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Make Firefox Faster

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#46
Randal'Thor

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Thanks for the tips.

This worked brilliantly! All my pages load about 30-40% faster. Thanks again! :)
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Aw man I remember posting this one a forum once ! Good Ol' forum days.

I'm beginign to like this forum. Tons and tons of tutorials.

Edit :

Seems like the nglayout.initialpaint.delay isn't in the new firefox version or is it just me?

Edited by PoRco, 29 March 2009 - 01:32 AM.

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You can also get the Fasterfox extension for performance and network tweaks from:
-->https://addons.mozil...e...ox&status=4

FasterFox now boggs down Firefox more than ever.


Seems like the nglayout.initialpaint.delay isn't in the new firefox version or is it just me?

nglayout.initialpaint.delay tweak no longer works! It simply is not needed.
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Thanks, seems faster
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Thanks a lot for the tweaks! Now my FF faster than before, and now I think it's probably the fastest browser out there.
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I just did the addon from Mozilla and now my FF is zooming.
Thanks for the tip.
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Here's some more tips on how to make Firefox faster: http://www.wildersse...mp;postcount=21
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Cheers for the tip, at first it didn't work but I restarted my computer and wow the pages load alot faster. Thanks Kelvin :)
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wow, thanks for the tips :) it really works for me and i really need this stuff.. thanks again
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Nevermind, I figured it out.

How do you change it from false to true?

Make Firefox Faster

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 any number around 5-12. This
means it will make X requests at once, depending on the number you put in.

NOTE: A recommended number is either 8 or 12.

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 recieves.

If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages 2-3 times faster now.

IMPORTANT: Some small sites may block your connection because it DOES take up more bandwidth than usual. Take note.


Edited by G2GLisa, 07 November 2009 - 02:34 PM.

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:) Thanks!!! This works great and has added a lot of speed to my Fire Fox.
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thanks so much
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Thanks you sooo much, this has improved browsing speed dramatically.
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I would like to add that these settings help greatly. If you have the extra cash I use a great little program called BoostSpeed 5.x from Auslogics,an Aussie-based company. This is the BEST Windows utility for tweaking and maintaining any Windows-based PC. It even has an add-on/plug-in defrag screensaver utility that will start defragging your system if it remains idle long enough for the screensaver to engage.

I have BOOSTSPEED 5.x pagehere...

I hope this also :help:ed out!

Cheers...
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Thanks for the tip, this is exactly what I've been looking for - one question tho:

You mention that some smaller websites might not work after you change this setting. So do you advise going back and changing the setting if I need to access a site that won't work, or just opening it in a different browser (IE or Chrome maybe). It would probably be easiest and quickest to open in another browser, but I guess I'm just wondering if its possible/best practice to change the setting back and forth multiple times.

thanks!!
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