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Make Firefox Run Faster


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#1 TEB

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 10:52 PM

in the address bar type about:config

Navigate to the following keys

set network.http.pipeling to true
set network.http.proxy.pipelining to true
set network.http.pipeling.maxrequests to at least 30
AND add an integer called nglayout.initialpaint.delay and set it to 0

This will significantly speed up firefox on a broadband connection

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#2 tg1911

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 01:34 AM

There's also additional information on Pipelining in this post:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/Firefox_Web_Browser_Pipelining-t1782.html
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Posted 25 March 2005 - 02:18 AM

how do you add an integer
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Posted 25 March 2005 - 02:41 AM

Right click anywhere click new =>integer

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Posted 25 March 2005 - 02:48 AM

Does anyone know if there is anything like this in Internet Explorer?
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Posted 25 March 2005 - 02:54 AM

.......sorry......

Lemme give you a pointer

1. ABANDON INTERNET EXPLORER- most somewhat computer savvy people know this. Microsoft Internet Explorer has hundreds of security holes, is much more prone to give you spyware, adware, Pop-ups, VIRUSES, etc. Get Mozilla Firefox, or at least netscape, or Opera. I recommend Firefox. It has a built in pop up blocker that actually works and doesnt make stupid noises when it block a pop up, and prevents almost ALL spyware/adware.

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Posted 25 March 2005 - 03:08 AM

Ryan,

To answer your question: No, there is nothing like pipelining available in IE.

I too suggest that you use Firefox as your main browser, and IE only when
necessary.

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Posted 25 March 2005 - 07:19 AM

Do you really think MS would allow any user to tinker with how IE works, or trust them to change how it works outside of some very limited panels?
I too recommend using an alternative browser, and Firefox, with it's many extensions (plug-ins) allows you to tailer a safe, fast browser to your own needs.
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Posted 25 March 2005 - 08:27 AM

I couldn't agree more. Firefox is much more safe. Also, you can personalise it with many extensions and themes which can be great fun.

Edited by PrittStick, 25 March 2005 - 08:27 AM.


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Posted 25 March 2005 - 01:15 PM

I did download firefox and i changed all the settings you mentioned at the beginning of the section. it is a lot faster. I do agree that IE is very unsafe because I do have spyware that is affecting it right now, but not anything else.
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Posted 30 March 2005 - 11:50 AM

in the address bar type about:config

Navigate to the following keys

set network.http.pipeling to true
set network.http.proxy.pipelining to true
set network.http.pipeling.maxrequests to at least 30
AND add an integer called nglayout.initialpaint.delay and set it to 0

This will significantly speed up firefox on a broadband connection

Will this hint work for the Mac OS X version of Firefox as well?

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 01:47 PM

In my excitement (and cack handedness) I accidentally added an integer with a preference name of 30, and a value of 0.
Unfortunately I cannot remove this entry. How can I remove this entry? will it negate any settings?
Much obliged.

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 02:18 PM

In my excitement (and cack handedness) I accidentally added an integer with a preference name of 30, and a value of 0.
Unfortunately I cannot remove this entry. How can I remove this entry? will it negate any settings?
Much obliged.

Hi:

Heh heh, you weren't the only one treeh0rn!

I think you will find that if you close Firefox, and reopen it, that entry will not appear in
about:config

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 05:41 PM

Holy bleep, i noticed a huge improvement in the speed. Thanx for the tip!



BTW: What are the explanations for the above modifications. I did them, and they helped a lot, but i would appreciate a reason for changing those variables and values. I love to know how/why stuff works....

Edited by Heretic Monkey, 30 March 2005 - 05:42 PM.


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Posted 30 March 2005 - 10:49 PM

In my excitement (and cack handedness) I accidentally added an integer with a preference name of 30, and a value of 0.
Unfortunately I cannot remove this entry. How can I remove this entry? will it negate any settings?
Much obliged.

Hi:

Heh heh, you weren't the only one treeh0rn!

I think you will find that if you close Firefox, and reopen it, that entry will not appear in
about:config

Right click the integer u accidentally set to , right click it, and fix it.




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