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Firefox Lacking Speed when it comes to using it on slow compuers

I always use firefox portable whenever I go on a computer, Except when I'm on a slow computer. I found that Firefox takes about 6.72 times longer to load pages using DSL than opera@USB. I tried using a fresh copy of firefox portable (without adons) and it was still roughly 3 times slower (it varied) on loading pages. Until I fix this problem, I'll use opera@usb.

Does anyone know how to improve FFP's speed?

PS I type this to you using Opera@USB

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im new but i thought i post something

from my experience using pff i noticed at least for me that the old ffp ran faster on old computers then the newer. u might want to downgrade to the older version if your going to use older computers more.

Dalton M. Kadar

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I did downgrade

and it still ran about the same for me

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Questions

Not really what you were expecting, but I've got some questions to go the other way:

1. Is Opera@USB official? I didn't see it at opera.com. I know it's on "that other" portable site, but I'd like an official one.

2. Can you block ads in Opera, or are only Firefox users so privileged? If so, how?

I want a backup browser and I can't make Chrome work with the proxy at work, so it's out.

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K-Meleon Good with Proxies

Nathan, I see you are still looking for an alternative portable browser. Have you tried Pocket K-meleon yet? It works with famous AdblockPlus and a few other add-ons known from FF. There's already a fully customized portable version by a French guy that, if I remember properly, got NoScript and Adblock Plus by default, but it's difficult to find the link on the K-meleon site. I'm still using a rather old portable K-Meleon with Adblock Plus. Starts at least twice as fast as FF. Maybe check over at "that other" portable site: "K-Meleon". Pocket K-Meleon always worked very nicely with several proxies (very conveniently to pick under "Tools"), too, for me.

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Well...

"Opera@USB is not an official product. It's by a third-party developer like most other portable stuff out there."

Source: https://portableapps.com/node/12454#comment-104274

But its still pretty much the same.
And no you can't block ads.

And if I'm right about your work proxy, the latest version of opera will not work like Firefox. downgrade to 9.2-something because that version I know still will work with that proxy.

And that is one of the other reasons I don't like google chrome (portable).

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Can't find a 9.2

The official site, as well as Softpedia, only offer the latest version. I can't find a 9.2 anywhere.

Still determined, I tried 9.64, I think it was, whatever's latest. Anyway, while it did seem to import the proxy settings from IE (very cool, very cool), they didn't work. The proxy's asking for a username and password. I've got the account I log into the computer with, but I've gotten that prompt in Firefox (I get it maybe once a week, 2-3 times a month on average) and it doesn't take those creds.

I would like to try Opera at work. I've got Opera at home and so far it's alright, but I visit a lot more sites at home and I'm not ready to give up my ad blocker just yet. But between here and wikiHow, it's jut Google text ads, which really don't bother me too much.

Stinkin proxies... but it is what it is and I consider myself very fortunate to be able to get on the Net at all, and to be able to use Firefox Portable.

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I found it for you

Here it is...

http://wareseeker.com/download/opera-usb-9.24.rar/366694

Also, try:
username: guest
password: guest

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Thanks, but didn't work

Thanks, but it didn't work. Same story with the proxy. Tried guest/guest, and it didn't work.

I sent the author of Opera@USB an email, mainly asking for 9.2x but also asking about the problem with the proxy. (I also suggested he make a PAF version as well.)

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Hmmm...

I guess I was wrong about that. But I do know that opera@USB for U3 does work with that type of proxy... I wasn't sure what version but I thought it was 9.2. Oh well, but I do know that there is a version that works at least (I used it before). If you have time, I suggest downloading every version of opera@USB version 9.0+ and trying them all on the computer. If I have time, I'll try to get to do that myself.

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