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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!


TOPICS: Technical; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: firefox; mozilla; pc
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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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