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Re: Avast and Firefox
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2009, 01:00:47 PM »
DavidR,
We're a little off topic but...
You don't use link prefetch as you have dialup. I also have dialup. I disabled it and haven't noticed much difference. I guess it's sort of a double edged sword. Prefetch might slow you down but if it's prefetched something you want then it speeds you up.

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Re: Avast and Firefox
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2009, 02:37:03 PM »
I notice a difference if I enable it, but there  is meant to be a priority assigned to loading the current page objects, etc.

So I guess it would depend on your browsing habits, but I simply can't see the point in pre-fetching as the likelihood of visiting all links is very low, not to mention for those on fast broadband not much difference either; again dependant on your browsing habits, to me it is a function looking for a purpose.
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