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February 5, 2005 3:44:28 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

I thought I'd pass on to everyone a very good tweak for the Firefox
browser. It definitely speeded up page loading:


* Run Firefox? Have broadband? Here's Speed Tips

Here's something for broadband people that will really speed up
Firefox:

1.Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return.
Scroll down and look for the following entries:
network.http.pipelining
network.http.proxy.pipelining
network.http.pipelining.maxrequests
Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a
time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once,
which really speeds up page loading.

2. Alter the entries as follows:
Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true"
Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"
Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number like 30.
This means it will make 30 requests at once.

3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name
it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0". This
value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts
on information it receives. If you're using a broadband
connection you'll load pages MUCH faster now!

Scott

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Anonymous
February 6, 2005 3:25:23 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

I tried it, and it does help, but there's also controversy about using
this setup, since these settings bombard a site with up to 30
simultaneous sessions or more, and a site can crash at around 100. See

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1748707,00.asp

I went back to my default settings after reading this, and with my new
eMachines computer from Gateway(there's gettnng back on topic!), Firefox
is loading pages fast enough.

Scott wrote:
> I thought I'd pass on to everyone a very good tweak for the Firefox
> browser. It definitely speeded up page loading:
>
>
> * Run Firefox? Have broadband? Here's Speed Tips
>
> Here's something for broadband people that will really speed up
> Firefox:
>
> 1.Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return.
> Scroll down and look for the following entries:
> network.http.pipelining
> network.http.proxy.pipelining
> network.http.pipelining.maxrequests
> Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a
> time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once,
> which really speeds up page loading.
>
> 2. Alter the entries as follows:
> Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true"
> Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"
> Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number like 30.
> This means it will make 30 requests at once.
>
> 3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name
> it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0". This
> value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts
> on information it receives. If you're using a broadband
> connection you'll load pages MUCH faster now!
>
> Scott
February 7, 2005 5:08:10 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

John,

Wow, thanks for the input. I had no idea this is a controversial tweak. I checked
the Pcmag discussion forum, and it's still not clear whether it's a detriment to
website servers or not. I'll keep monitoring the issue.

Where did you get your new eMachine...online or retail? There's been discussion
about Gateways purchased at Best Buy that do not include toll-free tech support.

Scott

John Hale wrote:

> I tried it, and it does help, but there's also controversy about using
> this setup, since these settings bombard a site with up to 30
> simultaneous sessions or more, and a site can crash at around 100. See
>
> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1748707,00.asp
>
> I went back to my default settings after reading this, and with my new
> eMachines computer from Gateway(there's gettnng back on topic!), Firefox
> is loading pages fast enough.
>
> Scott wrote:
> > I thought I'd pass on to everyone a very good tweak for the Firefox
> > browser. It definitely speeded up page loading:
> >
> >
> > * Run Firefox? Have broadband? Here's Speed Tips
> >
> > Here's something for broadband people that will really speed up
> > Firefox:
> >
> > 1.Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return.
> > Scroll down and look for the following entries:
> > network.http.pipelining
> > network.http.proxy.pipelining
> > network.http.pipelining.maxrequests
> > Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a
> > time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once,
> > which really speeds up page loading.
> >
> > 2. Alter the entries as follows:
> > Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true"
> > Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"
> > Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number like 30.
> > This means it will make 30 requests at once.
> >
> > 3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name
> > it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0". This
> > value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts
> > on information it receives. If you're using a broadband
> > connection you'll load pages MUCH faster now!
> >
> > Scott
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Anonymous
February 12, 2005 6:07:46 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

I bought it at Circuit City; I hadn't heard about the support problem
for Gateways at Best Buy. While at Best Buy the other day I noticed the
Gateways there just looked like eMachines with Gateway labels.
Thanksfully I've had no problems with my new computer yet, so support
hasn't been an issue.

Scott wrote:
> John,
>
> Wow, thanks for the input. I had no idea this is a controversial tweak. I checked
> the Pcmag discussion forum, and it's still not clear whether it's a detriment to
> website servers or not. I'll keep monitoring the issue.
>
> Where did you get your new eMachine...online or retail? There's been discussion
> about Gateways purchased at Best Buy that do not include toll-free tech support.
>
> Scott
>
> John Hale wrote:
>
>
>>I tried it, and it does help, but there's also controversy about using
>>this setup, since these settings bombard a site with up to 30
>>simultaneous sessions or more, and a site can crash at around 100. See
>>
>>http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1748707,00.asp
>>
>>I went back to my default settings after reading this, and with my new
>>eMachines computer from Gateway(there's gettnng back on topic!), Firefox
>>is loading pages fast enough.
>>
>>Scott wrote:
>>
>>>I thought I'd pass on to everyone a very good tweak for the Firefox
>>>browser. It definitely speeded up page loading:
>>>
>>>
>>> * Run Firefox? Have broadband? Here's Speed Tips
>>>
>>>Here's something for broadband people that will really speed up
>>>Firefox:
>>>
>>>1.Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return.
>>>Scroll down and look for the following entries:
>>>network.http.pipelining
>>>network.http.proxy.pipelining
>>>network.http.pipelining.maxrequests
>>>Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a
>>>time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once,
>>>which really speeds up page loading.
>>>
>>>2. Alter the entries as follows:
>>>Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true"
>>>Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"
>>>Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number like 30.
>>>This means it will make 30 requests at once.
>>>
>>>3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name
>>>it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0". This
>>>value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts
>>>on information it receives. If you're using a broadband
>>>connection you'll load pages MUCH faster now!
>>>
>>>Scott
>
>
February 16, 2005 3:04:19 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

John,

I wouldn't worry about it. The way GW tech support is going these days, you'll
probably get more help from this group or from a computer friend. I've got a
10-year old GW P5-90 that keeps chugging along nicely. Also at home, I have
a 3-year old GW 700X desktop and a 2-year old GW 5150XL notebook (both with
Win XP Pro), and I haven't had any reason yet to call tech support on either
one. So, im my personal experience, Gateway still builds 'em good.

