Tuesday, January 04, 2005

How to Make Firefox Even Faster?

Came across this post. I checked my configuration and it turns out that I have all these already. So I have been enjoying a fast browser all along. I should give credit to Firefox Help where I initially got the tips.

Tip below is probably obsolete. See comments.

One important tip I'd like to add here is, following the steps below to make these changes permanent so that next time you start up your browser, you won't have to apply them again.
  1. Go to into directory D:\Documents and Settings\(your user name)\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\default.4x6(or something similar).
  2. Create file user.js with the following content (or if you already have it, just add the following):
    user_pref("nglayout.initialpaint.delay", 0);
    user_pref("network.http.pipelining", true);
    user_pref("network.http.proxy.pipelining", true);
    user_pref("network.http.pipelining.maxrequests", 100);
Now you will have a super fast browser. This is for broadband users only though because the browser will now open multiple concurrent requests to your server. If you are on narrowband, this will only aggrevate the slowness of your connection.