Sunday, April 6, 2008

Overclock Firefox For Speed Surfing

[update 27/06/2009]
Yes, Firefox is already pretty damn fast but did you know that you can tweak it and improve the speed even more?
First of all, I suggest you to download Mozilla Firefox 3.0.11.It's the fastest version and browser out there. However, it is not supporting more add-ones as normally do when a newer version is out.

I have already discussed about enabling old Add-ons in newer versions here. You may want to refer that also.

Some obscure preferences exist that affect the network performance and display performance of Firefox. They're the equivalent of special hardware tweaks that enthusiasts use to make your CPU run faster. There are security implications to modifying the network performance. They might make you a hazard as you burn down the street. There are also stability risks in cranking up the display performance. Such tweaks are really meant only as debugging tools. If you can't keep your hands off the engine, here's how to proceed without warranty.

The following preferences might not make you a good web citizen, but they'll get you as much bandwidth as you can manage. Note, however, that too many simultaneous network connections will just slow you down. The best possible performance occurs when there's one connection only and the remote web server is blindingly fast. If web servers or other hops in the network are comparatively slow, try playing with these many preferences.

As all we know Firefox is more flexible than other browsers stand around there.Firefox can tweak by editing some preferences in it.For this operation we want to open Firefox editing surface, by typing

command in your url bar and press Enter in your keyboard.

After than search the following preferences that I indicate by green color or just copy them and past them in firefox filter bar.

Turn the following preferences on by double clicking on them.

network.http.pipelining /* default = false */ double click on this for change it to TRUE
network.http.proxy.pipelining /* default = false */ double click on this for change it to TRUE

Search the following integer and change it to 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.
network.http.pipelining.maxrequests change its value to 30

After that 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 receives.

You can make your Firefox browser much faster by doing adjustment I posed above. Those adjustments are very common and you can find them by go surrounding the web much easier.But when I was being a advance Firefox user I search more options for speed my browser than I mention above.I found following preferences and they work me well.So I suggest to post them here as well our very common tricks I show you above.

If preferences name doesn't exist in your browser don't be afraid. It doesn't fault of you. If some preference doesn't exist just follow last adjustment we did in the above of this article.

Right click anywhere and select
New-> Integer or Boolean ( If change we are going to do is a Number it should be a Integer / If change true or false it's a Boolean )

And set it's name and value as I given:
Name it "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx” and set its value to “xxxx″ or "false" or "true"
  • browser.tabs.showSingleWindowModePrefs - true -- ( boolean )
  • network.http.pipelining.firstrequests - true -- ( boolean )
  • content.notify.backoffcount - 5 -- ( Integer )
  • ui.submenuDelay - 0 -- ( Integer )
  • content.interrupt.parsing - true -- ( boolean )
  • content.max.tokenizing.time - 2250000 -- ( Integer )
  • content.notify.interval - 750000 -- ( Integer )
  • content.notify.ontimer - true -- ( boolean )
  • content.switch.threshold - 750000 -- ( Integer )
  • network.http.max-connections - 48 -- ( Integer )
  • network.http.max-connections-per-server - 24 -- ( Integer )
  • network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy - 16 -- ( Integer )
  • network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server - 8 -- ( Integer )
  • network.dns.disableIPv6 - true -- ( boolean )
  • network.http.request.timeout - 300 -- ( Integer )
By adjusting these settings in firefox you can make your Firefox browser super faster..
FireFox Browser Tips


Unknown said...

"Search the following integer and change it to 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.
network.http.pipelining.maxrequests change its value to 30"


limit in option is 8 for this settings...
it will be always reduced to 8 if this option have higher value...

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