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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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To: ovrtaxt

Bump for the morning crowd!


151 posted on 12/13/2004 5:35:05 AM PST by KoRn
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To: Straight Vermonter; Clara Lou; Vinnie; bkwells; Anti-MSM; Trinity_Tx

You have all been added to my list. Welcome aboard. Thislist pings browser articles, Linux/Windows threads, and any other tech threads I find interesting.


152 posted on 12/13/2004 5:56:25 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: KoRn; hchutch; rdb3; mhking
How To Speed Up Firefox

It already flies at Mach 5+!


153 posted on 12/13/2004 6:01:40 AM PST by Poohbah (Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women!)
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To: KoRn; Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; RandallFlagg; ...
FIREFOX ON NITROUS!!!

[should only be done by broadband users]


PING...
154 posted on 12/13/2004 6:03:55 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: kezekiel
Yep.
155 posted on 12/13/2004 6:06:49 AM PST by b4its2late (It's frustrating when you know all the answers, but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.)
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To: OXENinFLA

If you are connected through your cable provider, is that the equivalent of broadband, or is it something else? (Yes, I know, I am a complete ninny when it comes to the terminology.)


156 posted on 12/13/2004 6:07:28 AM PST by Bahbah
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To: TMSuchman
Forced, FORCED, FORCED I choose to use dialup, thankyou. Ever tried to take your broadband on a trip? Ever get hit with a computer trashing injection from your friends on the net? Ever had your fast connection no better than dialup? Switch to dial up you will no longer be disappointed in your broadband connection. No you won't be doing a 10 meg file in 2 minutes or less, or loading pages faster than you can read, but hey, at least you are surfing with confidence. In ten years, I have never had a phone outage, and at ten bucks a month I can't beat the price. What am I missing by not having broadband, who knows but I'm not sitting around crying about it, and I'm saving about 35 dollars a month in the process.
157 posted on 12/13/2004 6:17:44 AM PST by wita
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To: wita

"and I'm saving about 35 dollars a month in the process"

Or losing 35 dollars a month in wasted time?

FReeping or checking E-mail, or downloading files for work means needing broadband. Plus, I have a dial-up from my cable provider if the line goes out, which, in 4 years, only has once when they were switching us over to another network.


158 posted on 12/13/2004 6:22:47 AM PST by shellshocked
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To: Bahbah

Yes, cable is considered broadband. ;-)


159 posted on 12/13/2004 6:23:39 AM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn

Thank you, KoRn.


160 posted on 12/13/2004 6:30:11 AM PST by Bahbah
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To: Bahbah
If you are connected through your cable provider, is that the equivalent of broadband, or is it something else? (Yes, I know, I am a complete ninny when it comes to the terminology.) This will probably be answered half a dozen times, but yes, cable is broadband. Dialup Modem, not broadband. ISDN BRI, not broadband. Broadband is loosely defined and my opinion is that connections of 256Kbit in one direction or higher are broadband. There is more than one definition though. Pretty much everyone will agree that 1.54Mbit(T1) or faster is Broadband. Most cable systems are 2.7mbit download, 256-768mbit upload.

The Cable that's now deploying across northern New Jersey is 6mbit Download, I'm unsure on the upload. I have friends who have it and it's blazing fast for grabbing large files, like movie clips or music, whatever. I live where I only can get DSL, but I have 1mbit up/down, which numerically seems alot smaller, but it only matters if you download large files, often. Browsing the internet is essentially the same once you cross the Broadband Threshhold. There difference between any broadband connection and dialup is lightyears apart. From the slowest to the fastest broadband is hardly anything, again, unless you tend to download large files often.

There's the long version :).

161 posted on 12/13/2004 6:35:51 AM PST by Malsua
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To: Jonx6

ping


162 posted on 12/13/2004 6:38:22 AM PST by TXFireman
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To: wita

I would like to have a choice. Out here in rural southeast MI. we are not given a choice. I an thinking about going to a satt. connection though. I think it would increase the value of my home too.


163 posted on 12/13/2004 6:40:48 AM PST by TMSuchman (American by birth,rebel by choice, MARINE BY GOD!)
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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.

Does it come in a complete gift set with a DVD rewinder?

164 posted on 12/13/2004 6:40:54 AM PST by N. Theknow (Proud psychiatric parasite of the DU since 1998)
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To: KoRn

Bookmark Bump! - Strangely when I first opened "config" I searched for "pipelining" but nothing showed up for quite some time - I was about to ask you what to do and then "magically" they were there! Weird. Maybe because its the 13th? ;-)


165 posted on 12/13/2004 6:47:11 AM PST by Tunehead54 (Repeal the 22nd Amendment!)
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To: Malsua
"There's the long version."

And I am very grateful for it.

166 posted on 12/13/2004 6:53:53 AM PST by Bahbah
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To: KoRn

Wow, thanks.

I got this to work on Mozilla 1.3 on an old backup computer.


167 posted on 12/13/2004 7:05:33 AM PST by Fatalis
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To: KoRn

Thanks a lot for that!


