Sunday, May 31, 2009

Tweak your firefox to make it faster..

I'm using Firefox as my Internet browser, before I used to have Internet Explorer but after long suffering of slow navigation I decided to switch with Firefox and I have to admit I'm satisfied with it. I even continue to look for some tweaks to improve more it's performance and I saw some good pointers to make your Firefox load much faster. I know these may sounds familiar and even others already done it, but I care to share anyway.

Here's a tweak for your Firefox:

Type on the address bar: "about config"

Hint: To save your eyes from tearing just to find these item, use the "ctrl-F" button, it's much easier.

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

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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