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 â€œabout:configâ€? into the address bar and hit return. Type â€œnetwork.httpâ€? in the filter field, and change the following settings (double-click on them to change them):
- Set â€œnetwork.http.pipeliningâ€? to â€œtrueâ€?
- Set â€œnetwork.http.proxy.pipeliningâ€? to â€œtrueâ€?
- Set â€œnetwork.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 â€œnglayout.initialpaint.delayâ€? and set its value to â€œ0â€³. 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.