Speed up Firefox

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  1. Derek Lidbom says:

    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.

  2. Ben says:

    Hmm.. I thought i sent this to you a few months ago.. But regardless, it does seem to work… 🙂

  3. Derek Lidbom says:

    hmmm…ok…Thanks Ben! 😀

  4. Josh Creason says:

    so with this, is it faster than IE?

  5. Jon says:


    It even helps out with just a dial-up connection.

  6. Chris Bitsas says:

    Hey, this is great. The slow loading was getting on my nerves. Thanks.

  7. Decided to finally see what all the fuss was about and downloaded Firefox.

    I can’t believe you didn’t tell me about this Firefox thing a long time ago Derek!!

    Thanks a LOT!!!!!!!!!

  8. Chris Barr says:

    If you have a mac, you can download either a G4 or G5 optimized version of FF here http://homepage.mac.com/krmathis/

    It shaves a good 1+ second of each pages load time. Very noticeable.

    the method you have listed, does that work on all versions of FF, or just windows?

  9. Derek Lidbom says:

    It seemed to work well on my G4 Powerbook.

  10. Ben says:


    Firefox has ALWAYS been faster then IE.. 🙂

  11. sarah says:

    Frankie, when are you going to get a Mac (that’s what all the liberal weiners use)??? And, you have to get a Volvo, too. 🙂

  12. Josh Creason says:

    hey, volvos are cool even for us right wing nut jobs.
    i’m experimenting again with firefox…my previous experience was not stellar, but so far, it’s going well this time.

  13. Derek Lidbom says:

    If it weren’t for being able to browse by typing and needing to know about new stuff in technology, I would probably still be using IE. Oh yeah, and most of my stuff done at home is on a mac. And IE on the mac is un-fun.

  14. Chris Barr says:

    Yeah, I did the setting change on my FF and on my girlfriend’s computer also. I used to have Safari as my default browser, but I have changed that now. FF has the cool themes, all the extentions I need, and the speed now. FF does everything i need except spell checking in text fields like Safari does.

  15. skebrown says:

    I drive a Volvo, use a PC/Win2k and am a moderate Republican.

    What does this make me?

  16. Ben says:

    Liberal Wiener or Right-wing nut job… apparently those are the only two options these days.

  17. sarah says:

    a closet liberal weiner?

    my boss at my last company drove a volvo and was a blind mac faithful and happened to be a (very obnoxious) liberal weiner. (he also liked soccer and weird music and drank foreign beers and talked about europe all the time) the other programmers and i (all right wing nut jobs) made all sorts of conclusions and wisecracks…. it was dilbert-ish.

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