Scott

John Hale wrote:
>
> I bought it at Circuit City; I hadn't heard about the support problem
> for Gateways at Best Buy. While at Best Buy the other day I noticed the
> Gateways there just looked like eMachines with Gateway labels.
> Thanksfully I've had no problems with my new computer yet, so support
> hasn't been an issue.
>
> Scott wrote:
> > John,
> >
> > Wow, thanks for the input. I had no idea this is a controversial tweak. I checked
> > the Pcmag discussion forum, and it's still not clear whether it's a detriment to
> > website servers or not. I'll keep monitoring the issue.
> >
> > Where did you get your new eMachine...online or retail? There's been discussion
> > about Gateways purchased at Best Buy that do not include toll-free tech support.
> >
> > Scott
> >
> > John Hale wrote:
> >
> >
> >>I tried it, and it does help, but there's also controversy about using
> >>this setup, since these settings bombard a site with up to 30
> >>simultaneous sessions or more, and a site can crash at around 100. See
> >>
> >>http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1748707,00.asp
> >>
> >>I went back to my default settings after reading this, and with my new
> >>eMachines computer from Gateway(there's gettnng back on topic!), Firefox
> >>is loading pages fast enough.
> >>
> >>Scott wrote:
> >>
> >>>I thought I'd pass on to everyone a very good tweak for the Firefox
> >>>browser. It definitely speeded up page loading:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> * Run Firefox? Have broadband? Here's Speed Tips
> >>>
> >>>Here's something for broadband people that will really speed up
> >>>Firefox:
> >>>
> >>>1.Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return.
> >>>Scroll down and look for the following entries:
> >>>network.http.pipelining
> >>>network.http.proxy.pipelining
> >>>network.http.pipelining.maxrequests
> >>>Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a
> >>>time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once,
> >>>which really speeds up page loading.
> >>>
> >>>2. Alter the entries as follows:
> >>>Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true"
> >>>Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"
> >>>Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number like 30.
> >>>This means it will make 30 requests at once.
> >>>
> >>>3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name
> >>>it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0". This
> >>>value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts
> >>>on information it receives. If you're using a broadband
> >>>connection you'll load pages MUCH faster now!
> >>>
> >>>Scott
> >
> >
Anonymous
February 16, 2005 4:04:00 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

Well, if Gateway would farm out its warranty service to members of this
newsgroup, there would be no need to them to have any tech support at all.

.... Ben Myers

On Wed, 16 Feb 2005 00:04:19 -0600, Scott <golden@uslink.net> wrote:

>John,
>
>I wouldn't worry about it. The way GW tech support is going these days, you'll
>probably get more help from this group or from a computer friend. I've got a
>10-year old GW P5-90 that keeps chugging along nicely. Also at home, I have
>a 3-year old GW 700X desktop and a 2-year old GW 5150XL notebook (both with
>Win XP Pro), and I haven't had any reason yet to call tech support on either
>one. So, im my personal experience, Gateway still builds 'em good.
>
>Scott
>
>John Hale wrote:
>>
>> I bought it at Circuit City; I hadn't heard about the support problem
>> for Gateways at Best Buy. While at Best Buy the other day I noticed the
>> Gateways there just looked like eMachines with Gateway labels.
>> Thanksfully I've had no problems with my new computer yet, so support
>> hasn't been an issue.
>>
>> Scott wrote:
>> > John,
>> >
>> > Wow, thanks for the input. I had no idea this is a controversial tweak. I checked
>> > the Pcmag discussion forum, and it's still not clear whether it's a detriment to
>> > website servers or not. I'll keep monitoring the issue.
>> >
>> > Where did you get your new eMachine...online or retail? There's been discussion
>> > about Gateways purchased at Best Buy that do not include toll-free tech support.
>> >
>> > Scott
>> >
>> > John Hale wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> >>I tried it, and it does help, but there's also controversy about using
>> >>this setup, since these settings bombard a site with up to 30
>> >>simultaneous sessions or more, and a site can crash at around 100. See
>> >>
>> >>http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1748707,00.asp
>> >>
>> >>I went back to my default settings after reading this, and with my new
>> >>eMachines computer from Gateway(there's gettnng back on topic!), Firefox
>> >>is loading pages fast enough.
>> >>
>> >>Scott wrote:
>> >>
>> >>>I thought I'd pass on to everyone a very good tweak for the Firefox
>> >>>browser. It definitely speeded up page loading:
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>> * Run Firefox? Have broadband? Here's Speed Tips
>> >>>
>> >>>Here's something for broadband people that will really speed up
>> >>>Firefox:
>> >>>
>> >>>1.Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return.
>> >>>Scroll down and look for the following entries:
>> >>>network.http.pipelining
>> >>>network.http.proxy.pipelining
>> >>>network.http.pipelining.maxrequests
>> >>>Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a
>> >>>time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once,
>> >>>which really speeds up page loading.
>> >>>
>> >>>2. Alter the entries as follows:
>> >>>Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true"
>> >>>Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"
>> >>>Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number like 30.
>> >>>This means it will make 30 requests at once.
>> >>>
>> >>>3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name
>> >>>it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0". This
>> >>>value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts
>> >>>on information it receives. If you're using a broadband
>> >>>connection you'll load pages MUCH faster now!
>> >>>
>> >>>Scott
>> >
>> >
!