My TenFourFox About:Config tweaks - and my addons

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  1. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    It's also one of the reasons that the Dual G5s are used today much more than the Single G5 and even the Dual G4, the Dual G5 is still able to reliably browse the web using TFF with little to no slow down.
     
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    #202
    The older forum software that MacRumors used to use was great on any device, even dating back to Mac OS 9 with Classilla. The newer software, Xenforo, is much heavier but still performs reasonably well on PPC Macs aside from the rich text editor. While it can be disabled, it does limit the functionality when posting unlike the old software.
     
  3. flyrod macrumors 6502

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    So I've installed uMatrix as a replacement for ad block and bluehell. Does anyone know how to set it up to show pictures from photobucket? Safari works fine. I've had some success changing the referrer setting in TFF, but it still loves to redirect somehow and load all kinds of crap except a picture...
     
  4. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    Can you screen cap what uMatrix is showing you when you go to Photobucket?
     
  5. flyrod macrumors 6502

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    Sure, so for example if I try to load this URL:

    http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv29/KevinRohrer/Reloading/IMG_2118.jpg

    It redirects to:

    http://s666.photobucket.com/user/KevinRohrer/media/Reloading/IMG_2118.jpg.html

    And shows this:
    [​IMG]

    When this is what I want it to show:

    [​IMG]
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    If I put the first URL into safari it works. If I make a local file called photobucketSucks.html and put:

    <img src="http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv29/KevinRohrer/Reloading/IMG_2118.jpg">

    and load that with TFF it will show the picture, but then I still can't save it if I want. Loading safari just to look at a picture seems like a big pita. Any help appreciated!
     
  6. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    #206
    Try blocking the two CSS blocks for Photobucket you have there and see what happens.

    pic2.pbsrc.com and static2.pbsrc.com
     
  7. flyrod macrumors 6502

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    No dice. What you you get if you click that first link? Maybe I need a useragent plug-in that tells photobucket that I'm a phone. It's something on the server side that is deciding what to send...
     
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    Ok, I love TFF but it is painfully slow, even on my higher end G4s (1.67 PB and 1.25 iMac). I saw all of the stuff OP posted, but it is seriously gibberish to me.

    Is there an "easy" way to apply all of these changes? It seems to me, even if I could understand most of what was being said, it would still take a couple hours for me to setup.

    Am I over thinking this? I really want to make these tweaks, however, I don't think I have the know how. Too bad as most people tend to agree that it is a far better experience once they are applied...
     
  10. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    #210
    If you don't want to be digging around in about:config, try this addon (first link in first post): Speedy Fox. This will give you most of the speed tweaks.

    I would avoid Ghostery and anything that has "AdBlock" in the name. Use uMatrix and BluHell Firewall.
     
  11. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    Somewhere in this thread there is a prefs.js file that has all of the changes Erik made, I can upload that file if you can't find it. All you have to do is replace the prefs.js file in the user folder of TFF with the one Erik made.
     
  12. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    #212
    The links you'll be looking for are all here in post #1, listed under "Quick Links"
     
  13. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    01.08.17. Added what I hope is a prominent disclaimer in post#1.
     
  14. Kirk Boragine macrumors member

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    Is there a tweak for lowering the zoom (magnification) one step in the browser? As in not having to go to the menu for View-->Zoom Out all the time... For some reason web pages are larger than I would like on my G3 iBook. Monitor resolution is maxed out of course at 1024x768. Or maybe there's a monitor resolution hack?
     
  15. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    CMD+- to zoom out. CMD+= to zoom in.

    CMD+0 to reset zoom to 100%.

    No tweak needed, it's hard coded into the browser.
     
  16. Kirk Boragine macrumors member

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    Maybe it wasn't clear what I wrote. I was looking for a way to lessen zoom permantly. I changed in about:config max.zoomPercent inerger from 300 to 80. I like that better. Hope there's no issue with that.

    Sadly screenspanning doctor doesn't work with my video chip.
     
  17. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    Nope. No issue with that. I have mine set to 100% only. My Magic Mouse has a bad habit of zooming when i didn't tell it to.
     
  18. Hack5190 macrumors 6502a

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    Similarly I'd like to set the zoom on a single tab - but like your persistent request, we are both out of luck.
     
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    #219
    There is this…https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/zoom-page/

    Also, the following will detach zoom from a specific domain allowing you to zoom in one tab of a domain while maintaining the same zoom percentage in other tabs.

    browser.zoom.siteSpecific false

    The default is set to true.

    Got it from here: http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/make-firefox-zoom-setting-tab-independent.187540/
     
  20. Hack5190 macrumors 6502a

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    DONE on all my FireFox installs - Merci Erik.
     
  21. covisio macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the tweaks and tips - Powerbook G4 1Ghz resurrected and usable! :)
     
  22. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    Awesome, congrats!!!
     
  23. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    Some more tweaking. Today it's DNS.

    Try and see if it works for you.

    network.dnsCacheExpirationGracePeriod: 3600
    network.dnsCacheExpiration: 3600
    network.dnsCacheEntries: 1000
     
  24. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    Benefits?
     
  25. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    Non-expiring (for an hour) DNS lookup staying in cache, means faster lookup = faster page loads.
     

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