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ScrewUpgrading

Stripping Firefox to Bare Minimum

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Probably not many dial-up users here, but I'll ask anyway.

What can you do to strip Firefox down to get maximum speed, while still maintaining pictures and text? Everything else I don't really care about.

Here's what I know so far:

-turned off javascript

- turned off automatic Cache Management and set it at 75 MB (figure it uses more resources to automatically mange itself then not to)

- turned off "check spelling"

- turned off "automatic updates"

- tried turning off "submit crash reports" but it always comes back on anyway

any suggestions?

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Disabling images goes a long way to speeding things up and is quick/easy to do.

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Okay, I turned off images along with javascript. Super dooper fast now!!!!!!!

I just had an idea, and I hope that somebody has already thought of it. But I think it would make for the greatest dial up "plugin" ever.

What I'm thinking of is the ability to whitelist, or only allow certain websites to display images, while everything else is blocked. :)

That would be so sweet for all dial up users. I should Patent that idea and get rich. Whaddya think? :)

Anybody heard of such a thing?

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*I found this:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/image-block/

Image Blocker 2.1

Unfortunately all it does is add a toggle button to the top right corner of the screen. No list for approved/rejected websites. Thus, every page you go to requires toggling the button. I suppose that ain't too bad. But having a list to modify would be better. :)

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*also found:

http://imglikeopera.mozdev.org/

"ImgLikeOpera (ILO) is useful for visiting graphics-intensive websites, when you have a slow dial-up conncetion, or when you have high priced broadband."

Now, that is what I'm looking for. You can customize you're own filter of web addresses. Only works on FireFox 3.6+ though.

Darn, I wish it would work on SeaMonkey 1.1.19 or Netscape 9. Hehe :)

I'll try it tomorrow with KEX, rite now I go to sleep. Laterz ya'll.

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