Google now prefetching with Firefox

Posted on Thursday, Mar 31 2005 @ 17:09 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Google released a new feature for Mozilla and Firefox browsers to prefetch search results to load pages faster.
On some searches, Google automatically instructs your browser to start downloading the top search result before you click on it. If you click on top result, the destination page will load faster than before.

Google uses a special prefetching feature in Firefox and Mozilla web browsers to provide this functionality, so results prefetching is not available in Internet Explorer or other web browsers.
More info at Google's FAQ


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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