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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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KEYWORDS: firefox; mozilla; pc
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To: KoRn

You can employ pipelining as well on Mozilla Suite/Netscape 7x browsers. They're based on the same open-source Gecko Engine build.


101 posted on 12/12/2004 3:07:32 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: KoRn

Thanks, I would love to dump Frontpage but at the moment I don't think I can drop 300 bucks on Dreamweaver to say nothing of the fact I need this website revised and up in the next 24 hours. LoL Life is grand!


102 posted on 12/12/2004 3:07:59 PM PST by No_Doll_i
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To: KoRn

Thanks for the advice.


103 posted on 12/12/2004 3:15:33 PM PST by antienvironmentalist
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To: KoRn

read


104 posted on 12/12/2004 3:18:59 PM PST by mlbford2 ("Never wrestle with a pig; you can't win, you just get filthy, and the pig loves it...")
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To: KoRn
Thanks, KoRn. Many times when using Mozilla FireFox, I'll click on a link and will get an error which says:

"Alert: The file "/" cannot be found. Please check the location and try again."

Anyone else with this problem and if so how to remedy?

In addition not all JPEG files will load using Mozilla.

Any suggestions most appreciated.

Thanks!
105 posted on 12/12/2004 3:19:00 PM PST by jdm (Stockhausen, Kagel, Xenakis -- world capitals or avant-garde composers?)
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To: KoRn

PING me

thanks


106 posted on 12/12/2004 3:21:43 PM PST by mlbford2 ("Never wrestle with a pig; you can't win, you just get filthy, and the pig loves it...")
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To: jdm
"Alert: The file "/" cannot be found. Please check the location and try again."

Sounds like it could be a server side problem. The next time it happens to you, try opening the link with a different browser to see if it's a problem with Firefox. If the link works in the other browser, download and reinstall Firefox. This has never happened to me.

107 posted on 12/12/2004 3:22:45 PM PST by KoRn
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To: jdm

yes. I have DSL and Cable. I use DSL as my backup when/if my cable goes out(for work). My bandwidth on DSl is about 350kbps and my cable is about 3000kbps. Both use a modem.


108 posted on 12/12/2004 3:25:34 PM PST by mlbford2 ("Never wrestle with a pig; you can't win, you just get filthy, and the pig loves it...")
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To: ShadowAce

Please add me to your Firefox ping list. Thanks!


110 posted on 12/12/2004 3:35:59 PM PST by bkwells (GO NAVY! BEAT ARMY!)
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To: KoRn

Bump in case of screw up!


111 posted on 12/12/2004 3:39:11 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (W 1, Get Over It !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: KoRn

Blink has become a freeware HTML editor. I like it because it has HTML pane, Preview pane and Browser pane.

Check it out as a sub for FrontPage.

http://www.wojanware.com/


112 posted on 12/12/2004 3:39:11 PM PST by TomGuy (America: Best friend or worst enemy. Choose wisely.)
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To: KoRn

I am using Mozilla Firebird .6 and I don't see it listed. Should I upgrade to something else?


113 posted on 12/12/2004 3:43:38 PM PST by Eaker ("He's the kind of guy who would fight a rattlesnake and give the snake a two-bite head start.")
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To: KoRn

Thanks for the tip! It works great!


114 posted on 12/12/2004 3:46:50 PM PST by bkwells (GO NAVY! BEAT ARMY!)
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To: KoRn

That did give me a little extra speed. Thanks, KORN!


115 posted on 12/12/2004 3:48:37 PM PST by AM2000 (I am not responsible for the contents of this post.)
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To: Floyd R Turbo
I didn't state the problem correctly but you understood it anyway.

In fact you stated it very clearly to anyone who has used a computer to print web pages. Happy to help. Though doing the same via FireFox print preview works too and better IMHO.

117 posted on 12/12/2004 4:07:45 PM PST by dennisw (Help put the "Ch" back in Chanukah)
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To: Paladin2
No, but did you know you can now buy a real cupholder for your computer instead of using the CDROM drive? They're either 10 or 20 bucks.

I just saw that somewhere yesterday. It looks like it was ripped right out of a car dashboard. It even comes with a cigarette lighter! *ROFL*

118 posted on 12/12/2004 4:18:51 PM PST by Dont Mention the War (W2: Coming January 20, 2005! Be There!)
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To: KoRn

bumperoni...


119 posted on 12/12/2004 4:19:52 PM PST by Sub-Driver (Unelect All NJ Politicians....)
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To: KoRn

I don't know what I did wrong but evidently my cookies were disabled or something. Keep getting messages on Firefox about URL redirection. IE works OK. Any idea what I did wrong. I even reinstalled Firefox to no avail.


