Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Make Firefox faster

This is an old one, but as more people started asking me for this hack I thought it would be better to have it on my blog. And yes there is IE version available on net, but hope u ppl hav switched to firefox. It's only useful for broadband users, so if you're still on dial-up you can just skip this one for now.

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 receives. If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages MUCH faster now!

5 comments:

amogh said...

Use http://fasterfox.mozdev.org/ instead

Praveen said...

kewl inputs man! I cud use this for my linux environs! In windows i am accustomed to using IE.. because of the font issues et al!
BTW. you have been tagged by me ;)

Velu Nair said...

I am nt much of a technophile, and hv been using Avant for ages now. Is Firefox better than Avant, by any chance??

Anonymous said...

Don't believe the Myths:

http://www.firefoxmyths.com

Marulu said...

Firefox is definitely better than Internet Explorer and it is for free.
Check out all the advantages Firefox has to offer you and you can even download it for free by clicking on the link/button at the bottom of the page at :
http://my-internet-tips-and-tricks.blogspot.com/2008/03/why-use-firefox.html
You can download it and use Internet Explorer and Firefox side by side till you are sure of yourself.