Sunday, January 16, 2005

Something useful from Free Republic

Amazingly enough, the freepers aren't entire useless. The following comes from a post at Free Republic (I got it courtesy of Burnt Orange Report). If you are using Firefox as your browser and have a broadband connection, following these instructions can speed up your page loads considerably. Since I don't want to give the freepers any more traffic than they deserve, I reproduce these instructions here.

Here's something for broadband people that will really speed Firefox up:

1.Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries:


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 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.

3. 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.

If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages MUCH faster now!

Note: do not use this if you don't have broadband!


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