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I got this tip off a friend off another forum, and posted it myself here. I felt that I should post these tips here too. The original post of this is here.

I just downloaded FF3, and felt it was going a bit slow. I looked up my old thread, made these changes and it is SIGNIFICANTLY faster than it was.

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Originally Posted by low stife
First open up firefox and type in "about:config" into the adress bar and hit enter.

Next scroll down till you see "network.http.pipelining" and set it to "true".

Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true".

Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number around 30. This is the number of requests your browser will make in one second. Making this number too high might make connecting to sites more difficult or impossible because of the amount of requests that are being sent the site thinks it's being packeted.

Lastly right click anywhere and select New --> Integer and name it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" then set its value to "0"

Now if you are using a high speed connection, like I said before, you should notice you are able to browse the internet much faster.
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post #2 of 14
is fire fox better than ie , iv never researched it but your post made me curios
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is fire fox better than ie , iv never researched it but your post made me curios
99.98% of this forum will say it's superior in every way.
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I wish people would stop posting this everywhere on the internet. Doing this will increase the load on the servers websites are hosted on by quite a bit, which causes servers to go down more often, especially during peak hours.
 
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Find the plugin on the mozilla site called Fasterfox. It does this tweak and some other minor ones automatically.
    
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I think that's where Inkfx originally got his information, and I think he only used those 4 items for a reason. I'm looking through that list, and not much of it would really help.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by drewfus View Post
is fire fox better than ie , iv never researched it but your post made me curios
I just installed it to see what the hubub was about...it's only been like 10 minutes but I'm not sold that it's any better than IE. That said, it doesn't seem to be a bad browser.

I think a lot of people really like it because it's not Microsoft.
     
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I just installed it to see what the hubub was about...it's only been like 10 minutes but I'm not sold that it's any better than IE. That said, it doesn't seem to be a bad browser.

I think a lot of people really like it because it's not Microsoft.
thats what i thought, ill try it any way to also see what all the hoopla is about.
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WOW.

This loads facepunch ALOT faster with those tweaks.

Bravo.
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