A Faster Firefox

I know this is a really old piece of advice, but if you’re using Firefox and a broadband connection, here’s a really simple way of making Firefox load pages faster by allowing it to pipeline.

1. Load the about:config page in Firefox.

2. Alter the following entries:

network.http.pipelining to “true”

network.http.proxy.pipelining to “true”

network.http.pipelining.maxrequests to a higher number (or if you have any mercy on the bandwidth limit of web sites in general, wouldn’t recommend going beyond 16. Or so I’ve heard.)

3. Right-click anywhere to create a new integer string. Name it “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” and set the value to “0.” This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.

Here’s why Mozilla didn’t set the pipeline by default.

Been very busy lately with university work and more. However, beefing up Firefox with extensions and tweaks has been quite distracting.

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Posted on May 22, 2007, in School of English, Sydney, Tech. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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