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    Quote Originally Posted by Faction
    hey that user.js file doesnt exist anymore. anyone have it?
    Just use the fasterfox extension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottE
    Your avatar bothers me for some reason. Trinitywasp or whatever your username is.

    It is Horus, Egyptian/Masonic God?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabledude
    Just use the fasterfox extension.
    I missed the javascript, so I didn't get to look at the code. but if it's prefetching it shouldn't be used.

    Fasterfox's prefetching mechanism caches all the links on a page. imho, that may be nice for browsing, but if you're not going to follow every link why have that?

    The prefetching mechanism eats up the host's bandwidth and plays h*ll with the server. it is confirmed as being harmful.

    maybe when the folks who use fasterfox get their own domains and have to pay extra every month for additional bandwidth in order to keep their site up, maybe then they'll think twice. Fortunately there are methods to block fasterfox from your domain.
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    I used this http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/B...ptimizer.shtml

    Is this any good? Or should I just reset everything back to default on FF? How do i make a new profile?

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    Senior Member ghettoside's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faction
    I used this http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/B...ptimizer.shtml

    Is this any good? Or should I just reset everything back to default on FF? How do i make a new profile?
    I just dowloaded that extension and looked at the readme. It is using http pipelining, which is a sort of prefetching, but it is not the link prefetching that fasterfox has gained notoriety for.

    I also just looked at 16 whitepapers on the subject and I'm still not done researching it. From what i've digested so far, the http pipelining in that tweak is not neccessarily harmful...

    here's what that tweak does:

    [excerpt from the tweak's readme]
    Optimizations
    ---
    user_pref("nglayout.initialpaint.delay", 100);
    user_pref("content.notify.ontimer", true);
    user_pref("content.notify.interval", 100000);
    user_pref("content.notify.backoffcount", 5);
    user_pref("network.http.pipelining", true);
    user_pref("network.http.proxy.pipelining", true);
    user_pref("network.http.pipelining.maxrequests", 8);
    user_pref("network.http.max-connections", 32);
    user_pref("network.http.max-connections-per-server", 8);
    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy", 4);
    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server", 2);

    if anyone is interested, here's a few other links of interest

    1

    IE7 vs. everyone else(good article)

    good prefetching info from Mozilla

    http pipelining

    I suppose http pipelining is ok, it's the link prefecthing that's especially troublesome.
    take note of this from the link #1
    "...Why not simply peg these settings at "warp speed" and forget about them? Because some of them, such as prefetching, can sometimes overload Web servers, saturate a site's bandwidth, and turn a site admin into someone you don't want to meet in a dark alley..."

    note that the last tweak setting
    "..max-persistent-connections-per-server", 2"
    meets the recommendation in one of the whitepapers I read, unfortunately i already lost which whitepaper it was lol...closed some of my tabs...darn I hate when that happens. anyway, the recommendation was for a value of 2 in that field, as being conservative and not harmful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post

    There are idiots everywhere.

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    I don't use extensions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabledude
    I don't use extensions.
    neither do I, FF is blazing enough for me without using potentially web harmful extensions and addons
    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettoside
    neither do I, FF is blazing enough for me without using potentially web harmful extensions and addons
    Themes > Extensions

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