox
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2009, 08:36:58 PM »

 Or alternatively you can install the FasterFox Firefox  add-on,with some features in it :  https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search?q=fasterfox&cat=all 
« Last Edit: April 22, 2009, 08:38:48 PM by Leven2e »
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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2009, 05:56:57 PM »
Sorry Leven, but tried FasterFox and found the add-on overhead negated any speed-up - in fact it seemed slower. I tried this on both the LLL and on the PC running Ubuntu 8.10 and found that both browsers were slower.

Deleting the add-on sped things up to normal again nicely (by still using your c and p values in Reply #1 of this thread  :D ), and in fact I've got rid of all add-ons on IceWeasel now except for ads.

Or has anyone found different?

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« Last Edit: April 25, 2009, 06:00:07 PM by Unhban »

Leven2e

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Re: Faster web sites
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2009, 06:06:25 PM »
they have found different,see earlier posts !
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Re: Faster web sites
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2009, 10:05:52 AM »
Leven, you must be misunderstanding me. The new params given in your Reply #1 do speed things up a lot, thanks for those and I am agreeing with the other posts above.

But FasterFox slows things down because of its overhead, both memory-wise and being attached to a browser that is already just about at the limit without FasterFox attached.

So after my tests I'm saying that IceWeasel is overall slower with FasterFox, and after uninstalling it I went back to the params you gave in your Reply #1 and undoubtedly is faster with those params than without.

But initially it was a good call by you about FasterFox in case it did speed up web sites.....

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« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2009, 10:22:09 AM »
yes,I misunderstood you,albeit with Fasterfox it's also possible to adjust quite a few settings,but I reckon that you must have tried all the options.
I run IceWeasel on defaults OS,and can't add any plugin whatsoever.Possibly on 3MX it's different.
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Re: Faster web sites
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2009, 09:49:09 PM »
Hi.

Why not just install "Teak". No mess just faster. Think its the same as piping..

Still its what works!!!.

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Re: Faster web sites
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2010, 08:46:01 PM »
After a lot of search to increase Firefox/BonEcho usability, I now only use "Noscript" and "Download Helper" addons.
I can do (almost) everything that I do whith a "normal" computer.

- Thanks to Noscript : I don't have problems whith unresponsive scripts any more,
and almost no more ads (so I don't use Adblock Plus which increase startup lenght)...
I disable Noscript for websites that I need (bank, webmail, this forum...).
- Thanks to "Download Helper" I can download and see video from youtube like websites...

The most important thing is that Firefox starts quite quickly (30 sec) and browses fast.

Bye !
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