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    Speed Up Firefox -EDIT- Added new tweak

    [edit]: If you have a fast computer and a fast internet connection, scroll down to post #11 for optimal speed. If not, just do what is recommended in this post.

    I found this on another forum. worked great for speeding up firefox
    If you want to increase the speed of your browsing with Firefox, follow these simple directions:

    Open Firefox.
    Type "about:config" in the adress bar (no quotation marks).
    Find these options, double click each one and change to below values:

    network.http.max-connections: 48

    network.http.max-connections-per-server: 24

    network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy: 12

    network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server: 6

    network.http.pipelining: true

    network.http.pipelining.maxrequests: 32

    network.http.proxy.pipelining: true

    Close Firefox and enjoy the faster browsing.

    Supercharged!
    As a side note, try Deviantart.com before you do this, then try it after.
    Last edited by Joel; 01-22-05 at 02:50 PM.
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    Thanks. It's definately working for me . Very noticable improvement.

    I'm a Firefox noob myself and I'll take all the help I can get

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    Thanks Joel for posting this and Thanks mnosteele52...I installed that Extension and it works great and easy to use

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    I like that about config page

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    Thx
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    Would this on dial-up or only broadband?

    I assume this addresses connection issues more than that initial lagtime I always get when loading the program. Several seconds worth. I remember people mentioning a registry tweak to resolve that, but this tip is different?

    Thanks

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    I want to try these settings but if it doesn't work for me is there anyway to reset them?

    Also, someone recommended using this program instead...anyone have experience with it? http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/B...ptimizer.shtml
    Last edited by jmw1137; 01-19-05 at 10:50 PM. Reason: added info

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt
    Would this on dial-up or only broadband?

    I assume this addresses connection issues more than that initial lagtime I always get when loading the program. Several seconds worth. I remember people mentioning a registry tweak to resolve that, but this tip is different?

    Thanks
    I don't know if that'd be recommended.

    This tip tweaks connections per server, so on so fourth. In a dial-up enviroment it may be better to let the connection do less objects at a time.

    And, yeah, this is a different tweak.
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    Alright guys.

    I was bored, so I decided to do a little more tweaking. After looking through a freaking bunch of different tweaks, configurations, and just plain trying something, changing it, trying it again, I've come up with what I believe to be the fastest you can get Firefox.

    Note: This is recommended only for people with a fast computer, and a fast internet connection.

    What to do:
    • First, download the user.js file I have created from here
    • Unzip the file
    • Open the file with Notepad, and change anywhere you find "Joel" to the proper account name
    • Go to start -> run -> enter
      "C:\Documents and Settings\CHANGETHISTOYOURUSERNAME\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\"
      Obviously, remove the quotation marks, and change the "CHANGETHISTOYOURUSERNAME" to, well, your user name.
    • Once you press enter, there should be one folder at that location. It'll be labeled something like "ks5uemgj.default", but it differs for each computer. Go into that folder.
    • Take the downloaded user.js file and paste it into that folder. If prompted, over-write. Completely exit Firefox and restart it if you have it open.

    You should notice a difference, everyone I've tried it on has.
    Last edited by Joel; 01-25-05 at 07:21 AM.
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    Thanks guys really worked well for me no more using internet explorer for me
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    Works great here too!
    Thanx

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    hm

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    Seems okay. I dled FF again and did this instantly so I can't really say if it's faster or not but WTH. Have a beer.
    Respect it.

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    I have two folders there and I am unable to past into either one of them.
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    nevermind, did it, works great, thnx
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    Your avatar bothers me for some reason. Trinitywasp or whatever your username is.
    Respect it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottE
    Seems okay. I dled FF again and did this instantly so I can't really say if it's faster or not but WTH. Have a beer.

    Quote Originally Posted by triniwasp
    nevermind, did it, works great, thnx
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    hey that user.js file doesnt exist anymore. anyone have it?

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