Speed up your FIREFOX

Speed up your FIREFOX

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:10 am

Found this on a drag racing site, it speeds up video loads too.

Reduce the amount of RAM Firefox uses for its cache feature

1. Type “about:config” (no quotes) in the address bar in the browser.
2. Find “browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewer”
3. Set it’s value to “0“;(Zero)

Increase the Speed at Which Firefox loads pages

1. Type “about:config” into the address bar and hit Enter.
(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 10.
This means it will make 10 requests at once.
3. 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 receives. If you’re using a broadband connection you’ll load pages faster now.
Optionally (for even faster web browsing) here are some more options for your about:config (you might have to create some of these entries by Right Click –> New– > Interger or String
network.dns.disableIPv6: set “false”
“content.notify.backoffcount”: set “5“; (Five)
“plugin.expose_full_path”: set “true”.
“ui.submenuDelay”: set “0; (zero)

Reduce RAM usage to 10MB when Firefox is minimized:

This little hack will drop Firefox’s RAM usage down to 10 Mb when minimized:
1. Open Firefox and go to the Address Bar. Type in about:config and then press Enter.
2. Right Click in the page and select New -> Boolean.
3. In the box that pops up enter “config.trim_on_minimize”. Press Enter.
4. Now select True and then press Enter.
5. Restart Firefox.
coaledsweat
 
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Re: Speed up your FIREFOX

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:25 am

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :punk: :band:
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Re: Speed up your FIREFOX

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:50 am

coaledsweat wrote: it speeds up video loads too.


You can't speed up how fast they download, that is determined by you connection and the site. e.g I can limit bandwidth to requests and you can fiddle with settings all day long if you want and it's still not going to download faster. ;)

Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to some number like 10.
This means it will make 10 requests at once.


Careful there fido :P , servers have an overall max concurrent connections allowed. If everyone set that very high you could overwhelm a server with requests. Having said that 10 is not that high but I wouldn't set it any higher because you may find yourself on the other end of blank screen being firewalled off from the server. "Bad Bots" or scrapers will usually make an unusual amount of requests in a very short time, one technique used to identify them is by looking at requests made in given period of time.
Richard S.
 
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Re: Speed up your FIREFOX

PostBy: BillMarti On: Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:24 pm

You can also add a ram drive and dump your cache in there and when you shut down the cache is emptied automatically. You'll need something like Q soft ram drive to do that you may find it on the internet if you do a search. If not e-mail me if you know a way I can upload it to you.

Bill S.
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Re: Speed up your FIREFOX

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Tue May 19, 2009 7:43 am

I've been using Tweak Network for the longest time and even though I already had a few of those settings my browser is diffidently much faster. Thanks :punk:
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Re: Speed up your FIREFOX

PostBy: av8r On: Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:40 pm

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit and 6gb of ram on a quad core 3.0 overclocked. It aint gunna get much faster!!!
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Re: Speed up your FIREFOX

PostBy: Sting On: Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:06 pm

Wow -- what a change on my end

Why isn't Fire fox configured like this in the normal install?
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Other Heating: BurnHAM=NG-gas

Re: Speed up your FIREFOX

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:16 pm

Sting wrote:Why isn't Fire fox configured like this in the normal install?


For the very reason I stated, having said that the defaults are a little low. Some webmasters will tweak this themselves and link external files like images from a sub domain. The browser treats the sub domain as a separate domain so it will making multiple connections from different sources.
Richard S.
 
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Re: Speed up your FIREFOX

PostBy: Sting On: Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:39 pm

ok

I am just a dumb duck and this aint no wet system plumbing

:D :D :D :D
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Re: Speed up your FIREFOX

PostBy: jpete On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:31 pm

How do I get it to automatically log me on to my websites? It used to do this but something got changed. I never used to see the log in screen but now I do.

Any help?
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Re: Speed up your FIREFOX

PostBy: jpete On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:37 pm

Wow! Those are awesome! Thanks!

One question, are those tweaks universal? As in, will they effect the settings on my wife's profile or do I need to log on to her account and set them there too?
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Re: Speed up your FIREFOX

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:48 pm

av8r wrote:I'm running Windows 7 64 bit and 6gb of ram on a quad core 3.0 overclocked. It aint gunna get much faster!!!


:notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
Awesome!
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Re: Speed up your FIREFOX

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:39 pm

jpete wrote:How do I get it to automatically log me on to my websites? It used to do this but something got changed. I never used to see the log in screen but now I do.

Any help?


You're cookie might be corrupted. Firstly try the link on the bottom that says "Delete Cookies", you'll get logged out and you should then be able to login. Be sure to check the box "log me in automatically"

Also note if you're posting from a bunch of different IP addresses you'll get logged out if you try to login from a new IP address. For example if you're at the office and login you'll get logged out from the IP at your house. The session is tied to the first two octets of the IP and is only valid for them. It's a small security measure in place to possibly prevent someone from getting hold of computer that might have you logging in automatically.

While on the topic never use the log me in automatically from a public computer.
Richard S.
 
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Re: Speed up your FIREFOX

PostBy: jpete On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:43 pm

Thanks. I'll give it a try. Not sure if it's the problem because it's all my regular websites that are affected.
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: Speed up your FIREFOX

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:11 pm

If it's all of them they you are blocking cookies. The session will time out after a few minutes of inactivity. No way around it for any site you either need to allow them or login manually each time.

More info here, post your question in this thread if you have any:

The Cookie Monster
Richard S.
 
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