How to Fix Server Timeouts in Firefox

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Firefox, a popular Web browser, has many standard settings that may not work in all situations. One of these is the configuration setting which handles network timeouts. If you are browsing slow sites or using a slower Internet connection, you may encounter sites which time out before you have a chance to load them. You can adjust the exact amount of time it takes for these items to load, giving yourself enough time to avoid a network timeout.

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    Open Firefox, type "about:config" in the address bar and press "Enter."

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    Confirm that you wish to enter the Firefox configuration page, as changing items here may have a profound effect on the way your browser functions.

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    Search for "network.http.keep-alive.timeout." The item should come up if you search for the first part of that string.

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    Double-click this configuration setting and increase the number integer displayed with the setting. This integer directly controls the amount of time it takes for the pages to time out.

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