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14 years 5 months ago #2741 by Valmai
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I googled and found this.

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

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 receives.

also firefox is now up to version 1.0.3


BUT I cant edit this. I tried highlighting, right clicking. How do I change the value from false to true???

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14 years 5 months ago #76607 by wyseyes
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First, make sure you have the latest firefox = 2.0.0.11. version 1.0.3 is years old, and this advice is similarly years old.

I have just tried the above, and found the settings were already True, True and 8, and already had a delay at 0.

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14 years 5 months ago #76611 by wyseyes
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Oh, and to change between true and false, double-click

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14 years 5 months ago #77177 by Valmai
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I do have the latest Firefox and I changed those settings. It seems to help a bit but it is still rather slow. Do you have any other hints?? Bare in mind I have only basic skills with the innards of PC's.

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14 years 5 months ago #77204 by wyseyes
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Can you tell me what windows you have, and how much ram?

I suspect Firefox is using lotsa ram, and slowing down when it can't find more. Do you use tabs for browsing, or just open more firefox windows?

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14 years 5 months ago #77211 by PeterNZ
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Firefox is using between 100 and 150 MBytes of RAM depending on how much is available. The less RAM is available the more read/write activities have to be done to disc. I use tabs a lot and sometimes my firefox goes up to 250 MByte in RAM.

I am on Windows Vista with 1 GByte of RAM. But it shouldn't really matter a lot!

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14 years 5 months ago #77282 by Valmai
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wyseyes Im running Win 98 (yeah I know- but it works) with 256MG RAM. I use Tab browsing.

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14 years 5 months ago #77292 by wyseyes
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That would be your problem... low on memory. Once the ram has been filled, it starts using a portion of the hard drive called the Swap File (sometimes called Virtual Memory) as temporary ram. Now the hard drive is extremely slow compared to the ram, so when firefox needs some information, it takes time to get it back from the hard drive.

There is a good chance you could quadruple your ram size, costing $70. Depends on the computer and the ram you have.

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