Thursday, January 06, 2005

Make Firefox Scream!

Folks, this is too good to be true. Go to and download a Firefox browser optimized for your CPU. Read the instructions. You will need to download the CPU tester to verify your CPU type, then download the right version of Firefox.

Following that, try this hack from boingboing's directory of wonderful things:

1.Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries:
network.http.pipelining network.http.proxy.pipelining

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.

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 once.

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 information it receives.

Screaming performance guaranteed! Send MOOX a few bucks and keep him recompiling ...


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