120 posted on 12/12/2004 4:23:29 PM PST by RichardW
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To: KoRn

Works great.. thanks...


121 posted on 12/12/2004 4:24:47 PM PST by tje
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To: KoRn

Tried it, and it works well- thanks!


122 posted on 12/12/2004 4:25:19 PM PST by backhoe (Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the Trackball into the Dawn of Information...)
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To: KoRn

ooo la la....it works.


123 posted on 12/12/2004 4:26:18 PM PST by Sub-Driver (Unelect All NJ Politicians....)
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To: Floyd R Turbo
Are you talking about the "properties" box? It should be there in the right click menu. Here's what you'd see for the image in post #93:


124 posted on 12/12/2004 4:26:41 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (More than two lawyers in any Country constitutes a terrorist organization. )
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To: KoRn
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.

Just out of curiosity, why would anyone want Firefox (or any browser) to wait before acting on incoming info at all, much less have such a wait be the default preference?

125 posted on 12/12/2004 4:28:43 PM PST by Dont Mention the War (W2: Coming January 20, 2005! Be There!)
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To: RichardW

If you don't mind, post the URL you are trying to access, and I'll take a look at it.


126 posted on 12/12/2004 4:31:06 PM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn

Seems to work great for opera, too.


127 posted on 12/12/2004 4:43:12 PM PST by Freedom Dignity n Honor
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To: KoRn

BTTT


128 posted on 12/12/2004 4:43:43 PM PST by spodefly (I've posted nothing but BTTT over 1000 times!!!)
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To: KoRn

Bump for future reference.

I changed my settings, but so far haven't been able to decide whether it is faster. I'm using a broadband connection.


129 posted on 12/12/2004 5:06:10 PM PST by Ole Okie (Go Sooners!!)
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To: Ole Okie
"I changed my settings, but so far haven't been able to decide whether it is faster."

It's very noticeable when you go to a site with lots of graphics, and frame/tables.

131 posted on 12/12/2004 5:16:17 PM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn

Bookmark bump.


132 posted on 12/12/2004 5:20:32 PM PST by Bernard Marx (Don't make the mistake of interpreting my Civility as Servility)
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To: Floyd R Turbo

You might like "view page info" even better.


133 posted on 12/12/2004 5:44:43 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (More than two lawyers in any Country constitutes a terrorist organization. )
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To: All

FireFox Bump!


134 posted on 12/12/2004 5:45:29 PM PST by KoRn
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To: Floyd R Turbo

Yeah, since Firefox is open source lots and lots of programmers are constantly working to make extensions and improvements to the application. That's what I love about open source, there's a huge community of users contributing on their free time.


136 posted on 12/12/2004 6:22:51 PM PST by KoRn
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To: All

Best browser EVAARRRR! Bump!


137 posted on 12/12/2004 6:51:23 PM PST by KoRn
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To: Poser

BTT


138 posted on 12/12/2004 7:16:12 PM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn
Thank you for the tip, KoRn, it did speed things up.

az

139 posted on 12/12/2004 7:21:41 PM PST by Arizona
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To: Arizona

It sure does help allot!


140 posted on 12/12/2004 7:24:00 PM PST by KoRn
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To: b4its2late

That's the northbound 5 at San Onofre.


141 posted on 12/12/2004 8:19:00 PM PST by kezekiel
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To: KoRn

WOW that makes it MUCH faster.. thanks!


142 posted on 12/12/2004 8:23:14 PM PST by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: ShadowAce

Please add me to the Firefox Ping list.


143 posted on 12/12/2004 9:04:28 PM PST by Anti-MSM (Conservatives wish 9-11 never happened. Liberals pretend it didn't happen.)
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To: KoRn

bump


145 posted on 12/12/2004 10:10:09 PM PST by Fifth Business
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To: ShadowAce

Bumping thread and requesting to be added to your list, Shadow. ; )


146 posted on 12/12/2004 10:38:34 PM PST by Trinity_Tx (Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believin as we already do)
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To: TomGuy

Foxyvoice.....will have to try that out just for the novelty of it.


147 posted on 12/12/2004 11:58:26 PM PST by rwfromkansas
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To: KoRn

I'll try it.


148 posted on 12/13/2004 2:10:41 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: KoRn

Definitely faster....

Thanks.


149 posted on 12/13/2004 2:20:50 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: KoRn

Cool! All eight of the tabbed sites in my News bookmarks loaded instantly. Nice!


150 posted on 12/13/2004 2:23:52 AM PST by ovrtaxt (Political correctness is the handmaiden of terrorism.)
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