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Evan Miller

26 Apr, 2018 11:32 AM

Hi I have a EMac with Tenfourfox and it is so slow the home page with nothing running is slow

  1. 1 Posted by naddy69 on 30 Apr, 2018 11:49 PM

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    What model of eMac? How much RAM? What CPU speed?

    I found TenFourFox to be unusable at first, it was so slow. This is on a MDD G4, dual 1.25 gHz CPUs. I did a re-install of OS X 10.5.8, and now it works fine.

  2. 2 Posted by How to be a fir... on 01 May, 2018 12:10 AM

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    Well here is a picture of system profiler

  3. 3 Posted by naddy69 on 01 May, 2018 01:17 AM

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    You need more RAM. Everything is going to be slow with only 256MB. This model eMac will take 1GB max. 2 x 512MB PC133 SDRAM, 168 pin. Less than $15 on eBay.

    TenFourFox is currently using 350 MB on my G4, with just this page open. So it would be trying to use that much on yours also.

    Its never going to fly on that machine, but it should at least be usable with 1GB.

  4. 4 Posted by How to be a fir... on 01 May, 2018 01:18 AM

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    Ok thanks for the help

  5. 5 Posted by Justo on 01 Jul, 2019 09:54 AM

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    Hi!, we all know TFF is our last hope using our old macs to access internet.
    But in my case is almost unusable.
    (iBook G4 7450 1.07 GHz 1.25 GB RAM Tiger 10.4.11 format and clean install)
    Even searching in Google is slow.
    iBook works just fine with other software including other (limitated) browsers, video and even Propellerhead Reason 4.0.1.
    I tuned up the system much as possible but, all versions of TTF i tried are the most slow browser i ever used. Even back in the 90s with a Pentium 2 running Windows 98 with a 56k telephone modem.
    Why?!

    Thank you so much in advance.

  6. 6 Posted by Doctor Who Fan on 01 Jul, 2019 10:12 AM

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    Who are you

  7. 7 Posted by tk on 01 Jul, 2019 11:49 AM

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    We have a very similar model with marginally faster processor (ibook g4 1.33 GHz 1.5 GB). TFF works like a charm! And with the recent update even YT and other video sites are smooth. We use our our ibook for everything, incl. homebanking, shopping, coding, composing. There is really no need for a newer mac, mostly thanks to TFF.

    Thank you dear TFF team, you are the best !

  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 01 Jul, 2019 03:09 PM

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    It all depends on your expectation and configuration.

    You shouldn't expect to run TFF as fast as a recent version of Firefox on a modern Mac, which has faster RAM, faster I/O, faster disk access, hardware support for video, rendering, scrolling etc.

    Disable unnecessary add-ons, don't open 100 tabs/windows at the same time, use YesScript or NoScript to disable JavaScript on Websites that don't need it, use an adblocker to sanitize websites, and check for other programs that eat up processor cycles in Activity Monitor.

  9. 9 Posted by Justo on 01 Jul, 2019 07:17 PM

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    Thank you Chris.
    Im using NoScript. Wich Adblocker do you recommend?
    thanks!

  10. Support Staff 10 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 01 Jul, 2019 08:14 PM

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    You can start by turning on TFF's built-in basic adblocker.

    If that's not enough we generally recomment uBlock Origin; its non-webextension 'legacy' fork compatible to TFF is still in active development as of June 2019 (latest: 1.16.4.11) here:
    https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases

    It uses standard adblock lists (such as EasyList) with a lightweight, efficient blocking method.

  11. 11 Posted by Steve on 02 Jul, 2019 05:29 AM

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    I highly recommend using umatrix. It allows you to block unnecessary scripts, media, frames, etc.. It took my browsing experience from unusable, to actually quite enjoyable!

  12. 12 Posted by Justo on 02 Jul, 2019 06:17 AM

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    Thanks a lot Chris and Steve
    i´ll try both

    Greetings

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