Hacks to Make Firefox Faster than Google Chrome

Hacks to Make Firefox Faster than Google Chrome: Google Chrome has now eclipsed Mozilla Firefox in the speed category.

However, I still use Firefox as my main web browser because it is still better than Chrome in certain areas.

But just recently, I tried a few tweaks that significantly improved the speed of Firefox making it a little bit snappier than the latest version of Google Chrome when loading webpages.

Here are some of the things that I did that helps make Firefox somewhat faster than Chrome:

1. Type about:config into the Firefox URL/address bar and hit ENTER. You will be warned that you might void your warranty if you change some advanced settings, but just go on and trust me ๐Ÿ™‚

2. Inside the Firefox configuration page, scroll down and look for the following entries:

network.http.pipelining
network.http.proxy.pipelining

Set their values to โ€œtrueโ€ by double-clicking each one of them.

3. Next up, find this entry:

network.http.pipelining.maxrequests

Double-click and set the value to 8.

4. Right-click anywhere inside the config page and select New –> Integer. Name it nglayout.initialpaint.delay and set the value to โ€œ0?.

5. Right-click anywhere inside the config page and select New –> Integer. Name it content.notify.interval and set the value to โ€œ500000?.

6. Right-click anywhere inside the config page and select New –> Boolean. Name it content.notify.ontimer and set the value to โ€œtrue?.

7. Right-click anywhere inside the config page and select New –> Integer. Name it content.switch.threshold and set the value to โ€œ250000?.

8. Right-click anywhere inside the config page and select New –> Boolean. Name it content.interrupt.parsing and set the value to โ€œfalse?.

That’s about it. You should be able to notice the speed improvement immediately after applying the above tweaks.
Disabling Firefox addons that you don’t use often, blocking flash content, and using a lightweight theme will also help speed up Firefox.
source: http://www.junauza.com/2010/05/hacks-to-make-firefox-faster-than.html

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