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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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I found this info on the Firefox site, and should only be done by broadband users.

I did it myself, and it works wonders!!

1 posted on 12/12/2004 12:45:50 PM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn

This is completely Korny!


2 posted on 12/12/2004 12:47:44 PM PST by writer33 (The U.S. Constitution defines a conservative)
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To: writer33
"This is completely Korny!

LOL!

3 posted on 12/12/2004 12:49:30 PM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn

might try it


4 posted on 12/12/2004 12:50:05 PM PST by dennisw (Help put the "Ch" back in Chanukah)
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To: KoRn

:)


5 posted on 12/12/2004 12:50:24 PM PST by writer33 (The U.S. Constitution defines a conservative)
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To: Floyd R Turbo

If you want to print it out so that you can follow the guide, you don't have to.

Hit ctrl+t to open a new tab. Go from there.


7 posted on 12/12/2004 12:52:44 PM PST by Terpfen (Gore/Sharpton '08: it's Al-right!)
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To: All

Does anyone know how to make the "back" switch on my Logitech mouse change to the previous page like it does in IE?


8 posted on 12/12/2004 12:54:03 PM PST by skip_intro
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To: dennisw
"might try it"

By all means! I always thought Firefox was a little slow loading pages, but was willing to live with it due to the extra security it offers.

Doing what I posted makes Firefox as fast as IE, if not faster.

9 posted on 12/12/2004 12:55:36 PM PST by KoRn
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To: skip_intro

No, but did you know you can now buy a real cupholder for your computer instead of using the CDROM drive? They're either 10 or 20 bucks.


10 posted on 12/12/2004 12:56:35 PM PST by Paladin2 (SeeBS News - We Decide, We Create, We Report - In that order! - ABC - Already Been Caught)
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To: KoRn

Just did it...
I'll let you know what happens.

Thanks.


11 posted on 12/12/2004 12:56:51 PM PST by Dashing Dasher (Because I fly, I envy no (wo)man on earth. - Anon)
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To: skip_intro

Your answer:
http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/mouse


12 posted on 12/12/2004 12:57:00 PM PST by dennisw (Help put the "Ch" back in Chanukah)
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To: KoRn

Bump!

This is the reason I have avioded FireFox
slow


13 posted on 12/12/2004 12:57:20 PM PST by The Mayor (If Jesus lives within us, sin need not overwhelm us.)
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To: Dashing Dasher

You have to close your browser after you make the changes. When you start it back up they will be in effect.


14 posted on 12/12/2004 12:58:48 PM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn

I did that and YES! It is faster!

Thanks again....


15 posted on 12/12/2004 12:59:39 PM PST by Dashing Dasher (Because I fly, I envy no (wo)man on earth. - Anon)
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To: KoRn

Tried it, but am not noticing a speed increase. < |:/~ Oh well.


16 posted on 12/12/2004 1:00:30 PM PST by martin_fierro (Holder of an M.A. degree in The Obvious)
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To: rdb3; chance33_98; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; Bush2000; PenguinWry; GodGunsandGuts; CyberCowboy777; ...

Firefox Hint ping


17 posted on 12/12/2004 1:01:15 PM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: KoRn

Thanks KorN. Just tried it and it's a lot faster.


18 posted on 12/12/2004 1:01:43 PM PST by West Coast Conservative
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To: Dashing Dasher

No problem, after I did it myself I knew it would be helpful for others.

Now the DUmmies can get the ZOT even faster from the Firefox faithful. ;-)


19 posted on 12/12/2004 1:01:46 PM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn

Thanx for posting. I knew about max requests and had set that one through the registry.


20 posted on 12/12/2004 1:01:49 PM PST by fooman (Get real with Kim Jung Mentally Ill about proliferation)
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To: KoRn

What about those of us who are forced to use dial up?


21 posted on 12/12/2004 1:02:07 PM PST by TMSuchman (American by birth,rebel by choice, MARINE BY GOD!)
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To: ShadowAce

Please add me to the firefox hint ping list


22 posted on 12/12/2004 1:02:52 PM PST by Dashing Dasher (Because I fly, I envy no (wo)man on earth. - Anon)
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To: KoRn

This works on Mozilla 1.7.3 too. Maybe Mozilla should be added to the title? I don't know.


24 posted on 12/12/2004 1:04:56 PM PST by Petronski (Sleepin' on the interstate, ah whoa-o, Gettin' wild, wild life.)
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To: KoRn

I just made those changes.... seems faster but must try on other sites. Thanks.


25 posted on 12/12/2004 1:04:58 PM PST by dennisw (Help put the "Ch" back in Chanukah)
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To: TMSuchman
"What about those of us who are forced to use dial up?"

I have no way of knowing, I've only used Firefox on DSL. In all reality, on dialup any speed changes are minimal and not very easy to notice. Unless you have poor line quality, and it gets repaired.

26 posted on 12/12/2004 1:05:07 PM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn

Impressive. Simply impressive.


