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How To Make Firefox Faster If You Have A Broadband

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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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Hey, mukund!Thank you for this excellent tip!I just did this configuration change and I can see the results...The pages are loading much faster.Come to think of it, I was not aware that so many configuration options are available for Firefox!! BTW, I visited your site and you have a nice layout on your site. Good collecton of news items too...Thank youGooglue!

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Ahh. this is very useful, and good use of stuff that is available, nice thinking whoever thought of that first...However until I get broadband ( could be a long and painful task due to my stupid alarm system that doesnt let you use broadband unless you get their guys to install an internal microfilter for $170ish dollars, when you could do the same fore $20 yourself but then insurance insn't covered....) ANyway, I think the best bet for broadband in the UK is a very low cost 1mb connection of ?19.99, and this is with unimited amounts of downloaded material, not Capped, my friend has used it for a while and says it is very reliable, so for anyone in the uk go to ; http://forums.xisto.com/no_longer_exists/ to get extremely low cost broadband!!! Thanks again forthe tip though, and I will use it soon hopefully, r at least at work when they install forefox, as we are still dtuck on Internet Explorer! Damn internet explorer...

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I already had this posted in the tutorials section.

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Well, Benz1435, I checked that and you are right. It has been posted earlier at the tutorials section.

However, I have reason to believe that mukund has not copied and pasted here from your tutorial.

 

This is a piece of information that is not seen in your post, but only in Mukund's post:

Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"

This piece of information is seen in your post, but not in Mukund's post:

[find the string]

browser.turbo.enabled

double click and change the value to true


But I would suggest to mukund that he should search for such a topic before posting new ones.

 

Googlue

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I downloaded Firefox just to try this lol...I usually always had that browser anyway, but since I've gotten my new computer, I just haven't been bothered with it yet. But I've followed the steps, and it really does seem to be faster. I had no idea things like that even existed for us users to change.Thanks a lot for the tip!

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This is indeed very impressive, however, I do not know at what speed firefox loaded the pages prior to the editing. Therefore, I do not know by how much loading time actually decreased by, and whether it decreased at all, or its just an illusion.

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Wow, that is really nice, I can certainly see the results, especially when loading up new pages.Have you got.... any iother cool tricks for firefox????? And I am amazed, my computer still runs at the same speed, jood gob! i mean good job :)thanks alot! even tho it has been posted be4, if u hadnt of posted... lotza peeps woodnt have found out

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[find the string]browser.turbo.enabled
double click and change the value to true


Just a quick note on this: this hack is now completely irrilavent. The value doesn't even exist on the new versions of firefox. It was just a left over from some much older version (i think around 0.7)...hasn't really done anything in a very long time.

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