Monday, October 30, 2006

Performance tweaks in Firefox 2.0

Since FasterFox doesn't work with Firefox 2.0, here's a brief recap of common performance tweaks to use on the latest greatest Firefox:
  • network.http.pipelining = true
optionally set network.http.proxy.pipelining = true, if you use a proxy and it supports HTTP/1.1 pipelining. More details are in the HTTP/1.1 Pipelining FAQ.
  • network.http.pipelining.maxrequests = 8
8 is a good start, bumping this higher may cause some webservers to throttle your connections down or deny access.

I'm still tracking down about:config options for 2.0, since a lot of the previous ones from 1.0 or 1.5 have gone away or have been replaced by better default values.

Also see the Lifehacker Top Firefox 2 config tweaks for more good stuff.

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