You all know how much I love firefox and encourage everyone to get it and dump IE. Some of you may notice though that at times with certain sites especially on a broadband connection, it can be a little slower than normal. Well here is a method for speeding it up. I did the tweak myself and noticed a considerable difference.
Just follow these steps:
1.Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries:
network.http.pipelining network.http.proxy.pipelining network.http.pipelining.maxrequests
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 page loading.
2. Alter the entries as follows:
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 recieves. If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages MUCH faster now!
Also here are some of my favorite Extensions for the FOX:
FoxyTunes - Control your favorite media player without ever leaving the browser
ForecastFox - Get international weather forecasts from weather.com, and display it in any toolbar or statusbar
StumbleUpon - Lets you "channelsurf" the best-reviewed sites on the web. It helps you find interesting webpages you wouldn't think to search for.