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Extra Configuration options in FireFox

To reach additional configuration options in FireFox, set the address location to be about:config - this will display a table to edit some more options.

Some interesting ones:

  1. 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.

    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.
  2. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it nglayout.initialpaint.delay and set its value to 0 (zero). This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it recieves. If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages MUCH faster now! You have to close your browser after you make the changes. When you start it back up they will be in effect.
Last updated on 2007-08-25 14:57:29 -0800, by Shalom Craimer

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