saw this on my board and i tried it out. you can really tell a difference in the loading speed of firefox! not sure what the drawback is. if you do, please share.
1.Type “about:config” into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries:
Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.
2. Alter the entries as follows:
Set “network.http.pipelining” to “true”
Set “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true”
Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.
3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” and set its value to “0”. This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.
*info from forevergeek.com
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I’ll have to give this a try… ff is really slow on my computer. well actually, my computer is just really slow in general :dead:
i’ve tried it. This thing actuall works. weeeeeeeeeeee
Whoahh, I just tried it out and I think it works! That’s so awesome, thanks for sharing Dodo! 🙂
I made the change, but I think ‘pipeline’ means doing thing one by one, you can image a pipeline in car factory, in contrast to ‘parallel’. Am I right?
it works Dodo! Thanks!
I remember seeing this on some board a few months ago and there was a really long discussion. I don’t really remember how it went, except the gist of it was pretty much this– Good for the user, bad for the servers of whoever’s site it is your visiting.
Hehe, I remember posting about that on DMB once. 😀 That was a long time ago though, so it isn’t on the current DMB post archives anymore, I think. It really does work, and hasn’t caused any harm to my Firefox. 🙂
OMG Thats so awesome :up: My firefox loads a lot faster now (obviously). Thanks dodo =]
I wish IE had an equivalent. 😦 Unfortunately, my mom won’t let me download any other browsers on this laptop, since it’s actually her company’s property.
Thanks for the tip! It’s really working so much faster now. :cute:
It does seem to be working faster 🙂 Thanks Dodo!
Wow, it is working faster!
Wow Dodo there realy is a change in my firefox speed, Thanks:biggrin:
Thanks for the info, already done it and seems to be working faster. I love the design of this site, good work