View Full Version : How To Speed Up Firefox!

09-13-2008, 05:32 PM
MADE BY MessiahKnight People always ask how to make their browser run faster. Well the new "favorite" browser amungst almost everyone is firefox, which is of course what this tutorial points out. I'm not sure how this would work on 56k, so dial-up users do this at your own risk. For broadband users though, I can tell you from experience this little tut will speed you up a whole lot!
Step One: 1.Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return.

Step Two: This screen may look really confusing, but I'm about to walk you through it. Now you will scroll through that list down until you see "network.http.pipelining" and highlight it. To the side, you should see the word "False". Double Click "False" and it should change to true. Do the same to "network.http.proxy.pipelining". What this does is when viewing a webpage normally, the browser makes one request to the site. When you enable pipelining, it makes multiple requests at a time, which increases your browser speed by alot.


Step Three: Once you've made both true, highlight "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests". This is a little different, but I don't see reason for a screenshot since it isn't much different. Instead of click a "True" or "False" here, your going to double click the value number, and once the box pops up, change it to "30". This means it will make 30 requests at once.

Step Four: Now the last step. Right click anywhere on the screen. Go to New, then Integer. This should bring up a box asking for the name. Your going to name it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay". Once you name it, you will be prompted for a number.
Type in 0. This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives. If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages MUCH faster now!

Screenshots for Step Three, and Four will be added sometime if I see that people
really need them. I think the main two explained how to navigate enough, and since I seriously doubt this getting submitted to any tut site, and its just one I did to try to help people out, there is no need for it to look pretty, if people understand what's going on.

And yes, this those work GREAT.

09-13-2008, 05:42 PM
good info ....
sucks for me because my connection is slower than dial-up

09-13-2008, 07:22 PM
it worked 4 me

Maccabee Ridah
09-13-2008, 08:33 PM



09-13-2008, 08:47 PM
nice !

it works

09-14-2008, 02:00 AM

didnt read it all but whats being sacrificed?

if it was really only a plus it would already be done...?

09-14-2008, 06:14 AM
cheers winter warz...that got rid of the delay my firefox had, the pages are popping up straight away now.

nameicallmyself....programs arent generally released with the optimal settings. you need to tweak them yourself to get the full benefit. i noticed that newer versions of firefox were going slower than previous ones so i knew the browser wasnt set correcly but im not gonna fuck about with the settings without some sort of tut. after changing those setting, firefox is running like it used to so you should do it if your firefox is lagging a lil bit.if its fast enough for you then leave it.

09-16-2008, 08:34 AM
This was useful.


09-16-2008, 08:38 AM
Cool, cheers. I'll do this when I get home cos my FF lags like fuck most of the time

Hollow Dartz
09-16-2008, 12:00 PM
Nice Find.

09-24-2008, 12:42 AM

didnt read it all but whats being sacrificed?

if it was really only a plus it would already be done...?
Nothing at all, just some tweaks. It really does work.

09-24-2008, 01:44 AM
yes i just did it and the results were dramatic.

your question is like asking "well why have color and tint adjustments on your tv? the picture should be right from the beginning"

09-24-2008, 05:57 PM

09-24-2008, 08:51 PM
Dammm - yall just now gettin this

Dough Snatcher
09-24-2008, 09:52 PM
Madd props for this one man. My porn loads hella faster...