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Old 01-01-2005, 07:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Found this while browsing around, thought it might come in handy for some.
This will speed people who use Firefox up: page loading makes a huge difference.

1.Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries:

network.http.proxy.pipelining network.http.pipelining.maxrequests

Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.

2. Alter the entries as follows:

Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true"

Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"

Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.

3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "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!


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Old 01-01-2005, 07:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like "synchronous DNS" in Opera.

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Old 01-01-2005, 07:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Pretty much the same thing yep.

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Old 01-01-2005, 07:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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yea it works nicely tho.......

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Old 01-01-2005, 11:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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tryed it, seems faster ... what do u guys put your number of requests to? i have mine at 16 now. higher will make it go faster??
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Old 01-01-2005, 04:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks, any speed on my crap computer helps!

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Old 01-01-2005, 05:44 PM   #7 (permalink)
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cool, firefox now seems to run much faster. Go firefox, the best browser ever!
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Old 01-01-2005, 06:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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doesnt work on mine, when i type that and push enter i get "the url is invalid and cannot be loaded" error
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Old 01-01-2005, 06:45 PM   #9 (permalink)
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It makes quite a difference for me. Thanks
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I will try it when I get home .

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