Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#4072 closed enhancement (duplicate)

Firefox configuration modification

Reported by: ancientmariner Owned by: mikeperry
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There are a few modifications to the default Firefox configuration settings that yield large improvements in Firefox's speed. The Tor website mentions some. One that deserves special mention by the Tor Project is "content.switch.threshold" The default value is ridiculously high at 750,000. I would recommend 250,000 or lower, depending on the speed of the internet connection and Tor. This setting has to be created and requires the modification of two other settings. More details are at

The FasterFox Lite addon allows the modification of this setting but doesn't give it the prominence it deserves.

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comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by phobos

Component: WebsiteTor Browser
Owner: changed from phobos to mikeperry

Switching to the correct queue.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by mikeperry

I am not convinced that merely reducing the time before firefox switches interrupt modes will improve page load times. Why is this setting so important?

See also #3978. The reporter there seems to think we don't need to change the value.. Or at least listed it as the default value.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by mikeperry

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

Calling this dup of #3978.

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