How To Make Firefox Faster

Type “about:config” into the address bar and hit return. Type “network.http…” into the search bar 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 page loading. Alter the entries as follows:

  • Set “network.http.pipelining” & “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true” by double-clicking it.
  • Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to “8” by double-clicking it. This means it will make 8 requests at once. There is no point setting it higher then 8 as it is capped at 8 max. [The default value for this setting is 4]
  • Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” and set its value to “50”. This value is the amount of milliseconds the browser waits before it acts on information it receives. [The default value for this setting is 250]

If you’re using a broadband connection you’ll load pages MUCH faster now!