Firefox configuration and tuning

Operations Analytics Predictive Insights supports both Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Create a New Firefox Profile

In most cases, Firefox installation performance meets user expectations. However, in some cases, the performance of Firefox may be reduced. These factors may include additional third-party extensions and plug-ins and additional customizations to the default user profile. Modifications such as these can inhibit optimal browser performance.

Ensure that you have the required permissions within your organization to create a new profile.

To create a new profile for Operations Analytics Predictive Insights :

Open a command line window and navigate to the location of the Firefox executable file.
To open the Firefox Profile Manager, run the “firefox.exe -p” command.
To start the Create Profile Wizard, click “Create Profile > Next”
Enter a new profile name (for example, OAPI). You can use the default location for setting and preferences.
To start Firefox, click “Finish”.
Upon restarting the browser, Firefox will prompt the user to select the profile to be used for the new session. Select the profile that created in the previous steps to launch Firefox

For more information, see the Mozilla page at:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles

Configure Firefox for extensive result sets and intricate charting

In most cases, the queries and chart rendering in Operations Analytics Predictive Insights is displayed in an optimal manner. However, in unusual circumstances visualizations may encounter a JavaScript timeout message displayed in the Firefox UI. The message requires user interaction to continue. However, you can also change the default settings for Firefox to minimize the need for this interaction and to improve overall responsiveness.

To do so, complete the following steps:

Use the new OAPI profile that you created in the previous topic to start Firefox.

Open a new tab, enter “about:config” and press Enter. To continue, click the “I’ll be careful, I promise” button.

Enter “dom.max_script_run_time” in the Search field. Wait for the setting to display in the Preference Name table. The default integer value is 10 (seconds).

Double click on “dom.max_script_run_time” and change the default value from 10 to 60 seconds.

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