Firefox Tweaking Tips

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Ran across this blog entry with 15 tips to tweaking Firefox. Most of them I think you may know, but the more hardcore tweaking ones I liked were:

  • Type “about:configâ€? into the address bar and hit return. Type “network.httpâ€? in the filter field, and change the following settings (double-click on them to change them):
  • Set “network.http.pipeliningâ€? to “trueâ€?
  • Set “network.http.proxy.pipeliningâ€? to “trueâ€?
  • Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequestsâ€? to a number like 30. This will allow it to make 30 requests at once.
  • Also, right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it “nglayout.initialpaint.delayâ€? and set its value to “0″. This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.
  • Right-click anywhere and add a boolean named “config.trim_on_minimize” with a value of True to have Firefox clear memory when it’s minimized so it doesn’t sit around taking up 100s of MB of ram doing nothing. NOTE: I don’t know if this pages it out, or garbage-collects it. If it pages it out, I’d suggest leaving this off and paging in 100s of MBs of ram will suck.

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