Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Firefox Configuration

A co-worker sent me this in e-mail. Talk about helpful, about:config sure will save the manual modification of the .js files.

Run Firefox? Have broadband? Here's Speed Tips

Here's something for broadband people that will really speed up

1.Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return.
Scroll down and look for the following entries:
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!

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