Wanna speed up that Firefox???

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  1. M1M

    M1M TPF Noob!

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    I make this a sticky in my forum. It does work and work well.


    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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    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    Well, I've just tried applying those settings, but so far I'm not seeing a noticeable difference. That said I'm streaming radio at the moment and it's a busy time of night out here on what passes for broadband. Maybe it'll be more obvious in the morning.
     
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    It was a HUGE difference for me. But I spend a ton of time on Forums all day.

    I own one and belong to 5 or so that I am VERY active on.
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    canno see the connection to on how many forums one is ;)

    my firefox is very fast... so i guess i have no need.
     
  5. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    Daft question, but do you need to close and re-open the browser before it takes effect?
     
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    Well if one primarily photo's and another is primarily Car talk all in Text. No photos, or sig's or any sort of animation,Your load time will be dramatically different.
     
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    M1M TPF Noob!

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    You might try that but not to my knowledge.

    You are the first person that didn't notice anything.
     
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    Have you guys tried camino? I've found it to be way faster than FF and less buggy as well.
     
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    Nope but I will!!


     
  10. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    Actually, it does seem a little better. Not major, but I think it's there.
     
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    Camino rocks on a Mac :thumbup:
     

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