How to speed up Firefox or Flock : Ubuntu (6.06 / 6.10)

By | 2006/10/20

I re-found something today that I had forgotten about. It outlines a couple of quick methods you can use to speed up the Firefox engine and make pages load more quickly for you. I set this up again this evening and see a noticeable speed increase.

Here are five steps for speeding up your browser.

  1. In your address bar visit: about:config
  2. Find: network.dns.disableIPv6. Set “true”
  3. Find: network.http.pipelining. Set “true”
  4. Find: network.http.pipelining.maxrequests. Set “8”
  5. Find: network.http.proxy.pipelining. Set “true”

This little trick has been around for a while. I wanted to get it out there for anyone that hadn’t known about it. Also make sure I write it down so I don’t forget it again the next time I re-install (which I do far too often).

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3 thoughts on “How to speed up Firefox or Flock : Ubuntu (6.06 / 6.10)

  1. sven

    i understand the pipelining stuff, but why disable ipv6??

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