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Some truths and myths about increasing speed of firefox

2 September 2008No Comment

Everyday while stumbling, I come across several posts on how to increase the speed of firefox? But what I practically observed is, all the tips don’t actually work.

Which will work and why?

Monzilla firefox is which has a feature ‘pipelining’ which really makes it faster than another browser. By default it is disabled, so enable it to get good results.

Enable pipelining and increase pipelining maxrequests

Like in processors pipelines concept is there to fast execution of instructions so processor ultimately execute programs fast. Same concept is used in firefox to get fast result.

Open your firefox browser, type about: config in address bar. Then you will get filter option, type network in filter .then find network.hhtp.pipelining option in below list and make it enable by changing its value false to true. Just below that second option is network.http.pipelining.maxrequests, change its value 4 to 10 to increase pipeline maximum

Which does not work and why?


No doubt enabling proxy server will increase your browser’s performance and also allow you to access some restricted web sources.

On other hand any web resource you can access can collect personal information about you. They can monitor your reading interests, spy upon you, may deny accessing any information you might need. Spammers, hackers, advertising companies, other marketers (like junk mails for their products) making attack on your personal information, like your credit card number, or your bank account number etc., if you want to take risk make proxy severs value true and enjoy better speed of your firefox.


Still we are using ipv4 then what is logic behind enabling ipv6? Will it still improve the firefox performance?

Tcp/ip request

By default you can send ten maximum requests in one second. If you are able to send more than ten requests in one second then make it true

There are lots of things. So before trying any tips and tricks on your browser, be sure they really work, and won’t affect you in some negative sense.

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