Tweak your Firefox for faster browsing

Sunday, December 26, 2010

For a couple of hours I'd been trying some Firefox tweaks in order to increase my browsing speed. To prove that the tweaks really works, I'd conducted a lot of speed test before and after the tweaks and it results do not disappointed me. In fact, my loading page process and my browsing speed had increased. So on this post, I will be showing you how to speed up your Mozilla Firefox with a few simple tweaks.

Before we start, I recommend you to backup your your preferences in Firefox so you restore the original preference setting if you mess up. To backup your preferences, Navigate to Mozilla Firefox default directory and make a copy of prefs.js.

Okay let us begin with the tweaks. First open up your Firefox and type "about:config" (without quotes) in the address bar and hit "Enter". Now, locate the preferences below and change its value to the given value
  • network.http.max-connections = 48
  • network.http.max-connections-per-server = 16
  • network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy = 16
  • network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server = 8
  • network.http.pipelining = true
  • network.http.pipelining.maxrequests = 30
  • network.http.proxy.pipelining = true
  • plugin.expose_full_path = true
  • network.dns.disableIPv6 = false

Now we gonna need to make a new preferences as it is not existed as default. To create a preference, right click anywhere in the browser and select "New > Integer or Boolean (depends on the preference value)" . So create the preference below
  • nglayout.initialpaint.delay = 0 (Integer)
  • content.notify.backoffcount = 5 (Integer)
  • ui.submenuDelay = 0 (Integer)
  • content.interrupt.parsing = true (Boolean)
  • content.max.tokenizing.time = 2250000 (Integer)
  • content.notify.interval = 750000 (Integer)
  • content.notify.ontimer = true (Boolean)
  • content.switch.threshold = 250000 (Integer)

That is all. Hope this tutorial will boost your Firefox. Enjoy.