27 posted on 12/12/2004 1:06:06 PM PST by mhking (Vote for Ramblings' Journal for best conservative blog @ http://2004weblogawards.com/)
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To: dennisw

Yes, the major difference I saw was on sites with lots of images and frames.


28 posted on 12/12/2004 1:06:12 PM PST by KoRn
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Heads up broadband Firefox users!

Just damn.

If you want on the list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

29 posted on 12/12/2004 1:06:56 PM PST by mhking (Vote for Ramblings' Journal for best conservative blog @ http://2004weblogawards.com/)
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To: KoRn

Too bad it doesn't speed up a slow server on the other end.


30 posted on 12/12/2004 1:07:51 PM PST by Fresh Wind (All we are say-y-y-y-ing is give Beast a chance!)
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To: KoRn

Thanks.


31 posted on 12/12/2004 1:08:23 PM PST by MarMema
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To: Floyd R Turbo

• No Automatic Adjustment of Print Size. In IE, increasing the size of a Web page on the screen also increases the size of the page's text when you print it out — great for those with failing vision. Firefox, however, prints every page at the same magnification, no matter how large you make the type on your screen. To adjust the text size on the printout, you'll need to use the File, Page Setup dialog box. Or you can click File, Print Preview, and use the Scale widget to adjust the printed text size in real time until you're happy.

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/columns/executive_tech/article.php/3439491

I tried the above and it works. Go to print preview and adjust the scale widget like the man says


32 posted on 12/12/2004 1:09:44 PM PST by dennisw (Help put the "Ch" back in Chanukah)
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To: mhking

BTTT


33 posted on 12/12/2004 1:09:48 PM PST by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: ShadowAce

Problem is: I'm perpetually stuck on dialup.


34 posted on 12/12/2004 1:10:12 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Congratulations President-Re-Elect George W. Bush!)
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To: mhking

Wow it really works.


35 posted on 12/12/2004 1:10:57 PM PST by cyborg (http://www.zimbabwesituation.com/flamelily.html)
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To: Floyd R Turbo

Try File -> View -> Text Size -> Increase, and then print.


36 posted on 12/12/2004 1:11:14 PM PST by Terpfen (Gore/Sharpton '08: it's Al-right!)
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To: ShadowAce

Add me please.


37 posted on 12/12/2004 1:11:17 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (Liberalism: The irrational fear of self reliance.)
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To: Floyd R Turbo

"File, Print Preview, and use the Scale widget"

This way works more logically that his first way of adjusting FireFox printout text size.


38 posted on 12/12/2004 1:11:53 PM PST by dennisw (Help put the "Ch" back in Chanukah)
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To: skip_intro

Use Logitech's Mouseware software to configure the buttons.


39 posted on 12/12/2004 1:11:57 PM PST by Terpfen (Gore/Sharpton '08: it's Al-right!)
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To: Fresh Wind

Hehe no helping that from the client side. :)


40 posted on 12/12/2004 1:11:58 PM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn
What about network.http.pipelining.firstrequest? Should this be altered too?
41 posted on 12/12/2004 1:12:03 PM PST by jla
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"What about network.http.pipelining.firstrequest? Should this be altered too?"

I don't know, I wouldn't mess with it.

42 posted on 12/12/2004 1:12:59 PM PST by KoRn
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To: Dashing Dasher
Done. Welcome aboard.

This list also gets pinged for other tech items of interest such as linux/windows threads.

43 posted on 12/12/2004 1:13:05 PM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: KoRn

How To Speed Up Firefox (Helpful Vanity)
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Add a Muzzle-em suicide bomber !!! ;-))


44 posted on 12/12/2004 1:13:21 PM PST by GeekDejure ( LOL = Liberals Obey Lucifer !!!)
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To: Floyd R Turbo

Nevermind... I read above and saw that this method doesn't work.


45 posted on 12/12/2004 1:13:56 PM PST by Terpfen (Gore/Sharpton '08: it's Al-right!)
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To: skip_intro
Does anyone know how to make the "back" switch on my Logitech mouse change to the previous page like it does in IE?

Look for the Control Panel mouse properties applet, should be in there, if not, not sure what else to tell you. I've got the MS Optical Intellimouse and I can manually set every button in Control Panel.

46 posted on 12/12/2004 1:14:08 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Congratulations President-Re-Elect George W. Bush!)
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To: KoRn

This works too:
https://update.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?application=firefox&id=327&vid=989


47 posted on 12/12/2004 1:14:21 PM PST by mathprof
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To: KoRn

bttt


48 posted on 12/12/2004 1:16:09 PM PST by jslade (People who are easily offended......OFFEND ME!)
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To: TMSuchman

I noticed a slight change on dialup, but I would advise setting "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to something like double what it is, set it from the default of 4 to 8, otherwise you'll choke your dialup connection.


49 posted on 12/12/2004 1:16:16 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Congratulations President-Re-Elect George W. Bush!)
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To: mathprof

That's a nice looking little app!


50 posted on 12/12/2004 1:17:10 PM PST by KoRn
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