Mozilla Firefox is already one of the fastest browser available, but given that it still has much more room to be faster.  It has "hidden" tweaks to better optimize the use of the browser.  Here are the steps:

  1. Type "about:config" (without the quotes) into the address bar and press Enter.  Scroll down and look for the following:

    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, especially if you are browsing with several tabs opened.
     

  2. Change the default values to the following:

    network.http.pipelining  :  true
    network.http.proxy.pipelining  :  true
    network.http.pipelining.maxrequests  :  30 (this is the maximum number of requests to be made simultaneously)
     

  3. Create a new entry nglayout.initialpaint.delay.

    Right-click anywhere on the page and select New > Integer.
    Type in nglayout.initialpaint.delay and set its value to 0 (zero).  This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.

This probably won’t matter if you’re on dialup connection, but on broadband it could mean a more responsive surfing experience with Mozilla Firefox.  Enjoy surfing!

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