Tweaks for improving Firefox browsing speed (BROADBAND ONLY)

Discussion in 'Waffle' started by SIRUS, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. SIRUS

    SIRUS 変なひと

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2007
    Messages:
    5,158
    Likes Received:
    874
    i've just done this and it has definitely improved the speed, especially on here, which lately has been very slow for me.

    here is the c&p guide i used.

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    To get started, open your Firefox web browser.
    In the address/location bar, type [about:config] and then press your Enter key. (NOTE: DON’T TYPE THE BRACKETS.)

    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. (if it's already true, move on to the next tweak)

    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 restart it.
    You should now be browsing faster.
     
  2. muzzadj

    muzzadj POW!

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2007
    Messages:
    9,247
    Likes Received:
    220
    Location:
    Hurstpierpoint- Near Brighton
    come onnnn everyone knows this!
     
  3. SIRUS

    SIRUS 変なひと

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2007
    Messages:
    5,158
    Likes Received:
    874
    i'm surprised you know it, you can't even spell 'on' correctly.
     
  4. rob_del_terror

    rob_del_terror - ̿ ̿'̵͇̿̿з=(•̪●)=ε

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2009
    Messages:
    4,039
    Likes Received:
    119
    Location:
    Blackpool, United Kingdom
    sweet. mines alot quicker.
     
  5. ArguS

    ArguS Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Messages:
    558
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Somewhere better than the UK
    cheers for that
     
  6. Code:Red

    Code:Red Defiant

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2009
    Messages:
    532
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Bicester/Oxford
    i use to use mozilla until it started being slow, so began to se safari, but going to try this and see if its any better..
     
  7. muzzadj

    muzzadj POW!

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2007
    Messages:
    9,247
    Likes Received:
    220
    Location:
    Hurstpierpoint- Near Brighton
    mate that's not even funny?
     
  8. Code:Red

    Code:Red Defiant

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2009
    Messages:
    532
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Bicester/Oxford
    everything has worked so far but when i go to change the preference name, i type in what you stated, but it seems to refresh and stay with the original name and will not let me change it. anybody no why?
     
  9. safety

    safety double safety

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2007
    Messages:
    6,368
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    raglan, nz
    nope. slower if anything. i trusted you sirus, i thought here's a man who can be trusted to speak the truth. was i wrong? have you just secretly got me to send you all my personal details when ever i type them on the internet? all my passwords and shit?
     
  10. Fes Rock

    Fes Rock Nothing..........

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    15,258
    Likes Received:
    138
    Location:
    U WOT M8?
    neither are you
     
  11. muzzadj

    muzzadj POW!

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2007
    Messages:
    9,247
    Likes Received:
    220
    Location:
    Hurstpierpoint- Near Brighton
    Well i haven't tried to be funny so that's fine by me!
     
  12. EWOKS

    EWOKS POTATOES GONNA POTATE

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2008
    Messages:
    7,410
    Likes Received:
    360
    Location:
    Portsmouth
    i didnt mate.. and im pretty sure i fair few others didnt either .. blokes trying to help out abit coz he knows alot of ppl use Firefox .. stop getting lairy ..

    your one of those twats at work who rekons they know everything about everything.. you know.. the ones that no fucker likes .
     
  13. Dj Dirty Pimp

    Dj Dirty Pimp Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2008
    Messages:
    2,043
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Kent
    i didnt know this... n im not going to do it till more people put up theur responses to it, thanks tho :)
     
  14. Turtles

    Turtles Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Messages:
    293
    Likes Received:
    0
    tried this a while ago, worked good at first but then idk maybe updates or something made it not really change.
     
  15. ArguS

    ArguS Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Messages:
    558
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Somewhere better than the UK
    seems to be working quicker for me...
    But now safetys gone and made me all paranoid about passwords and shit
     
  16. Olllie

    Olllie Bom Bom Cloud

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Messages:
    2,152
    Likes Received:
    138
    Location:
    Guildford
    No idea what these tweaks are doing but seems pretty fast. Just wondering why mozilla don't already have these tweaks enabled if it's meant to be faster? Recon these tweaks can fuck firefox up a bit?
     
  17. muzzadj

    muzzadj POW!

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2007
    Messages:
    9,247
    Likes Received:
    220
    Location:
    Hurstpierpoint- Near Brighton
    Seem to think you know alot about me considering you've never met me and i can't remember speaking to you on here at all?! Oh well was wrong to say that i guess. Didn't see the need for Fes to get involved though but oh well he can't help it.
     
  18. Fes Rock

    Fes Rock Nothing..........

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    15,258
    Likes Received:
    138
    Location:
    U WOT M8?
    your just a baby dude, your post was childish shit. noone knew how awesome you were. just stop posting and play jump up
     
  19. muzzadj

    muzzadj POW!

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2007
    Messages:
    9,247
    Likes Received:
    220
    Location:
    Hurstpierpoint- Near Brighton
    at least i contribute to the dnb side of the forum, don't see much from you these days. But oh well not worth argueing at anything with you over the internet. Feel free to carry on and hurl abuse at me but im done with this!
     
  20. Fes Rock

    Fes Rock Nothing..........

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    15,258
    Likes Received:
    138
    Location:
    U WOT M8?
    you contribute? by posting YOUR mixes? niceone