Dec 21, 2008

Speed up Firefox browsing

If you use a broadband connection to connect to the internet then these tweaks will surely speed up your firefox browser. But if you use a dial up connection, I don’t think you will notice any change.

Open Firefox and type about:config in the address bar. This will bring up a menu with a large number of parameters having their preset values. You are supposed to change the following parameters and their corresponding values as shown.

network.http.max-connections – 48

network.http.max-connections-per-server – 16

network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy – 8

network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server – 4

network.http.pipelining – true

network.http.pipelining.maxrequests – 100

network.http.proxy.pipelining – true

network.http.request.timeout – 300

another nifty tweak – right click anywhere on the screen and add a new > integer. Name it “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” without quotes. Set its value as 0.

This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives. As you are using a broadband connection, your browser does need to wait unnecessarily.

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