Many people ask why they should download FireFox when their Windows based PC already comes with

a web browser, Internet Explorer, installed. Here are a few reasons: * FireFox is faster and can be modified to be even faster with broadband connections. * FireFox is safer. Since it is not integrated into the operating system it is harder for malicious code like spyware to attack it. * As a backup for troubleshooting in the event Internet Explorer has a problem. Once you have downloaded FireFox, here is how you can speed it up: 1.Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit enter.

2. Hit the button "I'll be carefull, I promise!".

3. Type "network" on the filter bar and hit enter.

4. Scroll down and look for the following entries: * network.http.max-connections * network.http.max-connections-per-server * network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy * network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server * network.http.pipelining * network.http.pipelining.maxrequests * network.http.proxy.pipelining

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.

5. Alter the entries as follows: Double click to change its value * network.http.max-connections =40 * network.http.max-connections-per-server =20 * network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy =16 * network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server =16 * network.http.pipelining =true * network.http.pipelining.maxrequests =10 * network.http.proxy.pipelining =true see figure below

6. right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0". This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts. after all restart firefox

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