If Mozilla Firefox is your favorite web browser, read the following tips on how to speed it up.
There are a lot of advantages of using Firefox. Its supporters argue that it is the safer and most versatile from all browsers that are currently operating on the Internet. Of course, even if many people are fanatic of the “fox”, the truth is that sometimes it’s a little slow especially if someone has 4 windows opened simultaneously with 20 tabs each. Yet there is a way to make your favorite browser really fast. To do so you would have to tweak a few values found in Firefox config.
Older and more experienced users are certainly familiar with the process, but even if you are a novice user, you need not worry as the instructions we will give below are simple and you can follow them without any problem. All you have to remember is to note the changes you have made (in case something goes wrong and you want to reset) and also to restart Firefox when finished.
Reduce the size of RAM used by Firefox for the cache.
1. Type “about: config” (without the quotation marks) in the address bar of the browser.
2. Find the value “browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewer”
3. Change the number to “0” (zero)
Reduce significantly the time needed for the Firefox to “load” a page.
1. Type “about: config” (without quotation marks) in the address bar of the browser.
2. Find and change the following:
Find the “network.http.pipelining” and change it from “false” to “true”.
Find the “network.http.proxy.pipelining” and change it from “false” to “true”
Find the “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” and change the number to 10.
In this way, Firefox will make 10 “load requests” at each site thus significantly reducing the time it takes for each page to open.
3. Finally, right-click anywhere in the “config” page and select New-> Integer. Name the value “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” and put the value to “0” (zero).
If you are using an ADSL connection, you will see how your pages ‘load’ a lot faster now.
Reduce the size of RAM used by Firefox at 10MB when it is minimized.
1. Type about: config in the address bar and press Enter.
2. Right Click anywhere on the page and select New -> Boolean.
3. In the box that appears enter “config.trim_on_minimize“. And press Enter.
4. Now select True and press Enter.
5. Now Restart Firefox.