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!
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It already flies at Mach 5+!
[should only be done by broadband users]
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.)
"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.
Yes, cable is considered broadband. ;-)
Thank you, KoRn.
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 :).
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.
Does it come in a complete gift set with a DVD rewinder?
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? ;-)
And I am very grateful for it.
I got this to work on Mozilla 1.3 on an old backup computer.
Thanks a lot for that!
Thanks! That does perk things up a bit.
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.
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. :)
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
OC48 would be like living on cloud ten, but, I'd be happy with anything besides dialup. :)
Broadband not available in your area?
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.
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.
Put Mitchell Gant (Clint Eastwood) in the cockpit.
Please add me to that PING list as well - thank you!
Thanks for passing along this information - much appreciated! When you're self-employed, time(saving) is money!
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.
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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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