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!
Have you figured out how to do it with the new version of firefox? (1.0 not the prerelease)
ah, never mind. about:config instead of aboutconfig. got it.
Since I'd changed this I have been having trouble loading certain pages (loooong delays) but that could be a coincidence. E.g. search pages on ebay loaded fast but the actual auction pages didn't. Changed integer down to 8 - see if that helps...
argh. Pages (exact same pages) respond fine with IE -so it's not ebay that's doing it, it's gotta be firefox.
thanks, much faster!
It has allot to do with your connection speed I believe. If tweaking it doesn't help you can always go back to the default settings.
to 0 and seems to have fixed it. (I walk where angels fear to tread, I guess...)
ping for later
nah didn't have anything to do with my connection. IE worked fine on the same puter - something else had to be goofed up in Mozilla. It would sit and wait and wait sometimes several minutes before loading an auction page. Weird.
musta been a fluke... doing it again. Well, I'll have to do some more research.
Nice. thank you for the help.
Could you add me to your ping list?
And if I may ask a question of anyone...
Any idea how to make FireFox let me use features on my EZBoard (Or other) message board? Using IE, I just highlight the text and then hit "Bold" or "Quote" or whatever, and it puts the little prompt things on each side.
FireFox won't let me do that...It only opens up a box where I'm supposed to type the text I wanted bolded or quoted or whatever. Which obviously creates a problem when quoting an entire article, or whatever. Or God forbid, trying to bold AND quote something...
changed that to true and is working again.
I've never used EZBoard, so I don't know. I don't have a ping list either. Maybe someone else can help you out.
The only thing I listed in my instructions for nglayout is "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" set to 0 for integer.
Maybe you inadvertently grabbed the wrong one. Easy to do with so many lines on that config page.
No, I changed that one too - just playin around to see if anything helps - but the more I do the more I am thinking it's *not* firefox anymore. ebay's announcement page has been down for about two days so I can't see if they're having trouble or making system changes or what.
bump for later
I was even given credit!