In message David S Lawson <DAVIDsLAWSON(a)blueyonder.co.uk>
In message "Richard Wilson" <info(a)tinct.net> wrote:
> Tim Powys-Lybbe <tim(a)powys.org> wrote:
>> In message of 3 May, David S Lawson <DAVIDsLAWSON(a)blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
>>> In message Paul Vigay <lists-nospam(a)vigay.com> wrote:
>>> > In article <afc0d8204e.Dave(a)user.blueyonder.co.uk>,
>>> > David S Lawson <DAVIDsLAWSON(a)blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
>>> >> Netsurf is taking a much longer time to load onto the icon bar than
>>> >> before. Since upgrading to broadband about this date I have
>>> >> netsurf more frequently than with dial up, I can't imagine this
>>> >> cause but you never know. When I first noticed this I reverted to
>>> >> earlier version I still had and it loaded just as quickly as before.
>>> >> don't know which version except that it was pre mid April.
>>> >> Has anyone else found this?
>>> > Not really. Every so often there is a slow version, but I generally
>>> > upgrade
>>> > as soon as I spot a new version - and the current version (29 Apr 2006
>>> > 20:00) is about as fast as it's ever been.
>>> > Loads on the Iyonix including opening my default 'home page' in
>>> > under
>>> > 2 seconds here.
>>> Using the same version, my SA RiscPC with 4.02 takes 25 seconds to
>>> load, the 2/5/06 10:15 version is the same.
>>> Do I need to upgrade anything else and has anyone else found this?
>> I wonder if this is an Iyonix versus RPCSA bonus. My Iyonix too only
>> takes 2 seconds to start up NetSurf.
> The loading speed is proportional to the number of entries in your global
> history, as this is the information that is being processed (the 'URL' file
> in Choices.)
I have been in the habit of clearing the global history on a regular
basis as I had heard this before. So I loaded Netsurf and checked it,
having looked at only a few sites this morning. I found a global
history for "Today" a mile long - 90,607 bytes long to be precise. I
deleted it quit netsurf and reloaded. Now I have a global history that
looks to be identical to the one deleted. Most of the sites have not
been visited for a long time and some I've never heard of let alone
visited. The few I checked had today's date attached.
What is going on here??
This may well be the reason for the long loading time but this should
not be happening.
To follow on from my last posting, I've had a further play with
netsurf. I deleted the global history again and visited a couple of
sites. The global history then showed the sites visited, I believe,
all on the top line in the window, each entry over the previous one
making them unreadable.
I then quit and reloaded and the old, very long, global history was
I've had a look inside netsurf and in choices but cannot find a file
that is relevant. The current files in choices carry today's date
except for "history" which is dated 3/1/06.
Could this global history be formed from the hotlist file in some way,
although I don't recognise some of the sites listed?