Speed up Firefox
Yesterday I wrote an article on how to speed up Internet Explorer, so I think it is only fair to do the same for Firefox - my favourite browser.
|Step 1 - Add-ons
Only have the most vital add-ons enabled, as ones you are not using will slow down the browser. To disable unwanted add-ons, go to
Tools > Add-ons
There are also many add-ons you can get to speed up Firefox, the one I think is the best is Fasterfox. This dramatically speeds up the page load time.
Step 2 - History
Go to Tools > Options > Privacy
This is only a minor thing, but it saves space and can speed up the browser. Set the keep history to 7 days.
|Step 3 - Default
Go to Tools > Options > Advanced
Un-tick the box "Always check to see if Firefox is the default browser on startup". Having this on will slightly slow down the startup of the browser. Also make sure if it is your primary browser, that it is the default browser, as this gives it higher priority over the internet connection, and makes it faster.
Posted By: Christopher (Admin)
Date posted: 20th August 2009
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