Anyone else having problems loading certain sites in firefox (e.g. argos / tescos)?

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Never seem to work or if they do they load extremely slowly

always have to use IE for argos and tesco and a few other sites. They load instantly in IE but firefox just seems to hang.

Had this problem with all versions of FF so its not just the last 3.51 version.

any help appreciated.

Thanks

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Both loading quickly for me. Do you have Java switched off in FireFox?

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Predikuesi;6183221

Both loading quickly for me. Do you have Java switched off in FireFox?


yep - both Java and Javascript are ENABLED :thumbsup:

Found this - it might help

Firefox pages runs faster by allowing multiple connections so it can download more than one file at a time. It’s only useful for broadband users, so if you’re still on dial-up you can just skip this one for now.

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

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!

are you using peerguardian or a blacklist program,this sometimes blocks argos etc

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Predikuesi;6183244

Found this - it might helpFirefox pages runs faster by allowing multiple … Found this - it might helpFirefox pages runs faster by allowing multiple connections so it can download more than one file at a time. It’s only useful for broadband users, so if you’re still on dial-up you can just skip this one for now.Here’s something for broadband people that will really speed Firefox up: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.maxrequestsNormally 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!


thanks but set all those yonks ago.

checked my java plugins and I had two which were SE6 U13

upgraded my Java just now to U16 and now i still have two but one states U13 still so I have disabled that one

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk173/csiman2/ScreenShot047.jpg

still didnt help though

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esq3585;6183278

are you using peerguardian or a blacklist program,this sometimes blocks … are you using peerguardian or a blacklist program,this sometimes blocks argos etc


only use utorrent but no longer bother with peerguardian as it doesnt work with vista (it appears to but doesnt actually block anything!)

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found a workaround now by add-on IETAB which just switches the rendering engine to IE within the firefox tab

works a treat but thanks for help anyway

rep added

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Predikuesi;6183244

Found this - it might helpFirefox pages runs faster by allowing multiple … Found this - it might helpFirefox pages runs faster by allowing multiple connections so it can download more than one file at a time. It’s only useful for broadband users, so if you’re still on dial-up you can just skip this one for now.Here’s something for broadband people that will really speed Firefox up: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.maxrequestsNormally 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!


Absolutely nothing to do with problem.

CSI: It ain't firefox itself, unless its a dodgy extension or bad install. try reinstalling.

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csiman;6183862

found a workaround now by add-on IETAB which just switches the rendering … found a workaround now by add-on IETAB which just switches the rendering engine to IE within the firefox tabworks a treat but thanks for help anywayrep added


it is a great addon, but its absolutely not needed for argos and tesco. seriously - something is wrong.

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vibeone;6183892

it is a great addon, but its absolutely not needed for argos and tesco. … it is a great addon, but its absolutely not needed for argos and tesco. seriously - something is wrong.


I know something is wrong lol

hasnt worked on ANY version of firefox since 2.0 so nice to have this workaround now :thumbsup:

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vibeone;6183892

it is a great addon, but its absolutely not needed for argos and tesco. … it is a great addon, but its absolutely not needed for argos and tesco. seriously - something is wrong.


took your tip and did a complete uninstall then reinstall and all fine now.

guess it must of been one of the many frigs I did to the config a while back. Gonna leave at default settings now

thankfully xmarks came to my rescue for bookmarks :oops:

repped and thanks

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Cant rep now as suspended! seems loads of people suspended lately and I havent been!

something amiss there lol

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Predikuesi;6183244

Found this - it might helpFirefox pages runs faster by allowing multiple … Found this - it might helpFirefox pages runs faster by allowing multiple connections so it can download more than one file at a time. It’s only useful for broadband users, so if you’re still on dial-up you can just skip this one for now.Here’s something for broadband people that will really speed Firefox up: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.maxrequestsNormally 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!


after my reinstall and everything working fine I tried those settings above and the moment i did the following then all the sites went slow as before

Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.

Set it back to default of 4 and all ok again :thumbsup:

I know it's not firefox, so won't fix that problem, but Opera has released their new browser this week, version 10. I've been testing it since December 2008, and it's great. Awesome features, many of which have been copied, often poorly, by other browsers.

And new feature - Turbo mode, which speeds up browsing on slow connections. Great for those on dialup etc.

Plus, you can synchronise bookmarks notes and other settings between computers and mobile phone. So laptop, desktop, phone all synched - this is fantastic. SpeedDial gives you a screen of website icons that you click to access, eg, a 5 x 4 set, 20 pages, that you can just access from clicking - has been copied by Google Chrome somewhat since.

opera.com

I cannot recommend this web browser enough, highest security capabilities, fast, easy and customisable.

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equalityforall;6196545

I know it's not firefox, so won't fix that problem, but Opera has … I know it's not firefox, so won't fix that problem, but Opera has released their new browser this week, version 10. I've been testing it since December 2008, and it's great. Awesome features, many of which have been copied, often poorly, by other browsers.And new feature - Turbo mode, which speeds up browsing on slow connections. Great for those on dialup etc.Plus, you can synchronise bookmarks notes and other settings between computers and mobile phone. So laptop, desktop, phone all synched - this is fantastic. SpeedDial gives you a screen of website icons that you click to access, eg, a 5 x 4 set, 20 pages, that you can just access from clicking - has been copied by Google Chrome somewhat since.http://www.opera.comI cannot recommend this web browser enough, highest security capabilities, fast, easy and customisable.


thanks but maybe give ff a go

the customisation options are amazing

e.g dual layer toolbar bookmarks that autosync with a server

autopaging within one tab on all popular site e.g hukd, ebay, google

auto focus on tabs with mouse for easy switching

encrypted roboform autofill form filler and password saver

download youtube vids in any format you like with 1 click

then about 10000+ more add-ons

I do pity the savants still using IE! Why do people still persist in using a browsaer stuck in the 20th century? its like driving a mondeo around when you can do a free swap for a lexus!
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