Speed up page loading in Firefox

6 01 2009

If you’re not using Firefox, go ahead to Mozilla’s website and get it immediately; if you, however, are using Firefox already, we can get started. First, though, I would like to point out that this will only help for broandband users and that I really only post this because nothing interesting seems to be happening for me to write about this early in 2009. OK then, let’s get started!

Firstly, of course, open up a new tab in Firefox, assuming that the tab you’re currently using is busy with this page. A quicker way to do this is to simply press ctrl+t (that means hold down the ctrl button and then press the key for the letter ‘t’) which will quickly open up a new tab and switch focus to it. Type “about:config” and press enter.

config

If this is your first time going to this config you will see a message, warning you that you should be careful with what you change, but as long as you keep to this tutorial you should be alright. If you don’t trust me and don’t want to take any risks you are free to quit right now. In the filter bar you should see at the top of the page you will access after agreeing to be careful with the settings, type “pipe,” wait a second or two, and four results will show up.

pipe

First off, double-click “network.http.pipelining” to make it true, if it isn’t already – then just leave it be. Do the same to make “network.http.proxy.pipelining” true as well. Now, double-click “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” and enter a value about 30. This defines how many requests the browser will make to a page instead of just one, speeding up the page loading. To make the finishing speed-up touch, right-click anywhere in the “about:config” interface, browse through “New” and click on the “Integer” alternative to create a new, you guessed it, integer, name it “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” and set it to 0. Now you’ll load pages in Firefox much quicker if you’re on a broadband connection.

pipelining

Hope this helps, and see you later… if there ever happens any interesting to write about again…

Oh yeah, I bought myself a new laptop yesterday for a mere $770. It’s not the best, but it’s still very nice, has a large screen, several USB ports and else. I just hope I can get used to using a laptop keyboard anytime soon, It’s quite hard to write, right now. It’s a not-so-compact Compaq that I call Sphere-kun, for some reason I’m not too sure about. Just for funsies, I call my cellphone Kei-chan for “keitai,” the Japanese word for “cellphone.”





Happy Halloween!

1 11 2008

Was I too late to say that? Or maybe too early? Anyway, it’s all said and done and I don’t to worry about it anymore. I wish you all a very happy halloween 2008 and that you can both scare and be scared real good.

Do a good job on those pumpkins now, you hear?