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Name ameboide
User since Aug. 26, 2008
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was happily using Shadow912's version in Firefox 8, but then I upgraded to Firefox 9 and the extension broke :(
I couldn't live without it so I went ahead and fixed it :)
You can get it here:
I also made it possible to customize the query when right-clicking the search engine, just like when pressing Ctrl.
Keep in mind that this version will only work on Firefox 9+


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

reading some reviews, it's a little wierd to see how people praise the prefetch function, while it's not actually working at all!

the prefetch service changed in ff3, it takes different arguments now and thus the call for the actual prefetch crashes. it was an easy fix though, it's just 1 line of code:
in fasterfoxOverlay.js, line 226, change
PrefetchService.prefetchURI(ff_makeURI(ff_GetAbsoluteUrl(a[i].getAttribute('href'), doc.location.href)), ff_makeURI(doc.location.href), true);
PrefetchService.prefetchURI(ff_makeURI(ff_GetAbsoluteUrl(a[i].getAttribute('href'), doc.location.href)), ff_makeURI(doc.location.href), a[i], true, false);
et voilà, prefetch fixed :)

i also made some custom changes for myself so it would be too annoying to publish the fixed installer, you'll have to fix it yourselves :P


edit: i uploaded my custom .jar with the mentioned fix and some changes to the prefetch functionality.
before, it would try to prefetch every link ending in .html, .jpg, and some other extensions, except those matching a substring-based blacklist. now, it defaults to not prefetching anything, and you can add rules for what to prefetch.
besides substring-based rules, you can enter regular expressions, that may check the link itself or the html content of the link tag. you can also add blacklisting rules that work the same way but cancel any whitelist match from being prefetched. i also restricted it to only try to prefetch internal links (that dont leave the current domain, like "" here). i think the most useful change is that now when you try to prefetch a dynamic page (which wouldnt make sense as it will be regenerated when you visit it) it will instead prefetch the images embedded in it, which are normally what slows down the browsing.

anyway, here's the file:
just replace it with your current file and restart firefox (and be sure to add some prefetching rules or it won't prefetch anything).
if you're using winxp, find the file in C:\Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\(random string).default\extensions\{c36177c0-224a-11da-8cd6-0800200c9a99}\chrome

to emulate previous functionality add this rule:
and this is a sample rule for reading manga at

enjoy :)