Here is something drobbins posted over at beesource.Hope he doesn't mind I borrowed this tip.I tried it and it makes quite a difference!
here's a neat trick I stumbled across
for broadband users only, DON"T do this if you have a slow connection, it will make it worse
This is simple, and works wonders for page loading speed!
Want Firefox to run 2/3 times faster? Course you do. Read on...
Here's something for broadband (will have the opposite effect for 56kers)
people that will really speed Firefox up:
1. Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down
and look for the following entries:
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
2. Alter the entries as follows: (by double clicking them)
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
If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages 2-3 times faster
now. I swear it works, pages are loaded in a split second for me now. Very
this has worked well for me
restart firefox after you do it
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