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!
I don't know, I wouldn't mess with it.
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How To Speed Up Firefox (Helpful Vanity)
Add a Muzzle-em suicide bomber !!! ;-))
Nevermind... I read above and saw that this method doesn't work.
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.
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.
That's a nice looking little app!
Change your file >> page setup from Shrink to fit to 100% or any desirable size.
Fixed it. Thanks.
Good tips, my Firefox ran fast before, but now it really flys.
Does anyone know how to turn off password manager so the stupid password popup window doesn't show? My personal rule is to never ever keep any passwords on my machine if I can help it.
PS: been a FireFix (bird) user since about .6 release
I'm not the one with the printing problem. You addressed your post to the wrong person.
Great tip, much faster now. Thanks.
It may also depend on your ISP connection.
I made those changes and mine seems to load pages much quicker. I have tested a few very heavy graphics pages. They do seem to load much faster with those tweaks.
Expand the Saved Passwords arrow, there you will see a check box where you can turn the feature off.
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