My T4FX/Aurora Optimizations

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  1. eyoungren, Dec 11, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2012

    eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    I can't seem to find the thread where it was asked for me to detail my optimizations for T4FX/Aurora, so I'll make a new one here.

    First off, addons.
    • NoScript - Block Javascript unless you allow it.
    • RequestPolicy - Block communication between servers unless you allow it
    • AdBlockPlus - Block ads
    • AdBlockPlus Pop-up Addon - Block popups
    • Element Hiding Helper for ABP - Selectively eliminate elements you don't want on a page.
    • Block Site - Block a site. Won't load - period. Useful to block offsite servers that RequestPolicy does not pick up. I.e., is a site that Facebook calls when it loads. RequestPolicy does not even see it. But I have it on my blacklist with Block Site. No load, no overhead, page loads faster.
    • RamBack - Jury is out on this one. Works sometimes, but have to use it repeatedly.
    • Stylish - Style the web the way you want it. I don't need ABP on Facebook because the FB style I use with FB kills ads.

    browser.cache.disk.enable;false - I have disabled disk caching.
    browser.cache.disk.capacity;0 - Cache is zero because I disabled disk caching
    browser.cache.memory.enable;true - I'm using only memory to cache
    browser.cache.memory.capacity;128 - 128MB for memory caching
    browser.cache.memory.max_entry_size;128 - Maximum usage for memory caching
    network.http.pipelining;true - Allow multiple requests to the server
    network.http.pipelining.aggressive;true - Like it sounds, aggresively making requests to the server. Supposedly network admins don't like this.
    network.http.pipelining.maxrequests;8 - 8 requests is the max you can get. Putting in more doesn't do anything.
    network.http.pipelining.ssl;true - Pipelining for HTTPS.
    network.http.proxy.pipelining;true - Pipelining for proxy connections
    nglayout.initialpaint.delay;0 - Start displaying the page IMMEDIATELY, don't wait for everything to be rendered.
    network.http.use-cache;true - Caching a page after it's been loaded.

    These relate to plugins/Flash and the process they run in (internal/external).
    dom.ipc.plugins.enabled.i386.flash player.plugin;false

    You may or may not have some/all of these settings. If you don't have a setting, create it by right clicking and selecting to create a new value. Boolean is True/False, Integer is for a number. String is if you are entering some sort of text.

    I cannot guarantee anything. This may make things faster, it may make it worse. All I know is that finding all this junk and making it work on my machine has been an endless task of tweaking.

    Hope that helps though.
  2. cocacolakid macrumors 65816


    Dec 18, 2010
    Thanks for the post, I'll bookmark it and set a few of the PPC's up this way and see how they feel.

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