Speeding up Firefox

While this is some older news for techies, this is something that I thought everyone that is using Firefox could probably use if they’re on a broadband connection. Read below on how to speed up FireFox over a broadband connection. Pulled from Hack a day, care of Forever Geek.

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!

  • Okay, THAT was a major ****ing breakthrough for a non tech scribbler like myself. YOU SIR are my new hero. Thanks!

  • Okay, THAT was a major ****ing breakthrough for a non tech scribbler like myself. YOU SIR are my new hero. Thanks!

  • *laugh* thoroughly amused that I helped someone with at least something. If this is the type of thing you’re interested in, I’ll start posting more little “tweaks”. Easily found for me, but might not be such easy pickings for others. *laugh*

  • *laugh* thoroughly amused that I helped someone with at least something. If this is the type of thing you’re interested in, I’ll start posting more little “tweaks”. Easily found for me, but might not be such easy pickings for others. *laugh*

  • I bet ‘tweaks’ would make your site a very popular place. Don’t forget how non-technical most of us are. Push-button publishing has unleashed an army of head-scratchers like myself into a world we barely understand. Thanks again.

  • I bet ‘tweaks’ would make your site a very popular place. Don’t forget how non-technical most of us are. Push-button publishing has unleashed an army of head-scratchers like myself into a world we barely understand. Thanks again.