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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 08:42 AM
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Something to do that speeds up firefox a tad
I just finished doing this and no sparks or fire came shooting out my computer so I think its all safe. I changed "maxrequest" to 100 rather than 150. Firefox already had it set at 4 rather than the two that this article says.

I'm using firefox 6 so's you know.

I want to try one more time to put my swap file in a virtual drive, the last time I didn't get it done but this time I'm determined to. Any suggestions will be well appreciated.


Type "about:config" (without quotes) in the Firefox address bar and then click "Enter". This command opens a configuration page that allows the user to change advanced system settings in Firefox.

Speed up page loading/rendering time in Firefox. Right-click anywhere in the "about:config" window, click on "New" and then select "String". Name the string "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" (without quotes). Enter a value of "0" and then click "OK". This tweak decreases the amount of time Firefox waits to render a page from 250 milliseconds to zero. Make the same process and name the string "content.notify.interval" and enter a value of "0".

Force Firefox to release reserved system RAM when the browser is minimized. Right-click anywhere in the "about:config" window, click on "New" and then select "Boolean". Name the entry "config.trim_on_minimize" (without quotes). Change the value to "True" and then click "OK". This setting forces Firefox to only reserve about 10 MB of system memory while minimized.

Normally Firefox only sends one or two tunnels to the website. However, the more tunnels you use the faster you go. To change this, type in filter bar "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" and change the value to "150".
Attention: The more tunnels you use, the more bandwidth you use, meaning you could use as tunnels as you want but that would probably kill the sites bandwidth if everyone did that. 150 is a very good value.

Type "network.http.pipelining" in filter bar, and set it to "True" by double clicking it.

Type "network.http.proxy.pipelining" in filter bar, and set it to "True" by double clicking it.

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Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-27-11 10:09 AM
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1. Loos good, I all that stuff too. Once I messed with my swap file, it did work faster
until I restarted. The script I ran came with a surprise... it cleared the cache every time Firefox restarted.
Nice you say? Well not nice when (like me) you always have two windows open and in each window 10+ tabs.

Not sure right now where I found the "How to" but I'll look in my old email.
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Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-27-11 09:44 PM
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2. Loos???? I mean Looks good.
I remembered what I did,

I'm using Ubuntu Linux and not Windows. Perfect Ubuntu: Optimizing Your Browser with a RAM Disk

http://www.kevingunn.org/?p=210
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