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!
Hmmm. Could be a permissions issue. Are you at work? I haven't seen that problem arise.
Got it done. Thanks again.
I find the "Duplicate Tab" extension more robust.
It will duplicate any tab you right click on and select...along with that tab's entire history. Very handy.
If you upgrade to a later version of Firefox, you need to redo those steps, by the way.
My settings remained unchanged.
I should add that the file at SoftPedia is by no means new, although it integrates well into Firefox 2.0, from my own experience. More less just an FYI; not trying to pimp the site or file or anything! :O)
Thanks for the firefox tip:
It works great! If anyone can't get it to work the problem is
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LOL! I'm going to file that one away for future use. It's right there with "IO Error". =)
Hope you’d forgotten about this post again :)
Just found it today. I was vexxed by slow scroll, mouse-over, and clicking speeds in firefox. Nice, they’re fixed. Thanks a ton for posting that.
Since many people (like me) didn’t figure out it was just firefox that was the problem, you’ll probably keep getting hits.
Actually I had lol. I'm glad to see it still helps people here and there. Good to hear that it helped you out as well.
Funny. I built a new computer earlier this year, and had forgotten about this, as you mentioned. I has so forgotten about it, I didn’t make these changes to my NEW box. LOL
Wow. It really does help, after not having it like that for awhile. Thanks for the heads up! I might have never realized it! hahaha
When I ran Mozilla 1.6 a few years back, there was an option in “preferences” for pipelining- all you had to do was put a tick in a box.
Just made the changes...my homepage w/lots of pics usually takes awhile to load....loaded up instantly.