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Firefox slow on localhost on Vista

Doing web development on my local machine – a Vista box – I was wondering why page rendering was so slow. First I thought my web application was not well done. But then I figured out that the pages rendered lightning fast on IE 7. And again later, I experienced, that the web application rendered pretty fast even in Firefox, when published to the live server.

Doing some research I found this blog entry, which was quite helpful.

The change of the Firefox setting network.dns.disableIPv6 to true did the trick. See screenshot below:

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Dual Display – Useful Programs

These are the 2 most common used programs for Dual++ Display lovers.

1. Display Fusion
It offers a free and a comercial use version. Managing Wallpapers, timers, and most importantly different wallpaper for each display monitor. Special extras with hot keys. Can automatically load pictures from flickr.

and secondly, my favorite

2. UltraMon
Manage wallpapers, display setting for each monitor, screensaver settings, and a very stable multi-display toolbar.
Also a nice feature is that windows can now easily trasfered to the next monitor (even if maximized) with a added button, located at the top of each window.

Fix png images for IE 5.5 & 6

This a fix for a JavaScript-based PNG fix for Internet Explorer 5.5 and 6 on Windows. The fix allows IE to properly render PNG alpha transparency.
Why only versions 5.5 & 6? Because Windows IE versions prior to 5.5 do not support the filter which fixes the PNG problem, and version 7 does not have any issues on displaying png images.

just insert in the page these lines of Javascript code or insert somewhere in the head section of html Continue reading Fix png images for IE 5.5 & 6

Make Firefox2 faster, easy customizations

Lately i had to make firefox allow more simultanious downloads than it can (default value is 3). In that point i want to note that firefox can allow
These are some quick tweaks you can add to firefox browser.

First of all open a tab on your Firefox browser. In the address bar type:

about:config and press enter. You ll see something like this…

about-config

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