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Firefox Tricks and Tips

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.

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

Code:

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!
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Oh yes, it worked alright.
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rattakua wrote:
Oh yes, it worked alright.
How much faster is it?
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Does this work for Firefox 3 or 2?
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Albert wrote:
rattakua wrote:
Oh yes, it worked alright.
How much faster is it?


pretty much faster than when I first installed.
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Agent wrote:
Does this work for Firefox 3 or 2?


It will work on both 3 and 2. Cheesy Grin (sparkly
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Doctor Inferno wrote:
Agent wrote:
Does this work for Firefox 3 or 2?


It will work on both 3 and 2. Cheesy Grin (sparkly


/agree
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Can I know what are the effects for these and if I can make it to a higher or lower value:

Code:

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 (why lower?)
network.http.pipelining – true
network.http.pipelining.maxrequests – 100
network.http.proxy.pipelining – true
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I couldn't find in my firefox 3......

Code:

browser.tabs.showSingleWindowModePrefs – true
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Me too.
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Albert wrote:
I couldn't find in my firefox 3......

Code:

browser.tabs.showSingleWindowModePrefs – true


Me too. That is for Firefox 2 or 1 . I find this tutorial long years ago. Can't remember website.
Something like tweakfactor. I'm not sure.
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so what do we do now?
Wow. It really works.
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Albert wrote:
so what do we do now?


The above tip doesn't really affect the browsing speed much. The main tweak is this

Code:

network.http.pipelining – true


-this enables firefox to download from the number of connections stated below (100). Like how it works in a download manager.

Code:

network.http.pipelining.maxrequests – 100
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Albert wrote:
so what do we do now?


Just forgot this

Code:

browser.tabs.showSingleWindowModePrefs – true

LMBO or ROFL
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