Mozilla 1.3 Beta Going Live as We Speak

Monday February 10th, 2003

Asa Dotzler writes: " has released Mozilla 1.3beta. New in 1.3 Beta are improvements to the Mozilla junk-mail controls for automatic filtering of spam, an editable about:config page for tweaking just about every pref that Mozilla offers, image auto-sizing, dynamic profile switching and more. The latest release can be downloaded from the Mozilla Releases page and more on what's new can be found at the release notes. This release also marks the end of the Mac OS X CFM builds which have been replaced by the new Mach-O builds."

#62 To experience real speed change this setting....

by PaulB <>

Tuesday February 11th, 2003 7:35 PM

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Mach-O is much faster, but if you want to seem more tangible speed increase you might change the paint delay setting. To do this go to the loaction bar. This is where you type urls. Type in the location bar "about:config" without the quotes and hit the return key. This will bring up all Mozilla's hidden preferences settings. Scroll down to the item "nglayout.initialpaint.delay". Double click on this item and a popup window will appear where you can change its value. Try a lower value and surf to a few pages and see if the pages load faster. Remember to clear the cache before loading the page so that the page is retrived from the internet and not the cache. On a high speed cable internet modem I have found that a value of 200 makes my connection (seem?) very speedy. Your mileage may vary with different values depending on your connection to the internet, ie high speed vs dialup.