FireFox Tip: ATTN Broadband Users.

eleveneastgate

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How To Speed Up Firefox (Helpful Vanity)

Posted on 12/12/2004 12:45:50 PM PST by KoRn

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!
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eleveneastgate

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Sorry to hear that... I didn't have a problem, Hmmm?

I'm using:

12" iBook G3 900 Mhz

YahooSbcDSL - Internet Provider.

Maybe try again?!
 

iBunny

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For some reason even with this mod, I feel that Firefox is slower than safari... does anyone else agree with me?
 

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