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!
RFC 2068 I believe.
More intelligent discussion here at forevergeek.com:
Thanks. Correctly described as 'more intelligent'.
I just followed your instructions and wow, I cannot believe the difference. I had even uninstalled Firefox, as it was so slow! This is good. Thanks!
Your quite welcome!
BTTT for those who haven't seen it.
Bump for those who haven't seen it!
Wow...this thread had received some serious play in the blogosphere. Good job!
So I've heard. I don't get around the blogosphere much, so I haven't seen it.
Does anyone know why I have to get to FR from a back door? I just got Firefox and it doesn't regonize freerepublic.com.
That's interesting. I guess I'll ask the obvious--are you sure you're not making a typo? I use FF on several machines, all with different OSes, and not one of them as had issues with FR.
If just done it to my MAC OSX version of Firefox and it works well... now can you help me find a fix for the horrible problem Firefox has is MAC OS X 3.2.8 which manifests itself as an inability to redisplay a page properly when, after scolling down one scorlls back up? (The page content dissapears like a roller blind as one scrolls up and the only way to get the page to display again is to reload the page)
Hmm.. That's a good one. I'll look into it. I'm not on a Mac, so I don't know if there's any difference between the Firefox installations between differing OS's. If I find out anything I'll post back to ya. ;^)
I BELIEVE THESE SETTINGS ACTUALLY SLOWED DOWN MY BROWSER.
I'm not sure.
I did every single thing the above directions explained to do, and now my browser moves very slowly and pictures take forever to load! I am on a cable connection.. well, my roommate is on a cable connection and I connect through her computer via wireless router, etc. Pictures (once upon a time) didn't take this long to load before! What should I do?
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