As demands on storage and transfer are increased we are finding limits to the ability of the newer browsers to cope, even with more powerful computers.
Firefox is among the browsers that suffers. This morning I was again annoyed with the slow page loading and the lag before beginning to scroll a page. I could scroll the mouse wheel about three turns before the page view even moved.
I have a small file of tips gleaned from the net. Some work well, some not so well. a few however seem to be reliable.
There is a configuration file in firefox that can be opened in the browser window by typing about:config in the address bar, then pressing enter.
The config file can be searched, by typing into the search bar.
To help FireFox load pages faster try the following:
Search for "network.http.pipelining" and if it is false, double click it and change it to true.
Search for "network.http.proxy.pipelining" and if it is false, double click it and change it to true.
Search for "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" and make sure it is set to 8
To make your mouse scroll pages much more smoothly and start scrolling sooner, try this:
Search for "mousewheel.min_line_scroll_amount" Make sure it is set to 50 (NOT 5 as it probably was)
If all or any of these settings do not seem to help, you can search them again and reset them to default values by right clicking on the appropriate lines and choosing "reset".