Went to chrome after firefox was loading slow, then noticed in e-mail after clicking on a message and then clicking on back, it went all the back to the last web page instead of my message folder. So I looked for a way of speeding up firefox since I liked how it handled e-mail better, and this worked for me. # Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries: network.http.pipelining, network.http.proxy.pipelining, network.http.pipelining.maxrequests # Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading. # Alter the entries as follows: # Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true" by double-clicking it. # Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true" by double-clicking it. # Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to 8 by double-clicking it. This means it will make 8 requests at once. There is no point setting it higher then 8 as it is capped at 8 max. [The default value for this setting is 4] # Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0". This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives. # If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages MUCH faster now! # If you have problems like slow down, pages not loading or images loading weird, just undo the tweaks in about:config # You can also do this in the Internet explorer browser, In opera an alternative is: go to opera:config and go to performance. Then change the max number of connections to 32 # Firefox's slow loading could be due to the auto update. Disabling the auto-update feature could lead to improved loading time. For disabling update go to Tools--> options -->advanced --> Update and uncheck all the selections and click OK. (Make sure that you update manually at least once a week).