Sunday, December 3, 2017

For Safari users only

I’m not an IT guy, but I play one at home. That’s how I found a page about how to speed up page loads in Safari. Disabling DNS prefetch — who knew? — makes an enormous difference.

I’ve long used Google Code’s namebench to select DNS servers. That helps. And we just received a new modem/router from our cable company. That helps too. But disabling prefetch — well, as Timmy Martin would say, Gosh!

comments: 2

Geo-B said...

I understood almost none of this. It would seem if your dog brought you the stick you were thinking of throwing to him, that would be prefetch.

Michael Leddy said...

An analogy that sorta works:

You can put on the table everything that you could possibly use to make lunch. Or not. Prefetching is like putting everything on the table at the start. In webpage terms, it’s a matter of loading all sorts of links that you might never click on.