Skip to comments.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!
Works great.. thanks...
Tried it, and it works well- thanks!
ooo la la....it works.
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?
If you don't mind, post the URL you are trying to access, and I'll take a look at it.
Seems to work great for opera, too.
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.
It's very noticeable when you go to a site with lots of graphics, and frame/tables.
You might like "view page info" even better.
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.
Best browser EVAARRRR! Bump!
It sure does help allot!
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