Speed Up Your Mozilla Firefox Browser

I have been using Firefox for about a year now. Before I switched to Firefox I was using IE. I thought IE was the best internet browser because I was comfortable using it. I tried different browsers but they just didn't fit my needs. One day I was reading a blog and found out about Firefox. At first I didn't pay much attention to it but then when I started reading people's comments I just had to try it. Well since that day I have never looked back. I love my Firefox browser so much that today I thought why not share some information I know about Firefox to the world.

So here is a tut on how to speed up your Mozilla Firefox browser. (For DSL and Cables users only)

First of all your going to need Firefox browser. If you don't have it installed already then you can follow this link. CLICK ME

Open FireFox and on the address bar type "about:config" (without quotes) and hit enter.
Scroll down and look for the following entries:

network.http.pipelining
network.http.proxy.pipelining
network.http.pipelining.maxrequests

(What are going to change is the way browsers makes requests. 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: (by double clicking them)
Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true" (without quotes)
Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true" (without quotes)
Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" (without quotes) to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.

Now close and restart and see the new amazingly new speed of Firefox!

(I noticed significant difference in my speeds but the results may vary)
(If this somehow messes up your browser (Highly unlikely) then you can always change the setting back to the way they where.)

Please leave comments or email me if you want to share your result. If you have any questions or thoughts on this then let me know.v
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Sohail is a student and a part time blogger. He is the man behind Nerd's Realm (NR). He has a passion for the web and loves offering assistance whenever possible and does through NR.

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