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Speed up Firefox
« on: May 25, 2007, 12:29:54 PM »

Found this recently, and it works a treat ~

Speed up Firefox. If you have a broadband connection (and most of us do), you can use pipelining to speed up your page loads. This allows Firefox to load multiple things on a page at once, instead of one at a time (by default, it’s optimized for dialup connections). Here’s how:

    * Type “about:config” into the address bar and hit return. Type “network.http” in the filter     
       field, and change the following settings (double-click on them to change them):
    * Set “network.http.pipelining” to “true”
    * Set “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true”
    * Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to a number like 30. This will allow it to make 30
      requests at once.
    * Also, 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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Re: Speed up Firefox
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2007, 11:03:50 AM »

Works on the Mac!!!

Thanks for posting this Cheesy
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Re: Speed up Firefox
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2007, 03:03:57 AM »

I was amazed Rick... Skinbase has to be the slowest loading site on the web, but after making these changes it leaps onto the screen.  Grin
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Re: Speed up Firefox
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2007, 12:31:02 PM »

dude, thanks so much for this!!!!
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Re: Speed up Firefox
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2009, 04:02:50 PM »

Be sure to check the "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" if you update to a newer version of Firefox... I was getting really gnarled off with my machine until I checked and found that FF defaults to '300' when updated... set it to '0' and you can join the Wright Brothers once again...  Smiley
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