Speeding up Firefox

Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by .Sven, Jan 27, 2009.

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  1. Right I've just done the following to firefox and it has speeded up noticeably.
    BUT I'm no expert, I have no idea why it's faster and I don't know whether the changes spell long term disaster or if it works with all versions.

    So do this at your own peril:

    Open Firefox

    1. Type “about:config” into the address bar and hit Enter.
    (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 10.
    This means it will make 10 requests at once.
    3. Lastly, right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” and set its value to “0“;.(Zero)
    This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives. If you’re using a broadband connection you’ll load pages faster now.