Improve the speed of Firefox 3

We all know Firefox is a memory hog. To speed things up greatly, do the following:

  • Open Firefox and in the address bar type about:config.
  • Click on “I’ll be careful, I promise“
  • Use the search bar above to look for network.http.pipelining and double click on it to set it’s value to True.
  • Create a new boolean value named network.http.pipelining.firstrequest and set that to True, as well.
  • Find network.http.pipelining.maxrequests, double click on it, and change its value to 8.
  • Look for network.http.proxy.pipelining and set it to True.
  • Create two new integers named nglayout.initialpaint.delay andcontent.notify.interval, set them to 0.
  • Restart your browser.

All done. You should feel the browser is 5x more responsive than before while navigating websites.

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