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Muck
11-30-2005, 08:38 PM
Go get it. :)

www.getfirefox.com

Prime
11-30-2005, 08:50 PM
Thank ya much Muck. It's already running on my computer.

Dolfan5000
11-30-2005, 08:58 PM
Thank ya much Muck. It's already running on my computer.
As it is mine, it so kills Opera.

spydertl79
11-30-2005, 08:58 PM
Already have it.

Timmy54
11-30-2005, 09:15 PM
what is firefox??

Gonzo
11-30-2005, 09:31 PM
what is firefox??

It's an internet browser, 1000 times better than microsoft's internet explorer. The tab feature might be the coolest thing on earth, next to the fact that since I started using it, zero viruses and VERY few pop ups (knock on wood). And it's free and updated a lot more than IE.

tucker
11-30-2005, 09:35 PM
whats the feedback on it?? any glitches or anything? last thing i wanna do is update from my firefox that i have now to a newer one that will give me problems

byroan
11-30-2005, 09:36 PM
Sweet. I've been running the beta for months now.

jnewmant
11-30-2005, 09:38 PM
i'm a slimbrowser man myself but i'll download to see what all the hub bub's about

dolphinfan2k5
11-30-2005, 09:43 PM
Can someone give me a run down of it, I have internet explorere and have problems with it but you all seem to think Firefox is great. What are some of the benefits and disadvantages of it. Will it be a nuisance to switch? And are there any glitches or any other miscellaneous info?

poisonphin
11-30-2005, 09:44 PM
What the differance? I DL it but I cant really tell any.

Nublar7
11-30-2005, 09:48 PM
Just downloaded the new version, and I still find Firefox to be much slower then IE. For me, sites on IE pop up instantly and completly loaded. Firefox takes like at least 5-10 seconds to load. I will stick with IE.

PHINATIC13
11-30-2005, 09:50 PM
Thanks for the heads up Muck.

tucker
11-30-2005, 11:54 PM
Just downloaded the new version, and I still find Firefox to be much slower then IE. For me, sites on IE pop up instantly and completly loaded. Firefox takes like at least 5-10 seconds to load. I will stick with IE.theres a code to fix it and make it run faster..if you dont have it, i can try and search for it

Nublar7
12-01-2005, 12:33 AM
theres a code to fix it and make it run faster..if you dont have it, i can try and search for it
Really? Thanks man. :)

Clark Kent
12-01-2005, 12:41 AM
Just DL it... What's new? Any colored skins for it or something? It's vanilla...

NaboCane
12-01-2005, 12:58 AM
It's an internet browser, 1000 times better than microsoft's internet explorer. The tab feature might be the coolest thing on earth, next to the fact that since I started using it, zero viruses and VERY few pop ups (knock on wood). And it's free and updated a lot more than IE.

The tabs are a cool feature; now that I'm used to them, I use ff exclusively.

It is slower than ie to load pages though.

tucker
12-01-2005, 01:02 AM
here you go...it makes your browser a lot quicker:
╪---------------------------------------------------------╡
1. Type about:config into the address bar and hit return.

2. Alter the entries as follows (by double clicking each entry):

Set network.http.max-connections to 48

Set network.http.max-connections-per-server to 24

Set network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy to 12

Set network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server to 6

Set network.http.pipelining to true

Set network.http.proxy.pipelining to true

Set network.http.pipelining.maxrequests to 8. Any more and you may get banned from the site visited, as it may be viewed as DOS attack. Try a higher value say upto 32 but be prepared to lower the value if sites fail to load.

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.

If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages 2-3 times faster now, even if a dial-up connection it will still be faster than before.

Dolfan5000
12-01-2005, 01:12 AM
here you go...it makes your browser a lot quicker:
╪---------------------------------------------------------╡
1. Type about:config into the address bar and hit return.

2. Alter the entries as follows (by double clicking each entry):

Set network.http.max-connections to 48

Set network.http.max-connections-per-server to 24

Set network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy to 12

Set network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server to 6

Set network.http.pipelining to true

Set network.http.proxy.pipelining to true

Set network.http.pipelining.maxrequests to 8. Any more and you may get banned from the site visited, as it may be viewed as DOS attack. Try a higher value say upto 32 but be prepared to lower the value if sites fail to load.

