Thursday, November 02, 2006

Speedy Cookie Monster

Firefox (bless em) used to block 3rd party cookies. A bit naughty this, but in 2.0 they seem to have got rid of the on/off-ability. I only just noticed and I've been recommending this to all and sundry.

If you want to sort it manually, do the usual "about:config" in your address bar, then change network.cookie.cookieBehavior from 0 to 1.

Oh, while you're at it, h
ere's something that will speed it up a bit. Normally it will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it'll make several at once.

"about:config" as usual.

Then alter the entries as follows:
  • Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true"
  • Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"
  • Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.
  • Then right-click anywhere and select New>Integer. Call it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0" (the time the browser waits before it acts on information it recieves).

That should be well faster. My conscience is clear.

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