• Firefox’ about:config page.


Firefox’ about:config page.

So now that I’ve almost completely ditched google-chrome, chromium, and all of its other derivatives, in favor of mozilla firefox for good (nah, not quite there yet)! 😆

It’s that time to see, if I can speed up firefox. And yes, I’ve found me several ways on how to do this. Now I’ve already put up a few pages earlier, detailing exactly what one could do, to achieve the same.

So what’s your post going to be about then?

Well, I haven’t decided yet. I like the sharing feature wordpress offers me, so why not use it to my advantage this time? To post (spam! 😆 ) it simultaneously onto several other platforms. 😉

For one, I could bitch, and whine about chromium/google-chrome’s “ he’s dead jim ” message, or how it takes forever “ to process ” some page. Or how it so often just crapped out on me, right in the middle of, well you guessed it: When it was important. sighs Well, not anymore it won’t! 😉 Aside from keeping my chromium profile, and the corresponding sync around for safekeeping. I doubt I’ll be using it much, from now on? Who knows, right?

End of rant. 🙂

In the meantime: Let’s sing. 😉

Don’t worry, be happy!

As promised, well sort of, the source code of the linked to page. Will it help you much? Maybe. 🙂 Reading source code, has been a tremendous help in the past, in understanding how things work. 😉


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<!--  Link definitions.-->
[UC]: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuLTSP/FirefoxOptimize  "Tweaking defaults."
[SQ]: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=how+to+optimize+firefox+for+ubuntu? "How to optimize firefox for ubuntu."
[UG]: http://ubuntuguide.net/optimize-and-make-firefox-running-faster-than-google-chrome "Optimize and make firefox run faster, than chrome."
[UF]: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1533664  "How to optimize flash in firefox?"
[TM]: https://wiki.mozilla.org/JavaScript:TraceMonkey "TraceMonkey adds native‐code compilation to Mozilla’s JavaScript® engine (known as “SpiderMonkey”)."
[ML]: http://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=Firefox_about:config_edits "Turn off DOM Storage (please?)"
<!--  Image definitions.-->
[png1]: https://bohemian0wildebeest.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/1-no-proxy.png  "Firefox:no-proxy."
[png2]: https://bohemian0wildebeest.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/2-network-dns.png  "Firefox:Network.dns."
[png3]: https://bohemian0wildebeest.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/3-network-http-max.png  "Firefox:Network.http.max."
[png4]: https://bohemian0wildebeest.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/4-network-http-pipelining.png  "Firefox:Network.http.pipelining."
[png5]: https://bohemian0wildebeest.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/5-network-http-proxy.png  "Firefox:Network.http.proxy."
[png6]: https://bohemian0wildebeest.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/6-network-prefetch-next.png  "Firefox:Network.prefetch-next."
[png7]: https://bohemian0wildebeest.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/7-browser-sessionstore-interval.png  "Firefox:Browser.sessionstore.interval."
[png8]: https://bohemian0wildebeest.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/8-mousewheel-acceleration.png  "Firefox:Mousewheel.acceleration."
[png9]: https://bohemian0wildebeest.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/9-content.png  "Firefox:Content."
[png10]: https://bohemian0wildebeest.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/10-general-useragent.png  "Firefox:General.useragent."

#### About:Config.

This page is “ a work in progress. ” 😉 Please check back later ... for more.

Meanwhile: You can check its [parent-page here](https://bohemian0wildebeest.wordpress.com/about-linux/about-config/).

Or visit the following links:

*  [My search query][SQ].
*  [Ubuntu Guide][UG].
*  [Ubuntuforums][UF].
*  [Ubuntu community][UC].
*  [TraceMonkey][TM].
*  [Manjaro Linux][ML].

To see what all the fuzz is about, on this page. 🙂

***

Go to Edit&gt;Preferences&gt;Network&gt;Connection&gt;Settings, and set to ‘No proxy’

![Alt Firefox no-proxy.][png1]

<pre class="prettyprint">
<code>
network.dns.disableIPv6
network.dns.disablePrefetch
</code>
</pre>

Settings are boolean (either true, or false.), set to **true**.

![Alt Firefox Network dns.][png2]

<pre class="prettyprint">
<code>
network.http.max-connections.
network.http.max-connections-per-server
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server
</code>
</pre>

Set to the following integers.

*  48
*  16
*   8
*   4

![Alt Firefox Network http max.][png3]

<pre class="prettyprint">
<code>
network.http.pipelining
network.http.pipelining.ssl
</code>
</pre>

Set to **true**.

![Alt Firefox Network http pipelining.][png4]

<pre class="prettyprint">
<code>
network.http.proxy.pipelining
</code>
</pre>

Set to **true**.

![Alt Firefox Network http proxy.][png5]

<pre class="prettyprint">
<code>
network.prefetch-next
</code>
</pre>

Set to false.

![Alt Firefox Network prefetch-next.][png6]

<pre class="prettyprint">
<code>
browser.sessionstore.interval
</code>
</pre>

Set to the following integer.

*  240000

![Alt Firefox Browser sessionstore interval.][png7]

<pre class="prettyprint">
<code>
mousewheel.acceleration.factor
mousewheel.acceleration.start
</code>
</pre>

Set to the following integers.

*  5
*  3

![Alt Firefox Mousewheel acceleration.][png8]

Create the following keys, either boolean or integer, by rightclicking anywhere in your about:config window.
<pre class="prettyprint">
<code>
content.interrupt.parsing
content.max.tokenizing.time
content.max.textrun
content.notify.backoffcount
content.notify.interval
content.notify.ontimer
content.switch.threshold
</code>
</pre>

*     true
*  2250000
*     8191
*        5
*   750000
*     true
*   750000

![Alt Firefox Content user set prefs.][png9]

<pre class="prettyprint">
<code>
general.useragent.enable_overrides
general.useragent.override
</code>
</pre>

Set the first to **true**, and the second to ... For example:

<pre class="prettyprint">
<code>
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:24.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/24.0
</code>
</pre>

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