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Firefox Speed Tweaks


firefox logoTo get started, open your Firefox web browser. In the address/location bar type about:config and then press your Enter key.

  • Tweak #1:
    In the Filter bar type network.http.pipelining Then, double-click on this line under Preference Name in order to change the value from false to true.
  • Tweak #2:
    In the Filter bar type network.http.pipelining.maxrequests Then, double-click on this line under Preference Name and change the value from 4 to a higher number anywhere from 10 to 30. I set mine to 30.
  • Tweak #3:
    In the Filter bar type network.http.proxy.pipelining Then, double-click on this line under Preference Name in order to change the value from false to true.
  • Tweak #4:
    In the Filter bar type network.dns.disableIPv6 Then, double-click on this line under Preference Name in order to change the value from false to true.

  • Tweak #5:
    In the Filter bar type plugin.expose_full_path Then, double-click on this line under Preference Name in order to change the value from false to true.
  • Tweak #6:
    In the Filter bar type network.protocol-handler.external.ms-help Now, you are going to create a new Preference Name with an Integer Value. To do this, right-click on this line under Preference Name and select New, then Integer. In the New Integer value box type in nglayout.initialpaint.delay and click OK. Then in the Enter Integer value box type 0 (that’s a zero) and click OK.
  • Tweak #7:
    In the Filter bar again type network.protocol-handler.external.ms-help Now, you are going to create another new Preference Name with an Integer Value. To do this, right-click on this line under Preference Name and select New, then Integer. In the New Integer value box type in content.notify.backoffcount and click OK. Then in the Enter Integer value box type 5 and click OK.
  • Tweak #8:
    In the Filter bar again type network.protocol-handler.external.ms-help Now, you are going to create another new Preference Name with an Integer Value. To do this, right-click on this line under Preference Name and select New, then Integer. In the New Integer value box type in ui.submenuDelay and click OK. Then in the Enter Integer value box type 0 (that’s a zero) and click OK.

Now, close your web browser and reopen it. You’ll see how much faster web pages are loading. I sure did.

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