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Old Sep 19, 2008, 12:17 PM   #1
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Make firefox faster?

sometimes it take ages for me to start firefox on my leopard.
is there a way to prefetch firefox on startup or tweak it so it's faster? (dont say anything about about:config) should i switch to camino? i just want a nice browser/fast page loading and startup
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Old Sep 19, 2008, 01:36 PM   #2
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System Preferences -> Accounts -> Login Items -> Add Firefox to the list and set it to hide. This will launch FF at startup and it will be instantly available to you when you need it
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Old Sep 20, 2008, 01:28 AM   #3
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Old Sep 20, 2008, 09:15 AM   #4
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umm i dont want the application to open at startup. what i mean is like how windows preload some of IE's files and stuff at boot so when you launch it it's much faster.
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umm i dont want the application to open at startup. what i mean is like how windows preload some of IE's files and stuff at boot so when you launch it it's much faster.
That's what darkcurse is saying.
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Old Sep 21, 2008, 03:38 AM   #6
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Well, other than opening the application at startup there is no real way of "pre-loading" Firefox to make it start faster etc. If you do it my way, it will launch then be hidden so you don't actually see it until you need it. Win-win IMO
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Old Sep 21, 2008, 01:04 PM   #7
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Firefox Tweak to speed loading

I came across this suggestion in one of my windows forums last night to speed up loading of the browser. It also works in firefox 3 for Mac:


"Start Firefox3 and go to Tools Menu >>> Option >>> (in the new window) chose Advanced >>> Network Tab >>>
(in connection Table) press Setting button >>> (in the new window) chose Manual Proxy Configuration >>>
type in the HTTP Proxy Field: 127.0.0.1 >>> and Port: 0 >>> click OK >>> click OK >>> restart your firefox3"

no need to uninstall any Adds-ons , Extension , Plugins . . .
no need to change your security setting , firewall , anti virus . . .
no need to clean your firefox3 cache , history , cookies . . .
no need to restart your windows Xp , Vista
no need to change , uninstall , disable your firewall and anti virus
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