How to restore original settings in mozilla FireFox?

By mzbusy ·
I tweaked Mozilla to get it to run faster and I don't like it. I want to restore the original settings. I tried to do a uninstall and then a clean install but that did not work. Any advice?

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Delete your profile and create a new one

by robo_dev In reply to How to restore original s ...
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How do I restore these hacks to their original settings?

by mzbusy In reply to Delete your profile and c ...

ok Sorry for the confusion...this is what I did:

Firefox about:config hacks that can speed up and customize your browser

I need to know the original settings so that I can go back in there and restore them.

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You could always try 'un-tweaking' it ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to How to restore original s ...

If you knew how to tweak it, why not just reverse the procedure?

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Reversing config hacks that can speed up and customize your browser

by mzbusy In reply to You could always try 'un- ...

If I knew the original settings I would. Ok I am not very tech savvy but I am learning.
I did this:

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But you DO know the original settings ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Reversing config hacks th ...

They're the ones that you seek out in the video !!

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by mzbusy In reply to But you DO know the origi ...

He does not tell you the original settings!

I would not be asking this question! HEEEEEELLLLLOOOOOOO!!!

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How would you know which to change ??...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to WATCH THE VIDEO!!!

If you didn't SEE the original settings??

You fool!

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by mzbusy In reply to How would you know which ...

Did you even watch the video?

You must be as old as the old man in your pic!

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Wow is right

by seanferd In reply to wow....

Why would you attempt something you don't understand at all without backing up the config or at least taking notes on what you changed?

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You could have copied the Transcript

by Jacky Howe In reply to How to restore original s ...

and made a note of your changes. These are my default settings.

To find the about:config entries we need for the first part of this hack, search for pipelining in the filter. Within the results, there are three entries that we're interested in.

Locate network.http.pipelining and change this to true. Then find network.http.proxy.pipelining and also change this to true. Lastly, find network.http.pipelining.maxrequests and change this to value to 8. default was 4

Now enter max-connections in the filter. Find the entry network.http.max-connections and change this value to 96. default was 30 Locate network.http.max-connections-per-server and change it to 32. default was 15

If you're like me and you hate the annoying countdown that occurs every time you install a Firefox extension, there's an about:config preference that can disable it.

Search for enable_delay and you should see the entry security.dialog_enable_delay. Change this value to 0. default was 2000

Lastly, here's a tip for all of us who didn't win those elementary spelling bees. By default, Firefox checks spelling only in multiple-line text boxes. You can set it to check spelling in all text boxes. Enter spellcheckdefault (all one word) in the filter and you should locate the layout.spellcheckDefault entry. Change this to 2. default was 1

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