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How to Speed up Firefox (Regardless which version)

This nifty configuration walk through will show you how to make Firefox load web pages quicker than usual.

1. Open Firefox and type "about:config" in the URL bar
2. Press enter when the "Void your Firefox warranty" comes up
3. Below the URL bar you will notice that there is now another search bar, type "Network" into it
4. Scroll down until you see "Network.HTTP.Pipelining" you will notice that it is set to fake. Right-Click to toggle it and change it to TRUE
5. Below "Network.HTTP.Pipelining" you will see a similar sounding name just with a "Max Requests" at the end of it. Right -Click to toggle, and set it to 8.
6. Open up a new tab in Firefox (Control button+ T) and type in any website in the URL bar. Notice a quicker loading time and quicker refresh rate.

And that is how you speed up Firefox folks! If there are questions about this, shoot me a message or email.

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Boxes opening on screen often when I am typing. Am I hitting a key that is causing this?

That is usually the development inspector window to view HTML code that runs in the background to give the pages. it is usually a combination of key strokes such as ctrl+shift+k in the web browser Firefox. I would suggest to try a different web browser and go from there, if you don't want to switch more information is needed to help assist your problem (operating system "winddows 7,8, linux, mac", web browser, etc.

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how to set home page

Depending on your browser, follow the instructions mentioned below to set your home page.
Internet Explorer:
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Go to the website that you want to set as your home page.
  3. Click the Tools button, and then click Internet options.
  4. Under the General tab, Click Use Current
  5. Click OK.
Mozilla Firefox:
1. Open Firefox.
2. Open the webpage that you want to set as your homepage.
3. Click the icon to the left of the web address, drag it to the Home button, and release.
4. Click Yes to set this as your home page.

Google Chrome:
1. Open Google Chrome.
2. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
3. Select Settings.
4. Add the home button to the browser toolbar.
5. Homepage button is off by default.
6. On the Settings page, select the "Show Home button" checkbox in the "Appearance" section.
7. Set your homepage
8. When the "Show Home button" checkbox is selected, a web address appears below it. Type in the URL for the webpage that you want to set as your homepage there.


Jun 10, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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to set bing homepage

Since you haven't specified which internet browser you are using, I am giving you solutions for the most common Internet browsers on the web.

1. For Internet Explorer: Go to Tools>Internet Options>You will see the section Home Page with a box to type in a web address.

2. Type the web address: http://www.bing.com

3. Go down to the bottom of that window. Click the Apply Button.

4. Click OK.

For Mozilla Firefox:

1. Go to Tools>Options>Click the General Tab> When Firefox Starts>Click on the drop down menu> Select Show my Homepage.

2. Underneath that where it has a box to type in a web address: Type in:


3. Then click on Use current pages.

4. Click OK.

For Google Chrome:

1. Click on the wrench on the right side of the page.

2. Go to Options>Basics.

3. Make sure there is a dot where it says on Start Up> Open the home page.

4. Where it says Home Page>Click on the dot that says Open this page> Type in :


5. Where it says Toolbar> Click on the box that says Show Home button.

6. Close the window.

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