Firefox - Questions

  freaky 18:46 29 Mar 2005

I have just downloaded Firefox, but have not installed it yet!

Couple of questions I would like to ask: -

(a) Can it be uninstalled OK.

(b) If it is installed, can I also use Explorer.

Basically I would like assurances that it will not b....r up my system!

  JayDay 18:53 29 Mar 2005

Yes to both.

  Mandy265 19:15 29 Mar 2005

JayDay is spot on, you might never look back.

  dogbreath1 19:55 29 Mar 2005

But you won't want to!

  broggs 20:07 29 Mar 2005

When installed look up the extentions you can download for it...the weather forcaster is brilliant.
You will forget about explorer once firefox is installed.

TRy opera as well as it is as good as firefox and you can set it to identif.y itself as internet explorer for those awkward sites which only accept internet explorer

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:30 29 Mar 2005

a) yes have done

b) yes you need IE6 for MS updates

Much faster less prone to hijacking more secure from hackers / virus writers. Loads of extensions to enhance your browsing.

  freaky 19:45 30 Mar 2005

Many thanks to all of you who replied to my post.

I will follow this up shortly with another post on whay my impressions are!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:01 30 Mar 2005

In the Address bar type

about:config (hit enter)

You will see a whole load of options (reminds me of Regedit) Change the following values as stated:

network.http.max-connections = 64

network.http.max-connections-per-server= 20

network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server= 10

network.http.pipelining = true

network.http.pipelining.maxrequests = 100 or 200 (choose one)

nglayout.initialpaint.delay = 0

network.http.request.max-start-delay = 0

If nglayout.initialpaint.delay doesnt exist, Right click, new integer.

Close mozilla and start it again.

Now Firfox really flies.

  Wuggy 21:45 30 Mar 2005

Thanks for the speed up info Fruit Bat. Even on dial up I find a big difference.

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