Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Firefox speed trick to load pages faster

Firefox is already a fast browser but did you know that you can tweak it to improve the speed even more?
Note: These settings are optimized for broadband connections.

That's the beauty of this program being open source.
Follow the above instructions:
In the URL bar, type “about:config” and press enter.
This will bring up the configuration “menu” where you can change the parameters of Firefox.

Double Click on the following settins and put in the numbers below - for the true / false booleans - they’ll change when you double click.

browser.tabs.showSingleWindowModePrefs – true
network.http.max-connections – 48
network.http.max-connections-per-server – 16
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy – 8
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server – 4
network.http.pipelining – true
network.http.pipelining.maxrequests – 100
network.http.proxy.pipelining – true
network.http.request.timeout – 300

One more thing… Right-click somewhere on that screen and add a 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. Since you’re broadband - it shouldn’t have to wait.

Now you should notice you’re loading pages MUCH faster now!

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