Sunday, 18 May 2008

One thing I will do.

Firefox users - want a faster browsing experience ('course you do).

want to REALLY tweak your browser

In the address bar type about:config


Scroll down to the network settings. Take a screen-grab and file it away in case you need to change things back to default.

network.http.max-connections to 128
network.http.max-connections-per-server to 64
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy to 24
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server to 8
network.http.pipelining to true
network.http.pipelining-requests to 64

Close firefox and restart. Enjoy some new-found speed.

This will not give you extra bandwidth, so if you have a slow connection, nothing will make images come down any quicker. Instead, what this does is grab information from the site you're trying to access more quickly, so where you're not bandwidth limited, stuff will load faster.

I didn't discover this for myself, but come across it while hunting down the about:config command to switch off IPv6 in a new Linux install.


BTW Dan - Fedora 9 Sulphur is buggy. :-(

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