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A couple of Firefox fixes

July 23, 2005 | Computers

This is more a note to myself than it is a tip. I’ve lost this info several times so I’m just leaving myself a note here since this gets backed up regularly. Both of these tips can be performed by entering Firefox and entering ‘about:config’ in the address bar and searching for part of the strings to bring up the lines that need editing.

The side scrolling isse

Two fingered scrolling on the new Powerbooks causes Firefox to go forward and backwards when a horizontal scroll is performed on the trackpad. This can happen inadvertantly so it is easier just to turn the feature off.

mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.action to 0
mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.numlines to 1

This allows vertical and side scrolling to act as it should.

HTTP Pipelining

When using Firefox on a broadband connection pipelining can help speed up the browser.

network.http.pipelining to true
network.http.pipelining.maxrequests to 50
network.http.proxy.pipelining to true

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  • Is there a hack that works for Safari too?

    CrabbyCakes, July 25, 2005 9:27 pm | permalink

  • If I recall correctly there is a hack for Safari to make the page display quicker – ie: the page has a requirement of having so much info before it starts displaying – that hack pushes that limit down. From what I recall it gave a near instant look at the progress of a page but overall slowed the total page load time.

    Shawn, July 26, 2005 1:09 pm | permalink

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