Tuesday, April 19, 2005

How To Speed Up Firefox

Found this from Catsgrave:

1.Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit "Enter". Scroll down and look for the following "line":

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. Set the value of "network.http.pipelining" to "true"

3. Set the value of "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"

4. Set the value of "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number like 30.
This value enable the concurrent request. In other words, if the website has 30 reference file, it will be downloaded at once. I changed it to 30. I guess this is the part that causes slight improvement in browsing speed. The default value was 8.

5. 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.

6. "Re-execute" your browser to feel the effect.

I only made changes stated in step 4 and 5. Urm, not really sure if the browsing speed increased. Maybe slightly. But no harm setting the value. (Only recommended for broadband user)

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