Trick: How to reload faster in firefox

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  1. angie

    angie At last the devil is here

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    This is my very first tutorial. I haven't heard of this anywhere so I am
    not copying it.

    This trick is especially helpful for those who are on a slower connection.
    As you know firefox has a cool feature of "recently closed tabs"
    and now "recently closed window" with v3.5 onwards. But a very few know that
    we can use it reload faster a web page if it gets stuck.
    What you have to do is to close the tab and press ctrl+shift+t (shortcut).

    This way the page does not load again what it had already loaded (not always).
    When you press 'reload' it reloads everything and the page might get stuck again.

    Give it a try and comment.
    P.S.-This was the first reason why I loved firefox. ;-)
     
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    Kl@w-24 Slideshow Bob

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    Ctrl+Shift+T = Reopen last tab closed.

    OR

    History->Recently Closed Tabs->[Last tab closed]

    When you close the tab and press that key combo, you're simply reopening the closed tab. Fx will still continue loading whatever elements were left. It's better to simply let it load the page completely, methinks.

    Also, when you press Reload on a page, it does NOT download everything off the web-server. It picks up several of the elements from its cache, unless the page is generated by a server-side script (PHP, ASP etc).
     
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    angie

    angie At last the devil is here

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    either ctrl +shift+t
    or
    history-> recently closed tab
    that both do the same thing...

    i clearly wrote if the page gets stuck and helpful when on low bandwidth not a broadband.
     
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    Kl@w-24 Slideshow Bob

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    Care to explain how this whole thingy results in a faster reload?
     
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    Techn0crat RPG FTW!!!

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    @Kl@w-24
    It doesn't load what was already loaded when closing tab like images etc.but it shows if new data has been added to the page like reply to post ornew scrap in scrapbook.
    In short it uses cached images and other stuff.
     
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