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    Mozilla Firebird 0.7

    Mozilla Firebird project (formerly Phoenix) is a redesign of Mozilla's browser component, written using the XUL user interface language and designed to be cross-platform.

    Changes in Current Version:
    Automatically download files to your Desktop
    Open Bookmarks in your Sidebar

    Download Mozilla Firebird 0.7: Windows | Linux | Mac OS X

    Thanks to efc

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    I tried installing this but the browser wouldn't load when I clicked on the desktop shortcut nor in the Program file directory. I installed Mozilla 1.5 instead. I find it slower than IE especially in our forum because I have this reg tweak installed to load pages faster in IE. I wonder if there is such a tweak for Mozilla.

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    I never heard of a Firebird not loading, you sure you have the right one ? un-install it and try again.

    Try this Firebird optimised for P4

    What reg tweak do you have ?
    Last edited by FastGame; November 9th, 2003 at 04:11 AM.

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    Techzonez Governor Super Moderator Conan's Avatar
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    Originally posted by FastGame
    I never heard of a Firebird not loading, you sure you have the right one ? un-install it and try again.

    Try this Firebird optimised for P4

    What reg tweak do you have ?
    This reg tweak and it really speeds page loading:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\ServiceProvider]
    "Class"=dword:00000001
    "DnsPriority"=dword:00000001
    "HostsPriority"=dword:00000001
    "LocalPriority"=dword:00000001
    "NetbtPriority"=dword:00000001


    I have restored an image to the time before installing Mozilla. I've noticed this twice already (yesterday and today) that IE slows down after Mozilla is installed. Doing bandwidth speed tests I lose almost half of my download speed. As I'm not prepared to make Mozilla my default browser off it went.

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    This is what i have in user.js file:

    Code:
    user_pref("network.http.max-connections", 128);
    user_pref("network.http.max-connections-per-server", 48);
    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy", 24);
    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server", 12);
    
    // Enable pipelining:
    user_pref("network.http.pipelining", true);
    user_pref("network.http.proxy.pipelining", true);
    user_pref("network.http.pipelining.maxrequests", 100);
    
    // This one makes a huge difference. Last value in milliseconds (default is 250)
    user_pref("nglayout.initialpaint.delay", 0);
    
    // turn on timer-based reflow management
    user_pref("content.notify.ontimer", true);
    
    // sets the allowed time between reflows in microseconds
    user_pref("content.notify.interval", 100);
    
    // Path to Cache folder: 
    user_pref("browser.cache.disk.parent_directory","I:\\Local Disk");

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    Techzonez Governor Super Moderator Conan's Avatar
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    Originally posted by lynchknot
    This is what i have in user.js file:

    Code:
    user_pref("network.http.max-connections", 128);
    user_pref("network.http.max-connections-per-server", 48);
    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy", 24);
    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server", 12);
    
    // Enable pipelining:
    user_pref("network.http.pipelining", true);
    user_pref("network.http.proxy.pipelining", true);
    user_pref("network.http.pipelining.maxrequests", 100);
    
    // This one makes a huge difference. Last value in milliseconds (default is 250)
    user_pref("nglayout.initialpaint.delay", 0);
    
    // turn on timer-based reflow management
    user_pref("content.notify.ontimer", true);
    
    // sets the allowed time between reflows in microseconds
    user_pref("content.notify.interval", 100);
    
    // Path to Cache folder: 
    user_pref("browser.cache.disk.parent_directory","I:\\Local Disk");
    I also used those tweaks but the Techzonez forum still loaded slower than IE.

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    hmm. Well, it loads faster for me. Maybe it's that ram drive i'm using. I've even got 13 tabs load and it still loads faster than IE.
    Last edited by lynchknot; November 9th, 2003 at 05:51 AM.

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    I have been using the Firebird as an alternate for awhile now and really like it. I believe it was LK that recommended it and I'm glad I tried it. The only issue I have seen is, like others have mentioned in other threads, at times the pages don't seem to load correctly. But a refresh normally fixes that.

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