Make Firefox load faster!

If you are a Firefox enthusiast, you’re on the right track, man! You just joined the “dump-the-IE-now!” movement. :D

Here’re some tips I got from a mailing list. I have it applied to my firefox config and it sure does make my browsing more enjoyable.

You can make firefox as fast as opera with a little tuning. heres how:

1) look for the profile folder
On Windows XP/2000, the path is usually
>C:Documents and Settings[User Name]Application
>DataMozillaFirefoxProfilesdefault.xxx

where xxx is a random string of 3 characters.

On Windows 95/98/Me, the path is usually
>C:WINDOWSApplication
>DataMozillaFirefoxProfilesdefault.xxx

On Linux, the path is usually
~/.mozilla/firefox/default.xxx/.

On MacOS X, the path is usually ~/Library/Application
Support/Firefox/Profiles/default.xxx/.

2) create user.js file and paste this code :

user_pref(“browser.cache.memory.capacity”, 65536);
user_pref(“browser.cache.disk_cache_ssl”, true);
user_pref(“browser.xul.error_pages.enabled”, true);
user_pref(“content.interrupt.parsing”, true);
user_pref(“content.max.tokenizing.time”, 3000000);
user_pref(“content.maxtextrun”, 8191);
user_pref(“content.notify.backoffcount”, 5);
user_pref(“content.notify.interval”, 750000);
user_pref(“content.notify.ontimer”, true);
user_pref(“content.switch.threshold”, 750000);
user_pref(“network.http.max-connections”, 32);
user_pref(“network.http.max-connections-per-server”,
8);
user_pref(“network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy”,
8);
user_pref(“network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server”,
4);
user_pref(“network.http.pipelining”, true);
user_pref(“network.http.pipelining.maxrequests”, 8 );
user_pref(“network.http.proxy.pipelining”, true);
user_pref(“nglayout.initialpaint.delay”, 750);
user_pref(“plugin.expose_full_path”, true);
user_pref(“signed.applets.codebase_principal_support”,
true);

3) reload firefox

4) profit!

  • Pingback: Tropicalfruition » Get FireFox!()

  • http://www.kerentan.com Keren

    Whoa… I love the new look. :)

  • http://www.kerentan.com Keren

    Whoa… I love the new look. :)

  • http://newphilippines.org Arnold

    Thanks. :)

  • http://newphilippines.org Arnold

    Thanks. :)

  • Fernando Martirez III

    cool tip Arnold!

    thanks! :D

  • Fernando Martirez III

    cool tip Arnold!

    thanks! :D

  • moose

    how do you create a user.js ?

  • moose

    how do you create a user.js ?

  • Pingback: Tropicalfruition()

  • John Clarke

    Which setting makes firefox load faster?
    Thanks,
    John

  • John Clarke

    Which setting makes firefox load faster?
    Thanks,
    John

  • http://graceplace.ph Arnold

    This one that I have posted — I believe, when properly done, can make your Firefox browser load faster.

  • http://graceplace.ph Arnold

    This one that I have posted — I believe, when properly done, can make your Firefox browser load faster.

  • Pingback: Blog of ralph()

  • Pingback: ralph's personal blog()

  • http://wattacom.com tadaaa

    from the
    1>…
    2>…
    3>…
    4>profit !!!

    i gather you read slashdot

    ;-))

  • http://wattacom.com tadaaa

    from the
    1>…
    2>…
    3>…
    4>profit !!!

    i gather you read slashdot

    ;-))

  • Pingback: \\~Indefinite Integral()

  • Pingback: credit counseling services()

  • http://n/a Nick

    DAMN you are the best. My Firefox starts up in 3 secs or less after applying the code. Thank you

  • Grimfjun

    This might be a really stupid question, but how do I create a create user.js file?

  • Grimfjun

    This might be a really stupid question, but how do I create a create user.js file?

  • http://non-secured-loan.info Lindsey Stickel

    Hi,this is Lindsey Stickel,just found your Post on google and i must say this blog is great.may I share some of the article found in your post to my local mates?i’m not sure and what you think?anyhow,Thank you!

  • http://non-secured-loan.info Lindsey Stickel

    Hi,this is Lindsey Stickel,just found your Post on google and i must say this blog is great.may I share some of the article found in your post to my local mates?i’m not sure and what you think?anyhow,Thank you!