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14-Aug-2007, 02:05 AM #1
Double the speed of FireFox
Tips & Tricks that can help you to double the speed of Firefox.

1. Type about:config in the address bar and then press Enter.

2. In the filter search bar type network.http.pipelining. Be sure the value field is set true,if not double-click to set true. HTTP is the application-layer protocol that most web pages are transferred with. In HTTP 1.1, multiple requests can be sent before any responses are received. This is known as pipelining. Pipelining reduces page loading times, but not all servers support it.

3. Go back to the filter search bar and type network.http.pipelining.maxrequests. Double-click this option and set its value to 8.

4. In the filter search bar and type network.http.proxy.pipelining. Once opened doubleclick on it and set it to true.

5. In IPv6-capable DNS servers, an IPv4 address may be returned when an IPv6 address is requested. It is possible for Mozilla to recover from this misinformation, but a significant delay is introduced.
Type network.dns.disableIPv6 in the filter search bar and set this option to true by double clicking on it.

6. CONTENT INTERRUPT PARSING
This preference controls if the application will interrupt parsing a page to respond to UI events. It does not exist by default. Right-click (Apple users ctrl-click) anywhere in the about:config window, select New and then Boolean from the pop-up menu. Then:
A. Enter content.interrupt.parsing in the New boolean value pop-up window and click OK
B. When prompted to choose the value for the new boolean, select true and click OK.

7. Rather than wait until a page has completely downloaded to display it to the user, Mozilla applications will regularly render what has been received to that point. This option controls the maximum amount of time the application will be unresponsive while rendering pages. Right-click (Apple users ctrl-click) anywhere in the about:config window, select New and then Integer from the pop-up menu.
A. Enter content.max.tokenizing.time in the New integer value pop-up window and click OK
B. You will be prompted to enter a value. Enter 2333333 and click OK.

8. CONTENT NOTIFY INTERVAL
This option sets the minimum amount of time to wait between reflows. Right-click (Apple users ctrl-click) anywhere in the about:config window, select New and then Integer from the pop-up menu.
A. Type content.notify.interval in the New integer value pop-up window and click OK.
B. You will be prompted to enter a value. Enter 849999 and click OK.

9. CONTENT NOTIFY ONTIMER
A. This option sets if to reflow pages at an interval any higher than that specified by content.notify.interval. Right-click (Apple users ctrl-click) anywhere in the about:config window and select New and then Boolean from the pop-up menu.
B. Type content.notify.ontimer in the New boolean value pop-up window and click OK.
C. You will be prompted to choose the value for the new boolean. Select true and click OK.

10. Notify Backoffcount
This option controls the maximum number of times the content will do timer-based reflows. After this number has been reached, the page will only reflow once it is finished downloading. Right-click (Apple users ctrl-click) anywhere in the about:config window and select New and then Integer from the pop-up menu.
A. Enter content.notify.backoffcount in the New integer value pop-up window and click OK.
B. You will be prompted to enter a value. Enter 5 and click OK.

11. CONTENT SWITCH THRESHOLD
You can interact with a loading page when content.interrupt.parsing is set to true. When a page is loading, the application has two modes: a high frequency interrupt mode and a low frequency interrupt mode. The first one interrupts the parser more frequently to allow for greater UI responsiveness during page load.
The low frequency interrupt mode interrupts the parser less frequently to allow for quicker page load. The application enters high frequency interrupt mode when you move the mouse or type on the keyboard and switch back to low frequency mode when you had no activity for a certain amount of time. This preference controls that amount of time. Right-click (Apple users ctrl-click) anywhere in the about:config window and select New and then Integer from the pop-up menu.
A. Enter content.switch.threshold in the New integer value pop-up window and click OK.
B. You will be prompted to enter a value. Enter 849999 and click OK.

12. NGLAYOUT INITIALPAINT DELAY
Mozilla applications render web pages incrementally, they display what’s been received
of a page before the entire page has been downloaded. Since the start of a web page
normally doesn’t have much useful information to display, Mozilla applications will wait
a short interval before first rendering a page. This preference controls that interval. Rightclick (Apple users ctrl-click) anywhere in the about:config window and select New and then Integer from the pop-up menu.
A. Enter nglayout.initialpaint.delay in the New integer value pop-up window and click OK.
B. You will be prompted to enter a value. Enter 0 and click OK.

Please post a reply if you see any Difference in speed after executing these changes.

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14-Aug-2007, 11:22 PM #2
Hi DNA Uncut.........

I already had #2, 3, 4 and 12 plus some I did 10 months ago .
I did the other changes you posted, but I really didn't notice any more of a speed up.
Didn't seem to slow it down either, so I left the changes in place.
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17-Aug-2007, 04:59 AM #3
woah thats cool, its really fast thanks for sharing
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22-Aug-2007, 08:52 PM #4
much better now! TY!
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22-Aug-2007, 09:10 PM #5
I had the first 5 but once I put the rest in I did notice an improvement. The pages don't draw they sort of go BLAM! and they are there. It feels snappier. Thanks!
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23-Aug-2007, 02:55 AM #6
wow! this helped a lot in increasing the speed of my browser. thanks!!!
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23-Aug-2007, 04:33 AM #7
Seems to have sped up quite a bit, thanks.
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23-Aug-2007, 05:19 AM #8
wow thats great thanks a ton
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24-Aug-2007, 09:22 PM #9
wouldn't say it doubled my loading speed w/FF, but it did make it faster somewhat, especially loading google mail! was using the plugin fasterfox, but this made more of a difference
Thx
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25-Aug-2007, 08:57 AM #10
I'm curious if this opens up any vulnerabilities.

Seems to be quicker .. But I wasn't slow to start with.
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25-Aug-2007, 08:19 PM #11
wish someone knew how to start firefox quicker cos mine takes ages
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25-Aug-2007, 09:00 PM #12
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Originally Posted by dotty999
wish someone knew how to start firefox quicker cos mine takes ages
Don't use FF myself - but a search came up with this :


https://sourceforge.net/project/plat...roup_id=129464


Somewhat mixed feedback on whether it does actually benefit, but you might give it a go as you can always uninstall if you don't like it.
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25-Aug-2007, 09:04 PM #13
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Originally Posted by RSM123
Don't use FF myself - but a search came up with this :


https://sourceforge.net/project/plat...roup_id=129464


Somewhat mixed feedback on whether it does actually benefit, but you might give it a go as you can always uninstall if you don't like it.
thanks RSM I'll try it out
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26-Aug-2007, 11:32 AM #14
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Originally Posted by RSM123
Don't use FF myself - but a search came up with this :


https://sourceforge.net/project/plat...roup_id=129464


Somewhat mixed feedback on whether it does actually benefit, but you might give it a go as you can always uninstall if you don't like it.
many thanks RSM, it works great!
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26-Aug-2007, 04:37 PM #15
Many thanks bro!!
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