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!
PS: I didn't invent those instructions, I just gathered them from the help site. ;-)
Good to see FR getting mentioned along with the instructions too!
Please add me to the firefox hint ping list.
In the movie, Clint just threw open the thrusters, but it burned way more fuel doing that.
FYI--this ping list also gets pinged to other technical items that I find interesting as well.
From Firefox site:
Files you download are automatically saved to your Desktop so they're easy to find. Fewer prompts mean files download quicker.
It can be changed.
I like that feature. Internet Explorer used to be infuriating when you go to download something, and rather than save the file where you last saved something, it places the file in some whacked 'temp' directory.
That's why god gave us rt-clk / save as in IE.
But thanks for the info - it would be nice to have a default folder for downloads. I don't like IE's 'last folder used'.
Hi, why just broadband? What effect if any will it have if I have cable? thanx
Cable is considered Broadband.
To answer you question though, it would overwhelm a dial up connection, and actually have the reverse effec, slowing things down.
(Hope you don't mind, Billie -- but you have a great page to show this difference.)
That's the kind of page I always had trouble with using FF. Now, like you said, "It flies" w00t!
Ping for later reading...and thanks!
Heh, you're the buckhead of Firefox :)
To be put in league with Buckhead for any reason is nice! lol
Do me a favor - flush the cache, set the cache size to 0 and re-run it with and without pipelining enabled.