SPDY

How To Enable SPDY In Firefox

The goal of SPDY ( Pronounced SPeeDY) is to cut web page load times and not to replace HTTP. It just modifies the way HTTP requests and responses are sent over the wire. Such as connection management and data transfer formats.
Performance of applications over HTTP and SPDY have observed 25% to 64% over plain TCP, and 39% – 55% with SSL, reductions in page load times in SPDY.

It gets very technical on how it all works and if you are more the technical type person, like me, then you can learn more on the following links.

Wiki for SPDY
The Chromium Projects
Or just Google search for the term; SPDY.

SPDY is already used in both Google Chrome and Chromium browsers on Windows, OS X, Linux, ChromeOS, and Android.
You can inspect SPDY sessions in the Chrome browser at the special URL: chrome://net-internals/#spdy

This HOW-TO post is ONLY for showing you how to enable it in the Firefox browser. So lets begin.

Open your Firefox browser and then type in the address bar the following:
about:config
Like this:

Type about:config here

Then push Enter on your keyboard.

Next click on the I Promise button

click I Promise button

A window should come up and in the ‘search bar’ type spdy like this (It will automatically take you to the results for all the lines that have the word ‘spdy’ in them).

Type 'spdy' in search bar.

Then double-click on the line that says ‘network.http.spdy.enabled’ to change the ‘Value’ for that line from false to true.
Like this:

double click to change 'Value' from 'false' to 'true'.

That is it. You are all done. Just close and restart your Firefox browser and go to some links to see if you can notice faster loading times. You may not be able to always see a difference, but maybe some of the web pages you gone to before and loaded slow for you will load faster now.
Happy Faster Browsing 🙂

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