Firefox is a great browser so, when I came across an article outlining how to make Firefox even better by speeding it up I had to pass it along!
The steps involved are really straightforward –
- You type “about:config” into the address bar and press return
- You change “network.http.pipelining” to “true” (scroll down or use the filter to find it)
- You change “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true”
- Change “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to some number like 30 (this means it will make 30 requests simultaneously) and finally
- Right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” and set its value to “0” (This sets the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives to 0).
Be aware that this trick only works if you are on a broadband connection – dial-up users are still stuck with a slow connection I’m afraid!