Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Goood.... if you dont want to spend time searching in about:config USE this

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.5). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was missing this one from my Firefox 3.5 collection. Good add-on. Would be better to have the full version available for FF 3.5.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.5). 

This is a "FULL" version.

I know the mistake is easy to make, but the removal of features is an intentional split from the original. I know not many care, I just like to point out that many actually did not like prefetching including myself, so that is why I made this release. I have absolutely zero interest in maintaining the code necessary for prefetching. For the most part I don't even feel like maintaining the code for the Page Load Timer, but I left that in for those who would like to use it for testing purposes.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was missing this one from my Firefox 3.5 collection. Good add-on. Would be better to have the full version available for FF 3.5.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.5). 

Nothing special Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I did some testing with the new Firefox 3.5 with and without Fasterfox lite 3.1.1.
It turns out that fasterfox hardly makes a difference on load times as shown by my test scenario.

For my test, I ran Windows Vista SP1, with a wireless DSL Modem @ 54Mbsp.
For measuring, I installed the Extend Statusbar addon to measure load times (I didn't use fasterfox's built in counter). Adblock plus is also enabled.

For the control group (this would be WITHOUT fasterfox lite) I have fasterfox disabled, but it's settings are reverted to Default so it should have no effect on load times.
For the experiemental group (with Fasterfox) I have the settings on TurboCharged.

Here are the results (in milisec); "Without" is without fasterfox, "With" is with it:
www.yahoo.com (opened on startup): Without:4.065 / With:4.047
www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/main_page (logged in): Without:6.745 / With:7.619
www.youtube.com (logged in): Without:2.248 / With: 2.595
dan-ball.jp/en/javagame/dust (a java app): Without:2.230 / With:1.924

I've tested these sites multiple times and have gotten different results each time. Load times are variable, sometimes up to a millisecond different, and sometimes "With" won where "Without" didn't and visa-versa. For an addon that advertises it "will speed up your web browsing right out of the box", I would say this addon does not do its job, and don't recommend it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1.1). 

Different settings work better for different people.

Actual speed improvements may vary depending on the desired settings that are used and the presented testing situation. Since only internal browser settings are changed, it all depends on what settings work better for the user.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

awesome work

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A-MAZING makes me wonder why I optimize my websites to be super fast at loading, when if everyone had this, the page would load close to instantly.

Thanks for Fasterfox

I've noticed a bug in the timer though, if you switch tab as it's counting it loses the count and starts over.
I think it should be able to atleast keep that count going.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Awesome, especially since it works with 3.5.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1.1). 

Which settings should I use? Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Hi,
Can anyone help me out with the best settings for Fasterfox Lite, please? I want to speed-up FF and want to know which settings to use.
I'm currently using Turbo Charged which made FF faster at first but its now slowed down again. I want to use the Custom settings but I'm unsure of the best ones to use :-( Can any one help me out, please?
Thanks in advance!
Kristy

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1.1). 

Need more information.

Knowing what kind of internet connection you are using as well as what kind of components are in your computer such as processor, memory and hard drive space would be useful to know. If your connection is getting slower over time it is more then likely not due to configurations that Fasterfox uses. I would off hand recommend a good disk defragmentor such as Diskeeper 2009 Professional. You may also have programs loading on startup that you do not always need taking up system resources.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I can't believe the difference !
Such a quick & easy download and the resulting performance enhancement is really unbelievable.
I can't believe the the audacity of the reviewers who moan about what it doesn't do !! There's a word to describe people who want all-purpose
software that generally falls far short of the intended purpose. ................Microsoft !!!

pdde2006

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1.1). 

