Firefox Tip

This seems to have really improved the speed at which I browse:

Speed up Firefox. If you have a broadband connection, you can speed up your page loads. This allows Firefox to load multiple things on a page instead of one at a time. By default, it’s optimized for dialup connections (why??). Here is what you need to do:

1. Type “about:config” into the address bar and hit return. Type “network.http” in the filter field, and change the following settings (double-click on them to change them):
2. Set “network.http.pipelining” to “true”
3. Set “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true”
4. Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to 30. This will allow it to make 30 requests at one time. Originally I tried 100 here and it didn’t seem to help. When I went with 30 I noticed an improvement.
5. 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.

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3 Responses to “Firefox Tip”

  1. on 17 Dec 2007 at 6:32 pm PogueMahone

    Thanks for the tips, Lance.

    And Happy Holidays to all at ASHC.


  2. on 17 Dec 2007 at 8:57 pm Lance

    You are welcome. Merry Christmas to you as well.

  3. on 17 Dec 2007 at 10:30 pm ChrisB

    I think there’s a firefox extension or two that do this too.

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