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    Default Make Firefox upto 3 times faster without spending any money.

    Here's what you need to do.

    1. Enable pipelining
    Browsers are normally very polite, sending a request to a server then waiting for a response before continuing. Pipelining is a more aggressive technique that lets them send multiple requests before any responses are received, often reducing page download times. To enable it, type about:config in the address bar, double-click network.http.pipelining and network.http.proxy.pipelining so their values are set to true, then double-click network.http.pipelining.maxrequests and set this to 8.
    Keep in mind that some servers don't support pipelining, though, and if you regularly visit a lot of these then the tweak can actually reduce performance. Set network.http.pipelining and network.http.proxy.pipelining to false again if you have any problems.

    2. Render quickly
    Large, complex web pages can take a while to download. Firefox doesn't want to keep you waiting, so by default will display what it's received so far every 0.12 seconds (the "content notify interval"). While this helps the browser feel snappy, frequent redraws increase the total page load time, so a longer content notify interval will improve performance.
    Type about:config and press [Enter], then right-click (Apple users ctrl-click) somewhere in the window and select New > Integer. Type content.notify.interval as your preference name, click OK, enter 500000 (that's five hundred thousand, not fifty thousand) and click OK again.
    Right-click again in the window and select New > Boolean. This time create a value called content.notify.ontimer and set it to True to finish the job.

    3. Faster loading
    If you haven't moved your mouse or touched the keyboard for 0.75 seconds (the content switch threshold) then Firefox enters a low frequency interrupt mode, which means its interface becomes less responsive but your page loads more quickly. Reducing the content switch threshold can improve performance, then, and it only takes a moment.
    Type about:config and press [Enter], right-click in the window and select New > Integer. Type content.switch.threshold, click OK, enter 250000 (a quarter of a second) and click OK to finish.

    4. No interruptions
    You can take the last step even further by telling Firefox to ignore user interface events altogether until the current page has been downloaded. This is a little drastic as Firefox could remain unresponsive for quite some time, but try this and see how it works for you.
    Type about:config, press [Enter], right-click in the window and select New > Boolean. Type content.interrupt.parsing, click OK, set the value to False and click OK.

    5. Block Flash
    Intrusive Flash animations are everywhere, popping up over the content you actually want to read and slowing down your browsing. Fortunately there's a very easy solution. Install the Flashblock extension (flashblock.mozdev.org) and it'll block all Flash applets from loading, so web pages will display much more quickly. And if you discover some Flash content that isn't entirely useless, just click its placeholder to download and view the applet as normal.

    Enjoy faster browsing. JR.
    Last edited by johnny.rotton; 25th January 2009 at 16:00.

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    very nice ..thx buddy

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    cool beans i have fasterfox lite which has render and pipelining tweaks


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    I'll rate 5 stars to this really very good review.

    many thanks
    Last edited by leofelix; 26th January 2009 at 17:43.

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    Some cool tips there !

    And Fasterfox looks nice too.

    Thanks.

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    I'm trying to install it, but I get an 'invalid file hash' error. I tried several times to install it, but no go. I will attempt the manual method as JR posted above.

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    ... I'm not sure that fasterfox is compatible with ff 3 or above...

    ---------- Post added at 04:35 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:25 PM ----------

    yes I know the trick for disabling the version check: just find the file install.rdf inside the extension, extract and open it with a text editor.
    look for this string "em:maxVersion"; change the value at 3.0 or above (depend by the version of ff you have installed), save it and put the file back inside the extension....
    but this isn't the problem....

    my question is: Is this really useful and fully compatible with ff3?
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    Default Trick To Make Your Firefox Fast

    This tricks will improve the speed & load time of firefox. And you will be able to surf faster.

    Open Firefox and type about:config in the address bar, Then look for the following entries, and make the corresponding changes.

    network.http.max-connections-per-server =32

    network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy =16

    network.http.max-connections = 64

    network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server = 10

    network.http.pipelining = true

    network.http.pipelining.maxrequests = 200

    network.http.request.max-start-delay = 0

    network.http.proxy.pipelining = true

    network.http.proxy.version = 1.0


    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 recieves.

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    This is good info.

    The "Faster Fox" add on makes similar changes.

    I am testing the 3.5 Beta at the moment. It is VERY fast without any modifications.

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    Thank you Rakesh,
    I think you forgot to mention the source
    Last edited by leofelix; 21st June 2009 at 21:15.

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