Wednesday, June 25, 2008

How to optimize Firefox 3


Mozilla Firefox 3 optimization speedupIf you are unsatisfied about the speed of last Mozilla's browser then this is exactly what you need! We are going to set up some options inside the configuration file, to do so the first thing you should do is typing "about:config" in the address bar... You will able to see the Firefox control panel.


Now we need to modify some entries: if you can't find one of these entries then you have to create it (just right click anywhere in the control panel then choose "New" using the proper desired value, remember to use Boolean when it needs to be "True or False"!):

  • network.dns.disableIPv6: true
  • network.http.max-connections: 48
  • network.http.max-connections-per-server: 24
  • network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy: 12
  • network.http.pipelining.firstrequest: true
  • network.http.pipelining: true
  • network.http.pipelining.maxrequests: 32
  • network.http.proxy.pipelining: true
  • nglayout.initialpaint.delay: 0
  • network.http.request.max-start-delay: 5
  • extensions.checkCompatibility: false
Now your browser should be faster but if you want to "go over" then you should try this little extension that speed up Firefox startup: Chrome Cleaner.
Thanks to the previus changes you will be able to install this extension in Firefox 3 even if it's not officially supported: after downloading the file you just have to open it using Firefox and follow the instructions.

Restart your browser and go to (actually I'm not using the English version so I'm sorry if the following path it's not 100% exactly!) "Tools" > "Add-Ons" > "Chrome Cleaner" > "Options" and then click on the "Clean!" button. Done!

Happy surfing!

5 commenti:

Hai on July 14, 2008 at 7:21 PM said...

thanks for the solution. My firefox 3 used to load page very slow. Now it is super fast thanks to your solution. I have search many threads in finding solution. Your solution is the best.

AleX on July 15, 2008 at 4:11 AM said...

You are welcome =)

Tebo on March 29, 2009 at 9:08 AM said...

Desapeared.
not even in mozilla addons

AleX on March 30, 2009 at 7:10 AM said...

New link provided...!

sarxos on June 30, 2009 at 2:28 PM said...

Great work! With those options and Firefox Preloader installed my browser launch in 4 seconds! This is incredible because before it took 20 seconds to run. Pages loading speed is also increased.

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