How To Make Firefox Faster

Discussion in '"How to" Information' started by CuzICan, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. CuzICan

    CuzICan New Member

    Fayetteville, A
    Here is a fix for Firefox Browser, in the configuration does work and it is harmless to the browser or computer, you are merely manipulating their setting to perk up the speed of the browser. Hope it is helpful.

    Heres a configuration fix to make the FireFox Browser even faster:

    I.Type about:config into the address bar and hit return.

    Scroll down and look for the following entries:

    1. network.http.pipelining.
    2. network.http.proxy.pipelining network.
    3. network.http.pipelining.maxrequests

    You will have to scroll down quite a bit using the scroll on the right side of the browser to find them but they are there.

    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

    **These 2 settings may all ready be set to true if you are using a recent download of Firefox: Proceed to this one if they are:

    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 will load pages MUCH faster now.

    You can also go to Tools>Add on's on the Firefox Browser then at the bottom right corner click on extensions--found as a blue link-- Search for and add "FasterFox", and this will help your speed as well.
  2. sbursik

    sbursik New Member

    McKinney Texas
    Need to be careful. Not all of this applies in version 3 of Firefox which is MUCH faster that version 2.

  3. catdaddy64

    catdaddy64 New Member

    I used this information and Firefox is much faster than it was before and I am using 3.0.