Firefox


31120400_firefoxImagino que os utilizadores de Internet mais atentos já tenham concluído que o Internet Explorer é um pesadelo e a alternativa chama-se Firefox. Para além de outros aspectos que não vale apena referir agora, a modularidade desta aplicação valeu-lhe o aparecimento de inúmeras extensões que permitem alargar o leque de funcionalidades da aplicação original. Para quem possui banda larga e quer acelerar o Firefox, aqui fica uma dica:

Basically, after getting to the hidden config settings, you set the browser to request more data that it usually does.

1. Type about:config into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries: network.http.pipelining network.http.proxy.pipelining network.http.pipelining.maxrequests

Normally, the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining, it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.

2. Alter the entries as follows ... Control-click on the line to get the menu to 'toggle' or 'modify' as the entry requires: Set “network.http.pipelining” to “true” Set “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true” Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.

3. Lastly, control-click anywhere and select New -> Integer. Name it nglayout.initialpaint.delay and set its value to 0. This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives. If you’re using a broadband connection, you’ll load pages MUCH faster now!

Before you implement these hacks, you might want to read Asa Dotzler's blog entry on the subject first. If you implement these tweaks, you may break some web pages (as pipelining is a bit experimental). You might also actually slow down page loads if you implement the initialpaint.dely change, and Asa explains why... (via macosxhints)


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