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I was reading PCPRO issue 135 Jan 06 and found this tweak for Firefox, and was wondering if anyone had tried it before. It consists of the following;
network.http.pipelining (set to true)
network.http.proxy.pipelining (set to true)
network.http.pipelining.maxrequests (change to 25)
to complete the tweak;
create a new integer value (just right click anywhere and select new integer) and give it a value of '0'
I have tried this tweak and as the author says "it really does work" This tweak will only work for broadband users and although my connection is relatively slow it works well for me. J.B.
If it helps there is an extension that lets you set all manner of settings.
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.
If you download the above extension to firefox I believe it does the same thing. Also gives more options for tweaking
Thanks for the information and also have printed this page for future reference. I think that I will try these tweaks out after the footie. I do want to say that I uninstalled fasterfox because of the prefetching issue. There are a couple of websites that I looked at and they would not allow me in with the settings that I had at the time (turbo charge). Apparantly if enhanced prefetching is used it could undermind if not break the website. I you have fasterfox installed set it to (turbo charged) then go to click here and when you do click onto click here at the top of the left hand column and see what you get, makes for interesting reading. One other thing, go to Firefox extensions and you will see comments from people who have had the same problem as I did. For that reason I uninstalled Fasterfox and desided to go the manual (get your hands dirty way) to get Firefox the way that I want it. J.B.
just a bump. J.B.
About a year ago there was a (huge) thread about Firefox tweaks, but it seems to have disappeared.
Unless someone knows better...:-)
I've used Finetune Firefox for a while - it only takes a few seconds to undertake the tweaking.
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