FF Disable Prefetching - who's right ?

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  1. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

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    There appear to be some discrepancies, which i'd like to iron out one way or the other.

    But here it says

    Which settings are actually correct ?

    TIA
     
  2. ABee

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    I think the Colomel site has those backwards.

    Looks like what they're saying at the link is that any 'about:config' values you haven't already changed or made yourself, and that fall under Colomel's purview, will be changed/made by their add-on.

    The values are to 'disable network DNS prefetching', so 'true' = 'disabled'.

    I don't believe either of those values exist in Firefox's default 'about:config' list, btw.
     
  3. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

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    Yes that's what i thought, but wasn't sure ;)

    I think at least one might be put in by the RequestPolicy Add On ?

    Thanks :)
     
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    The only entry I have in about:config with prefetch in it's name is this one:
    network.prefetch-next
     
  5. ABee

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    Maybe so. I don't use that add-on, nor the Calomel one.

    Legitimate values that are not default values can still be added by the user manually.
    It appears Calomel will create some of those values itself and set the parameters as it deems appropriate-- those you referenced apparently being two of them.
     
  6. CloneRanger

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    OK thanks :)

    OK

    Indeed :thumb:

    I believe they are Thanks :)
     
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