Tips to speed up Firefox

Who wants to slooowly surf the web.
Firefox 3.x works great out of the box, but here are some configuration changes to speed it up (browsing and startup).

1) Turn on TraceMonkey (Javascript complier).

Type about:config in the Address bar and press Enter.
In the filter textbox, type
javascript.options.jit.chrome
Double-click on the value javascript.options.jit.chrome to turn it on (true)

Here is the link where I found this information.

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2) Increase you piplines (increases the number of concurrent requests to the server)

Type about:config in the Address bar and press Enter.
Type network.http.pipelining and network.http.proxy.pipelining in the Filter field.
Under the Filter field the preferences should appear . Click on them and set them to
true
Type network.http.pipelining.maxrequests in the Filter field. Under the Filter field the preference should appear. Click on it and set the value to 10 or to whatever value to wish (anyway no more than 30). 

 

   Here is the link where I found this information.

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Enable IIS 6 Compression

So I copied this post from a coworker of mine, Dennis Bottjer

IIS compression makes a huge difference and it’s an easy batch file to set it up.

 

How to Enable IIS 6.0 Compression for SharePoint:

Microsoft’s Internet Information Server (IIS) has long support HTTP Compression.  However, supporting and implementing compression are two different things.  Many settings within IIS are easily configured from the IIS Admin GUI.  Unfortunately, enabling and configuring compression is not supported through the GUI and requires editing the IIS Metabase.  THe metabase can be edited manually or updated from a command prompt.  The commands can be combine into the following script:

Script:

cd c:\inetpub\adminscripts

REM Turn On Compression
cscript adsutil.vbs set w3svc/filters/compression/parameters/HcDoDynamicCompression true
cscript adsutil.vbs set w3svc/filters/compression/parameters/HcDoStaticCompression true

REM Set Compression to High Level
cscript.exe adsutil.vbs set w3svc/filters/compression/gzip/hcdynamiccompressionlevel "9"
cscript.exe adsutil.vbs set w3svc/filters/compression/deflate/hcdynamiccompressionlevel "9"

REM IIS 6.0 Only

REM cscript.exe adsutil.vbs set w3svc/filters/compression/gzip/hcscriptfileextensions "css" "js" "asp" "exe" "axd" "aspx"
REM cscript.exe adsutil.vbs set w3svc/filters/compression/deflate/hcscriptfileextensions "css" "js" "asp" "exe" "axd" "aspx"

iisreset
pause

Recommendations:

File Extensions:

Consider Adding: “ascx”, “ashx”, “asmx” “xml”

Testing:

Test the various file extensions and compression levels.  Perhaps start with a compression level of 7 to 8 or 9 after monitoring CPU utilization.  The results of compression can be monitored using Fiddler.