How to speed up your Firefox

Yes, firefox is already pretty damn fast but did you know that you can tweak it and improve the speed even more?

I will explain here how you can speed up your Firefox. It’s very easy.

Well, for the most, I must confess I didn’t run any benchmark to measure the gain. At least, visually, it’s faster 😉

In the URL bar, type “about:config” and press enter. This will bring up the configuration “menu” where you can change the parameters of Firefox. Underneath the address bar there is another bar that you can start typing in the names, and it will shorten the list accordingly.

These settings are optimized for broadband connections:

  1. network.http.max-connections – 48
  2. network.http.max-connections-per-server – 16
  3. network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy – 16
  4. network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server – 8
  5. network.http.pipelining – true
  6. network.http.pipelining.maxrequests – 30
  7. network.http.proxy.pipelining – true
  8. network.http.pipelining.ssl – true
  9. network.dns.disableIPv6 – true
  10. browser.turbo.enabled – true

If some options are missing, it means you must create them by right-clicking on the window and choose to create a key-value pair.

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