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Really cool Firefox trick to make it incredibly fast

Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:29 am

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

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 recieves.

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

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1299854/posts

It's incredible. Everything is so responsive now.

Re: Really cool Firefox trick to make it incredibly fast

Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:17 pm

Just a note to anyone who plays Neo:

It's not allowed.

Pipelining is that one option in Fasterfox which wasnt allowed.It sends several requests at the same time to the server

server overload = a big no-no

Re: Really cool Firefox trick to make it incredibly fast

Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:35 pm

Ahh dang. Hmmm I guess this would go better in a forum that Neopets users don't play eh?

Re: Really cool Firefox trick to make it incredibly fast

Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:10 pm

Shoyru_Lover wrote:Ahh dang. Hmmm I guess this would go better in a forum that Neopets users don't play eh?


You'd be hard-pressed to find a forum that doesn't involve a load-limited web server. :)

That is, if there's any actual truth in the assertion that this raises server load -- you'd end up requesting the same set of pages anyway, and the server doesn't really have to treat you any more expediently than any other Keep-Alive client.

Re: Really cool Firefox trick to make it incredibly fast

Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:58 pm

I really only notice a difference on pages with lots of images, and it's not much of a difference... plus, I use Opera more than I use Firefox.

Interesting, though.

Edit: Huh. Apparently pipelining is available and on by default in Opera. What do you know, Opera is awesome again.
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