View Full Version : Speed up firefox... the right way

02-08-2005, 07:17 AM
You remember all those speed up firefox posts going around everywhere a while back? Well not all of them are suitable for all circumstances... some guy has classified them by computer speed and connections speed..


PS/ You might want to read the comments at the bottom as well, as there are extra options and clarifications down there.

PPS/ DNS spoofing issue in all browsers except IE (cos it isn't clever enough) that looks quite serious. Test version here: http://secunia.com/multiple_browsers_idn_spoofing_test

02-08-2005, 08:57 AM
Yes, and I posted this where it should have been - in the topic about the speed ups- here (http://lucasforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=141956&highlight=firefox)

Bumpy wumpy with important information concerning the pipelining;

Yes, enabling HTTP pipelining can dramatically improve networking performance. The downside, and the reason it's not enabled by default, is that it can prevent Web pages from displaying correctly. If you've enabled this, and you find pages that aren't displaying correctly, please don't blame Firefox or the Web developer. It's probably the fact that you enabled an "unsupported" feature which is incompatible with some Web servers and proxy servers.

Setting the initial paint delay at zero, may get you some content on the screen faster, but it's worth noting that it will dramatically slow down the time it takes the entire page to display. Here's what's going on. Gecko, Firefox's rendering engine, is trying to optimize between the cost of waiting for a bit more data versus doing more painting and reflows as new data comes in. Waiting a bit longer before it starts painting the page gives Gecko a chance to receive more content before chewing up CPU cycles to render and reflow the document. If you drop this value down to zero or near zero, that means you'll see the page start displaying a bit earlier, but not having received much data in that short interval, you'll have a lot more paint and reflow cycles to complete rendering of the page.

-Firefox developer Asa Dotzler

If you want more option tweaks, here's another good page