I removed Firetune + backup to default but my problem didn't solve Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi , it's babaob3

I don't know why i can't edit more than one review so i put my previous problem here and after my answer :

My problem was :
"Excellent addon ! I start using it in firefox 2.0 and with firefox 3.0 and now 3.5 , I was very glad to see it's still kept i developpement !
I'll just ask a question : when i choose my "Custom" settings ( I just modify connections to [40/16/16/16] and pipelining to [8] ) it saves this configuration while i don't close firefox but as soon as I close firefox , when i restart it later I EVER have to set once more this options and then press ok what's quite annoying (I run with Fasterfox 3.6.3Lite)"

Hope you'll fix this or maybe give me more explanations. "



And this is my answer : I removed Firetune + backup to default but my problem didn't solve

" It's once more me . I remebered indeed i was previously using firetune before fasterfox lite. Now i did a backup to default profile and removed it because i don't use it anymore. However that doesn't solved my problem. What i can only say , is that i'm running on Vista and had the same problem with another Vista while it didn't occur on a Windows XP with a few addons.
In my Windows Vista , on Firefox 3.5 (now 3.5.1) i have several addons but anyone except fasterfox lite that can modify my internet connection settings . So my problem didn't solved but don't matter now o run with Turbo Charged and i think it's better than the config i wanted [40/16/16/16] like Tweak Network Settings .

So thanks for all :) Continue your work ! "


So that's it! :) Continue your work :) !

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.8Lite). 

Works great Rated 4 out of 5 stars

As advertised. However I noticed that if I switch tabs, the page load timer on a loading page is reset. This basically defeats the purpose unless I leave the focus on the loading tab.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1.1). 

defeats what purpose?

The purpose is for testing ONLY. To test a page you must first clear the cache, then load the page and wait for it to finish loading. That is the only useful way to test the load time of a page. The page load timer has no other use and is only included for testing purposes.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

lela_dax: if you actually bothered to find out why this is called "Lite" you would find it is because a controversial feature has been removed from the original version; it is nothing to do with how much RAM etc it consumes on the host computer.

But clearly you just saw the word "Lite" and thought you'd have an uninformed moan!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1.1). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I really like the changes from 'normal' Fasterfox. Disabling the prefetching altogether is a good idea, and this seems to have things like FastBack optimised in comparison to the original version. I find it odd, though, that it's advised to not set caches above 64/75? I have doubled those values and it seems to boost performance so i'm not sure why it's advised against...

SUGGESTION: It would be very very very cool to have the Page Timer apply to ALL tabs. As it stands, if you open 4 tabs and wait for them to finish loading, only the most recent download event will be timed. Kinda defeats the purpose of having a page timer in a multi-tab browser ;)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1). 

Page Timer?

Timing more then one page at a time defeats the purpose of a page timer entirely.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Funzt einfach gut, der Seitenaufbau ist deutlich schneller geworden. Man sollte aber ein wenig mit den Einstellungen spielen bis man die beste Einstellung gefunden hat.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

super!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1). 

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I think you should at least give USERS the opportunity to use page pre-fetching... at the very least you could add it and either 1) not recommend it (for what ever reason you'd want to stick up for web masters, servers is beyond me, they can upgrade most people can't get better broadband) or 2) make it hard to find for the average user.

taking away options is like going from FF to IE... the power of extensibility should NEVER be limited

other than that, i really like it, and the page timer is good too.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1). 

Hmmm....

The entire point of this version is not having the prefetching?

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Good work ;)
It works perfect THX :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1). 

If you can't download or install it's NOT the developers fault! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

People read the instructions before complaining.

If the add-on doesn't download/install often this has nothing to do with the add-on extension itself.

Make sure you have "Accept third-party cookies" enabled, or add a cookie allow exception for "mozilla.org" before giving the developer a bad review or rating that is NOT under their control.

This is an excellent add-on for FF offering control over its function and is discrete.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

WOW!! For some weird reason this is actually faster than the original fasterfox with Prefetching (although i never used the prefetching tool) But i want to know if this will slow down firefox after a week like the normal fasterfox does. Usually the original worked great, then after about 7 days it started to slow down firefox. Is this the same with this version?
PLEASE SAY NO lol
But yeah, really great app and hopefully it doesnt slow down after awhile like the original
5/5...so far

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1). 

Should stay the same.

Many things can change how quickly content is displayed. A lot of those things have nothing to do with the changes that Fasterfox Lite can make. Fasterfox Lite only changes a few internal settings that are present within Firefox itself through the about:config options.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for the great tweak.
Also signed up to greensmoke as an affiliate. You should have a referral, username: YOUcan :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1). 

Referral

For some reason it is not showing a referral sign up under my account.