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Those of you still using Internet Explorer may notice that you can only download a maximum of two files at once. With a quick registry fix you can increase this number up to 10. The steps you need to follow are found below:

  1. Click Start->Run
  2. Type ‘regedit‘ without the quotes and hit Run.
  3. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersions\Internet Settings
  4. Click Edit->New->DWORD Value
  5. Call it MaxConnectionsPerServer
  6. Right click on the new value and select Modify
  7. Change Base to Decimal
  8. Change the Value data to 10 and click OK
  9. Click Edit->New->DWORD Value
  10. Call it MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server
  11. Right click on the new value and select Modify
  12. Change Base to Decimal
  13. Change the Value data to 10 and click OK
  14. Click File->Exit

You should now be able to download up to 10 files at once. Much better for today’s broadband connection. This trick works for all versions of Internet Explorer from version 4 onwards. Happy downloading!

There are many cool little Firefox tweaks that users often don’t know about, all hidden away and editable from a special link within Firefox. These following tweaks will make your Firefox quicker and more efficient for today’s broadband connection.

To get to this special menu, in the address bar type about:config and then press enter. Firefox 3 presents you with an extra button asking you to “promise and be careful” which you can safely click.

Now you should be presented with a list of options that you can change to improve Firefox’s performance. Below are some common settings that can be changed. Simply click on the filter box and search for the following settings and change their values as below:

  • network.http.pipelining → true
  • network.http.pipelining.firstrequest → true (Not in Firefox 3)
  • network.http.pipelining.maxrequests → 32
  • network.http.proxy.pipelining → true
  • nglayout.initialpaint.delay → 0 (Not in Firefox 3)

These little gems will help your Firefox fly faster. Pipelining allows multiple HTTP 1.1 requests to be sent before any responses are received from the browser, hence allowing you to ask for more data at once. Give it a go and try it out – you’ve got nothing to loose!

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