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FasterFox: Does It Work for You?

Discussion in 'Programming' started by Bohol, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. #1
    I just installed Firefox's plugin "Fasterfox" which claims to increase browsing speed. I haven't noticed any difference yet.
    SEMrush
    Have you tried this plugin? Did you like it?
     
    Bohol, Feb 18, 2009 IP
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  2. dynashox

    dynashox Premium Member Staff

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    Yes, I'm using it. But just like you, I don't see any increasing performance. Some site are still slow to load. I guess it still depend on the server the site is using though.

    - Dynashox -
     
    dynashox, Feb 18, 2009 IP
  3. Bohol

    Bohol Peon

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    #3
    Hi Dynashox,

    Thanks for the feedback. I had a high expectation that this plugin would give me a lightning-speed browsing experience. I will for others' comments. If majority is not seeing any significant speed increase, I will just remove this plugin.
     
    Bohol, Feb 18, 2009 IP
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    its probably a trojan <g>

    If you want faster browsing, use firefox 3.1 (not the current 3.0.x-stable branch)
    3.1 has a new javascript engine (not turned on by default i believe) that's much faster.

    Or use opera. That's fast too.
     
    rene7705, Feb 19, 2009 IP
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    Chrome is the choice for a faster browsing but it lacks the feature of addons. well lets see, may be in future developments.
     
    kisanka, Feb 22, 2009 IP
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    I don't use fasterfox because a few websites refuse to work with that extension loaded (something about prefetching..)
     
    bl4ckwolf, Feb 22, 2009 IP
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    MudiW Banned

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    Agree, i use google chrome. Is VERY fast. And good. But as he said, need some addons, but we will see it in the future, FOR SURE.

    MudiW
    Best Regards
     
    MudiW, Feb 22, 2009 IP
  8. Bohol

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    I finally decided to remove Fasterfox plugin. All I learned about this plugin was nothing but hype. Instead of getting faster speed, I get a sluggish Firefox. I hope the developer of this plugin can improve it and meet people's expectations.
     
    Bohol, Feb 22, 2009 IP
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    #9
    It doesnt help FireFox in anyways..
    All it depends on the ISP and the server speed..
     
    Mr Goldberg, Feb 22, 2009 IP
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    Exactly. What I did was to tweak the about:config settings of Firefox. There are 12 steps to do the tweakings. As a result, Firefox speed skyrockets.
     
    Bohol, Feb 22, 2009 IP
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    hey what are those 12 steps ???
     
    punjabibynature, Feb 23, 2009 IP