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Firefox Speed Tip

Novell Cool Solutions: Tip
By Scott M. Morris

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Posted: 6 Jan 2005

Firefox is by far the best web browser available. Not prone to the gaping security holes of Microsoft Internet Explorer, there are volumes that could be written about how superb it really is.

I'd like to pass on a quick tip that would help speed it up just a bit. If you are a broadband user, this is something you won't want to pass up, especially with how simple it is to do.

First, open Firefox. In the address bar, type "about:config" and press "Enter."

In the page that comes up, scroll down and edit the following entries:

Locate "network.http.pipelining" and set it to "true."

Locate "network.http.proxy.pipelining" and set it to "true."

Locate "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" and set it to "30."

Finally, right-click anywhere on the page. Select "New" and then "Integer." In the box that comes up, type "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and click "OK." Then give it the value of "0" (zero) and click "OK." This simply denotes how long Firefox waits before acting on received information.

If you are on broadband, your browsing experience should be quite a bit faster, now!

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