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.

If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages 2-3 times faster now, even if a dial-up connection it will still be faster than before.
Whoa, holy crap. That works great. Thanks man.

NaboCane
12-01-2005, 01:12 AM
Wow, that worked great tucker. Much, much faster now.

Clark Kent
12-01-2005, 01:13 AM
OK, NM I got it. Thanks a bunch. Very fast indeed.

Nublar7
12-01-2005, 01:18 AM
here you go...it makes your browser a lot quicker:
╪---------------------------------------------------------╡
1. Type about:config into the address bar and hit return.

2. Alter the entries as follows (by double clicking each entry):

Set network.http.max-connections to 48

Set network.http.max-connections-per-server to 24

Set network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy to 12

Set network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server to 6

Set network.http.pipelining to true

Set network.http.proxy.pipelining to true

Set network.http.pipelining.maxrequests to 8. Any more and you may get banned from the site visited, as it may be viewed as DOS attack. Try a higher value say upto 32 but be prepared to lower the value if sites fail to load.

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.

If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages 2-3 times faster now, even if a dial-up connection it will still be faster than before.Thanks a bunch! I owe you. :)

NaboCane
12-01-2005, 01:46 AM
Hey, 2-3 times faster doesn't cover it...I'm getting hellacious performance compared to before. I'd say minimum 5 times faster.

Thanks again for the fix tucker.

Dolfan5000
12-01-2005, 01:54 AM
Hey, 2-3 times faster doesn't cover it...I'm getting hellacious performance compared to before. I'd say minimum 5 times faster.

Thanks again for the fix tucker.
Same here. Man, makes comcast so much more comcastic. :D

Maynard the Hammer
12-01-2005, 01:57 AM
i figure i may as well ask this here.

animated smilies and gif dont move when i use firefox. i dont think its my firewall. i changed those settings, but they only work for IE. any tips?

Gonzo
12-01-2005, 02:30 AM
tucker, you are my hero too.

tucker:hump:

ch19079
12-01-2005, 10:16 AM
here you go...it makes your browser a lot quicker:
╪---------------------------------------------------------╡
1. Type about:config into the address bar and hit return.

2. Alter the entries as follows (by double clicking each entry):

Set network.http.max-connections to 48

Set network.http.max-connections-per-server to 24

Set network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy to 12

Set network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server to 6

Set network.http.pipelining to true

Set network.http.proxy.pipelining to true

Set network.http.pipelining.maxrequests to 8. Any more and you may get banned from the site visited, as it may be viewed as DOS attack. Try a higher value say upto 32 but be prepared to lower the value if sites fail to load.

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.

If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages 2-3 times faster now, even if a dial-up connection it will still be faster than before.
:hail: :aj:

inFINSible
12-01-2005, 10:39 AM
Just downloaded the new version, and I still find Firefox to be much slower then IE. For me, sites on IE pop up instantly and completly loaded. Firefox takes like at least 5-10 seconds to load. I will stick with IE.
It's just the opposite for me....plus things, like animated gifs, are noticeably slower on IE than they are on firefox....

inFINSible
12-01-2005, 10:46 AM
Thanks tucker....wow.

mor911
12-01-2005, 10:52 AM
The Mor downloaded FF 1.5 and added this pimp theme to it... Check it out.

http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

FIN-IN-RI
12-01-2005, 11:06 AM
The Mor downloaded FF 1.5 and added this pimp theme to it... Check it out.

http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

yeah, that is pimp..

i strayed away from firefox for a while now.. I'm going back one more time.. The speed of the software(even with the option adjustments) compared to IE killed me so I stopped using it. I believe it was the amount of plug-ins I had installed so I will go easy this time around.

FIN-IN-RI
12-01-2005, 11:08 AM
The tabs are a cool feature; now that I'm used to them, I use ff exclusively.

It is slower than ie to load pages though.

I am surprised that IE hasn't come out with tabbed browsing yet and/or plug-in support. Unbecoming of M$ IMO..

mor911
12-01-2005, 11:08 AM
I am surprised that IE hasn't come out with tabbed browsing yet and/or plug-in support. Unbecoming of M$ IMO..
It's actually coming with the next version of IE.

FIN-IN-RI
12-01-2005, 11:10 AM
It's actually coming with the next version of IE.

