more reasons to abandon internet explorer

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Perris Calderon, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    don't know if this has been around, I just read it;

    google is now caching the first most likely result into firefox and those browzers so you'll get a cache hit if you click the first result

    ie doesn't support the feature so it can't be included in the technology
     
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  2. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    what do you mean.. This is something new to me.
     
  3. zeke_mo

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    Thats sounds pretty cool, dont know if I would use it though. I never find what I want on the first try :p. Other times I just use the address bar in FF as a "im feeling lucky" search. Will be checking this out :)
     
  4. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    clicky
     
  5. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    O.k perris I see what it is now .. I'm wondering if they will add this, plus some, to their browser when they release it ..
     
  6. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I've disabled the feature for now. I'd rather not have cookies and other junk from sites that I didn't actually visit. Might be worth it for lower bandwidth connections, but I personally didn't observe a noticeable difference in page loading speed when it was enabled to make it worthwhile.

    The Google Browser is a rumor/myth and nothing more. :)
     
  7. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I think google should make this particular feature a user preferance.

    I don't want the bandwidth used on my searches
     
  8. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Perris, it can be disabled within Firefox itself.

    1. Type "about:config" the address bar.
    2. Set the value of the "network.prefetch-next" key to "False".

    Done. :)
     
  9. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    perhaps the thread title is a little mislabled now? ;)
     
  10. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    I think bw is some peoples lesser concern. Those that have their surfing monitored (ie. work, school, government, ect.) must be very carefull what they type in google now with this enabled. Just imagine if for some reason you wanted to check out that sad movie xXx w/ Vin diesel. Well you type it in and instead of sorting thru pages of pr0n careful not to click any as it will get you in trouble. Now your browser would prefetch all of those!

    I'm sure explaining to your boss that the "computer just did it" would go over fine though. :p
     
  11. NetRyder

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    Good one. :p
     
  12. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Makes absolutely no difference to me.... Although I leave some space available for cache, it's set to be emptied out every time I close my browser. I try to keep my drive clean of those files. :)
     
  13. Un4gIvEn1

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    OK, so your first search result might come up faster... but the search will take longer. I don't use FF because I hate it's load time compared to IE... When I search I want to find my results quickly... not wait another 3 seconds to see the results. How often is the first result the one you want anyways?
     
  14. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    A bit depends on how well you craft your search terms.