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firefox running slow

by clerik / April 10, 2007 1:29 AM PDT

My firefox browser is running waay slow....anyone know how to make it run faster? I saw the viedo about how to make it run faster here on CNET but the guy on the viedo was just going thru the steps too fast...tried look for the video on it here again but can't find it....anyways I need a step by step instruction on how to make my Firefox browser faster.....I have opera browser too and it's alot faster than my Firefox browser but I need Firefox to load pages faster cuz there's things I can do on Firefox that I can't do in Opera browser.....can anyone help me plz.

oh almost forgot my OS is windows 2000

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firefox running slow
by senthil0787 / June 19, 2007 3:25 PM PDT
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Firefox pages runs faster by allowing multiple connections so it can download more than one file at a time. It?s only useful for broadband users, so if you?re still on dial-up you can just skip this one for now.

Here?s something for broadband people that will really speed Firefox up:

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.

If you?re using a broadband connection you?ll load pages MUCH faster now!


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by mjinnett / July 25, 2007 5:54 AM PDT
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Just wanted to say thank you for your firefox tip, even though I wasn't the original post-er! I was linked to your recommendation from a generalized google search and it has proved to be SO helpful. Firefox was dragging my whole work day down and now it's sped right up. Thanks!!

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Firefox working great!
by mdoggolfer / September 23, 2007 7:03 AM PDT
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Since I've made the above changes Firefox is running much faster. Thanks for the help!!

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by neel.paul / January 24, 2008 4:42 PM PST
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Thanks Senthil,
Your suggestion really worked.My firefox is running faster than it ever did.
Keep up the good work.


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Firefox Running Slow (NOT!)
by mastaphin / July 24, 2008 8:54 AM PDT
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Dear Senthil0787,

There are not sufficient words in the English language to thank you for this tidbit of information. Obviously Firefox couldn't allow those settings in the standard version or it would drown home networks.

My Firefox is my blessed angel now, with your advice.
Firefox is like a high strung video game now.. Hit a link and BAM. Onscreen.

Thanks Billions.

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only gmail now giving problems
by mcstylis / August 17, 2008 4:00 AM PDT
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When I try to access Gmail it just keeps redirecting to a page that redirects to it (infinite redirecting). Also when I try to visit Yahoo or Hotmail.. it never gets there.

Anyone else having trouble?

I have no problems with anywhere else.. I can visit other websites such as my work or shoppers drug mart or Netscape runs so quickly and does not have this problem..

Also thanks for the configuring.. Firefox now runs quicker except for this problem.

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by bmora96 / February 21, 2008 8:37 PM PST
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Uninstall firefox and all of its components. then reinstall. it should work faster. or go to wikihow and look in computer and tech. go into hacks and there should be a site that says speed up firefox. here i'll even give u the site...


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firefox slow
by jinuzuka / March 1, 2009 11:58 PM PST
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Great suggestion! worked for me on my mac.

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You are a wonderful man/woman
by mrscaston / April 19, 2009 4:39 AM PDT
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I don't know who you are but I thought it was something buggy with my laptop or my firefox and I use a mac but once I found this thread and followed the steps, this thing is like on steroids. I absolutely love you for speeding up my firefox.....

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