Make Firebird Even Faster

OK, if you use Mozilla Firebird as your browser, you’re gonna want to try this. Turns out that adding the following line to your user.js file will REALLY speed up page rendering:

user_pref("nglayout.initialpaint.delay", 0);

If you don’t know about user.js, you should. It’s a file in your Mozilla profile where you can store personalized preferences to change how the browser looks and works. It’s just a text file, so it’s easy to edit — just find the file, paste in the line, then save and close the file. Once you restart Firebird the change will be active. (If you don’t know where to look to find your profile, this Web site will tell you where to look. Or, you can just install the ChromEdit extension, which allows you to edit user.js right in the browser.)

Props to Stuart Langridge for the pointer.