Is it possible to somehow mimic the slower download speeds of my website, as if it is hosted on a web server, but from my localhost?
It's hard to test things like Ajax loading icons when the content loads so quick from your local machine so I think this could help me out a lot?
If you are using Windows, then download the Fiddler tool Fiddler.
This will setup a HTTP proxy that you can use for testing HTTP headers and view all the HTTP traffic within the PC and browser. You can then use the Rules > Performance > Simulate Modem Speeds option to slow the browser's HTTP connection.
There is also a Fiddler Switch plug-in for Firefox available to toggle the Fiddler proxy.
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