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    FireFox Tweaks

    Saw this over at: webmasterworld.com

    To get started, type "about:config" in your FireFox address bar. The settings you're looking for are:

    1.) network.http.pipelining
    2.) network.http.pipelining.firstrequest
    3.) network.http.pipelining.maxrequests
    4.) network.http.proxy.pipelining
    5.) nglayout.ititialpaint.delay

    Set #1, #2, and #4 to "true". Set #3 to a high number, like 32. Set #5 to 0.

    Enabling the pipelining features allows the browser to make multiple requests to the server at the same time. The "maxrequests" is the maximum number of requests it will send at once. I've heard that 8 is the most it will send at once, but setting it higher won't hurt, just in case. The initialpaint.delay is the length of time (in milliseconds) after the server response before the browser begins to paint the page.

    Adjusting those settings will help pages render much faster in FireFox. In fact, my own observations have been that, tweaked in this manner, FireFox will render faster than Opera (and yes, I realize that others may experience different results).
    Note: No. 2 and 5 may not be present in .9 as they were in .8 version. I tried the tweaks and it does seem to be faster now.

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    thx for the tips Conan, a little performance on my slow dialup... but some nonetheless, especially since my ISP reduce my connection from 31kbps down to 26kpbs

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    I tried it here at work and really don't like the way FF is responding now but that's possibly because of our proxy or some other screwy network settings here, so I should try it at home. It does seem to jump to a page pretty quickly but then it seems slower actually loading the page fully.
    Last edited by rik; June 28th, 2004 at 13:43 PM.

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    Conan, You sir are the f%&*ING MAN!!!! That tweak turned firefox into a speed demon. I click the TZ site and before you can blink it is loaded. Amazing.
    I am going to set this up on all my PCs. Nice tweak!

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    thiers a huge differance on this POS system im using lol, before it couldnt even load firefox, now it runs smoothly, and loads a page in about 3 seconds, at NXS,


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    This is what I put in my User.js file (which is the same as writing to about:config. The settings are a little high but i'm on cable - dial up will use lower settings

    user_pref("network.http.max-connections", 128);
    user_pref("network.http.max-connections-per-server", 48);
    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy", 24);
    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server", 12);

    // Enable pipelining:
    user_pref("network.http.pipelining", true);
    user_pref("network.http.proxy.pipelining", true);
    user_pref("network.http.pipelining.maxrequests", 100);
    user_pref("network.http.pipelining.firstrequest", true);


    // This one makes a huge difference. Last value in milliseconds (default is 250)
    user_pref("nglayout.initialpaint.delay", 100); or use 0

    // turn on timer-based reflow management
    user_pref("content.notify.ontimer", true);

    // sets the allowed time between reflows in microseconds
    user_pref("content.notify.interval", 100);
    Last edited by lynchknot; June 28th, 2004 at 16:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynchknot
    This is what I put in my User.js file (which is the same as writing to about:config. The settings are a little high but i'm on cable - dial up will use lower settings
    Tried your settings Lynch but they actually slowed things down for me.

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    They are settings I got from mozillazine for fast cable 3000/256

    I just tried this (might be just for IE) but seems to have speeded up page loading in Fx as well

    FOR FASTER WEB PAGE LOADING:

    This tweak will help web pages load faster, it has no real effect on download speeds, just helps your pc look up websites faster thereby speeding up how fast the page loads and making websurfing more enjoyable.

    Navigate to this registry entry and change the following settings:

    For XP & 2K

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es

    \Tcpip\ServiceProvider

    For 98, 98SE & ME

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Servic es

    \VxD\MSTCP\ServiceProvider

    On the right for ALL OS's change these entries: (ALL values are HEXIDECIMAL)

    Class = 1
    DnsPriority = 1
    HostsPriority = 1
    LocalPriority = 1
    NetbtPriority = 1

    To change the value right mouse click on the value and select modify and enter the values above once you have done all of them reboot to take effect and see how fast your pages load.

    For 98 & ME they should all look like:

    01 00 00 00
    Last edited by lynchknot; June 29th, 2004 at 05:21 AM.

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    A lot of these tweaks seem to be connection dependent, as they all seem to increase in the number of simultaneous connections to web servers etc... so for faster connections you can have many more requests with lower delays, while dialup would be better of with lower settings so as not to choke the Bandwidth. Sort of trial and error.

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