Originally Posted by FTBBTF
I've registered mainly to thank Alex for the work on Firefox and to be able to provide feedback.
However, I have to point a few things out relating to the "tweaking" guide. I have a few problems with it, so here goes:"network.http.max-connections" - 256 is so by default
, it's the standard value for Waterfox"network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy" - 8 is, again, by default"network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server" - 8 is, same, default value"network.http.pipelining.firstrequest" does not do anything, because that is no longer implemented in Firefox
since a few years ago. All documentation on this is obsolete and dates to 2004"nglayout.initialpaint.delay" should not be set to 0
, if anyone is wondering, as it will not provide with the best outcome. Recommendations are provided by Mozilla, can be under the default value of 250"network.prefetch-next" should be kept the way it is
, but setting it to true will not harm the computer
. It's a gimmick saying you will get viruses from having it enabled, as if there is malware the browser, security software, etc will block it before it will affect the computer. If you want it enabled, keep it so.
The rest of the tweaks are OK, you may apply them, especially the pipelining ones. Those are the ones to use.
Also, use this one, it's new and Chrome already uses it:
"network.http.spdy.enabled" - TRUE
- 256 (This was recently changed to 256 from Mozilla within the last two versions. I read there was a reason why so I posted it for anyone who may have earlier versions of Firefox)network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy
- 8 (This is the default. Some people have been using a higher setting of 16 but the default is fine the way it is so I posted it to bring the setting to it's default value)network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server
- 8 (The default is actually 6. Bumped this up because there's a speed increase by changing it to 8)network.http.pipelining.firstrequest
(This was an earlier setting but may no longer be needed in recent versions of Firefox but no harm is done by including it)nglayout.initialpaint.delay
(Default is 250 but my setting of 25 is perfect for a high speed broadband connection. Otherwise 125-200 is fine)network.prefetch-next
(I probably should have detailed this better. This tweak (default is true) speeds up the browser by prefetching data from links on the page your viewing. So when you click a link, the data is presented immediately. Google Chrome has the same setting for speeding up their browser. I have this set to false because if the prefetched page includes malware, it will be downloaded so setting this to false will stop prefetching. User can decide what's best for them.)network.http.spdy.enabled
- TRUE (This is a new setting in Firefox 11 and will be on (true) by default starting with Firefox 13 or 14. It speeds up the loading of web sites if they code their web site to use this feature. It was originally created by Google and is quickly being adopted by all web browsers and the internet. Google is working to make this standardized with all browsers and the internet. The default is false but I have it set to true. Not all web sites include this but a handful like Google, Twitter, Facebook and a few others include this.)
The settings within Firefox by default is to be used with ALL types of OS's and CPU's. My settings are best with newer hardware (last few years) and a speedy broadband connection. If you have older hardware or slower internet connection, then you can experience lag because your hardware and browser won't be able to handle the amount of data being received. So the browser will bottleneck the data. It's best to use the default settings if using a slower internet or older hardware (mainly CPU).
Thanks to FTBBTF for bringing up these settings. I'll make some changes to better inform the user.UPDATE
: I've updated the 'Speed Tweaks' info in my original post #2057
.Edited by djkilla - 4/23/12 at 11:25am