simulating slow network connections: firefox vs. chromium



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Testing my app on a slower connection is a key part of my development cycle. That’s why when I recently found myself developing within Firefox, I was thrown off because the way to simulate a slow connection is not where I’d grown accustomed to it.

In Chromium flavored browsers, it’s a pick list within the Network tab of the Developer tools.

Chromium Network Tab

In Firefox? You have to go into the Responsive Mobile Design (Ctrl + ⇧ + M). According to Firefox, the only reason you’d care about network speeds is on mobile.

Step-by-step in Firefox: Firefox Hamburger Menu Firefox Webdev Menu Firefox Responsive Design Mode

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