Monday, December 25, 2006

Faster Firefox

Users of Firefox can dramatically speed up their browser if they are using a broadband connection. It looks like the default settings are optimized for dial-up and don’t take advantage of some of the capabilities of cable-modem or DSL. The steps are easy to follow and you'll see an instant improvement in performance.

Type “about:config” in the address bar. Press ENTER.

In the Filter box, type “network”.

Scroll down to “network.http.pipelining”.

Double-click it and the value will change from FALSE to TRUE.

The line below should be “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” and the default value is 4.

Double-click it and increase the value by typing in 10. (You can experiment with different values to see what gives you the best performance. Mine is currently 10.)

That’s it.


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