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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 02/21/2007 :  23:09:51  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
This works wonders for me. It's a simple set of adjustments that makes it make multiple requests to a Web page simultaneously. Pages load much faster.
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How To Speed Up Firefox (Helpful Vanity)

Posted on 12/12/2004 12:45:50 PM PST by KoRn

Here's something for broadband people that will really speed Firefox up:

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 network.http.pipelining.maxrequests

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 recieves.

If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages MUCH faster now!
I was Googling for DSL speed tips and found this. Oddly enough, it was posted at Free Republic. But it still works. (I set that final "maxrequests" figure to 29, as it did not accept 30.)


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.

Edited by - HalfMooner on 02/21/2007 23:12:29

McQ
Skeptic Friend

USA
258 Posts

Posted - 02/22/2007 :  13:55:57   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send McQ a Private Message
I'll give it a shot. thanks for the information, HM!

I'll let you know how it works out.

Elvis didn't do no drugs!
--Penn Gillette
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 02/22/2007 :  15:10:45   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
You're welcome, John. My impression was entirely subjective, but it seems about twice as fast for most pages.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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McQ
Skeptic Friend

USA
258 Posts

Posted - 02/22/2007 :  17:13:49   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send McQ a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by HalfMooner

You're welcome, John. My impression was entirely subjective, but it seems about twice as fast for most pages.





After fooling around on all the sites I usually play in, my impression is that it is indeed faster, although I didn't do any official timing. One site in particular that is always slow was definitely faster. Cool.

Who's John?


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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 02/22/2007 :  17:45:43   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
Oh, there's lots of John's, McQ. You just ain't one of 'em. Sorry, been a long and very literally bloody battle for me, building my new system. But it's running!


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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Original_Intent
SFN Regular

USA
609 Posts

Posted - 02/23/2007 :  06:05:11   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Original_Intent a Private Message
New Systems are sweet. I remember my first piece by piece build.
A screamming 750mhz machine, 1 gig RAM, 5 harddrive RAID array (software.... the hardware RAID was too pricey.......

Alas, I am laptop bound. My ACER just bit the dust, and I have a Toshiba Satellite now. Windows Vista is pretty sweet looing, but all that takes too much memory and processing power.....

Have fun with the new system! Now you need to put Linux on it too.....

Peace
Joe
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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25973 Posts

Posted - 02/23/2007 :  18:10:38   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Original_Intent

I remember my first piece by piece build.
A screamming 750mhz machine, 1 gig RAM, 5 harddrive RAID array (software.... the hardware RAID was too pricey.......
I remember mine, too: an 8 MHz 80286 motherboard with one megabyte of RAM, a 20 megabyte harddrive, a 5.25- and a 3.5-inch floppy, VGA graphics card with a color monitor and a keyboard. All for $3,000. I didn't buy a mouse until months later.

It was a vast improvement over the off-the-shelf 4.77 MHz 8086 machine I'd bought a couple years before, since it had no harddrive and only CGA graphics. But it was only $1,400.

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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 02/23/2007 :  21:12:01   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
The first I actually "built" (if we don't count MANIAC, a "simulated computer" I put together as a kid, out of old junk and with a wine barrel as a case) was an XT clone, similar to Dave's. But I had computers before that. My first was a TRS-80 Model I, the second a Radio Shack Color Computer, the third an Atari 800, and the fourth a IBM PCjr. This is the third I put together. Much more difficult now, with the parts being more delicate and complex.




Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
Edited by - HalfMooner on 02/24/2007 06:31:09
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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
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Posted - 02/23/2007 :  22:49:52   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message
The first computer I put together was a Macintosh IIsi. I connected the monitor and printer to it. It ran at 20Mhz and had 40MB of ram.

The cost was $1000.00 usedů The list price was $2900.00

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25973 Posts

Posted - 02/23/2007 :  23:23:45   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
Well, the first computer I "put together" was a Kit 2000. I connected it to the TV and plugged in my cassette recorder, then proceeded to program it via its 16-key keypad and then used the "Program/Run" toggle switch to see if my program worked. It had two kilobytes of RAM, and ran at some speed in the kiloHertz range. I had to be careful with metal objects around it, since it was nothing more than a bare circuit board with four rubber feet on the bottom. At one point, I accidentally saved a program over top of my cassette of Pink Floyd's The Wall, which I'd been listening to. I forget which song I partially destroyed.

I have no idea how much it cost. I borrowed it from my dad, who had borrowed it from someone else.

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