Speed up Firefox

133px-firefox-logosvg.pngWhile listening to CNET’s Buzz Out Loud podcast, I discovered a simple way to speed up Firefox. For those who don’t listen to BOL (you really should), here’s how to do it:

  • Open Firefox
  • Type “about:config” in the url box
  • in the filter box, type “network”
  • scroll down to “network.http.pipelining”
  • click on it to change it from “false” to “true”
  • go to the next line and change the “4” to “10”
  • restart Firefox

You’ll notice a significant speed-increase when browsing. Don’t ask me about how it works in detail, I’m just happy with the results.

One comment

  1. tim

    i know that

    if pipelining is ‘true’, then firefox will request more things at the same time, more picture, if pipelining is ‘false’ then firefox only request a new picture if the request that he did before is answered, if you set maxrequests to 10, then FF will request 10 things at the same time…

    not all servers support more then one request…