Speed up Mozilla Firefox about 3-30x Faster?

Sarge

Active Member
#1
I found this, and I wanted to share, I didn't test it yet, but I will very soon.

If your a firefox lover like me then you should try this.

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 2-30 times faster now.
 

Mak 2.0

Mod...WAFFLES!?!?
Staff member
#2
AT the same time it overloads the servers you are trying to contact. Which is the downside. Making upwards of 30 reuqests at once some Web Hosts cant handle which will cause your browser to actually be SLOWER than previously.

Personally i think this is ill advised. As you never know how the host servers will take this. Some might even bounce you cause they might see this a DoS attack.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#3
Just download and install the FasterFox plugin.
It does that - and gives you a choice of whether you want to "play nice" with the server you're contacting or not.
 

Sarge

Active Member
#4
Yeah, I'll go for FasterFox :smile: