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  1. #11
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    Default Re: How to speed up Firefox 3 dramatically.

    Yap, worked for me to. I didn't paid attention to the cache itself, but I had a lag with multiple tabs open. Now this lag is gone.

  2. #12
    Tilman Schmidt NNTP User

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    L R Nix schrieb:
    > {Smile} If you're worried about 56Meg of space in THIS day and age.. OMG!
    >
    > That works out to just about 0.00219% of my current total storage space.


    Lucky you.

    > Even if you had a nice 250GB drive, it's 0.0219%, that's just over 2
    > one-hundredths of 1 percent. Rather minuscule.


    Perhaps Santa will bring me a 250 GB drive for Christmas so I'll be
    able to play with you big guys again. Until then - a saving of 56 MB
    would indeed matter to me.

    Luckily, I haven't upgraded to FF3 anyway, for a different reason.
    (The absolutely insane number of hoops it asks me to jump through
    in order to connect to an SSL site with a certificate signed by
    a CA it doesn't happen to know, in case you're interested.)
    Now I have a second reason to avoid the move.

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    Default Re: How to speed up Firefox 3 dramatically.

    On Fri, 22 Aug 2008 23:19:29 GMT
    Tilman Schmidt <t.schmidt@phoenixsoftware.de> wrote:

    > Perhaps Santa will bring me a 250 GB drive for Christmas so I'll be
    > able to play with you big guys again. Until then - a saving of 56 MB
    > would indeed matter to me.


    I do understand, it took me a while to get to this level.

    > Luckily, I haven't upgraded to FF3 anyway, for a different reason.
    > (The absolutely insane number of hoops it asks me to jump through
    > in order to connect to an SSL site with a certificate signed by
    > a CA it doesn't happen to know, in case you're interested.)
    > Now I have a second reason to avoid the move.


    If I remember the sequence correctly, it's three, maybe four clicks with the
    mouse. You really don't even have to read... which should please many of the
    users out there...

    Sounds like you're looking for reasons to grumble about things. {Shrug} No
    problem. If you apply this FF3 'fix' immediately upon first use of firefox,
    it never even HAS a chance to grow to that size. Fix it, it stays little.

    Loni

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    Default Re: How to speed up Firefox 3 dramatically.

    Just curious.... has anyone ever seen FF report a phishing site? I was reluctant to turn this off until I realized it has never done anything for me.
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    > Just curious.... has anyone ever seen FF report a phishing site?

    sure!
    next time you get one of those emails from 'your bank' (or your
    credit card, or or or) saying you need to update your account
    info...if it has one of those addresses used to track your email
    address to a live person...you know like:

    http://www.[soundsLikeSomeBank.com/2687514586834425#7373]

    then, change a few numbers and try to get in (without letting them
    know that YOUR email address is live...

    and, usually VERY soon after arriving Firefox will pop up a
    warning...i've seen that SEVERAL times..

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    Default Re: How to speed up Firefox 3 dramatically.

    Thanks for the nice tweak lornix, it cleared up 52mb for me
    Another tweak to speed up Firefox is to type about:config in the location bar. Scroll down to the line network.http.pipelining and toggle it to true. Modify network.http.pipelining.maxrequest to 30. This tweak has the advantage of working for all versions of Firefox. Do be careful though, mucking around in this file can roundly and soundly screw up Firefox.
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    s h i t ! it flies now! nice tip.
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    Default Re: How to speed up Firefox 3 dramatically.

    L R Nix wrote:

    >
    > I've been suffering with a very slow Firefox 3.0.1 lately, and just
    > figured out how to cure this.
    >
    > Thought the rest of you might want to try it and see if it helps your
    > experiences with FF3.
    >
    > There are several bug reports concerning heavy drive thrashing and slow
    > operation. These all boil down to the way FF3 is handling some data.
    >
    > To help people identify Phishing sites, forgeries (phorgeries?) and
    > general
    > ickiness, FF3 contacts Google.com for EVERY http request. EVERY REQUEST.
    >
    > And then it saves the results into 'urlclassifier3.sqlite' in your
    > profile.
    >
    > This file grew to more than 50MB, at which point I read that you could
    > 'vacuum' it using 'sqlite3' to drop the unused database entries. I did
    > this, it shrank to 33MB, a savings of 17MB... but the thrashing continued.
    >
    > If you will disable the Google checks, then exit FF3 and delete the
    > 'urlclassifier3.sqlite' file from your profile, your FF3 experience will
    > be much nicer, albeit at the expense of some assistance in Phish Site
    > Phinding.
    >
    > Turn off these two options: (under preferences)
    >
    > Security -> "Tell me if the site I'm visiting is a suspected Attack site"
    > Security -> "Tell me if the site I'm visiting is a suspected forgery"
    >
    > Close the preferences window, exit Firefox, then delete the
    > 'urlclassifier3.sqlite' file:
    >
    > rm .mozilla/firefox/*/urlclassifier3.sqlite
    >
    > The file WILL be recreated upon the next start of Firefox3, but it's only
    > 32KB in size, and isn't expected to grow since the two "Tell me" options
    > are off.
    >
    > It's made a world of difference in the browsing experience for me.
    >
    > Hopefully this helps others.
    >
    > Loni
    >

    It works really nice. I would like to refer to this on my blog site with
    your permission.

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    Default Re: How to speed up Firefox 3 dramatically.

    Much faster now! Thank You!
    Unsigned! 0.o

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    Works well even with 3.0.4!
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