Couple Questions About Mozilla?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by PC-Dude, Jan 30, 2003.

  1. PC-Dude

    PC-Dude Guest

    Been trying out Mozilla lately and I kinda like it, however before I make the switch i need to know of a good free popup stopper for Mozilla?

    Also does anyone know how to change the max simultaneous connections to a server for Mozilla? This is a must since I use Sat Internet and it has very high latency and need to make the connections up to 16 or more to make surfing faster. This almost doubles my surfing speed.

    Thanks for any help :)
     
  2. Dipsomaniac

    Dipsomaniac So Very Tired

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    Mozilla already has a pop-up blocker. Edit > Preferences > Advanced > Scripts & Plugins > uncheck Open unrequested windows.

    As for the connections, it's set to a max of 24 by default, 8 per server. You can change this by editing prefs.js in your profile directory and adding the lines

    user_pref("network.http.max-connections", 128);
    user_pref("network.http.max-connections-per-server", 48);
    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy", 24);
    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server", 12);

    You can change the numbers to suit you.
     
  3. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    if you like mozilla, go for the latest pheonix.

    it's a much faster, more configureable application
     
  4. Leo154

    Leo154 Guest

    no actually phoenix sux... it takes away so many cool features of mozilla.. like Email and working offline (i can't find it)... maybe you won't need that for a permenant connection...
     
  5. PC-Dude

    PC-Dude Guest

    I like Mozilla but the speed issue is a problem. Even after tweaking for my connection still quite a dif from IE. Below are some tests I just done.

    1: Page a forum posts on NTFS.org
    Mozilla = 47 secs
    IE 6 = 27 secs

    2: Page from CNN.com
    Mozilla = 25 secs
    IE 6 = 21 secs

    3: Page from Sportsnet.ca
    Mozilla = 10 secs
    IE 6 = 8 secs

    4: Page from Warp2search.net
    Mozilla = 12 secs
    IE 6 = 15 secs

    5: Page from NVmax.com
    Mozilla = 12 secs
    IE 6 = 8 secs


    For some reason all NTFS Forum pages load slower, much slower as you can see. Prob should stick with IE 6 :D
     
  6. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I've tried mozilla on three differant pcs

    I get the same results, pc

    mozilla is the slowest browser I have tried
    however, pheonix has comperable speed to ie
     
  7. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    PC-Dude, have you enabled Pipelining?

    Edit>Preferences>Advanced>HTTP Networking.
     
  8. PC-Dude

    PC-Dude Guest

    Yes I did enable it :)
     
  9. Leo154

    Leo154 Guest

    actually, i got better results than those... on a new account so that the cache thing isn't a factor.. What i noticed clearly is that in IE6 SP1 the page begins loading before than mozilla, but they always finish in the same time...

    pipelining and everything
     
  10. PC-Dude

    PC-Dude Guest

    Maybe my Satellite software is more built for IE or something I don't know but there is a difference here for sure. I found that Mozilla started loading pages quicker but IE was much quicker at displaying the images and thus finished quicker. Just my experience :)