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Old 11-13-2013, 05:43 PM   #342
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Optimize your system for Rally Navigator


Navigator runs best of Firefox on PC and Chrome on Mac.

Optimize Your System for Rally Navigator - Firefox and Google Earth

Get the New Firefox with IPC Control OFF

Google Earth speed test and more info

This speed test issues a number of Google Earth plugin API calls for every frame drawn. The number of frames per second is a measure on how fast this is done.

Rally Navigator may make thousands of calls per second to the Google Earth plugin. This is called "Inter Process Communication" IPC for short. If each of those calls takes a tiny amount longer you immediately suffer massive performance penalties.

Turn off IPC Control to the Google Earth Plug In

Type "about:config" into your address bar, you'll get to a page with a lot of settings. Find the line for "dom.ipc.plugins.enabled =true" and toggle it to "false". Restart your browser and Firefox will run 3-5 times faster!
A modern computer with IPC off should be 40-60 frames per second

Hope that helps!
Mike Shirley
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