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i read in this forum and it said

note: These tweaks are conditional meaning, they react differently on different setups of your system. Remember your original setting BEFORE applying these tweaks! I have tried these on my systems and they work fine. Now enjoy!

Like the title says this is a hack for your firefox browser. These hacks are just tweaks that you do to your browser. What these tweaks ultimately does is make your browser load web pages SO MUCH faster. I tried this on sites that usually load slow and I did notice a difference. So remember the sites that you load slow for you and try them after the tweaks. Here's what you do:

1. Open up a new tab in firefox
2. In the address bar type in "about:config" without the commas
3. Change the default setting s to ones below:

user_pref("network.http.max-connections", 96);
user_pref("network.http.max-connections-per-server", 32);
user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy", 24);
user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server", 12);

These tweaks are basically to open up more connections so that you can access the webserver with more connections. Think of it as a download manager that connects to a server with more than connection. As you can tell by now those having a dial-up connection won't work as well. Those with broadband connections this tweak will work much better.

4. Open more pipelines. Like you do in videocards the more pipelines you "unlock" the more it can handle. Same with this set of tweaks below:

Enable Improve Pipelining
user_pref("network.http.pipelining", true); (this I found)
user_pref("network.http.proxy.pipelining", true);
user_pref("network.http.pipelining.firstrequest", true);
user_pref("network.http.pipelining.maxrequests", 8); (this I found)

These are the main ones you want to set to speed up your browser. Note I have found that some of the pipelining is available on some of my computers but not all. I do not know why this is. The 2 that are found in all my computers are marked. I hope this interests some of you guys out there. There are more tweaks and I will post them up as I run through them. As I find more that works I will post them up. If you find any while going through te about:config page please post your results here!

is this safe? or .. would there be side effects?
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Are you testing at the same sites at each terminal? It may not allow multiple connections on the server and that'd explain why it doesn't always work.
i havent exactly tried it yet i dont wanna mess up my mozilla again ..

but does anyone recommend it? .. or .. vise versa?
Tweaks can perhaps make some difference. It might be interesting to read what Asa Dotzler says about them though:

I have done them in the past with no ill effects but sometimes wonder if they make very much difference. Not counting the time that Firefox takes to actually start up, I think speed is mainly affected by conditions on the Internet. Sometimes pages might load slowly but will be faster a while later. This makes it a bit difficult to judge whether the tweaks are making a difference or not.
You also need to take into account your CPU's power, how many threads you have running, how much RAM is being used, is the swap file big, is there mega latency between the NIC and the CPU, blah blah blah.
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