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How to Increase the speed of Firefox Browser

Mozilla Firefox is one of the most popular browser on the Internet.It is open source and Free.It is available for all operating systems like Linux based(Ubuntu 10.04),windows,MacOSX …So This post will try to explain about a trick you can use on Firefox browser to increase the page loading speed.The trick is based on the concept of HTTP Pipelining.

What is HTTP Pipelining?
(Those users who just want to know about trick may skip this part)
HTTP(Hypertext Transfer Protocol) Pipelining is a simple technique by using that more than one HTTP requests are send to a single socket.It is supported in HTTP/1.1(IT isn’t supported in HTTP/1.0).It all happens due to the fact that ,several HTTP request can be fitted in the same TCP(Transmission Control Protocol) packet so the total number of TCP packets sent on the Internet is reduced and thus result in less load on network.

Why Browsing Speed Increases?
Without HTTP Pipelining ,HTTP requests are sent out in successive order i.e one after another but If we use HTTP Pipelining then the request can be sent to the server more quickly that’s why the page loading time will decrease.Therefore the browsing speed will increase and surfing become faster with Firefox browser.

Speed Up Mozilla Firefox Browser
To utilize HTTP Pipelining,what you have to do is to just enable the HTTP pipelining in Firefox because it is disabled by default in Firefox version 3(or in greater version,It may not be supported in older versions,if so then first upgrade your browser).
Step1 : Open Firefox Browser and Type about:config in Address Bar and hit enter.
step2 : Now type network.http.pipelining in Filter box.
Before Changing the Settings(Firefox Browser),it was like this –

Speed Up firefox-Before trick

step3 : Change the value field of network.http.pipelining,from False to True(By Double Clicking on it).
Step4 : change the value field of network.http.pipelining.maxrequests from 4 to 8(or more).
step5 : You may like to change or not in third field,actually it is for servers that uses SSL.If you want then change it to true leave it untouched.
After Changing the Settings(Firefox Browser) , Now looks like –

Altering pipeling settings to speed up firefox

Step6 : That’s All..You are Done!! Enjoy Surfing Faster on Firefox Browser..

firefox optimized version for ubuntu 10.04

swiftfox :Firefox Optimized

Firefox is already one of the fastest browser available but if you are a linux user then there is something more for you.Yeah! There is special optimized compile of firefox that is customized according to the hardware platform(Intel and AMD),you may say it as a faster version of firefox.Its name is     Swiftfox.At this time it is available for linux users only and it is available in a installer format that you can download fr0m its website.You won’t  have             to worry about the plugins or ad ons because it will import every thing fr0m the existing one i.e fr0m the installed version of  firefox.

How to get swiftfox :
Download swiftfox (fr0m its website)

How to install swiftfox in Ubuntu 10.04 :
Very simple!
1.Download Debian package and click open with .deb package installer.
2.After the completion of downloading the installation will begin.
3.Then an option will come like install package(top right corner in window).
4.Click on install package.Installation will complete within few seconds.
5.Access it fr0m Applications->Internet->swiftfox.