Hmm. I did not know that.

FIN-IN-RI
12-01-2005, 11:11 AM
What skin Mor?

Don't mind that I bite your style? :D

mor911
12-01-2005, 11:18 AM
What skin Mor?

Don't mind that I bite your style? :D
Not at all :D

It's called Pimpzilla. https://addons.mozilla.org/themes/moreinfo.php?application=firefox&category=Top%20Rated&numpg=10&id=456

FIN-IN-RI
12-01-2005, 11:23 AM
Not at all :D

It's called Pimpzilla. https://addons.mozilla.org/themes/moreinfo.php?application=firefox&category=Top%20Rated&numpg=10&id=456

haha Sweet!

Did you guys know that FinHeaven looks BETTER on Firefox? ;)

Amars
12-01-2005, 12:01 PM
here you go...it makes your browser a lot quicker:
╪---------------------------------------------------------╡
1. Type about:config into the address bar and hit return.

2. Alter the entries as follows (by double clicking each entry):

Set network.http.max-connections to 48

Set network.http.max-connections-per-server to 24

Set network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy to 12

Set network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server to 6

Set network.http.pipelining to true

Set network.http.proxy.pipelining to true

Set network.http.pipelining.maxrequests to 8. Any more and you may get banned from the site visited, as it may be viewed as DOS attack. Try a higher value say upto 32 but be prepared to lower the value if sites fail to load.

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.

If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages 2-3 times faster now, even if a dial-up connection it will still be faster than before.





Holy crap this work fast. Thanks

AquaInferno
12-01-2005, 12:12 PM
Windows Vista will give us IE 7, tabbed browsing. Firefox is good because hackers don't target it, just like why Linux is safer. Everything on a computer is 1s and 0s and everyhting 1s and 0s to them is hackable. Trust me Firefox could go down hill I'm sure. Not that I'm knocking it, I love it. The name is sweet. Mor where do I get Firefox skins?

mor911
12-01-2005, 12:33 PM
Windows Vista will give us IE 7, tabbed browsing. Firefox is good because hackers don't target it, just like why Linux is safer. Everything on a computer is 1s and 0s and everyhting 1s and 0s to them is hackable. Trust me Firefox could go down hill I'm sure. Not that I'm knocking it, I love it. The name is sweet. Mor where do I get Firefox skins?
Just go to https://addons.mozilla.org/themes/ and find one you like. Once you click the download button, Firefox will automatically install it for you. Too easy. :mor911:

Clark Kent
12-01-2005, 02:28 PM
The Mor downloaded FF 1.5 and added this pimp theme to it... Check it out.

http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gifWhere do you get these themes?

inFINSible
12-01-2005, 02:37 PM
Where do you get these themes?
tools>themes>get more themes

mor911
12-01-2005, 02:43 PM
Hey Hostile... What is your avy all about?

dolphinfan2k5
12-01-2005, 08:15 PM
Whats this tab feature? Kinda learning FireFox anything I should know?

mor911
12-01-2005, 08:16 PM
Whats this tab feature? Kinda learning FireFox anything I should know?
Tabs allow you to view multiple pages at once without having seperate browser windows open.

dolphinfan2k5
12-01-2005, 08:34 PM
Got it, is there anyway to have two bars of bookmarks instead of one?

dolphinfan2k5
12-01-2005, 08:46 PM
And is there a way to click a link and have it come up as a tab instead of a new window other than right clicking?

unifiedtheory
12-01-2005, 09:22 PM
here you go...it makes your browser a lot quicker:
╪---------------------------------------------------------╡
1. Type about:config into the address bar and hit return.

2. Alter the entries as follows (by double clicking each entry):

Set network.http.max-connections to 48

Set network.http.max-connections-per-server to 24

Set network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy to 12

Set network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server to 6

Set network.http.pipelining to true

Set network.http.proxy.pipelining to true

Set network.http.pipelining.maxrequests to 8. Any more and you may get banned from the site visited, as it may be viewed as DOS attack. Try a higher value say upto 32 but be prepared to lower the value if sites fail to load.

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.

If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages 2-3 times faster now, even if a dial-up connection it will still be faster than before.

This should be nominated as "best post of all time"....wow did that make a difference.