168 posted on 12/13/2004 7:20:58 AM PST by YanksGiants2000
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To: YanksGiants2000

Your Welcome!


169 posted on 12/13/2004 8:03:31 AM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn

Thanks! That does perk things up a bit.

Did you ever get that BIOS problem straightened out?


170 posted on 12/13/2004 8:15:54 AM PST by Redcloak ("FOUR MORE BEERS! FOUR MORE BEERS! FOUR MORE BEERS!" -Teresa Heinz Kerry)
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To: Redcloak
"Did you ever get that BIOS problem straightened out?"

Heck no. I've been researching, and it seems there are some others having the same problem with new Compaq computers. I read some threads on the Fedora Core forums where a guy had the same problem. I did what he did(changed the hard disk detection to LBA) after doing that my Windows would no longer boot, and that didn't resolve the issue with Linux either so I'm still stuck lol.

171 posted on 12/13/2004 8:27:17 AM PST by KoRn
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To: Bahbah
If you are connected through your cable provider, is that the equivalent of broadband, or is it something else?

It's not the equivalent of broadband, it is broadband. :)

Cable, DSL, a Local Area Network, or if your lucky to have a direct connection to the internet itself (your own ISP) they're are all broadband connections. :)

172 posted on 12/13/2004 9:30:01 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Congratulations President-Re-Elect George W. Bush!)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

DSL is probably the closest thing to a Direct Internet Connection. With DSL you have your dedicated, digitized line to the CO, and from there it goes into the DLSAM which is connected to OC48 SONET.

I WANT OC48 AT MY HOUSE!!!!! LOL


173 posted on 12/13/2004 10:12:10 AM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn

OC48 would be like living on cloud ten, but, I'd be happy with anything besides dialup. :)


174 posted on 12/13/2004 10:22:36 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Congratulations President-Re-Elect George W. Bush!)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Broadband not available in your area?


175 posted on 12/13/2004 10:24:35 AM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn

ADSL is available here, but I'm something like 20 miles beyond the 3 mile limit. It's almost like a microcosm of the internet when broadband first went nationwide. All the cities have broadband, and those out in the rural areas are stuck with dialup. I've got a friend north of the border in Canada, same situation, he lives out in the middle of nowhere, is a grain farmer, and he has 2 megabit cable modem access.


176 posted on 12/13/2004 10:29:35 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Congratulations President-Re-Elect George W. Bush!)
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To: Malsua; Bahbah
Broadband: A transmission facility having a bandwidth sufficient to carry multiple voice, video or data channels simultaneously. Each channel occupies (is modulated to) a different frequency bandwidth on the transmission medium and is demodulated to its original frequency at the receiving end. Channels are separated by "guardbands" (empty spaces) to ensure that each channel will not interfere with its neighboring channels. This technique is used to provide many CATV channels on one coaxial cable. 10Broad36 is the only broadband Ethernet media type. All other Ethernet media types are "baseband".

Baseband is digital (1s & 0s), but everything on that cable to be transmitted or received must use that one channel. That one channel is very fast, so each device needs only to use that high speed channel for only a little of the time.

An analog modem (your 56k dial-up)communicates over regular telephone lines by converting computer (digital) data into sound. At the receiving end, the data must then be converted back to digital. The speed of the analog modem is very slow compared to digital modems.

ISDN: Integrated Services Digital Network and is a system of digital phone connections which allows voice and data to be transmitted simultaneously across the world using end-to-end digital connectivity. There are two basic types of ISDN service: Basic Rate Interface (BRI) and Primary Rate Interface (PRI). BRI (what I use, consists of two 64-Kbps B-channels and one D-channel for transmitting control information) is a basic service is intended to meet the needs of most individual users. PRI (consists of 23 B-channels and one D-channel (U.S.) or 30 B-channels and one D-channel (Europe))is intended for users with greater capacity requirements.

These versions of ISDN employ baseband transmission. Another version, called B-ISDN, uses broadband transmission and is able to support transmission rates of 1.5 Mbps. B-ISDN requires fiber optic cables and is not widely available.

177 posted on 12/13/2004 10:40:22 AM PST by CyberCowboy777 (Zip it Hippie! - http://www.casualconservative.com/)
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To: KoRn
How To Speed Up Firefox (Helpful Vanity)

Put Mitchell Gant (Clint Eastwood) in the cockpit.

178 posted on 12/13/2004 10:41:40 AM PST by Centurion2000 (Truth, Justice and the Texan Way)
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To: ShadowAce

Please add me to that PING list as well - thank you!


179 posted on 12/13/2004 10:43:06 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace (Michael <a href = "http://www.michaelmoore.com/" title="Miserable Failure">"Miserable Failure"</a>)
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To: KoRn

Thanks for passing along this information - much appreciated! When you're self-employed, time(saving) is money!


180 posted on 12/13/2004 10:44:09 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace (Michael <a href = "http://www.michaelmoore.com/" title="Miserable Failure">"Miserable Failure"</a>)
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace

You've been added. Welcome aboard!


