Saturday, October 28, 2006

How to make Firefox faster

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.

This works for those using Broadband pages load MUCH faster



Anonymous said...

This is bad advice. For one, the HTTP spec would cap this at 8 regardless. Also, making that many requests to a server at once can get you firewalled at the server pretty easily due to the load you would cause.

Anonymous said...

Be VERY careful on this, especially if you are using the internet provided by a campus, college or university. It will get you banned from the privelage of doing so. Spoken from one who's learned the hard way.

nematodsa said...

not so bad, but still depends on the server.

Anonymous said...