The only issue I've ever had with Firefox was it was a little bit sluggish...not anymore.

Thanks man...too freaking sweet.:)

Muck
12-01-2005, 11:18 PM
Just downloaded the new version, and I still find Firefox to be much slower then IE. For me, sites on IE pop up instantly and completly loaded. Firefox takes like at least 5-10 seconds to load. I will stick with IE.

That was true of some previous versions. But they said that this version is faster. And I have to agree. This version is faster for me. Certainly not slower than IE.

OT - I used to run a lot of the "bleeding edge" custom Firefox builds that are tailor-made to your CPU. Very fast, but not always the most stable.

Muck
12-01-2005, 11:20 PM
It's just the opposite for me....plus things, like animated gifs, are noticeably slower on IE than they are on firefox....

That's what it was for me at stock.

I always tweak mine therafter. Blazing fast. :)

Muck
12-01-2005, 11:21 PM
yeah, that is pimp..

i strayed away from firefox for a while now.. I'm going back one more time.. The speed of the software(even with the option adjustments) compared to IE killed me so I stopped using it. I believe it was the amount of plug-ins I had installed so I will go easy this time around.

That could very well be it.

The more plug-ins you have, the more performance takes a hit. So be judicious with them. :)

Muck
12-01-2005, 11:25 PM
Windows Vista will give us IE 7, tabbed browsing. Firefox is good because hackers don't target it, just like why Linux is safer. Everything on a computer is 1s and 0s and everyhting 1s and 0s to them is hackable. Trust me Firefox could go down hill I'm sure. Not that I'm knocking it, I love it. The name is sweet. Mor where do I get Firefox skins?

Mozilla/Firefox has an advantage in that department because they're open source. If a vulnerability is discovered (and the developers/volunteers are always looking), it gets patched VERY quickly because there are literally thousands of people working on this thing.

Microsoft, on the other hand, is anything but open and everything stays in-house. BTW - Microsoft ripped off the popup blocker directly from Firefox. It looks exactly the same. Wonder where they got the idea for tabbed browsing??

IE has nothing to compete with the customization features that plugins and extensions give FF. And they never will because they don't encourage people to play with the browser on their own.

Muck
12-01-2005, 11:27 PM
And is there a way to click a link and have it come up as a tab instead of a new window other than right clicking?

Click on a link with the wheel button on your mouse. Then press Ctrl+Tab keys. ;)

Now click one of the tabs and drag it to the left or right. :yes:

FIN-IN-RI
12-02-2005, 09:48 AM
That could very well be it.

The more plug-ins you have, the more performance takes a hit. So be judicious with them. :)

Now I'm thinking otherwise..

I have Adblock and the Pimp theme installed and with 3 tabbs open my computer slowed down to a crawl and the expected virtual memory error popped up soon thereafter.. Firefox is much more resource intensive than IE which may not be a problem for most users but for me.... well, my current box is a 700mhz intel celeron processor with 128 for RAM.. :chuckle::D

dolphinfan2k5
12-02-2005, 09:43 PM
Is there any way to increase the scroll speed when you press in on the mouse wheel?

Muck
12-02-2005, 09:50 PM
Now I'm thinking otherwise..

I have Adblock and the Pimp theme installed and with 3 tabbs open my computer slowed down to a crawl and the expected virtual memory error popped up soon thereafter.. Firefox is much more resource intensive than IE which may not be a problem for most users but for me.... well, my current box is a 700mhz intel celeron processor with 128 for RAM.. :chuckle::D

What a piece of ****. No offense. :lol:

That thing isn't fit to run Windows XP alone. What's your paging file set to??

Also, Firefox used to have a nasty memory leak. I'm wondering if they got that taken care of as of yet. Sounds like a good way to waste 15 minutes. :lol:

2.0 is set to come out next summer, I believe.

FIN-IN-RI
12-03-2005, 01:26 AM
What a piece of ****. No offense. :lol:

That thing isn't fit to run Windows XP alone. What's your paging file set to??

Also, Firefox used to have a nasty memory leak. I'm wondering if they got that taken care of as of yet. Sounds like a good way to waste 15 minutes. :lol:

2.0 is set to come out next summer, I believe.

it's 6 years old.. piece of **** indeed, that's why I finally got around to building a new one. :)