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Evo-Web's speed using Opera and Firefox

Discussion in 'The Site' started by Tom, 13 November 2006.

  1. Tom

    Tom likes turtles Staff

    12 December 2001
    Hamburg
    Hey guys,

    This goes out to everyone of you using Opera AND Firefox on your computer.

    Several months ago, I noticed some sort of delay appearing when browsing these boards using Firefox. Clicking any posts or board area links results in a delay between ~5 and 10 seconds here until it finally takes me where I want to go and finishes loading.

    First I thought it was down to one extension or something similar causing it, but unfortunately, it wasn't. I still get these delays using Firefox 2.0 and a new profile, so the version number shouldn't matter as it appears to be like this with any Firefox version.

    Using Opera, though, everything's fine and speedy, so there's definitely a huge difference compared to Firefox. At least for me at work and at home, and that's why I created this thread:

    I would like some more opinions on this. Do you face the same problems or am I the only one having them? Could some of you please do some testing? Do you notice any differences between those two browsers and Evo-Web?

    Thanks for helping me (and us) out on this.

    Tom
     
  2. Chris Davies

    Chris Davies At least, I think I am Staff

    14 May 2003
    Tranmere Rovers
    It seems to be fine on Firefox here; but there is a delay loading avatars (I usually just press "Stop" and read the thread).
     
  3. Tom

    Tom likes turtles Staff

    12 December 2001
    Hamburg
    Have you checked with Firefox AND Opera, or Firefox only?
     
  4. :: JJ ::

    :: JJ :: Guest

    No problems at all when I use Opera, its more or less on par speed-wise with IE when browsing these forums. But Firefox is well slow, I've used different versions (currently on 2.0) and its takes roughly the same period of time (5-10 secs) to load everything.

    Even noticed (using Firefox) that when I look at forums that say, have a full page of threads, you can see the page loading in as you scroll down. I'm a member of a few other forums that use vBulletin as its forum software and experienced similar issues, so am wondering if it's a vB thing. :eh:
     
  5. Chris Davies

    Chris Davies At least, I think I am Staff

    14 May 2003
    Tranmere Rovers
    Tried Opera, albeit only for a few hours. No such problems.
     
  6. JayM

    JayM International

    17 April 2004
    North Yorkshire
    Celtic
    I have this problem with one or two sites in Firefox, nearly all of the page loads just fine, but maybe one or two images take a bit longer, so the loading bar stays at the bottom. If I right click where the image is supposed to be and click view, it loads fine.

    This is mostly on Amazon.co.uk but it happens here on Evo-Web every now and then too (but it takes a much shorter period to load everything). Generally the site loads just as fast as in Internet Explorer though.
     
    Last edited: 13 November 2006
  7. Tom

    Tom likes turtles Staff

    12 December 2001
    Hamburg
    That's great to know, you missed my point, though ;)
     
  8. rockykabir

    rockykabir hello

    30 March 2003
    London -> New York -> San Francisco
    Liverpool FC
    no problems here with firefox 2.0
     
  9. Tom

    Tom likes turtles Staff

    12 December 2001
    Hamburg
    So compared to Opera, you don't get any noticeable differences in speed?
     
  10. rockykabir

    rockykabir hello

    30 March 2003
    London -> New York -> San Francisco
    Liverpool FC
    I'm using Opera atm and there is no major difference. Opera is slightly faster by a fraction of a second but not 5-10sec as you mentioned.

    When I click the "Go to last post" icon, the difference between Opera and Firefox is approx 1-2 sec with Opera being faster.
     
  11. JayM

    JayM International

    17 April 2004
    North Yorkshire
    Celtic
    Just checked some things and for me it mainly seems to be the little images from the Amazon.co.uk links that are on the front page and at the top of the forum that take longest to load. It doesn't happen in Opera but it only takes an extra second or two so it's not that bad.

    I think my Firefox just has a problem with Amazon.co.uk. :|
     
    Last edited: 14 November 2006
  12. Mart

    Mart Executive Janitor Staff

    28 February 2002
    NYC
    Darlington FC
    I checked as well with FF2 against Opera 9 and there's definitely no delay on FireFox. Weirdness.
     
  13. rockykabir

    rockykabir hello

    30 March 2003
    London -> New York -> San Francisco
    Liverpool FC
    Maybe it's your firewall settings Kezz?
     
  14. Tom

    Tom likes turtles Staff

    12 December 2001
    Hamburg
    Maybe, I don't have one activated, though :)
     
  15. rockykabir

    rockykabir hello

    30 March 2003
    London -> New York -> San Francisco
    Liverpool FC
    How about the internal firewall set by Windows XP?

    I doubt it'll be the problem though
     
  16. Tom

    Tom likes turtles Staff

    12 December 2001
    Hamburg
    It's not active, I never use one :(
     
  17. Tom

    Tom likes turtles Staff

    12 December 2001
    Hamburg
    Just a small update as I found the culprit: It was down to AdMuncher running in the background. Never thought that nifty application would let me down someday as I don't have any problems using it with Opera and tons of sites with FF. Been using it for two years, time to say goodbye then. Ablock Plus, here I am, everything's great now.
     
  18. Ad16

    Ad16 Premiership

    13 November 2006
    You really should use a firewall mate, the first line of defense against online nasties.
     
  19. bebo

    bebo Looking for a Manager

    25 July 2005
    Arsenal Thread
    The Arsenal FC
    you won`t need one on vista windows
     

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