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#1 Valarius

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 08:16 AM

Alright, well I recently found a great, even if simple, way to speed up firefox for broadband users. With this said, it's a very simple way to make firefox blaze with speed.

First off, open a new tab, or new window, and type in the address bar "about:config". Now, a list of wierd stuff should pop up. Yes, it's all confusing, but we're just going to edit a few things.

In the search box, type in network.http.pipelining -- with this done, one thing should come up. It should be set to false -- enable it by setting it to true.

Back to the search box, type in network.http.proxy.pipelining -- again, set it to true from false.

Again, we visit with our friend, the search box. Type in network.http.pipelining.maxrequests -- the value should say 4. Edit this value anywhere from 25 - 35, depending on how fast your connection is (if your connection is slow, put in 35. If it's fast, put in 25).

Now, with all this done, clear your search box so it shows the entire config list. Right click anywhere on the list, and press New -> Integer. Type in nglayout.initialpaint.delay -- set it's value to 0.

Now, restart Firefox (close all existing windows). Open it up, and you'll see a very obvious increase in loading speed.

That's it, you're done! :)

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#2 Nayr Shadow

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 05:28 AM

Everything but the last two things was already set that way for me O_o

Oh well, what I did do still helped a lot. Thanks!

Curious though, how did you figure this out/what exactly does it do for FireFox? I don't really understand pipelining, or the delay you put in.
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#3 Zenassis

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 06:55 AM

I followed exactly what you said, but it just made my pages load slower, so I undid the changes. Anyway, my Firefox pages never loaded slow in the first place.

#4 Valarius

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 07:13 AM

network.http.pipelining
Basically allows you to get more content at once.

network.http.proxy.pipelining
The same as http.pipelining; except if you decide you want to work with a proxy, it greatly increases performance.

network.http.pipelining.maxrequests
Pretty much self-explanatory -- It tells your browser how many things it should load at once.

nglayout.initialpaint.delay
This is an interesting one. It tells your browser how long to wait before it starts asking the site you're connecting to to send it data. When the value is 0, it basically tells the site that you're ready for the data instantly. Some sites check your browser for this, and it basically helps with those nitpicky ones.

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 09:01 AM

Wow this would have taken a ton of research sweet job, and thank you!

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 01:01 PM

It looks like it helped some people but it just made Mozilla more slower for me. Mine is already fast anyway.

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#7 Nayr Shadow

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 02:12 PM

network.http.pipelining
Basically allows you to get more content at once.

network.http.proxy.pipelining
The same as http.pipelining; except if you decide you want to work with a proxy, it greatly increases performance.

network.http.pipelining.maxrequests
Pretty much self-explanatory -- It tells your browser how many things it should load at once.

nglayout.initialpaint.delay
This is an interesting one. It tells your browser how long to wait before it starts asking the site you're connecting to to send it data. When the value is 0, it basically tells the site that you're ready for the data instantly. Some sites check your browser for this, and it basically helps with those nitpicky ones.

Ah, thank you then. I didn't know what pipelining was, and I couldn't see what the delay was set on. Unfortunantly my understanding of FireFox and computers in general is limited to what I could teach myself. Which still isn't THAT bad <_<

Well thanks a lot then ^_^ How'd you figure this out?
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Posted 11 April 2006 - 02:22 PM

I think it's working a bit faster for me now. Thanks! :P

I want to know how you figured all this out too. :f6:

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 06:49 PM

this is easy stuff lol Knew it a long time ago xD oh and network.http.pipelining.maxrequests doesnt actually allow 25 =P its actally i think 10 or 15

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 07:18 PM

Wow this would have taken a ton of research sweet job, and thank you!


Actually there was a tutorial knocking around the net for like a year now


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Posted 11 April 2006 - 09:45 PM

AMAZING

Thank you so much. Fame says it all, I suppose. <3

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#12 Kunu

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 10:09 PM

Oh.my.geesh.

Faming time. Oh, yes. Valarius, you rock! :P

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#13 Valarius

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Posted 12 April 2006 - 06:52 AM

this is easy stuff lol Knew it a long time ago xD oh and network.http.pipelining.maxrequests doesnt actually allow 25 =P its actally i think 10 or 15


The max it will allow is 50 .. -_-

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#14 ChibiBaka

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Posted 12 April 2006 - 08:30 PM

The max it will allow is 50 .. -_-

ah w/e Im not good at comp stuff as i used to be D:

#15 Carta

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 06:01 PM

Holy Snap. My FF use to load Forum Header and everything, along with just some Pinned topics. I would then have to wait for the rest to load.

Now, the whole page loads like ::Snaps::

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 05:08 PM

Wow. Thanks thats a really really big difference. GREAT!!


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Posted 14 April 2006 - 09:55 PM

Thanks... I've seen this posted other places but I finally decided to try it and it works great. =]
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Posted 14 April 2006 - 10:13 PM

I think this slows down your downloads. I stream videos so sluggishly, but web surfing is faster by only a bit.

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 06:57 PM

How did you find this out??? You must be a computer pro or something. Thanks so much (its faster now) I think Il fame you lol.

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 07:04 PM

faster fox extension already does this for u and this isnt that special it posted on most majored forums for dail up users!
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