Speed Up Firefox

Posted October 5, 2005 by Chillyb in Mozilla Firefox

Are you still using Internet Explorer to surf the web? Do yourself a favor, and check out Mozilla’s Firefox. After the Web browser is installed, follow the steps listed below to optimize it. For those who already use it, you will see a difference in speed immediately.


Use the instructions below to optimize your Firefox for faster Web browsing:

    1. Type “about:config” in your Firefox address bar, and hit Enter.
    2. Search for the following settings, and set them as indicated below:
    Set network.http.pipelining to true.
    Set network.http.pipelining.firstrequest to true.
    Set network.http.pipelining.maxrequests to 32.
    Set network.http.proxy.pipelining to true.
    Set nglayout.initialpaint.delay to 0.

It is very likely that you will not have an entry for network.http.pipelining.firstrequest. Just add one using the steps below.

    1. Right-click on the Preferences list, and select New. Then select Boolean.
    2. On the first prompt, type the following: network.http.pipelining.firstrequest
    3. On the second prompt, set it to true.

It is also likely that you will not have an entry for nglayout.initialpaint.delay.
Add one using the following instructions:

    1. Right-click on the Preferences list, and select New. Then select ‘Integer.
    2. On the first prompt, type the following nglayout.initialpaint.delay
    3. On the second prompt, set it to ‘0’

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