181 posted on 12/13/2004 10:44:31 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
I live in a very rural area, and was stuck with dial up too. As soon as the Cable company announced they were bringing broadband I was calling them every other day lol.

I was the first resident in town to get it lol. It took them all with 3 guys working, climbing poles to get it going. Then, 3 months later the phone company started their DSL service, and I went with that because cable would slow down too frequently. I went to work as a network tech at the phone company, and I can tell you that they really can put DSL almost anywhere they want as long as you are within 4 miles of a remote system(box you see alongside the road). There is a trick they can do with the switch cards in the remote to receive the DSL transmission back to the CO where the DSLAM is. That would cost them more money though, and they would never do it.

Have you looked into satellite?
182 posted on 12/13/2004 10:46:30 AM PST by KoRn
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To: BigSkyFreeper
What about a WISP: http://www.isp-planet.com/technology/montana_sky.htm

I am going to be testing some NLOS gear in the next week or so. (I live in the Cascade foothills so hills, trees and rain make WiFi fun).

I run a 2.4 connection from my office to my house to share the ISDN.
183 posted on 12/13/2004 10:47:18 AM PST by CyberCowboy777 (Zip it Hippie! - http://www.casualconservative.com/)
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To: KoRn

Kewl, Korn! Thanks!


184 posted on 12/13/2004 11:07:59 AM PST by AngryJawa (Now Accepting Ammo Donations)
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To: KoRn
I have looked into satellite. Shortly after the rollout of Starband two-way internet, the local Rat Shack had a demonstration computer system connected to the Starband system. I test drove it, wasn't too impressed, but then again, that was the early days of two-way internet. The price wasn't persuasive enough either, matter of fact, it was more than I would pay for an always on connection, then there was the matter of the expensive lease on an expensive modem, and the expensive installation. (they won't allow customers to do self-installs).

I'm anticipating the release of Wildblue sometime next year. They're boasting lower prices and faster connections than Starband, but, time will tell.

185 posted on 12/13/2004 11:15:04 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Congratulations President-Re-Elect George W. Bush!)
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To: CyberCowboy777

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.


186 posted on 12/13/2004 11:17:27 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Congratulations President-Re-Elect George W. Bush!)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

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".


187 posted on 12/13/2004 11:18:12 AM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn

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.


188 posted on 12/13/2004 11:26:03 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Congratulations President-Re-Elect George W. Bush!)
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To: AngryJawa
"Kewl, Korn! Thanks!"

Anytime! ;-)

189 posted on 12/13/2004 11:40:01 AM PST by KoRn
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To: CyberCowboy777
Broadband: A transmission facility having a bandwidth sufficient to carry multiple voice, video or data channels simultaneously

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.

190 posted on 12/13/2004 12:08:00 PM PST by Malsua
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To: KoRn

Bump


191 posted on 12/13/2004 12:09:14 PM PST by True Capitalist
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To: ShadowAce

Add me to the firefox hint ping please.


192 posted on 12/13/2004 12:11:25 PM PST by Clypp
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To: Clypp

Done. Welcome aboard.


193 posted on 12/13/2004 12:12:39 PM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: KoRn

bump for later


194 posted on 12/13/2004 12:19:54 PM PST by is_is (VPD of Lcpl Daniel - USMC - Iraq)
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To: Malsua
I think the technical definition of Broadband is having the ability to transmit and receive data simultaneously.

Whereas the opposite is Baseband, which is send or receive only. Same as Full and Half Duplex I think....I could be very wrong though.
195 posted on 12/13/2004 12:44:12 PM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn
I think the technical definition of Broadband is having the ability to transmit and receive data simultaneously.

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.

196 posted on 12/13/2004 1:10:50 PM PST by Malsua
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To: Malsua
I think really broadband is now just a general term used by the public to refer to high speed Internet access from home. As far as most people are concerned it really has no technical definition. Of course, I'm referring to people who think that you can't surf the net without AOL or Yahoo lol.
197 posted on 12/13/2004 1:18:31 PM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn
I think really broadband is now just a general term used by the public to refer to high speed Internet access from home. As far as most people are concerned it really has no technical definition. Of course, I'm referring to people who think that you can't surf the net without AOL or Yahoo lol.

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.

198 posted on 12/13/2004 1:33:55 PM PST by Malsua
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To: Malsua
LOL Don't you just luuuuv people? lol

I also like the catch word for dial-up providers: "High Speed Access". Sure, you can dial up pretty damned fast, but you are gonna be slow as you can be when you get there lol.

I had an aunt who paid $200 for a 7 year old Packard Bell computer with 32MB of RAM running Windows 98. She was bragging about how it "had been upgraded". Well about 2 years after she bought it she decided to get online, and it was running really slow while loading web pages.

I told her that her system was too old and slow to really do her any good online. She rejected my conclusion outright, because it "had been upgraded". She's still using it by-the-way....
199 posted on 12/13/2004 1:42:54 PM PST by KoRn
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To: All

Uber Browser Bump!!!!


200 posted on 12/13/2004 5:19:40 PM PST by KoRn
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