Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Firefox: Improve Firefoxing Networking

By making a few modifications to your Firefox browser you can reduce page load times by using a technique known as Pipelining. Pipelining is a feature of your browser that allows it to make multiple download requests for objects on a web page from a site.

Note: This technique requires modifying low-level application preferences, you need to be careful when modifying this area. By changing the wrong value you can prevent your browser from functioning properly. For more information about this subject see the following article.

  • Open Firefox
  • In the in the address type "about:config"
  • Find the following preferences, change their value:
    • Change: network.http.pipelining to True (default = False)
    • Change: network.http.pipelining.maxrequests to 10 (default = 4)
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