I just came across a useful tip for increasing the speed of the Firefox browser if you’re using a broadband connection.
Firefox is frequently suggested as an alternative to using Internet Explorer, due to the ongoing security holes and spyware problems that are being found in Internet Explorer. I also keep it alongside Safari on the Mac, primarily because of the very nice RSS bookmarks which keep me up to date with blogs and news sites.
The tip which I found on the Ryan. Connect blog is as follows:
- Type â€œabout:configâ€? into the address bar and hit return.
- In the filter box type â€œnetwork.http.pâ€?.
- Double-click â€œnetwork.http.pipeliningâ€? to set it to true.
- Double-click â€œnetwork.http.proxy.pipeliningâ€? to set it to true.
- Double-click â€œnetwork.http.pipelining.maxrequestsâ€? and change its value to 30.
- In the white area right click and click on New > Integer.
- Name it â€œnglayout.initialpaint.delayâ€? and set its value to 0.
- Exit and re-open FireFox.
- You should now load pages much faster than before.