View Full Version : Go-faster tweak for Firefox

12-30-2004, 02:44 AM
I just changed all my settings and havent had any problems yet.
Although I cant really tell if their is a speed advantage or not. But if you are bored and feeling creative here is the instructions.
Do at your own risk. :hmmm:

Go-faster tweak for Firefox
Here's a great go-faster tip for Firefox, the free, rock-solid, secure browser from the Mozilla Foundation:

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!

Update: Ole sez, "Enabling pipelining in Firefox can speed up complex page retrievals, as you note, but it can also break Flash. This is a Macromedia thing not a Firefox thing but thatís why the app defaults to pipelining disabled."

12-30-2004, 08:33 AM
IE defaults to a max 2 connections. Used to edit the registry to change that all the time. Never bothered to look for that in Moz, thanks for the tip!

12-30-2004, 08:53 AM