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    Faster Firefox

    How To Speed Up Firefox

    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 receives.

    If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages MUCH faster now!
    Last edited by knightmare; 01-14-06 at 04:59 PM.
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    Be careful with the HTTP pipelining requests. You're making 30 requests at once, yes.. 30 seperate, distinct requests to some webserver that may only have the ability to handle 100 requests at a time. Four people going to that site brings the whole thing down.

    Keep it around 5-10 and you're fine.

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    It really does work, my Firefox loads thru sites much faster, especially here @SG
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    Quote Originally Posted by knightmare
    It really does work, my Firefox loads thru sites much faster, especially here @SG

    Ya it does, the was an old old old thread about it. You should consider 15 instead of 30 though.

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    mine is set on 10, does just fine. I never saw the thread. It was something I didn't know, maybe this is a good repost.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by knightmare
    mine is set on 10, does just fine. I never saw the thread. It was something I didn't know, maybe this is a good repost.....

    It is a good one, the thread is beyond pages old LOL

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    Already done this, but this would make a GREAT sticky thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrevGlas
    Already done this, but this would make a GREAT sticky thread

    Too many already

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabledude
    Too many already

    You could add it to cyphers firefox sticky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF
    You could add it to cyphers firefox sticky!

    Here! Here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrevGlas
    Already done this, but this would make a GREAT sticky thread

    Thx, you would be surprised at the people who do not know this-- me for one.

    And I've been using FF for over a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knightmare
    Thx, you would be surprised at the people who do not know this-- me for one.

    And I've been using FF for over a year.
    oh yeah, I've been using it for like 50 years!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zooner
    oh yeah, I've been using it for like 50 years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabledude
    Here! Here!
    That AV of yours has got to be one of the best I've seen!!!!!!



    People will forget what you said... and people will forget what you did... but people will never forget how you made them feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadDoctor
    That AV of yours has got to be one of the best I've seen!!!!!!




    yeah but who is it???

    FF for the only machine i have it on is set to 10 i believe.. saw it on a thread that everyone is saying already exists. I agree too you got to watch how many you open.

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    I have played and played with different settings to speed up Firefox and I have found Fasterfox actually slows things down. Try uninstalling Fasterfox then putting these settings in your user.js file:

    user_pref("browser.cache.disk_cache_ssl", true);
    user_pref("browser.cache.memory.capacity", 65536);
    user_pref("content.max.tokenizing.time", 2250000);
    user_pref("content.notify.ontimer", true);
    user_pref("content.notify.interval", 750000);
    user_pref("content.notify.backoffcount", 5);
    user_pref("content.switch.threshold", 750000);
    user_pref("network.http.pipelining", true);
    user_pref("network.http.proxy.pipelining", true);
    user_pref("network.http.pipelining.maxrequests", 8);
    user_pref("network.http.max-connections", 48);
    user_pref("network.http.max-connections-per-server", 16);
    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy", 48);
    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server", 16);
    user_pref("nglayout.initialpaint.delay", 750);


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    Quote Originally Posted by mnosteele52
    I have played and played with different settings to speed up Firefox and I have found Fasterfox actually slows things down. Try uninstalling Fasterfox then putting these settings in your user.js file:

    user_pref("browser.cache.disk_cache_ssl", true);
    user_pref("browser.cache.memory.capacity", 65536);
    user_pref("content.max.tokenizing.time", 2250000);
    user_pref("content.notify.ontimer", true);
    user_pref("content.notify.interval", 750000);
    user_pref("content.notify.backoffcount", 5);
    user_pref("content.switch.threshold", 750000);
    user_pref("network.http.pipelining", true);
    user_pref("network.http.proxy.pipelining", true);
    user_pref("network.http.pipelining.maxrequests", 8);
    user_pref("network.http.max-connections", 48);
    user_pref("network.http.max-connections-per-server", 16);
    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy", 48);
    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server", 16);
    user_pref("nglayout.initialpaint.delay", 750);

    Thanks! I'll give it a try sir!
    People will forget what you said... and people will forget what you did... but people will never forget how you made them feel.

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    Been using these tweaks for 'bout a year

    http://forums.speedguide.net/showthr...=speed+firefox

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    I find that if I set the initialpaint.delay setting to 0 , it runs MUCH faster, renders just about instantly
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