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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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KEYWORDS: firefox; mozilla; pc
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To: facedown

Wow! Every time I reinstall, or use a different machine, I forget to do this with Firefox until someone else bumps this thread.

Thanks guys! lol


421 posted on 01/03/2010 2:28:52 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: KoRn

This time I finally remembered to c/p the instructions to a file in my maintenance folder. Hah!


422 posted on 01/03/2010 2:57:05 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Nightshift

gnip


423 posted on 04/20/2011 6:10:33 PM PDT by tutstar
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To: Minutemen

Thanks for sharing...It’s useful Tips for Increasing the speed of the Firefox...I am using the Firefox Browser ,i am using Firefox Since 2 years...It’s Good and fast to browse the Internet...But i searched for Tips to increase the speed More,I got the Tips in the Forum Post here..It’s useful it helped me to increase the speed..Now my Upload and Download speed is Good,I have checked my speed at here http://www.ip-details.com/internet-speed-test/ it shows Good Uploading and Downloading speed...thanks a lot once again.


424 posted on 08/08/2011 11:46:49 PM PDT by venmalathy
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To: ShadowAce; SunkenCiv; All

Just FYI:

I setup a new machine awhile back, and happened to recall writing this thread back in what seems like a millennium ago. For the heck of it, I went into the FF Config, and applied all of the settings mentioned here, and they still do work quite well. I’m a little surprised Firefox doesn’t include these settings/values by ‘out of the box - by default upon install. It’s my understanding that the only folks this isn’t good for is dial-up users, and by now they have to be a slim minority on the net.

After applying the settings Firefox performs much better on the net. It even makes FR seem to run a little faster. :p

Happy FReeping!


425 posted on 06/11/2012 6:28:18 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: KoRn; ShadowAce

Do you know if this will work for sea monkey?

I like sea monkey because of things I need to do related to my business, printing shipping labels among other things it works best for me. It is slow, I type 75wpm+ and it can’t keep up with me. I am desperate to speed it up. I’m not using any installed themes so that isn’t the issue.


426 posted on 06/15/2012 7:35:15 AM PDT by tutstar (MWant pings to Aaron Klein articles and OWS nonsense?)
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To: 21stCenturion

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427 posted on 10/31/2012 5:03:13 PM PDT by 21stCenturion ("It's the Judges, Stupid !")
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To: KoRn

for later


428 posted on 10/31/2012 7:01:39 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: KoRn
"I did it myself, and it works wonders!!"


429 posted on 10/31/2012 7:21:55 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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Bookmark for later


430 posted on 10/31/2012 8:41:32 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: mathprof

you wrote:
https://update.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?application=firefox&id=327&vid=989

I can’t get this to open. Says it doesn’t exist??


431 posted on 11/01/2012 5:33:22 AM PDT by Melvalena
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To: KoRn

I gave up on Firefox a couple of months ago. The constant releases, breaking plug-ins (the best reason to use Firefox) and slower and slower response times, bloat, etc.

I only use it still on my Linux box, as it performs well there, but my Mac and PCs have gone Safari.


432 posted on 11/01/2012 5:41:48 AM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: Melvalena

wow.. I just realized how old that post was. never mind. :)


433 posted on 11/01/2012 9:52:19 AM PDT by Melvalena
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To: KoRn

Worked for me, thanks!


434 posted on 11/01/2012 3:59:01 PM PDT by freebird5850 (Americans died, Hillary tried, Barry lied.)
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To: KoRn

for reference


435 posted on 11/03/2012 5:12:05 AM PDT by sjm_888
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To: KoRn

My warranty will be voided if I follow your instructions.


436 posted on 11/04/2012 12:20:09 AM PDT by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: KoRn

Made the changes. Pages now load significantly faster in Firefox.

Thanks. I just made a contribution in your name to “The Human Fund”. :-)


437 posted on 11/04/2012 1:05:08 AM PDT by Rum Tum Tugger
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To: Tolkien

LOL Warranties were meant to be voided!


438 posted on 11/04/2012 1:11:43 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: KoRn

Tip of the cap. Works like a charm. Thanks!


439 posted on 11/04/2012 6:21:17 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: KoRn

I got a “this might void your warranty” warning. Now I’m afraid to try it! :(


440 posted on 11/04/2012 6:33:47 AM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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