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More and more Internet users are using Firefox each day, some of them just like myself may even have forgotten what is IE already. But, do you know of a nifty trick that will speed up Firefox, especially if you are on broadband (such as Streamyx)?

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What the trick basically does is you configure the Firefox browser to request more data that it usually does, thus speed up the page display. To configure it, you need to get to the hidden config settings and change some values.

Follow the following steps.

1. Type “about:config” into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries:


2. Alter the entries as follows:

Set network.http.pipelining to “true”
Set network.http.proxy.pipelining to “true”
Set network.http.pipelining.maxrequests to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at one time.

3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New > Integer. Name it nglayout.initialpaint.delay and set its value to “0”. This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on the information it receives.

4. Close Firefox, and restart it back to ensure new settings are loaded. You should experience faster browsing now.

Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading. Try this trick and let us know if it works on your Firefox!