From lifehack.org’s sister site, MyTips Wiki has noted some good tips for Firefox which can increase your Firefox performance greatly. I would like to share the current up-to-date information to readers:

How to speed up the rendering of a page?

Add the following perference, firefox will render the page immediately:

  • Ctrl-L to go to the URL entry
  • Type about:config to open the configuration editor
  • Right click -> New -> Integer
  • Type nglayout.initialpaint.delay as the perference name
  • Type 0 as the value

How to increase the page loading performance?

You can try to enable pipelining. It is still an experimental feature, so it may not be supported by some web servers.

  • Ctrl-L to go to the URL entry
  • Type about:config to open the configuration editor
  • Right click -> New -> Boolean -> type network.http.pipelining, select true
  • Right click -> New -> Boolean -> type network.http.proxy.pipelining, select true
  • Right click -> New -> Integer -> type network.http.pipelining.maxrequests, type 8

How can I speed up the Firefox startup time in Windows XP?

This is more like a general tips for Windows XP but here it is. You can turn on the prefetcher that available in Windows XP.

  • Right click on Firefox icon and press properties
  • Type /Prefetch:1 at the end of command in target field.
  • For instance “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” /Prefetch:1 (Make sure you have space in between firefox.exe” and /Prefetch:1)
  • Press OK to save

Got any tips on Firefox or/and other things? Feel free to contribute your notes and thoughts to the Wiki.

Firefox Tips – [MyTips.Info Wiki]

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