Saving webpages to disk, Mozilla Firefox/Win98SE, taking long time?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Rolf, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. Rolf

    Rolf Guest


    Since I am using a 56k analog, dial up connection, with Mozilla Firefox
    v1.01 on a Win98SE, 1.8GHz machine, I often save pages to disk for reading
    later, offline. But the saving takes an unbeliavably long time. Today, I
    opened a page, and after it was fully loaded, I disconnected from the web
    and clicked on File - Save As, and it took at least eight minutes (I had to
    go away for a while) before it was 'Done'. The amount of data was: A 40kb
    html file + associated folder with 24 files totalling 100kb.

    The disk volume I'm saving to is 12GB with 8Gb free.

    Anyone got any clues? A different browser? Upgrade from Win98SE? Install
    everything from scratch again?

    Rolf, Jun 10, 2006
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  2. That is quite an old version. You might want to consider updating to the
    Since you use a nice tabbed browser, why not just open the page(s) you
    want to read later in a new tab(s), and read from there after you

    If it is a reference you really do need later in life, then and only
    then, save it.

    As an experiment, I just looked for some comparable sized pages to your
    example, and the "Save Page As..." was nearly instantaneous on my 3.2
    GHz Win2K PC.
    If you read right from the browser, you also save a large amount of work
    later in cleaning up the saved stuff. You would now have two copies of
    the page: one in your browser cache, and this one you just saved.
    1. Upgrade Firefox, but only for security reasons (and some new
    2. If you have no other desires for a modern OS, keep W98SE.
    3. Reformatting/reinstalling is not an answer, unless your computer is
    compromised in some other way.
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Jun 10, 2006
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  3. Rolf

    Whiskers Guest

    Surely Firefox doesn't lose the pages you have in the various 'tabs' when
    you disconnect from the internet? Something is wrong if it does. You
    should only need to 'save' a local copy of a web page if you want to be
    able to read it after you've 'closed' the browser and started it again.
    Whiskers, Jun 10, 2006
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