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Old 01-25-2018, 06:56 AM   #1
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New kind of browser plugin


This is not Slackware specific, not even a Linux specific. I've been thinking about a plugin which limits page loading time. The plugin does not exist, I am just considering the idea. Let's say it stops loading 5 or 10 seconds after completing a HTTP response. What is loaded should be displayed, the rest is gone. Similar to manually hitting "work offline" button on browsers which support it. However,
browser might become so busy loading the page that user has to wait until "work offline" kicks in.

Obviously, sites that load a lot of crap (advertisements) first will appear to be meaningless. However, user might have reasons to avoid such sites. Sites on slow links would be affected, but some may want to avoid them either.

Finally, plugin should have whitelisting capability.Basically, it is new form of ad blocking software.

I'd like to hear what people think of that idea.
 
Old 01-25-2018, 07:40 AM   #2
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If such a plugin existed, I would certainly not use it, as there are too many reasons for a page not to be loaded in a given amount of time.

If I really feel the need to access a page and it takes a too long time to load, Id' rather wait and if possible act to make it load faster (recently I changed the DNS in /etc/resolv.conf to use public ones, but that's just an example).

If there's nothing I can do but wait and I don't want to, I'd just interrupt the process clicking on the x next to the address bar, or close the tab or the web browser and try later.

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Old 01-25-2018, 08:47 AM   #3
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Note that stop button does not interrupt the page loading. More often than not. I sometimes wonder what is it for, anyway. Some pages are so full of crap that browser becomes non responsive, so I have to kill it with xkill.
 
Old 01-25-2018, 09:29 AM   #4
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Have you looked at what the page is loading? Most of the load time issues are requests to 3rd party sites for ads, scripts, etc. I would limit what your browser is loading first.
 
Old 01-25-2018, 09:50 AM   #5
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Can't be done.

Browser plugins activate only after the page has fully loaded.
 
Old 01-25-2018, 10:41 AM   #6
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Can't be done.

Browser plugins activate only after the page has fully loaded.
????

So you're telling me that I use NoScript, AdBlock and HTTPS Everywhere for no reason? If browser plugins activate only after a page is fully loaded these plugins would be completely useless.
 
Old 01-25-2018, 11:03 AM   #7
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If the page is loading too much 3rd party crap, perhaps I should stop visiting it.

I thin the effect might be achieved by using locally installed Squid cache engine, too. Once I was full time employed Squid admin, but it was long ago. I bet there are a lot of new features.
 
Old 01-27-2018, 03:44 AM   #8
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Note that stop button does not interrupt the page loading. More often than not.
strange, it works for me on all mozilla based browsers.
<Escape> does the same.
maybe what you experience is not the loading itself, but a javascript that is already loaded eating your resources?
 
Old 02-02-2018, 06:42 AM   #9
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I tried it once and it worked.
 
  


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