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Tweaking Firefox for Broadband March 4, 2005

Posted by devhen in Mozilla.
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Firefox comes with some settings turned off by default which, when enabled, actually speed Firefox up quite a bit, especially for those on broadband connections. To sum it all up: your browser normally makes one request to a web page at a time. When you enable "pipelining" it will make serveral at once, effectively speeding up page loading.

To enable these tweaks, following these steps:

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

2. Alter the entries as follows:

Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true"
Set "network.proxy.http.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 the information it recieves.

And, you're done. You should see faster page loads, particularly on large pages.

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