Monday, January 24, 2005

Firefox speed-tweak

Here's a tweak you Firefox users could use to make your surfing-experience even faster:

All you've got to do is type "about:config" into your address bar, wait for it to load, then alter the following entries: change "network.http.pipelining" to "true", "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true" and lastly "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to 30, meaning it will be able to make 30 requests at once.

According to the article, this tweak works best on broadband machines. Unfortunately, I'm one of the "unlucky sods" who still have dial-up at home. Our school does have broadband, though. Let's see if I can persuade a teacher to install Firefox somewhere...

Update: I found the actual source of the tip (it's from Firefox's website), plus a whole, whole lot more.