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- Nov 2004
Speeding up firefox
Basically this is what u do:
This tip will speed up your Firefox significantly, but will mainly work for broadband users. To achieve this speed increase you need to alter certain settings of Firefox to speed up page requests and the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives. To edit these preferences you need to open the configuration page of Firefox by typing the following into the address bar:
This will bring up a long list of Preferences. You can filter them by typing:
You will need to make 3 changes and one addition to the preferences:
* Find network.http.pipelining and click on it to turn it's value from false to true.
* Find network.http.proxy.pipelining and click on it to turn it's value from false to true.
* Find network.http.pipelining.maxrequest and change it's value to 30.
* Finally you will need to add an extra preference. You can do that by CTRL-Clicking in an empty area and selecting New/Integer from the contextual menu. Enter the name in a pop-up window: nglayout.initialpaint.delay and set it's value to O.
Restart Firefox and enjoy!
I've done something similar that is optimeised for broadband, read here
Speed up Firefox a lot! Braodband users only. NOT FOR DIAL UP USERS
I have seen these tips in other o/s forums, so I tryed on my Firefox downloaded from ftp.suse.com version 1.
***WARNING, JUST BECAUSE IT WORKED ON MY HARDWARE, IT MAY NOT ON YOURS, AND ONLY FOR BROADBAND USERS, NOT DIAL-UP***
Here are my Firefox config values I played with.
Tested with my cable modem broadband connection.
NOT FOR DIAL UP USERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Type "about :config" in the address bar.
Find these options, double click each one and change to below values:
After changing the values just close Firefox and open it again.
Some people told that these setting may hammer some servers.
Changing the "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to max of 8 will probably solve the problem.(above reduced to 16 from 32 already)
- Join Date
- Nov 2004
The biggest speed advantage I've seen has been compiling from source instead of using precompiled binaries. Firefox startup has gone from 15 secs to under 4, and rendering is faster, too. But whether you do that or not, the things in the other posts will definitely help. They can be tweaked a bit for dial up too.