Originally Posted by pauldovi
I like FF3 and it is quite an improvment over FF2. However, I still find IE7 to be faster than FF3 at opening webpages.
I type the same URL into both FF3 and IE7. I put FF3 on the left screen and IE7 on the right. I hit enter on FF3 and click on IE7 and hit enter. Even with hitting enter second, IE7 loads every page, including Gmail, faster than FF3.
Thats because you haven't tried the FF tweaks for it. Try this:
Here's a nice speed booster for all you FireFox fans (if you have high-speed interenet):
:config" into your address bar (click "I'll be Careful).
Find the settings below and change them:
- network.http.pipelining > TRUE
- network.http.pipelining.maxrequests > 100
- network.http.proxy.pipelining > TRUE
Then, right click anywhere, and select New > Integer.
- nglayout.initialpaintdelay > 0
Basically, pipelining allows the browser to send multiple requests and receive information through multiple threads, while the initialpaintdelay forces the browser to wait 0ms before sending a request.