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  • Speed up Firefox!

    Firefox pages runs faster by allowing multiple connections so it can download more than one file at a time. It’s only useful for broadband users, so if you’re still on dial-up you can just skip this one for now.

    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 receives.

    If you’re using a broadband connection you’ll load pages MUCH faster now!
    Justin Nolte
    [email protected]

  • #2
    Once again you rule! Works like a charm. Very fast in getting pages up on the old wreck.

    I don't know why more people do not use Fire Fox as it is a lot more stable than the Microsoft offering (even the version 3 beta 5.) I have completely disabled Internet Explorer from opening any files except the propitiatory files that have to use it. Then I have deleted all shortcuts to said product.

    Sometimes living on a boat is like living in a cave.


    • #3
      Wow! Awesome Justin, that worked great! Thanks very much
      Sager 5793
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      • #4
        Oh !
        Justin you really rock, it works amazingly !!!!

        Thank you so much, it is going to be very helpful
        Sager NP 5792
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        Nice !


        • #5
          The same tweaks can be found at:


          They also have some for IE as well.


          • #6
            Originally posted by Tyler E View Post
            The same tweaks can be found at:


            They also have some for IE as well.
            >They also have some for IE as well

            Also, thx for this Justin, works great. For those of you still using Firefox 2, there is an extention called Fasterfox that will do this among other things. Those using Firefox 3, the extention called Tweak Network should prove useful to those that know how to use it.
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            • #7
              Be careful with these tweaks, they can actually slow you down on some connections.

              Especially if you're on a notebook and use multiple networks to connect to the Internet. I tried these tweaks and they did speed things up noticably until the network slowed down and then pages weren't loading completely and some items didn't load at all even after several attempts. Resetting these tweaks to default fixed it so I don't think I'll use these again.


              • #8
                I set my max requests to 10 after experiencing some network lag. Sure its not as fast late at night when everyone leaves the office, but its super quick during the day.

                At home I set all the PC's in my house to max requests 20 as I know I wont have an issue there.