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The site was dragging earlier today, so I decided to try it in Firefox, and not IE as usual. The speed wasn't helped much at the time, but now the site seems to finally be loading properly.

All that aside, I noticed some strange cookie requests today. I have FF set to be more sensitive about cookies than I do IE, which I use mostly on sites I know and trust.

Can anybody explain why an Australian site wants to set a long term cookie? If it matters, the last thread I was viewing when this request came through was the keyring thread.
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Re: Strange AO Cookie

I had exactly the same

Don't you just love Firefox and its cool features?

BTW the little drawings in eminence's signature (the Alfa 75 and the Alfa Sprint) are causing the setting of a cookie from an Australian site.
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Thanks Hans. I figured it probably had something to do with an embedded link or signature or picture, but I was too lazy to figure out which one.

Actually most of the time I hate FF. It's too slow and too touchy. There are times the address bar won't clear for me, or won't accept new input -- i.e. it freezes when I try to type in www....... Drives me crazy. I also hate the twitchy cursor that FF gives me when I am trying to reply to a thread on AO.

I can set IE to be as sensitive about the cookies, but I find it a nuisance to have both browsers set up that way. As I said, I use IE if I want to surf a trusted site, or if I need to do something quickly. Its address bar never fails to accept my input. As has been said on a different thread, different horses for different courses.

Now I'm just going to have to figure out a way to deny the blasted cookie in AO without mucking with all my settings. eminence, I'm not impressed.
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Re: Strange AO Cookie

And I was thinking Ian was making some AO biscuits...
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The server where the image is, automatically creates a session when you download something from it ?!?
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And I was thinking Ian was making some AO biscuits...
I've made Alfa Romeo gingerbread "cookie"
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Re: Strange AO Cookie

T, you can speed up FF by the way it handles page requests:
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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 recieves.
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Re: Strange AO Cookie

I'm currently using Firefox, and quite like it.

The only problem I am having with it is that when I choose a "smiley" it never puts it at my cursor position, but always at the end of my post. I then have to cut and paste it into position. Never had this problem with IE or Avant Browser.

Anyone else getting this problem?
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yup get this as well - in most forum software jsut dont bother using smilies
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Thanks AJ. Although I must admit that I'm a bit reluctant to try it.

The instructions are directed to "broadband" users, and unless 56.6 dial-up has been reclassified as broadband and I missed the announcement I'm not sure it is for me. I don't know if my tiny phoneline can handle pipelining multiple requests through and not completely bog down the rest of my system worse than it already is. Any thoughts on that?
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yup - depends where the bottleneck is. Say you are accessing an extreeeeemely slow server, or one where bandwidth is throttled by connection, then I can see it would still be more beneficial over 56k than one connection request. Maybe 30 would be a bit overkill for 56k, perhaps try a lower number, 5-10? It makes a HUGE difference on broadband, and the changes should be reversable I would have thought.

And mozilla/'Firefox is not the first browser to offer request of allowing cookies - IE did this as well from many versions ago. Like FF though it comes turned off...

Websites are like ********s, everyone has one, and im wary of any bloke trying to direct people into their's

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That should be "about:config" NOT "about_:config" btw.....not that I know about these things

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You're right, no underscore "about:config"

weird - the forum software insists on adding an underscore even when it doesn't exist in the post!!! To use the tip above, remove the underscore!

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Well, I've done it....nothings blown up and it does seem about twice as fast. This apparantly is a well known little tweak for FF....cheers AJ

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