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!
You've been added. Welcome aboard!
Kewl, Korn! Thanks!
I'm anticipating the release of Wildblue sometime next year. They're boasting lower prices and faster connections than Starband, but, time will tell.
WISP and WiFi don't exist in this part of the state. Well, I shouldn't say that. The local Radio Shack dealer started his own WiFi ISP and only covers about 3 or 4 miles, as he put the antenna on top of the RS store, and I'm about 48 miles from the local Radio Shack store.
Yeah, I looked into satellite myself before I had other options, and I wasn't impressed. I can't begin to tell you how many DSL customers I did installs for who were taking our their satellite equipment. They said they "hated it".
I even told the guy who was showing me the Starband system as I got up out of the computer chair, "My 56k modem loads pages faster than this". I walked out.
That definition isn't the end all be all. Afterall, not that long ago, Diamond was selling software that used Dual Modems. It could carry multiple data channels simultaneously. That CLEARLY isn't broadband. The FCC considers Broadband to be any connection that meets or exceeds 200kbps in both directions. Clearly ISDN BRI does not meet that standard. Also, if you've ever used an ISDN BRI connection you wouldn't think it was Broadband either. Certainly better than a dialup, but the best download rate you can get is about 13-14k/sec. That's only about 2.3 times the speed of a 56k Dialup.
As I noted in my original post, there are varying definitions depending on who you talk to. Most will agree that it's only at somewhere north of 200kbits that you're into Broadband access as related to the internet.
Add me to the firefox hint ping please.
Done. Welcome aboard.
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While there certainly is a book definition somewhere, one size does not fit all. Half/Full Duplex only uses one channel so that anolgy falls apart some. As an example I signed onto Fidonet in 1984 using a 300 Baud Full duplex modem. Wouldn't call that Broadband would ya?
I think the full definition of Broadband should be that you have two channels, able to send and receive simultaneously data/voice/video/whatever at a specific rate. The issue we're having here is what is that Rate Number? The FCC calls it 200kbps. ISDN BRI is 128kbps. Ergo, not Broadband.
When the shop I was working for installed ISDN BRI in 1996, we thought it was Broadband, by today's standards, it's not. In fact, as we move forward, the number is going to get higher. As for just surfing the Internet, right now, a 256kbps connection is just barely enough for my Definition. Others push the number much higher. It's a fluid definition because content gets richer, mpgs get bigger, and what works today, might not be all that useful 10 years from now. Right now, far as I know, only the FCC has defined the speed as 200kbps. When some other authoratative body weighs in all calls a number we might get a clearer definition.
I agree. Now let's argue about what "High Speed" Means, heh.
I once had a 30 minute argument with someone who was convinced that AOL ran the internet. His proof? With AOL dialed in, you could get to the internet, with it off, you couldn't. LOL. It took me a while to explain it to him. I've had things like that sometimes. This other time, a guy brings in his computer, an old XT with a shot MFM drive. The Motor wouldn't spin up unless you rapped on the case occasionaly. I told him this. The only other thing I did for the guy was add @echo off to the autoexec.bat. For two weeks, he hounded me that I broke his computer adding that to the Autoexec.bat. He kept having to rap on the drive. I told him, go ahead, take it out of the autoexec.bat, but I'm not going to be responable for what happens.
Round about 2 days later, he rolls in and he's FURIOUS! The machine won't boot any more. Your Technician told me to take Echo Off out of the Autoexec! Now my machine won't boot any longer. My Boss turned beat red, ran into the back and started howling. Needless to say, we put in a new drive. Just to tweak the guy I added "Echo There is No Echo Off executing..." It must have been re-assuring at every bootup. hehe.
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