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Firefox tweak

By olefarte
Dec 31, 2004
  1. This may have been posted before, but I couldn't find it. I've tried this and it sure seems to do what it says, speed Firefox loading times. Found this at Forever Geek. Here's a quote of the instructions.


    Here's something for broadband people that will really speed Firefox up:

    1.Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries:

    network.http.pipelining network.http.proxy.pipelining network.http.pipelining.maxrequests

    Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.

    2. Alter the entries as follows:

    Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true"

    Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"

    Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.

    3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0". This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.

    If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages MUCH faster now!
     
  2. Mikael

    Mikael TS Rookie Posts: 277

    I believe that this thread deserves a bump, because this little tweak is very nice! :)

    Thanks for making this thread, olefarte. I was about to make a new thread detailing the speed increase, just incase the fine people at TechSpot didn't know about it.

    Cheers!
     
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    I applied that tweak a while ago already, but it does bugger all on my 1MB broadband.
     
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