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    firefox tips wanted

    just changed to firefox(using firefox and ie at the moment but using firefox more and more).

    Want some tips/advice on getting best out of it and what are best extensions/addons & themes etc to get.

    Notice that startup is slower than IE. Is there anything I can do to speed it up(as sometimes I use ie instead of firefox because of startup time).
    I do know everything, just not all at once. It's a virtual memory problem.

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    If you do any web editing, grab Web Developer - it creates a handy toolbar with a multitude of buttons.

    You can get a weather extension as well, right down to your town: https://addons.mozilla.org/extension...cation=firefox

    Don't forget that middle mouse button on links opens them in a new tab - saves you rightclicking and using the menu all the time. The only bad thing is that every time I'm forced into using IE, I middle click a link and then wonder why it isn't loading!
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    Mouse gestures. Download from many sites - just google it. Navigate by holding the right mouse button and making movements with the mouse. Works a charm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike_w
    You can get a weather extension as well, right down to your town: https://addons.mozilla.org/extension...cation=firefox
    Already found that. well cool.
    I do know everything, just not all at once. It's a virtual memory problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike_w
    Don't forget that middle mouse button on links opens them in a new tab
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    For anyone who might be interested, Sitepoint just released a whole book dedicated to firefox. . You'll fine it Here.
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    Tabbrowser Prefs and IEView rate among the best IMHO.

    Tabbrowser enhances the tabbed browsing (inc having the tabs at the bottom of the screen!)

    IEView is self explanatory. IN Firefox goto http://www.odeon.co.uk and enter the site... and the menus wont work.... (due to sloppy design - as covered in other threads) right click an empty space and 'View this page in IE' - works a treat

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    Another convert hehe, check here for some useful tips on extensions and settings etc for FF.

    http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?t=37502

    http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?t=38538
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    Speed Up Firefox

    i found this for firefox a while back, and did notice a slight difference, give it a go.

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteSmith
    i found this for firefox a while back, and did notice a slight difference, give it a go.

    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.
    Thanks, that really sped it up, starts faster than IE now.
    I do know everything, just not all at once. It's a virtual memory problem.

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    yeah cheers for that. tabborwser doesnt seem be working on my pc it says it is there but nothing has changed and theres no options to change it or anything?

    oh yeah and my fav extension is foxytunes so i dont have to keep opening winamp to change track
    Last edited by phunkygal; 07-08-2005 at 05:09 PM.

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    You also wanna look into customise google, gmail notifier (if you use it) and adblock. I quite like download status bar but its an acquired taste.

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