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Speed Up Your Firefox

By RoadKiller
Jan 2, 2006
  1. 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 recieves. If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages MUCH faster now! :D
     
  2. MaXtor

    MaXtor TS Rookie Posts: 90

    Yeah, been using this for a long time now. Although that network.http.pipelining.maxrequests is going to kill the internet if everyone uses it, lol. I have mine even higher than 30... OoOoo.

    I didnt have that delay one though, thank you.
     
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

  4. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,644

  5. kodrutz

    kodrutz TS Enthusiast Posts: 145

    Well, the topic was about speeding up FireFox, and not about FF vs Opera, right?

    You can leave manual optimisations and try FasterFox. Grab it here -> http://fasterfox.mozdev.org/
     
  6. MaXtor

    MaXtor TS Rookie Posts: 90

    I have Opera as well as Firefox. I very much prefer the fox over Opera... Better customization, and I have never had a security problem or any reason to want to use anyother browser. I will be with Fx for very long time.
     
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