FineTune for Firefox

  Stuartli 11:23 24 Jun 2008
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A new version of FineTune for Firefox has just been released that's compatible with Firefox 3.0.

Although my previous version of FineTune worked OK with FF3, I've downloaded and used the new FineTune for Firefox version.

See:

click here

It saves a great deal of manual fiddling about via about:config

  mrthewanderer 11:53 24 Jun 2008

I have downloaded and used the tune up wizard but where do i find it on my pc as it seems to have now disappeared?

  sunny staines 12:04 24 Jun 2008

thanks

  sunny staines 13:36 24 Jun 2008

does it clash with iobit firefox speedup utility in AWC?

cheers.

  Stuartli 14:02 24 Jun 2008

You should have a Desktop icon.

sunny staines

I don't use AWC, so can't answer that one.

  cocteau48 14:39 24 Jun 2008

Googling: "How to speed up firefox" produces a myriad of manual tweaks but the most common and consistent would appear to be the following:
(after typing "about:config"in the address bar)

network.http.max-connections-per-server - set it to 16
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy - set it to 8
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server - set it to 8
network.http.pipelining - set it to true
network.http.pipelining.maxrequests - set it to 8
network.http.proxy.pipelining - set it to true

It is interesting to note that running Firetune reverts the numerical changes back to their default values.

  sunny staines 15:30 24 Jun 2008

C.48

a dilemma what to choose out of

firetune
fasterfox
AWC3 firefox optimisation
or manual tweak

have you seen any comparisons anywhere or perhaps pca could run it in the mag.

  Bob The Blob 15:45 24 Jun 2008

Or just use the firefox addon - Tweak Network from click here
Saves a lot of hassle messing around in about:config as it has presets for you.

ff3 is optimised for modern pc's/ broadband connections, if you make it faster you may become unpopular on certain websites. don't tweek it much, especially if you visit a well known graphics card forum.

  cocteau48 16:52 24 Jun 2008

Now there's a handy little tool: thank you Bob The Blob.

sunny staines:
without actually sitting there with a stopwatch (at least until fasterfox is compatible with FF3) I honestly cannot say that I have noticed any magical difference with these "tweaks"
But we can't resist a tweak ... can we?

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