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2005-07-05

[Web] Faster Firefox & Mozilla for broadband users

Firefox/Mozilla speed enhancements for broadbanders

1.Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries:

browser.turbo.enabled
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 "browser.turbo.enabled" to "true"

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 receives.

It works well you should notice a difference, use at your own risk as always.



Speed Keys

Examples:

Automatically add ".com" -- In the address bar type, "CNN" then hit Ctrl-Enter and http://www.(website name you typed).com will be added automatically. (IE offers this as well.)

Automatically add ".net" -- In the address bar type, "websitename" then hit Shift-Enter and http://www.(website name you typed).net will be added automatically. (I have not found another browser offering this.)

Automatically add ".org" -- In the address bar type, "mozilla" then hit Shift-Ctrl-Enter and http://www.(website name you typed).org will be added automatically. (I have not found another browser offering this.)

You can also use Ctrl-T to open a new tab.

Ctrl-K jumps you up to the Google search bar. Ctrl-(up or down arrow) cycles through a list of available search engines, dictionaries, shopping sites, etc.

F6 jumps you to the address bar where you can type a new website URL.

Ctrl-F starts a great find feature that opens at the bottom of your screen. Start typing a word and the first match found will be highlighted as you type. You can highlight all matches, the find bar will turn red if there are no matches, or you can cycle quickly through all matches found on the page using the {Enter} button.

For more quick-keys (keyboard and mouse) go to the Firefox help page and click the Keyboard Shortcuts or Mouse Shortcuts links.

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