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    Firefox optimisation for broadband (1.0)

    These changes are supposed to improve the download speed of pages in Firefox for broadband users (only).

    1) Type "about:config" into the address bar and press Enter.

    2) Scroll down the alphabetical list, and right click on each of:
    network.http.pipelining
    network.http.proxy.pipelining
    in turn, selecting "toggle" to change each value from "false" to "true".

    Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When pipelining is enabled it will make several at once, which speeds up page loading.

    3) Right-click on:
    network.http.pipelining.maxrequests
    and select "modify", and change the value from 4 to (say) 30.

    This means it will make 30 requests at once.

    4) 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.

    It would be interesting to know if people experience any improvement!

    John
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    Re: Firefox optimisation for broadband (1.0)

    It is worth reading about the possible side-effects of using these speed improvements.

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    Re: Firefox optimisation for broadband (1.0)

    I just knew that
    "optimisation" could mean "problems"
    in the same way that
    "new formula" usually means "more expensive"...

    John
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    Re: Firefox optimisation for broadband (1.0)

    These are settings I put in ?3 years? ago - without adverse effects. On my current (MOOX M3) install, the pipelining settings are listed as default. For years before, I could start IE for a location, wait, then start Moz for the same URL and still find that Moz loaded the page (in full) first - even on a UK 34K ("56K") dial-up. FWIW I have "maxrequests" set to 100.
    Gre

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