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Reelya

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Re: Need a faster browser
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2013, 09:04:00 am »

I'd just reboot the whole system and try FireFox again then, since the lack of the supported feature in Chrome isn't because of any virus. Retrying pages that won't load isn't supported in Chrome: There are timed Refresh plug-ins for Chrome (which isn't what i want anyway), but they apparently stop working completely if the link ever goes dead, the exact opposite of what I need.

Sigulbard

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« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2013, 09:16:42 am »

Buy a new computer. Your internet speed is surely to improve from the purchase of a new machine. Make sure you buy an overpriced macbook.
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« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2013, 10:13:24 am »

Try to reset firefox. That could solve some problems.
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« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2013, 11:05:51 am »

Buy a new computer. Your internet speed is surely to improve from the purchase of a new machine. Make sure you buy an overpriced macbook.
Make sure you do a headstand when you're buying it.

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Reelya

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« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2013, 11:17:51 am »

Try to reset firefox. That could solve some problems.

Thanks for that info, it seems to have made some difference, switching to a tab with a huge page just paused FF for 1 second, whereas i'm sure it was freezing before while doing that.

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« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2013, 04:55:25 pm »

Give me links to the Firefox extensions you need, and I will see what I can do.

EDIT: I think I found your extension. Please hold.
« Last Edit: March 28, 2013, 06:39:46 pm by Fenrir »
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Reelya

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« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2013, 09:58:42 pm »

That's the one i use. I was more lamenting that the same isn't available for Chrome. It's the reason i switched Chrome -> FireFox in the first place.

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« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2013, 10:44:59 pm »

I downloaded the extension, and I discovered that and xpi file is just a zip file. Cracked it open and found Javascript inside. This means that, if I can strip out the parts that are Firefox-specific, you can use the extension in any browser that supports user scripts. I’ll keep you informed of my progress.
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Zrk2

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« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2013, 12:29:33 am »

Chrome. Chrome. Chrome? Chrome. Chrome. Chrome! Chrooome.

Chrome.

Problem solved.
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Reelya

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« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2013, 02:23:52 am »

You didn't read my posts as to why i've tried Chrome repeatedly, and keep dropping ot to go back to FireFox, did you?

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« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2013, 06:28:04 am »

For slow Internet connection I recommend Opera. One of the features, to lazily quote wikipedia is:
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Opera Turbo is a feature intended for slower Internet connections; when enabled, Opera's servers act as a proxy which compresses the requested web page by up to 80% before sending it to the user. This process reduces the total size of the data being sent, and thus shortens the amount of time necessary for the page to load.

If you don't mind your browsing happening through Opera servers of course.
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Fenrir

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« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2013, 11:47:16 am »

If I understand Reelya, the re-connecting plugin is a non-negotiable necessity. 80% compression is good, but it is of little utility if the page doesn’t load at all. If I can make the plugin portable, Opera will be a possibility.
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Zrk2

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« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2013, 02:06:16 pm »

You didn't read my posts as to why i've tried Chrome repeatedly, and keep dropping ot to go back to FireFox, did you?

...No. I prefer to rabidly fanboy. My bad.
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Re: Need a faster browser
« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2013, 07:04:08 am »

Are you sure you just dont keep losing wifi signal?
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Reelya

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« Reply #29 on: March 31, 2013, 10:21:29 am »

Losing signal is one thing, and I know about that.  I wasn't talking about loading pages, i thought i made that clear at least a couple of times in this thread already ... I was talking about FireFox basically crashing (completely unresponsive for interminable amounts of time) when i tried to switch tabs to look at already-loaded pages, to the point I'd just terminate the process and try again.

BTW putting one particular add-on back in (ant video downloader) seemed to make it unresponsive again! So it might have been that add-on (refreshing FireFox got rid of all add-ons). Didn't really need that particular one that much, so it's gone (i don't really have that many add-ons, despite everyone probably now thinks i'm add-on obsessed ;D, i have 4 plug-ins including Ad Block).
« Last Edit: March 31, 2013, 10:33:53 am by Reelya »
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