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Old 08-16-2005, 03:58 PM   #1
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How to increase speed of firefox!!!!!!!

Hi, i received a mail that explained how to increase the speed of firefox web-browser, here is the link:
It's on Spanish, here is a translation:
1º)Write "about:config" in the address field and press enter. This is the advanced configuration page for firefox. Look for the following values:
network.http.pipelining , network.http.proxy.pipelining , network.http.pipelining.maxrequests

2º)Change those entries by clicking twice on them, and you'll see they change from "false" to "true"

Change “network.http.pipelining” to “true”, change “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true”, change “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to a number less than 30. This will make the browser do 30 requests at the same time, usually, firefox do once at the time. When you active "pipelining" you'll do firefox to do several at the same time, this will increase the speed.

3º)Make a right click at anywhere and choose "new->Integer". The name of this field must be “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” and put the value of "0". This is telling the browser to show the information on the screen as soon as it receives it.

We have tested it and now firefox work faster. It's important to know that you'll notice this if you have a fast connection.

I've tried and works great for me.

Hope this help-
Old 08-16-2005, 04:03 PM   #2
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Yes your correct that pipelining can help in a High bandwidth application but may have the reverse effect for dial-up users...

Old 08-16-2005, 04:14 PM   #3
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Sincerely, i don't know, i just translated the information on the link.
I have a dial up connection and i've done those changes, in the value of "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" i put "8" and it's working faster, it's not High bandwidth but it's working better. You can try to do it and then if you don't like the changes, just undo them.

Good luck.
Old 08-16-2005, 06:00 PM   #4
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Works great! thanks


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