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Mrcheeks

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i dont know if this has already been posted, or if it is common knowledge among this community, but i thought id share just incase someone can get some use out of it. To quote forevergeek.com,

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!


so if that is of any use to anyone, thank the people over at forevergeek.com :tazz:
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j123jam

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I just want to note that I have tried this trick, although I used only 4 pipes, but it slowed down my internet connection tremendously. I did bandwith tests before and after to confirm this. I guess it doesn't work for everyone.
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Maybe it depends on the connection but i know this sped up my browsing incredibly, so i guess its worth a try since you can always revert to the old settings :tazz:
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Just thought I'd mention, I tried this trick, with bandwith tests before and after, and it doubled my bandwith. My browser now runs much quicker, so thank you for the tip, Mrcheeks.
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User Prefs Speed Tweaks for fast comp - fast connection, fast comp - slow connection, slow comp - fast connection etc etc.

Also a little extension called Tweak Network which lets you switch between default and power settings.
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Try this as well:

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 recieves.

If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages MUCH faster now!
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so if that is of any use to anyone, thank the people over at forevergeek.com  :tazz:

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They stole my tweak! ;)
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This tweak is from the user "version" on this board:

Mozilla, type "about:config" in the address bar and set the following:

network.http.max-connections: 48
network.http.max-connections-per-server: 16
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy: 16
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server: 8
network.http.pipelining: true
network.http.pipelining.maxrequests: 20
network.http.proxy.pipelining: true
nglayout.initialpaint.delay: 0
privacy.popups.disable_from_plugins: 1
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Would any of that speed up FF for a dial up connection? ;(
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