Speed up your Firefox by tweaking your browser’s configuration

When it comes to browsing the Internet, Firefox is an unbeatable name. However, only a few people know that Firefox provides for certain configuration options which can enhance your browsing experience and let you speed up. Moreover, there is no need to install any add-on for speeding Firefox up.

Just follow the simple instructions as below:

  • Open a new tab in your Firefox browser window.
  • Type the url just as given – “about:config”

  • It will display a warning to you as given below and you just need to accept that.

  • Look for the following settings and change the values.

Setting name: network.http.max-connections
Default value: 30
Change it to: 96

Setting name: network.http.max-connections-per-server
Default value: 15
Change it to: 32

Setting name: network.http.pipelining
Default value: False
Change it to: True

Setting name: network.http.proxy.pipelining
Default value: False
Change it to: True

Setting name: network.http.pipelining.maxrequests
Default value: 4
Change it to: any value between 4 and 8

  • Restart your Firefox browser to make the changes effective.

Note: These settings are Firefox specific and do not apply to your Internet server speed.

Drop in your comments on whether these speed tweaks really enhanced your browsing speed or not!

One Comment

Justin December 31, 2010

I ran like this for most of a week, Firefox 3.6.11 was sluggish and unresponsive, most notably when streaming video and playing Runescape.