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Speeding up Firefox

By MIKE M
Published: March 18, 2009

At FreeRepublic.com, they have a small guide about speeding up Firefox. It's pretty cool and it does speed up Firefox. The following steps (to speed up firefox) are taken directly from the guide they have.

Here's something for broadband people that will really speed Firefox up:

1.Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return. Using the search function find 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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