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- hey guys i have noticed a in term of speed in browsing difference between my browsers firefox and. i clear both of there cache and access several websites and i noticed that IE loads them faster than firefox. is there a way to speed up firefox?
 

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I ran across the following tweaks on another forum and have used them myself.
They made a big difference.

Open Firefox and in the address bar type: about:config this will open hidden options.
underneath the address bar there is another bar that you can start typing in the names, and it will shorten the list accordingly.
so.

1. Find browser.tabs.showSingleWindowModePrefs and double click on it so it = true
2. Find network.http.pipelining and double click on it so it = true
3. Find network.http.pipelining.maxrequests set from 4 to 100
***4. Find network.http.max-connections and set to 48. Default was 24
***5. Find network.http.max-connections-per-server and set to 24. Default was 8
***6. Find network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy and set to 12. Default was 4
***7. Find network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server and set to 6. Default was 2
8. Find network.http.proxy.pipelining and double click on it so it = true

after finishing those 8 tweaks, close FF, reopen, and go to any page, it should pretty much Dump the whole page at once. however if the server itself is slow, it will slowdown, but not as slow as before


I added the original default values to the instructions so I would have a baseline to go back to but haven't had to. Hope they help.

T. :wave:
 

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Yes those are the hacks I listed recently on the Mozillazine forums as well. Theres more too.
You could start having problems with certain websites/pages that don't allow multiple connections per server or pipelining though, like ImageShack.

With Fasterfox keep it to "Optimized" and yes, disable prefetching.
 

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I'm just cautioning you thats all :smile: If you ever do get page loadup problems, then be sure to turn it down to optimized. If it works properly on turbo, then go ahead and make use of it


NOTE: When you start adding themes and extensions to a total of 30 r more, things will start playing up a little with turbo on.
 

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I ran across the following tweaks on another forum and have used them myself.
They made a big difference.

Open Firefox and in the address bar type: about:config this will open hidden options.
underneath the address bar there is another bar that you can start typing in the names, and it will shorten the list accordingly.
so.
Thanks but I could not find this one

browser.tabs.showSingleWindowModePrefs
 

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about:config is good for those who want to get into the hidden settings of Firefox. It's a simple interface that can make dramatic changes to the way your browser looks and works, but there's the potential to make mistakes. There are plenty of online guides to help you setup Firefox just how you like it.

For those who want to increase the performance level from the default settings without getting too technical, programs like Fasterfox and Firetune do a very good job, but are limited in their scope.
 

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In Firefox, you can disable prefetching by doing the following:

1. Type "about:config" the address bar.
2. Scroll down to the setting "network.prefetch-next" and set the value to "false".

I have FasterFox installed yet the value was set at true.
 

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In Firefox, you can disable prefetching by doing the following:

1. Type "about:config" the address bar.
2. Scroll down to the setting "network.prefetch-next" and set the value to "false".

I have FasterFox installed yet the value was set at true.
Firefox's own prefetch function isn't the same as Fasterfox and it works independently of it. Firefox will only prefetch links if code is written in the web page that asks the browser to do it. It's this function that's disabled by setting Firefox's network.prefetch-next to 'false' in about:config.

Read about Firefox's link prefetching here:

http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Link_prefetching_FAQ
 

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user.js = http://kb.mozillazine.org/User.js
Code:
user_pref("nglayout.initialpaint.delay", 100);
user_pref("content.notify.ontimer", true);
user_pref("content.notify.interval", 100000);
user_pref("content.notify.backoffcount", 5);
user_pref("network.http.max-connections", 32);
user_pref("network.http.max-connections-per-server", 8);
user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy", 4);
user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server", 2);
}
You were asking :grin:
 

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I ran across the following tweaks on another forum and have used them myself.
They made a big difference.

Open Firefox and in the address bar type: about:config this will open hidden options.
underneath the address bar there is another bar that you can start typing in the names, and it will shorten the list accordingly.
so.

1. Find browser.tabs.showSingleWindowModePrefs and double click on it so it = true
2. Find network.http.pipelining and double click on it so it = true
3. Find network.http.pipelining.maxrequests set from 4 to 100
***4. Find network.http.max-connections and set to 48. Default was 24
***5. Find network.http.max-connections-per-server and set to 24. Default was 8
***6. Find network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy and set to 12. Default was 4
***7. Find network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server and set to 6. Default was 2
8. Find network.http.proxy.pipelining and double click on it so it = true
Thanks for that it has greatly increased the speed of firefox
 
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