Do the Firefox Tips and Tricks make a difference?

  numskull 19:41 17 Sep 07
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Do the Firefox Tips and Tricks advertised on the PCA homepage really make a difference, especially the one about configuring Firefox for broadband?

  csqwared 19:52 17 Sep 07

Yes I noted that and thought I'd give it a go. It seems to work, I'm sure it's working better now than it was but I don't know if that's just me as I've no way of testing - hasn't done any harm anyroad.

cheers

carl

  uesquebeathus 20:05 17 Sep 07

Many of the tweaks that are discovered and given often end up being added to the next updated version, if the developers feel that it would improve the product without creating a poorer product which may in the long term cause a fault or weakness in the use and security to develope.
The actual Firefox / Thunderbird / Mozila foundation is open source and made by a group of dedicated people who have built this product range out with funding from commercial sources and do it for the pleasure of developing their own thing and continually making it better, in the long run they have succeeded in creating a stable and very good product.

  Jimmy14 20:11 17 Sep 07

and it seems to make a difference in terms of speed.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:13 17 Sep 07

Firefox Broad Band seep up
Now, in the Address bar type

about:config (hit enter)

You will see a whole load of options (reminds me of Regedit) Change the following values as stated:

network.http.max-connections = 64 network.http.max-connections-per-server= 20 network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server= 10 network.http.pipelining = true network.http.pipelining.maxrequests = 100 or 200 (choose one) nglayout.initialpaint.delay = 0 network.http.request.max-start-delay = 0

If nglayout.initialpaint.delay doesnt exist, Right click, new integer.

Close mozilla and start it again. Now Mozilla Burns sites like wild.

WARNING: These settings make you download sites considerably faster, BUT put a great overload on the sites you go to. This really means nothing other then the fact that anyone else browsing will just go slower and you will absorb their speed.

  cocteau48 21:21 17 Sep 07

bookmarked / thanks

  Stuartli 00:00 18 Sep 07

The easiest way to speed up Firefox is to use Finetune for Firefox from:

click here

Saves a lot of messing about with about:config.

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