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    Speed up Firefox (even more)

    Seeing how a bunch of tutorials were put up, I don't see a reason against this one ^^ it helped me (a firefox newbie) speed up my browsing some. Removes the page load delay and pipelines the page download to speed up the page load process. Mind you, only for firefox, not available for IE.

    Credit goes out to Petey-san and wastaz @ Anime-forums:

    Quote Originally Posted by wastaz
    Petey-san, which some of you old geezers remember, told me of this today and it is working really nice for me.

    Everything you should type is of course things you should type in without the quotes. I just use them to separate what you should type and what not to type.

    Also, this will only work in Firefox. Do not attempt this in IE seeing as IE does not have any of these functions.

    Also, if you are on dialup,it is possible that this will not speed your surfing up a lot. It might help you a bit, but not very much.

    1) Surf to "about:config".
    2) You will see a new place to type named "Filter". Here you should type in
    "network.http"
    3) The list of stuff will have shortened significantly. Look for the rows named
    "network.http.pipelining" and "network.http.proxy.pipelining". Doubleclick on these so that their value changes from "false" to "true".
    4) In this list, you will also find a row named "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests", doubleclick on this and type in "30" in the popup box and click ok.
    5) After you have done this, rightclick on some empty space in this list and choose "new -> Integer". In the first box that pops up, type
    "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and hit ok. You will then be presented with yet another box, in this you type "0" and hit ok.
    6) Restart firefox.

    You have now enabled a feature called "HTTP Pipelining" which in essence should do something like downloading the page your viewing in several parts at once instead of just one part. The speedup comes from that if the server is slow, you can download many parts at once, adding the speed of those together instead of having to wait for the entire page to load through the slow connection.

    This will not speed your internet connection up if you're on dialup, sorry. This thing helps you utilize more of your bandwidth, it does not create additional bandwidth for you. Also, if the servers you're surfing to are already fast, they will not become much faster.

    The second thing this does is eliminate the delay that firefox has in rendering your webpage. Firefox has a built-in delay of approximately one second in which it waits for the webserver to download the page before it starts drawing it out on the screen. This "nglayout" thing you did eliminates that delay and tells firefox to begin drawing the page for you immediatly.
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    lol Well I felt it was all useful info I'd like it if more people would post info that could help are AO Users and that that info be stickyed but theres what you want and what you get and you dont always get what you want
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelan
    In this list, you will also find a row named "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests", doubleclick on this and type in "30" in the popup box and click ok.
    This is only half right. This preference is limited to 8 in the Firefox code. Putting in 30 doesn't hurt, but all you would get is 8 requests. In any case, turning on piplelining will help the browser speed immensely.

    Regarding "nglayout.initialpaint.delay," this actually acts in concert with other prefs to render the page. More info
    here at Mozillazine.

    My prefs are for a 1500 kbs down/384 kbs up DSL line:

    user_pref("browser.blink_allowed", false);
    user_pref("browser.cache.disk.enable", false);
    user_pref("browser.cache.memory.capacity", 48000);
    user_pref("browser.chrome.favicons", false);
    user_pref("browser.chrome.site_icons", false);
    user_pref("browser.display.enable_marquee", false);
    user_pref("content.interrupt.parsing", true);
    user_pref("content.max.tokenizing.time", 2250000);
    user_pref("content.notify.backoffcount", 5);
    user_pref("content.notify.interval", 750000);
    user_pref("content.notify.ontimer", true);
    user_pref("content.switch.threshold", 750000);
    user_pref("network.dns.disableIPv6", true);
    user_pref("network.http.max-connections", 48);
    user_pref("network.http.max-connections-per-server", 16);
    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy", 16);
    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server", 8);
    user_pref("network.http.pipelining", true);
    user_pref("network.http.proxy.pipelining", true);
    user_pref("network.http.pipelining.maxrequests", 8);
    user_pref("nglayout.initialpaint.delay", 0);
    user_pref("plugin.expose_full_path", true);
    user_pref("ui.submenuDelay", 0);

    [Ignore the User_pref crap if you're modifying through about:config; I copied these out of my user.js file.]

    Also, a third-party build that is customized to your CPU could also be faster; I recommend MOOX's builds, which you can get here .

    It may take a bit of playing around to get the setup you want, but that is part of teh fun of Firefox.
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    Yeah this really sped up my Firefox XD Nice idea ^_^

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    Question

    Can I do what "teh s uck" said for my dial-up connection? Does it make Firefox Faster?

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    Awesome dude's This really helped me out a lot
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    here's an easier way to enable pipelining:

    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/B...ptimizer.shtml

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    Quote Originally Posted by AznDriftRaC3R
    here's an easier way to enable pipelining:

    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/B...ptimizer.shtml
    Well seeing as I have all the free time in the world I whent and tested it and its simple and I'd recomend it if you lazy and/or a newbi and well I guess I'm lazy so woot
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