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    Thumbs up [Firefox] Speed up Browser

    Hi EduGeekers,

    Dont know if this has been posted before by anyone.. so to do as the title says do the following:

    1. Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries:

    network.http.pipelining network.http.proxy.pipelining network.http.pipelining.maxrequests

    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.

    Now you firefox web browser will really be on fire!

    James.

    Oh for all you Dial Up Users.. It may not help try getting Broadband :P

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    I love the warning message from FF3.0 RC1 when you get in the guts of it....
    I won't spoil it for people...

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    I have never received any error messages doing this. does work, but never got any problems

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    Mine was already like that ! v2.0.0.14

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-Tech View Post
    I have never received any error messages doing this. does work, but never got any problems
    When you type about:config it talks about dragons.

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    :S what the hell you being doing with FF

    about:config

    thats the command u put in the address bar

    Come on i had a Blonde, computer illiterate follow the insructions the other day haha u should be able to no problem

    James.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-Tech View Post
    :S what the hell you being doing with FF

    about:config

    thats the command u put in the address bar

    Come on i had a Blonde, computer illiterate follow the insructions the other day haha u should be able to no problem

    James.
    I think he's talking about the warning message which states 'Here be dragons'.

    @EduIT - you just need to click the confirmation button at the bottom of the warning.

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    oh right i see..

    Sorry.. i am talking to him on msn anyhow so he knows i was been nice saying that above

    James.

    and tanks localz never come accross that lol

    James.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    I think he's talking about the warning message which states 'Here be dragons'.

    @EduIT - you just need to click the confirmation button at the bottom of the warning.
    I know, I was just explaining to Edu-Tech what mattx was talking about. Sorry I didn't explain myself enough.

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    Oh right i see lol.

    Thought that was the problem u was having

    James.

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    Does anyone know if the above tweaks work on FF3?

    I don't get a warning about dragons, just that my warranty might be void if I fiddle!

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    Yes it works for FF3 as i have already done it no problems

    James.

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    FF3 seems so much faster anyway.. Think i'll leave it alone for awhile

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    Also be aware that using the above tweaks can put extra stress on webservers. Be considerate to your neighbourhood webmasters.

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    just done this, does seem to be faster, not that it was slow anyway

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