FireFox - Problematic Extensions and how to fix them

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Capp, Oct 19, 2006.

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  1. Capp

    Capp Registered Member

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  2. iceni60

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    i found a link which had the first link mentioned in your post as well as acouple others. i followed what it said and firefox is now faster then any other browser i've seen, even with all the extensions i have (26). now, when i click a link which opens a new tab, the page has always finished loading be the time i open the tab. it's so fast i've stopped using opera.
     
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    Would you mind being more specific as to what you did (exactly) to improve the speed of FF?
     
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    it's a secret :D




    ok, all i did was this - follow EVERYTHING on this page - (all i had to do was replace adblock plus with adblock)
    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Problematic_extensions


    then followed what it says about the browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers at number 2 on this page.
    http://www.chrisbrunner.com/2006/06/11/fixing-the-firefox-memory-leak/

    most pages load in under a second now. i'll make a screencast if anyone wants to see. if the page is a slow link then it still takes some time, but 90% of links are very, very fast. i don't cache anything either.
     
  5. iceni60

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    actually, i made a mistake, i just tried opera and it's got alot faster too. i'm not sure what's happened, but everything has just started loading really, really, really fast :eek: firefox does seem very slightly faster though.

    i just started using proxomitron again, maybe it's caching stuff??, or maybe it's to do with opendns, my ISP made some network changes in the last day or so too. i don't know what it is that made everything fast, my connection speed hasn't changed.
     
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