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barrington
30-12-2004, 02:58 PM
For those of you on broadband using Firefox (and if you're not, you should be shot), here's a trick to make it perform MUCH MUCH faster and load pages in an eyeblink. Impressive.

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 5. This means it will make 5 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 receives.

If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages MUCH faster now!

acliff
30-12-2004, 03:52 PM
And for those cretins who are still typing with just their index fingers and think CPU is about giving the kiss of life to floppy drives (...), here is a piece of software to do it automatically for you.

click here if you are marginally retarded (http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Browser-Tweak/Mozilla-Optimizer.shtml)

Josher
30-12-2004, 05:31 PM
I have been doing it the hard way for months now, and it is easy, but could be really confusing to unexperienced users. That download is really useful thanks!

barrington
30-12-2004, 07:53 PM
Curses.

frodo1511
30-12-2004, 08:29 PM
Does it screw up with IE on? I put it on the PC downstairs a couple months ago(an old '98 Compaq) which had IE 5 on it. 2 weeks later, the machine went to sleep indefiniately, so I had to toss it. Now I'm skeptical about putting it on mine, which runs IE all the time.

Dosen't really bother me if I don't use Firefox-broadband is fast enough, and with Service Pack 2, all pop-ups are now blocked.

acliff
30-12-2004, 08:43 PM
One of many reasons why you should be shot.

frodo1511
30-12-2004, 08:44 PM
One of many reasons why you should be shot.

Why, because, when I downloaded it with IE on, my computer exploded into tiny pieces? I tried to convert, but I encountered resistence.

Melvin
30-12-2004, 09:23 PM
Because, I think he means, you use IE when you should use Firefox. There's IE on this machine, because I share it with people who will insist on using IE, but I personally use Firefox, I've made the changes (manually) and thanks Barrington for the tips, it's working like a charm.

frodo1511
30-12-2004, 09:41 PM
Ok, Ok, I downloaded the thing, HAPPY?!
works like a charm, and I like the fact that you can use both IE and FF at the same time.

Narg
30-12-2004, 10:51 PM
Had this fix for about a week now, pretty sexy stuff eh.

deviljet88
31-12-2004, 12:12 AM
Mmm... being marginally retarded means I get a faster firefox. *ponders which is better* Thanks for the link, didn't know there was one.

Edit: Had to do it the "hard" way because link didn't work for me.

Ranman
01-01-2005, 11:21 PM
Hey it worked for me

Thanx Baz

ryan
02-01-2005, 01:02 AM
good stuff.

CFC
02-01-2005, 02:12 AM
http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v311/beaver-believer6/buddy_christ_info.jpg

Ranman
02-01-2005, 02:50 AM
now thats funny

Narg
02-01-2005, 09:23 AM
Go Buddy Jesus.

JackYang
02-01-2005, 05:59 PM
Meh isn't firefox already fast. ?

deviljet88
03-01-2005, 12:29 AM
No its bloody slow compared to Internet Explorer on most sites. Its slightly better now, but I think speed wise IE is still faster for me. Using Firefox still because I'm paranoid and like tabbed browsing.

seitanic
03-01-2005, 02:11 AM
hmmm there's a slight noticeable difference

thanks

JackYang
04-01-2005, 02:38 AM
Well, thruth is IE got the shittiest security. It basicly attracts all the spywares iwthout blocking them.

Oencross
04-01-2005, 05:55 AM
It's actually considerably faster imho. I hate ie. It's annoying, difficult to configure, and for the most part, completely useless to me.

Use this little tweak that bazzle has provided for us and firefox does an even better job at providing internet.