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  Lichen Software (Profile)
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Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:40 pm
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Hi all,

Some time ago I posted that for Netwcape 4.8 if you typed

about:config

in the URL bar it would bring up your hidden preferences just like Mozilla and all other related browsers. But unlike these browsers you could not edit it.

I went hunting.

These settings hide in the file liprefs.js which is located in your profile folder inside preferences. But you cannot edit it.

However, if you create a text file called user.js and put your new preferences in it, Netscape will read it and over write the liprefs.js file.

So I have now added the following preferences to my netwcape communicator 4.8:

user_pref("network.http.max-connections", 32);
user_pref("network.http.max-connections-per-server",1Cool;
user_pref("network.http.pipelining",true);
user_pref("network.http.pipelining.maxrequests",4);

It starts up, reads the preferences, and runs on steroids.

Now if you do try this, please back up your personal setting folder first.

I also found a fairly good set of preferences at:

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Abou.....etwork..2A

with explanations of the values and what they do.

This means that someone who actually knows what they are doing as opposed to me just fooling around, could really tune up this puppy.

Have fun all. I am going to bed now.

Dave
  
  Lichen Software (Profile)
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Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:43 pm
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Lichen Software wrote:


user_pref("network.http.max-connections-per-server",1Cool;

Dave


The number is 18

Not 1 + Cool

Cool
  
  Lichen Software (Profile)
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Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:10 am
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Further note:

I had a chance to go back into the about:config file last night. It does not show the changes made with the user.js file.

However, the first time I did this, I had incorrect syntax on one of the lines. The expression was supposed to be enclosed in "...." and I had put "...' by mistake. On start up Netscape caught this and told me of the syntax error. So I know the file is being read at startup.

I have not had a chance to go back in and put something like a popup blocker in to test it. My perception however, is that it is running much faster.
  
  wove (Profile)
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Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:11 am
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Very nice detective work. I look forward to reading all the results of your experiments.

bill
  
  Lichen Software (Profile)
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Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:04 pm
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Continuing the experiment.

I tried putting a popup blocker in the user prefs file.

user_pref("dom.disable_open_during_load",True);

When loading it tells me "True" is not defined.

and it does not block a pop up.
  
  wove (Profile)
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Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:49 pm
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Lichen Software wrote:

Continuing the experiment.
I tried putting a popup blocker in the user prefs file. user_pref("dom.disable_open_during_load",True); When loading it tells me "True" is not defined. and it does not block a pop up.


In an earlier example you used "true" all lower case, while in this example you use "True" with the upper case "T". I am not sure that makes any difference to the parser.

bill
  
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