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This FAQ is for people with DSL, Cable, broadband, etc. NOT DIAL-UP.

Firefox is optimized for people with all types of internet connections so its speed was a bit limited for the people on fast broadband. However, with these tweaks you can make it run at full speed.

Note: If you have any add-ons like FasterFox or anything that would speed up your browser page, some or all of these settings might already be applied.


IF YOU DON'T SEE ANY IMAGES, PLEASE REFRESH THE PAGE !



1. First, type about:config into address bar.

And this should show up:



2. Next, type network into the filter up on the top so that only the preference names that begin with network shows up.

Should look like this:



3. After that, find and change the following by double clicking within that row:

network.http.pipelining change from false to true
network.http.proxy.pipelining change from false to true
network.http.pipelining.maxrequests change from 4 to 20

It should look like this when finished:



4. Finally, right click anywhere on that page and go to New>Integer and type in nglayout.initialpaint.delay and have the value be 0.

Once thats done, it should look like this:



And thats it!!

What that does is enable http pipelining which will increase the speed at which your browser can receive data and send more requests for a certain page. It will also display the page right when the data is recieved instead of waiting one second for the data to be cached then displayed. Again, this is NOT FOR DIAL-UP, this is for broadband ONLY!

Hope this has speeded things up for you!
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YOU STOLE MY FAQ

Good FAQ, but you still stole my idea
    
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Cool. I'm using FasterFox and I had to add the key plus change the value of maxrequests from 8 to 20.

Thanks!
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YOU STOLE MY FAQ

Good FAQ, but you still stole my idea
How and where?? lol
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Looks good! Gonna have to try it at home!
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anything in there that https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1269 doesn't do?
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what does the nglayout.initialpaint.delay setting do?
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Originally Posted by blackeagle View Post
anything in there that https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1269 doesn't do?
I know theres at least a few things that FasterFox doesn't change or change as much. If you refer to Bigval's post, he uses FasterFox but his maxrequest was only changed to 8 when a value of 20 would give better performance.

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what does the nglayout.initialpaint.delay setting do?
It will allow the page to be displayed right when the data is recieved instead of waiting a few second for the data to be cached then displayed.
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We need this stickey'd I did it work good thanks
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JacKz5o View Post
I know theres at least a few things that FasterFox doesn't change or change as much. If you refer to Bigval's post, he uses FasterFox but his maxrequest was only changed to 8 when a value of 20 would give better performance.



It will allow the page to be displayed right when the data is recieved instead of waiting a few second for the data to be cached then displayed.
yea i changed that value.... Maybe this will help me refresh woot.com faster haha
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