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Increase the Browsing Speed of Mozilla Firefox in few minutes [Firefox Trick]

It’s always annoying to wait when you click somewhere and it take a long time to respond. Moreover, In the country like India, where people mostly use slow connections, it becomes most annoying. So, to solve their problem, I am going to post a trick to increase Firefox speed to some extent. Here we go…..

Steps to follow to increase Firefox browsing speed

Before starting this, do remember to note the original settings, so that you can restore the previous settings if the problem occurs…..

You need to follow the steps mentioned below to increase Firefox speed.
  1. Type “about:config” (Avoid Double Quotes) into Firefox Url and hit Enter. (A warning would be displayed, ignore it.)
  2. Alter the entries as follows: (Double Click on it)

    ~ Set “network.http.pipelining” to “true

    ~ Set “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true

    ~ Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to some number like 15.
    This means it will make 15 requests at once.
  3. Lastly, right-click anywhere and select New- > Integer. Name it “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” and set its value to “0
  4. Above value is the time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives. If you’re using a broadband or a dial-up connection you’ll load pages faster now.)
Following steps are Optional for even faster web browsing.

You might have to create some of these entries by Right Click – > New– >
Integer or String

  • "network.dns.disableIPv6": set “false
  • content.notify.backoffcount”: set “5
  • plugin.expose_full_path”: set “true
  • "ui.submenuDelay”: set “0
After changing these settings, you can see the increase in the speed of Firefox and it will also use less RAM then before.
So, enjoy fast browsing…..!!!!

Rajat Patel

Rajat Patel

Founder at TheNextGeek.com. Software Engineer & Business Analyst by profession. Avid open source evangelist. Mostly writes about Technology that interests him, and some neat tricks to make your day-to-day tech life a breeze.

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