Tweak Firefox For A Faster Browsing Experience

>> Friday, January 8, 2010

As one of the best and leading browsers in the world, Firefox offers a ton of customization options to its users. Amongst those is the about:config page that you can reach by typing about:config in the address bar.

By modifying a few critical settings in the about:config page, you can make your Internet experience a lot faster. Go ahead and change the following settings and see the difference for yourself.

First, enter about:config in the Firefox address bar. Once it opens, make the following configuration changes.

In the "Filter" search, type: pipelining.

The following results should come up:

The first option allows Firefox to make multiple connections to a single server and download data faster. Set this option to True.

The second option enables the user to set up the maximum number of simultaneous connections that Firefox should make to a server. For an average bandwidth connection, set it to 8. If you have tons of bandwidth, use 16.

The third and fourth options should only be set to True if you want to use pipelining for secure servers or if you are behind a proxy.

Once all the settings have been changed to the values you want, simply restart your browser and head over to your favorite sites. You are sure to notice a difference in load times.


This Month In Tech History [January]

>> Friday, January 1, 2010

First of all, a very Happy New Year to all you. May 2010 give you tons and tons of success, happiness and good karma. It's the 1st so today we are going to take a look at all things that were important in January in the past.

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