How to Make Firefox Run Faster

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Make Firefox run faster by changing the default settings on the Internet browser through the configuration settings. Getting a high-speed Internet connection will make the biggest difference in the speed of Firefox. Get instructions for changing the default settings from a freelance computer specialist in this free video on the Internet browsers.

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Hi, I'm Noah. And I'm going to show you how to make Firefox faster. If you're experiencing slow browsing speeds. And you'd like to speed it up a bit. Here are few little tweaks you can do. Without needing to download anything additional. But just by modifying the way Firefox works. Change the default settings in Firefox, in order to make it speedier. Type the phrase, about Config, into the address bar of your Firefox browser. Then hit the enter button on your keyboard. A window will pop up displaying multiple settings. Although, some of these listings may look a little advanced. They can still be edited very easily. It'll increase your browsing speed. Change the entry network.http.pipelining to True. By clicking it twice. This will help to increase the loading speed of your pages. Especially ones of numerous graphics. Change the entry network.http.proxy.pipelining , from False to True. By double clicking it. The last default setting that you'll need to change is network.http.pipelining.maxrequests. Change it from 4 to 8 by clicking it twice. Right click anywhere on the settings page. You'll see a list of new menu options. Choose New and then Integer. Name this new setting, nglayout.initialpaint.delay. Set the value to zero. Changing this setting will prevent your Firefox browser from having to wait. Before it acts on any received information. Finally, use a high speed Internet connection. If you'd like to really notice the difference. And how fast your Firefox browser has become. Your web pages will load much faster. Because you have sped up Firefox's reaction time. And increased the number of requests, the browser can respond to at once. Instead of waiting patiently for your Firefox browser to respond to quick requests. It'll deliver information at a remarkable rate.

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