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    Making Firefox even faster


    Anyone know of any good way's to make Firefox faster? I only know this.......

    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.

    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.

    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.

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    A few tricks here:
    http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/tips

    Or this addon:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1269/
    ... it can help you manage some of about:config settings (plus many other tricks), some of which you already know about.

    Plus, you can prelink firefox binary so it loads a lot faster.
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

    -Bruce Lee

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    This seems like the ultimate Firefox tweak guide:
    http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=53650

    If you really want to know all the possible tricks, you'll have to experiment a lot.

    Default Firefox settings are meant to be compatible with most systems.
    Any other settings in about:config will have different effects on different types of Internet connections (depending on latency, speed, etc.).

    The best way to find all possible tweaking information would be to read firefox source code (everything is explained in the source's comments).
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

    -Bruce Lee

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