Firefox tweak

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by vbnmu, Dec 16, 2006.

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  1. vbnmu

    vbnmu Registered Member

    Nov 30, 2006
    came across this on a different website. so far it seems to work but a few options might hav come from MF1. coz i cnt find it on MF2.

    hope it works for u too. i would remind you that SHOULD YOU PROCEED WITH THESE CHANGES, YOU WOULD BE DOING IT AT YOUR OWN RISK!

    enjoy guys!
    Yes, firefox is already pretty fast but did you know that
    you can tweak it and improve the speed even more?

    That's the beauty of this program being open source.
    Here's what you do:
    In the URL bar, type about:config and press enter.
    This will bring up the configuration menu where you can change the parameters of Firefox.

    Note that these are what I've found to REALLY speed up
    my Firefox significantly - and these settings seem to be
    common among everybody else as well. But these settings are optimized for
    broadband connections - I mean with as much concurrent requests we're going to open
    up with pipelining lol you'd better have a big connection.

    Double Click on the following settins and put in the
    numbers below - for the true / false booleans - they'll change when you double click.

    browser.tabs.showSingleWindowModePrefs true
    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

    One more thing… Right-click somewhere on that
    screen and add a 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. Since you’re broadband - it shouldn’t have to wait.

    Now you should notice you’re loading pages MUCH faster now!
  2. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    Jul 21, 2003

    Do you have a link for this information?
  3. TheQuest

    TheQuest Registered Member

    Jun 9, 2003
    Kent. UK by the sea
    Hi, ronjor

    May be from Firefox Tweak Guide:- Tweakfactor, Articies.

    Take Care,
    TheQuest :cool:
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2006
  4. Rico

    Rico Registered Member

    Aug 19, 2004
    Hi Guys,

    Vbnmu - I'm not sure what some of those characters are in your post, name it what?

    The following link seems to match some of the settings Vbnmu states, check

    Uses presets to change 17 values at "about:config", the presets are: Default, Courteous, Optimized, & Turbo. See values at: With Firefox2 I found Fasterfox, options, etc at: Tools > Add-Ons. They put a small page timer (lower right) screen. Way cool!!!

    Take Care
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2006
  5. vbnmu

    vbnmu Registered Member

    Nov 30, 2006
    hi Rico,
    the characters are as i found them in that forum.
    It was someone else posting suggestions in the miscellaneous area. wasn't a computer forum therefor the source can b questionned!
    but it works fine on my MF.
    u shud look into the other links u and TheQuest found. I will do the same asap and post the results.
    i also stumbled on an app for IE. It actually lets you increase the restrictions set my microsoft. i am more than happy to share that program tho i really dunno what to think of it-av had mixed results from it.

  6. screamer

    screamer Registered Member

    Apr 14, 2006
    Big Apple USA
    With XP-Antispy you can increase the Max Connections as well as tweak various other XP settings.
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