Make your Mozilla Firefox faster

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There is an easy way to make your Firefox load webpages faster. It is done be enlarging the limit of the requests that firefox can send to a page. This is also called tunneling or pipelining.

Every time before a page is loaded, Firefox must send a request to that page. So if you make a bigger number of request, you’ll get a better respond time. Now we ask ourselves, why don’t the makers of webbrowsers set the number of maximum request very high. The reason is that the servers of the pages we would like to visit would overload if everyone of us sent a thousand requests. So by the default, Firefox is sending 4 request.

1.Open a new tab and type in about:config in the address bar

2.Now in the search bar type in network.http … a list like this will appear;

3.These three bolded rows are the ones we’re interested in.

The first bold row is network.http.pipelining. By the default its value is set to false. Double-click on it and it will change to true.

The second bold row is network.http.pipelining.maxrequests. The value by the default is four. You change it to a desired value. My value is 50 and I personally believe that 50 requests is just enough to make it faster, but still small enough to pass unnoticed to almost all websites.

The third bold is network.http.proxy.pipelining. Just double-click it so that the value is true.

If you experience any difficulties with firefox afterwards, just undo the new values.

Here’s a video instructional if you find it easier to follow the steps this way: