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Re: Prefered Browser
« Reply #60 on: February 07, 2014, 11:57:30 am »
Can pipelining cause issues accessing sites such as SMF on which if you have too many connections you get throttled?
Here is a list of what will have problems http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_pipelining
@Eeems: enable pipelining, and disable the extension blocklisting (search blocklist).  Adobe has been having some problems with the so called "Flash Update," so Firefox currently requires you to allow flash before loading a plugin.
I'm going to keep it enabled. I only want flash loading if I allow it to.
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Re: Prefered Browser
« Reply #61 on: February 07, 2014, 09:40:59 pm »
I'm going to keep it enabled. I only want flash loading if I allow it to.
...That actually is a pretty good idea. :)

If you want privacy in browsing for Firefox, here is a pretty good method:
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  • Add Ghostery to Firefox
  • Using Ghostery, block all trackers and cookies, and set all new trackers/cookies to disabled (Settings>Advanced, After Intro)
  • Add AdBlock Plus to Firefox
  • Add Self Destructing cookies to Firefox
  • Using Self Destructing Cookies, set cache to clear after 5 minutes of no usage, and enable "Strict Cookie Access Policy"
  • Add Masking Agent to Firefox
  • Masking Agent helps to prevent new "cookie-less tracking services."  Set your OS/CPU to something common.
  • Set a limit to your cache (Firefox settings>Advanced) to the recommended size.
  • Under privacy in Firefox settings, enable a "Do Not Track" request, enable a custom history plan, and select the data that you wish to clear on browsing exit (make sure you allow this before doing so)
  • Use a Master Password for passwords, or more preferably, disallow the saving of all passwords
  • For optional security (may slow browsing down), check out HideMyAss's Proxy list (may be blocked by parental filters), and select a proxy that uses HTTPS, has high speeds, and has a high security level, then apply it to Firefox under advanced network settings
Browsing should be just about as fast, and beyond using a VPN, you are as anonymous as you can be.
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Re: Prefered Browser
« Reply #62 on: February 07, 2014, 11:48:04 pm »
I'm going to keep it enabled. I only want flash loading if I allow it to.

...That actually is a pretty good idea. :)

If you want privacy in browsing for Firefox, here is a pretty good method:
Spoiler For Spoiler:
  • Add Ghostery to Firefox
  • Using Ghostery, block all trackers and cookies, and set all new trackers/cookies to disabled (Settings>Advanced, After Intro)
  • Add AdBlock Plus to Firefox
  • Add Self Destructing cookies to Firefox
  • Using Self Destructing Cookies, set cache to clear after 5 minutes of no usage, and enable "Strict Cookie Access Policy"
  • Add Masking Agent to Firefox
  • Masking Agent helps to prevent new "cookie-less tracking services."  Set your OS/CPU to something common.
  • Set a limit to your cache (Firefox settings>Advanced) to the reccomended size.
  • Under privacy in Firefox settings, enable a "Do Not Track" request, enable a custom history plan, and select the data that you wish to clear on browsing exit (make sure you allow this before doing so)
  • Use a Master Password for passwords, or more preferably, disallow the saving of all passwords
  • For optional security (may slow browsing down), visit (may be blocked by parental filters), and select a proxy that uses HTTPS, has high speeds, and has a high security level
No restart is required for any of the extensions above.  All services listed are free.
Browsing should be just about as fast, and beyond using a VPN, you are as anonymous as you can be.
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Re: Prefered Browser
« Reply #63 on: February 08, 2014, 03:33:45 am »
There is no need for ABP if you have Ghostery, by now you can also block advertisers with Ghostery.

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Re: Prefered Browser
« Reply #64 on: February 08, 2014, 01:07:16 pm »
Yes, but ABP allows custom filters to be applied, and also has built in anti-malware.  Also, Ghostery is not as accurate in its ad-blocking just yet.
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Spoiler For No Surprises, by Radiohead:
A heart that's full up like a landfill
A job that slowly kills you
Bruises that won't heal

You look so tired unhappy
Bring down the government
They don't, they don't speak for us

I'll take a quiet life
A handshake of carbon monoxide

And no alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
Silent, silent

This is my final fit
My final bellyache

With no alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises please

Such a pretty house
And such a pretty garden

No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises please

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Re: Prefered Browser
« Reply #65 on: February 20, 2014, 06:43:08 pm »
Firefox had some issues with some html5 music players for me so I switched to chrome. I just stuck with it.
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Re: Prefered Browser
« Reply #66 on: February 20, 2014, 08:34:12 pm »
Firefox had some issues with some html5 music players for me so I switched to chrome. I just stuck with it.
It's not that firefox has issues with them, it's that they weren't using things supported by Fx.
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Re: Prefered Browser
« Reply #67 on: February 21, 2014, 07:40:48 am »
Switched over to firefox now, after chrome made my computer crash and created a corrupt filesystem.

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Re: AW: Re: Prefered Browser
« Reply #68 on: February 21, 2014, 07:53:20 am »
Switched over to firefox now, after chrome made my computer crash and created a corrupt filesystem.
Good choice. Firefox ftw :D



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Re: Prefered Browser
« Reply #69 on: February 21, 2014, 07:55:07 am »
to me it is slower than chrome, though :(

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Re: AW: Prefered Browser
« Reply #70 on: February 21, 2014, 07:59:50 am »
Really? I'm satisfied with the speed of Firefox.



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Re: Prefered Browser
« Reply #71 on: February 21, 2014, 08:01:59 am »
it is fast on like every comp but mine :P

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Re: Prefered Browser
« Reply #72 on: February 21, 2014, 08:52:26 am »
Happy Firefox user here too. When going on an adventure for custom browsers I started with Firefox, but after a while I turned to the Chrome side, back when it was so much faster than Firefox, which was just extremely slow. One day I became sick of Chrome eating all of my memory and starting dozens of processes and switched back to Firefox, and lived happily ever after.

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Re: Prefered Browser
« Reply #73 on: February 21, 2014, 10:47:14 am »
Sorunome, try adding the extensions FasterFox, AdBlock Plus, and Ghostery.  Launch about:config and enable pipelining.  You'll get about a 95% speed boost.
My name is Josh and I a developer at Moonzean. I enjoy Radiohead, web development, Java, and cryptograms.
Spoiler For No Surprises, by Radiohead:
A heart that's full up like a landfill
A job that slowly kills you
Bruises that won't heal

You look so tired unhappy
Bring down the government
They don't, they don't speak for us

I'll take a quiet life
A handshake of carbon monoxide

And no alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
Silent, silent

This is my final fit
My final bellyache

With no alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises please

Such a pretty house
And such a pretty garden

No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises please

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Re: Prefered Browser
« Reply #74 on: February 21, 2014, 10:48:24 am »
Already had piplining, imma try FasterFox now :)
EDIT: maybe i should've have said that page loading is fast, the slow thing is the javascript runtime >.<
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